Video: Friday Fails #103

Jan 31, 2020
by Pinkbike Originals  


Some look more painful than others.


Friday Fails presented by ODI










134 Comments

  • 108 0
 Pushing 40 and want to learn how to jump, expect my video to be up soon.
  • 25 15
 Full sends only
  • 16 0
 Make sure to film at high frame rates for the slo-mo option.
  • 32 0
 i was 55 3 years ago when i decided i needed to spend more time in the air. it's a lot of fun, hope your employer is cool about all the time off you'll be needing...
  • 6 4
 @WAKIdesigns: Send nudes only
  • 11 14
 Sorry for plugging in but Ryan Leech Connection has a really good online jumping course with feedback. We get people of all ages to fly. Even 70yr+ old geezers boost steep lips. So the time off job may not be necessary. Ryan Leech, Thomas Vanderham, Jay Hoots, Shaums March and a few more are involved.

www.instagram.com/p/BVXniHqByYp/?igshid=3gv8ty8pjwwg
  • 4 2
 @WAKIdesigns: I've watched some of his online jump class. I used to be a member. It's very helpful.
  • 1 0
 You can do it mate! I'm mid fifties and am doing it. I've only been riding mtb for 6 years.
  • 2 0
 If you want any advice... I recommend you start small, and only progress further once you're really clearing the jump confidently. Also, keep in mind that the most important part of the whole jump is the takeoff. The harder you pump into the lip, the further you'll go, and generally the more stable you'll be (unless your suspension isn't tuned well, but that's also why you should start on smaller jumps). Good luck! Have fun!
  • 1 0
 Just dont think that going big first and skipping small jumps will help. You will quickly end up hurt. I always say, go super small, give it time, even a year, but be very consistent, try it daily or as much as possible, and you will get so much progress and skills that will help to move up.
  • 1 0
 GMBN makes nice how to jump videos as well, if you don't want to pay for lessons right away Smile they also have a nice how not to jump vid
  • 4 1
 It’s also worth mentioning what kind of jumps you practice on. Make sure this is a proper jump site with people visiting often. Quite a few jumps in Friday fails are horrible, just because they are small/medium doesn’t help much. Lip has to be at least 1m wide at the end, 1,5 bike long and at such length it should not be steeper than 30 degrees. Landing has to be at least same height. If anything is steeper than 30 degrees and distance to cover is 2bikes long or more it better be almost as tall as you. Big table tops are always safer than small ones.
  • 2 1
 @kusa: I don’t agree about starting small, it’s an incomplete advice. Small doesn’t mean safe and it’s all about safe practice ground. Safe beginner jump is one that is at least 1,2m tall and the take off is not steeper than 30 degrees at that height. If it’s steeper, the landing has to be taller. Needless to say a tabletop. I got wasted and have seen people getting wasted on shitty small jumps with steep lips and almost no landing, even though distance to cover was no more than 1,5m. Our local 45degrees, 2m tall dirt jumps With 2m gap and 2,5m take offs are way safer than shit jumps I learned to jump on, that me and my friends built long time ago, because if you short them, it’s like dropping off 1m and it’s hard to overshoot them, especially with poor technique. That is because as you go up on steeper trajectory speed drops down.
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 @WAKIdesigns: I don't get the downvotes on this one. I've done Ryan's course and other than his weird hand movements while he talks, they are fantastic. I rode around almost all jumps that were over a foot and a half high. Then in my late forties I took the course and it helped a ton.
  • 1 1
 @rrolly: many appreciate the feedback that videos alone don’t provide, no matter how good they are. Including mine hahaha Smile
  • 68 0
 That dude from last week didn't submit any videos this week?
  • 40 0
 he's busy finding new stickers for the handle bar!!!
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flag EliasFritzen (Jan 31, 2020 at 13:00) (Below Threshold)
 @panchocampbell: They're bike park passes bro
  • 53 0
 Some dude downriver reels in an Evil.
  • 29 0
 It's too bad. Catch and release unless it's an XL frame.
  • 38 0
 To the committee filmer who kept the camera rolling at 3:30, we salute you and thank you for the amazing bonus crash.
  • 7 0
 that's a giant banana peel, right?
  • 1 0
 @plyawn: someone needs to add a image of a mariocart banana
  • 1 0
 Sniper. Definitely a sniper.
  • 26 0
 Did he hit a landmine @ 1:32?!
  • 6 0
 It's worth a slo-mo re-watch.
  • 1 0
 Ya that was amazing...
  • 23 0
 yellow jacket kid 2nd from last is a bad ass.
  • 6 0
 It even looks steep on camera and really loose.
  • 3 0
 On his mom's beti!
  • 4 1
 Here he is riding the local jump line at 12 years old.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAtB2KFGcd8
  • 16 0
 The two lads on the icy corner!!! Hahahaha
  • 1 0
 Been there, done that...
  • 15 0
 huge props to that little kid at the end "riding" that steep section of the trail!
  • 8 3
 Looked like he had absolutely no business trying to ride that.
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 @Skooks: Agreed. That was crazy steep!!
  • 2 0
 First thought was who (mainly the person holding the camera) let him try that.
  • 5 2
 @friendlyfoe @Skooks some of the best parenting I have done is letting my kids do something I thought they were going to fail at.

I've got a 6 year old that doesn't have great control, but loves bouncing through rock sections on her fully rigid bike. I wince every time I watch her going riding seemingly out of control

Let kids be brave. Let kids fail. Let them experience pain. They'll be better for it.
  • 3 1
 So to play devils advocate, would you let your 4 year old try to boil pasta on the stove? Someone else actually posted pictures of the same kid looking pretty rad on a set of jumps. Maybe it was just that one video but he didn't look like he was ready for that line. Part of being a good parent is helping them not make terrible decisions.
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 Whether that kid was ready or not, I give him a lot of respect for doing it anyway. I agree it's necessary to let your kid try new things. Now, there's no way to know this from the video, so I'm not going to try, but, I would just hope that the adult in this video took the youngster aside and said, "ok, this is how you're gonna want to do this." Letting kids try new things, good. Letting kids try things unprepared, ehhhh, that's what I call a, "don't tell your mom about this ok? Jesus, the swelling is ba...no, no, I didn't mean it. It's fine, it's fine, don't cry." ....Not that I have ANY experience at this at all...
  • 16 1
 @ 1:29 Good lord!
  • 6 0
 right! proper bike catapult!
  • 3 0
 Yes, he obviously has a death wish!
  • 7 7
 That was my favorite...
  • 12 0
 Takeaway message is clear this week: always be the first rider. 100% chance of crashing if you're second in line.
  • 11 1
 A few people on some seriously steep chutes that they had no business trying to ride. If you start out that tentative... don't start at all.
  • 18 0
 And don't grab a tree as you start to drop in!
  • 4 0
 shhhhh....that's where a lot of good videos come from.
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: haha that was my thought. Damn that looks steep even on camera, and you grab a tree!
  • 10 0
 Dear Pinkbike, This makes my Friday. Every Friday. Don't ever change.
  • 8 0
 Two Spokane clips and one from Copper Harbor. My current and past riding areas getting lots of love haha
  • 2 0
 hahah I don't know if these are considered love
  • 2 0
 Camp Sekani was on there... someone over-rotated just a bit lmao
  • 1 0
 First time seeing Copper Harbor on here. Stairway to Heaven has been widened and there is a tacky material added, so it’s not as bad as it used to be.
My first ride there was up Stairway, and riding back into town I saw they had a shuttle. Haven’t ridden up since.
  • 9 0
 4:25 Was that a piece of his shattered clavicle rolling away???
  • 1 0
 beer
  • 8 0
 1:24 he so nearly had backflip to manual right there!
  • 3 0
 Looked pretty sweet! The crash after that was the best.
  • 1 0
 jorts
  • 6 0
 Recreational rider: "I would never attempt a jump or a line like that!"

*gets a full faced helmet*

"Hold my beer."
  • 6 0
 1:52 Add more rebound to the rear.
  • 1 0
 Hahaha
  • 1 0
 That one was hard to watch. His face met the ground really fast.
  • 2 0
 More rebound *damping*. He hardly needed *more* rebound on that one!
  • 1 0
 Yes he needs more rebound damping on the shock. On his hardtail.
  • 1 0
 A little more HSC on that hardtail and he's got it
  • 1 0
 Looks like he's jumping forward instead of upward...
  • 2 0
 I feel like never trying to back flip will greatly reduce my chances of ever appearing in one of these videos. Kudos for guys who try but my goal is get air then safely return to ground!
  • 1 0
 "it looks easy"
"just go fast"
"it's not big if you really look at it"
"'member that guy on youtube?"

I remember when it just hurt because you hadn't done it and then you ate shit. Those were the days. Nothing wrong with trying, but good lord...
  • 1 0
 Good riders eat sh*t too. Part of the game. Pretty cool to see that the first 2 minutes is almost completely filled with skilled riders eating sh*t. Not that I don't enjoy watching noobs also eat it, but you can see the difference this week in the crashes.
  • 4 0
 Was that THE Jort Lord @ 3:52???
  • 4 0
 Dude caught a landmine! 1:34
  • 4 0
 @1:38 another one falls victim to Stairway to Heaven when wet.
  • 1 0
 You could feel it the second the bike started sliding, just watching the video. He was drifting for a second.
  • 1 0
 I felt so bad when I tried to have someone ride Stairway to Heaven with a cheap performance tire when had rained.
  • 2 0
 Also, the dude who backflipped to nearly landing in the manual is a legend. So much bike control to even maintain it for that long.
  • 4 0
 1:47 Slappin' face at Stafford Lake!
  • 1 0
 Didn't realize that was Stafford at first lol. I can't deny I've overshot that one before and almost endo'd, but he got up without getting out... impressive lol
  • 3 0
 A whole lot of casing going on, the body case was exceptional.
  • 1 0
 His thighs must have been feeling that the next day.
  • 1 0
 The most scary thing in watching fails is when you can't understand why it happend. Then I watch on 0.25 speed to understand.
  • 2 0
 3:04 yes!! My video made it. That's my mate riding at Pano Bike Park , amazing place!
  • 3 0
 Hands down best Friday Fails I have seen in a while
  • 2 0
 Man that guy on the bright pink bike has to be dead. Ole boy ate shit hard.
  • 2 0
 Most painful part abut watching this is seeing a 13yr old on a factory yeti
  • 2 0
 1:50 - how did he get up and just start laughing?!
  • 4 0
 vibranium chin
  • 1 0
 Think he just time travelled back to the future
  • 2 0
 Wallride off the Wall sensational
  • 2 0
 Did that little kid at 4:11 have a brand new Yeti?

That's crazy.
  • 3 0
 "daddy...I can't tackle the steep stuff on a Huffy"
"Here son. Put up or shut up!"
  • 1 0
 Must have been mom's bike?
  • 2 0
 The first guy may have inadvertently created a new manual trainer
  • 1 0
 These videos are slowly convincing me to wear my full face more and more...
  • 2 0
 @3:30 hey dude...is this spot taken?
  • 6 4
 $7000 Orbea and can't do a teeter totter is the epitome of enduro riding
  • 2 0
 The theremin background music was a nice touch. Very original!
  • 1 0
 More theremin! Highly suitable for those inexplicable fails (3:30 a good example)
  • 1 0
 The guy at 1:48 on the jump line; this is why I wear FF 98% of the time I ride...
  • 2 0
 Great ending. A sad little "aw" and then silence.
  • 1 0
 Respect to anyone who even tries a backflip. Progression falling and noob falling are quite different things...
  • 1 0
 Not gonna watch it! well who am I kidding...
  • 1 0
 Looked at the linkage again, nope, I think I was mistaken.
  • 2 0
 You are correct. A Beti
  • 1 0
 The first clip was a classic case of “just lean back!”
  • 2 0
 3:46 Wilson the bike
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know where 1:17 was filmed?
  • 2 0
 Woah ... proper eject
  • 1 0
 2:35 that is a really fun trail at Tokul!
  • 1 0
 2:07 shoulder is so broken.
  • 1 0
 Didn't watch someone die or get paralyzed, good video this week.
  • 1 0
 The lesson for 2:44: If you hear a Theramin, stop riding!
  • 1 0
 Were does guys @ 3:27 drunk?
  • 1 0
 1:03 Here comes a tree, Here Comes A Tree.... I KNEW IT!!!!!! Bang!
  • 1 0
 To the dude at 2:28. "You need a HandUp?"
Dude: "Nope. This pair's fine"
  • 1 0
 Knock block could have prevented some of these. just sayin
  • 1 0
 Sack of spuds edition this one!
  • 1 0
 These guys fall on their heads and crash like little turds.
  • 1 0
 Is there a way to submit videos for this series?
  • 2 0
 URBAN FREERIDE YO
  • 1 0
 Last one is a tailwhiplash.
  • 1 0
 3:15 here. Wrists never quite right since that crash ~ 8 weeks ago !
  • 1 0
 Why do soooo many wankers film themselves??? Smile
  • 1 0
 Yup
  • 1 0
 The loop-out edition.
  • 1 0
 3:08 Yeah Norco!!
  • 1 1
 Row row row your bike gently down the stream
  • 1 0
 Ye stafford lake 1:47
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