Video: Friday Fails #76

Jul 5, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  

Is there a better way to finish off the week than watching a bunch of mountain biking fails? Probably, but in any case, here's episode 76.


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals




61 Comments

  • + 40
 The last one is a reminder that there are still heros out there doing sketchy freeride stuff
  • + 8
 "Are you ok?"... as the guy is still barrel rolling down the trail.
  • + 3
 @thatshowiroll: Those are my favorite. Dude is still sliding on his face. Friend: you ok brah?
  • + 23
 3:00 moron. sitting on trail when you know there is a train,. he cost his buddy some injury no doubt
  • + 8
 and a bike
  • + 10
 Absolutely. He's the only cunt in that clip.
  • + 23
 The person filming or any one of them should of shouted "rider down"......
  • + 12
 But he got us a great video, win win!
  • + 8
 @finelytunedride: na, why waste a great video in the making?
  • + 14
 I don't know, it kinda seems from his position that it would be hard to get out of the way without first getting more in it, plus he didn't have much time, so I'm giving him the benefit of a doubt. But the clip is a prime example of why I don't follow people at close distance.
  • + 0
 FACKING CUNT
  • + 2
 Bigger problem is the guy near the end that absolutely over jumps it into the crash. Sounds like he is the one who then starts squealing about it too.
  • + 1
 I don't think he was just having an emergency sit down... Instinctive reaction when crashing in that situation is not to move so that the riders behind you can focus on getting around you rather than trying to predict what you're going to do.
  • + 4
 2.03 might be the sketchiest jump in the known universe. It’s a bad sign when you can’t work out where either the take-off or the landing are meant to be even after you’ve finished watching the clip.
  • + 3
 the ol tiger trap
  • + 2
 Is there any way to submit fail videos anymore? I have a pretty funny video I took recently of my GF trying the tricky corner on Rupert in Squamish. There used to be a weekly fail "competition" with prizes for the best video. Now it seems to be just random videos sourced from the internet a la FailArmy.
  • + 1
 Even better! They're sourced from Pinkbikes own "crashes" section. They then rip your videos from PB to YT, because you give away your rights to the video when uploading it to any video share site, for a double dip of that sweet ad revenue.
  • + 8
 @rewob: yeah cause you were gonna make mad bank on the iPhone clip of a berm washout eh?
  • + 0
 @N-60: I'm telling you how it work, not how theyve ruined my opportunity to make enough money to retire.
  • + 1
 @rewob: You're telling him how it works, plus commentary. He only asked how it worked.
  • + 2
 @seraph: commentary in my comment. Interesting concept.
  • + 2
 I mean I sold the rights to a video that I posted on pinkbike of a buddy eating shit to some youtube fail channel, we both got 75$ out of it.
  • + 2
 The "BIG NINE" frame that snapped in half is a Merida model 29er aluminum hardtail meant for "sport & tour" riding. Essentially its a light duty XC bike and definitely not designed for the sort of jumping/downhill riding the guy in the video was doing when he snapped it. Also the rear derailleur and chain appear to already be absent before the crash so they were clearly abusing it long before the crash that snapped it.
  • + 4
 It sounded broken before he crashed
  • + 2
 @vonb:

bottom end fork and loose parts. Aluminum frames tend to amplify the slightest rattle. Loose bottle cage bolts, a slightly loose cassette lockring could account for that noise.
  • + 4
 "F&*king Kent!" With the exception of Kent and his homies, this video is some of the best "dodge your buddy that just went down before you" footy I've ever seen.
  • + 2
 Pretty sure he didn't say Kent...
  • + 1
 @seraph: In the family friendly version, he did!
  • + 5
 This week's fails brought to you by wide-open shock rebound.
  • + 3
 Guy at 2:45 for sure
  • + 1
 @Bikesnale: And don't forget to stiffen up before the lip! True in some situations, not so true in others.
  • + 1
 @Carbonsharmbon: Can you explain this to me a little more? I know it's likely a dumb request.

I wouldn't have thought having no rebound on your shock would cause you to go nose heavy. I thought too much shock rebound would cause that.

I blow at suspension. I understand the principles I think, but I never feel like I know how to apply it.
  • + 2
 @Session603: He's talking about rebound damping. With no damping, the spring in the shock gives you back most of your compression energy and launches you off the saddle after the landing.
  • + 1
 @JohanG: Very good. Thank you.
  • + 2
 @JohanG: This. What everybody refers to as "rebound" is actually rebound *damping*. More damping (turning the control CW) means slower rebound.
  • + 1
 Yes, what they said ^
  • + 4
 Sure I just heard the C bomb!
  • + 4
 Aussies - lovin' The C Bomb since 1788.
  • + 3
 1:28 is a really gnarly line...
  • + 1
 This weeks fails look more painful to me. Maybe it's the concussion I gave myself two days ago clipping a rock on a drop. Wish I had a vid of it for submission.
  • + 1
 I really enjoy seeing people hit trees... That's probably not good..(especially that one a couple weeks ago where he got off the bike, ran, then hit the tree.)
Great work!
  • + 3
 Until that tree shreds your ACL, MCL, and meniscus in 1 shot!
  • + 3
 Did the dude at 2:20 snap his fork? I watched it like 6 times.
  • + 1
 Looks like the back part of the bike frame broke in two places...
  • + 3
 snapped his rear triangle, looked and sounded like a bit of a POS bike
  • + 1
 other comments seem to be talking about the wrong guy... If you play it back in slow-mo you see the wheel turns 90 degrees so the wheel is straight on at the camera, which makes it look like the wheel has disappeared/the forks have snapped and it rebounded off into space!
  • + 3
 The rider at 1:46 is lucky to be alive!
  • + 3
 That's the Tombstone drop, It is huge and the video does not show its scale.
  • + 2
 Pssst, anyone wanna go halves in a big nine? That shadow endo was pretty rad on an artistic level.
  • + 3
 The failing shadow looks painfully epic.
  • + 2
 How are you now? Not so bad
  • + 2
 Pitter patter
  • + 2
 Holly molly!
  • + 1
 'Porco dio!' 'Fucking cunts' 'Yeaaah boyyyy!'
  • + 1
 The last one was a sick drop in height
  • + 1
 Oooh. Holy moly...
  • + 1
 OTB Edition
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