Fails Of The Month - May

May 31, 2015
by EVOC Sports GmbH  
Evoc

We've all been there: It's the rock roll you've done a thousand times before, that one off-camber root section, or maybe it's your first time hitting a brand new drop - you crash. Accidentally crashes are part of our sports. EVOC certainly don’t want you to provoke crashes for this competition but they would like to keep you safe on your next adventure by dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month. Here are our picks for May.


#1 - California, USA


Views: 94,151    Faves: 206    Comments: 17



#2 - Christchurch, New Zealand


Views: 55,858    Faves: 36    Comments: 2



#3 - Santa Clarita, USA


Views: 52,511    Faves: 32    Comments: 11



#4 - Dalby Forest, UK


Views: 50,368    Faves: 25    Comments: 7



#5 - St. George, USA


Views: 113,995    Faves: 73    Comments: 17



#6 - Aberdeen, Scotland


Views: 47,139    Faves: 16    Comments: 2



#7 - Kamloops, Canada


Views: 51,793    Faves: 42    Comments: 2



#8 - Sainte-Maxime, France


Views: 47,466    Faves: 27    Comments: 0



EVOC will retire to their viewing room to pick their favourite fail for the month, the winner will be announced in the next article and take home some sweet EVOC product.


Evoc Prizes


April Winner: avimoore


Views: 117,357    Faves: 74    Comments: 10


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99 Comments

  • + 121
 #5 purely for the "oh shit"
  • + 2
 truth
  • + 27
 such a relaxed oh shit too haha
  • + 5
 wtf happened to him? Everything looked fine until he landed and then the bike just refused to play ball.
  • + 5
 Looks like he hooked up the back wheel on the lip of the lander
  • - 5
flag richierocket (May 31, 2015 at 17:53) (Below Threshold)
 Too funny! I hope all are well but Im glad to see that Im not the worst rider on the planet. Look mom, no brains!^^
  • - 23
flag bp372 (May 31, 2015 at 18:29) (Below Threshold)
 That's what happens when you ride a specialized
  • + 2
 @vvazz0 He cased the jump!
  • + 3
 hahahaha i laughed so hard I had to replay it a couple times
  • + 1
 Had to go back and rewatch it. Had my sound off. Perfect!
  • + 2
 It was perfect. It was like a Wes Anderson clip
  • + 1
 Exactly Wes Anderson.
  • + 74
 Hands down #1!
  • + 0
 Yes #1 is coool
  • + 3
 Would love to see the car or truck he hit.
  • + 25
 #1 bonus points for taking out the camera
  • + 5
 i agree....#1
  • + 2
 Hahah.a.......you gaaa thaaaat
  • + 3
 #1 for sure. Killed the camera.
  • - 3
 hopefully the camera was a go pro
  • + 1
 Man, I've blown out off the pedals landing like that...... all I remember is the blood on my calves..... always with the blood on the calves, no matter how you eat it. Pause it at 4 seconds........ yep
  • + 2
 Yepp most gnarly crash.
  • + 1
 he was going in style too
  • + 1
 camera was a 5d mark ii.. my cousin was the steady cam operator for #1
  • + 1
 ohh shit tristannaylor I've got a mk II myslef !
  • + 51
 #5 - that "ohhh sh*t" was perfect - I reckon every single person on this forum can relate to that exact moment Razz
  • + 4
 Yea #5 - I'd like to have a beer with that dude - too funny
  • + 42
 I love the way that most of them are hucking decent gaps and the one right at home in good ol' Blighty is of a guy falling off a three foot wide wooden feature.
  • + 16
 My etch-a-sketch has better resolution than #6
  • + 11
 #3 !!! That slow walk away after the crash was perfect hahaha
  • + 0
 #3 is what I always worring about: undershoot
(because I'm 96kg)
  • + 3
 Bikecustomizer, weight makes no difference when it comes to projectile motion. Where you land is a function of speed and angle of takeoff. Just go the same speed as your friends and you'll be fine.
  • + 3
 Lol had to get up and out of there before the adrenaline went away. Shitty part about riding solo
  • - 1
 @iamamodel
Weight makes difference for acceleration and speed, doesn't it ?

I guess hevier needs more speed to shoot/fly further.
And where you land is a function of speed and angle of takeoff.

As my friends ? All right.
And how do I know if I'm alone on a new stunts/trail, nobody around?
Of course - try.

That is what I've written about.
  • + 2
 "Shitty part about riding solo"

Precisely.
  • + 10
 #8 looked brutal. That get's my vote.
  • + 1
 agreed #8 was the nastiest
  • + 1
 His roll out of it made it all the more impressive
  • + 1
 anyone else notice the bend in his legs right after he crashes?
  • + 1
 Ya it looked like those little wiggle legs snapped at the knees! Hopefully it was just the angle.
  • + 10
 #1 for sure
  • + 6
 #6 - "was i close?"
"no, you're face planting that shit"

LOL
  • + 2
 I'm famous Smile
  • + 2
 "was it close at all?" -- holy schnitz, that was funny! I'm still cleaning the coffee spit-take off my keyboard...

C'mon -- give rossfr something for the effort, EVOC!
  • + 7
 #2 Boaz yer senda
  • + 5
 #7 because I can't believe he managed to overshoot that big of a jump!
  • + 3
 Remember when we saw those massive cases at the santa cruz fest series? Now that I see these people case these jumps and get reked, I wonder how those guys didn't die...
  • + 2
 love #3 the crash is no better or worse than most but the troll walk with his shorts half off is genius LOL. Nasty is #8, it looked bad in slowmo, would like to see that at speed.
  • + 1
 Can someone tell me how to submit a video? I messaged "evoc" with a link to my video like it says, but never heard back. I looked up the user profile for "evoc," and it's some poor dude from CA who happens to have all those letters in his name. I wonder how many Fail of the Month submissions he gets?
  • + 4
 THE 2ND GUY IN THE FIRST VID should have had a gopro!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 So much comedy this month! While it's not the best crash, I'm calling number 3, purely because of the walk at the end - golden. Been there buddy.
  • + 1
 I think #5. It seems like a working man's attempt. Regular bike, seems like a guy out for a good rip. And he has some great comedic timing. "oh shit." Classic.
  • + 3
 Number 4 just made me sad :/
  • + 2
 yeah man, me too. one of those guys who ride flat ground on lowest gear... back to school Smile
  • + 2
 Only thing funny is the "Oooh, I got that!"
  • + 3
 Best post of the month as usual!
  • + 3
 I needed the long pause after 1 so I could gather my thoughts.
  • + 3
 yeah #5 is clearly the winner!
  • + 2
 I'm think either 5 or 1. 1 was a solid crash, but 5 had the oh shit moment. I hate hard decisions
  • + 2
 #1 is hectic, but my video of boaz was picked so im proud
  • + 2
 jesus what happened to the kamloops dude?! that was gnarly!
  • + 1
 I walked away completely un-harmed with my bike intact, only to snap my leg a little later on the jump after that...
  • + 1
 holy crap haha
  • + 2
 #3 for the old man shuffle
  • + 0
 Tbh, not digging how the April winner wasn't a mtb clip. Like, maybe if the prizes were pegs... Not mtb day riding backpacks. Just some food for thought.
  • + 2
 Come on....you can crash better than that!!!
  • + 1
 With all these polls going around pinkbike, can we have a poll for last words before a crash, guaranteed fun right there.
  • + 3
 #2 yeooww
  • + 2
 #1 fo sho, that would have manged you up bad at that speed!!!
  • + 4
 I got pretty manged forsure haha
  • + 1
 #1 was totally cringe-worthy, and the extended silence/camera on the ground just added to the "oh shit" factor.
  • + 3
 of course #4
  • + 1
 please do check out my fail! i ended up breaking my collar bone and wrist from that!
  • - 2
 #1 hands down. Nice steezy line, bruh looked like he had it locked the fvck down & it was totally unexpected that he was not only gonna blow up but then bring in the camera as collateral damage. Easy win.

#4 should put the fvckin' trainin' wheels back on. :s
  • + 2
 Bit of a goon you bruh
  • + 2
 #5 because utah is rad
  • + 1
 "Accidentally crashes are part of our sports" - c'mon guys, proofread!
  • + 1
 #3 reminded me of that old BIG Foot video.
  • + 1
 I love the number plate of the last pic 3, 2, 1.....
  • + 2
 #2!!
  • + 1
 How do you enter for fails of the month?
  • + 0
 My crash makes most of these look weak! get evoc to see it!!
www.pinkbike.com/video/359842
  • + 5
 Impressive wheel to face action there!
  • + 1
 #4 for the comedy value, otherwise #1. that was nasty.
  • + 1
 The #8 Dead Sailor should have been the winner.
  • + 1
 #1 is my favorite!
  • + 1
 Hashtag 1
  • + 1
 fourth!
  • + 1
 #1...
  • + 1
 #1 for sure
  • + 1
 #### 1 ..
  • + 1
 #1... priceless
  • + 1
 So much ouch...
  • + 1
 #3 turned into zombie...
  • - 2
 3, 4, and 6 where really dumb. 8 looked like the guys legs broke the way it was swinging around.
  • + 2
 come on, #6? Dumb sure, but so funny. Dude does a half flip to face plant, "Was it close at all?"

Did someone say "Yoda?"

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