Video: Friday Fails #157

Feb 12, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing.







138 Comments

  • 168 6
 more dead sailors than a Naval cemetary
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flag rivercitycycles Plus (Feb 12, 2021 at 9:39) (Below Threshold)
 @conoat what exactly does your comment mean?
  • 44 0
 @rivercitycycles: A dead sailor is when a rider stiffens up and/or becomes passive when the bike leaves the ground. This causes them to eat shit.
  • 62 14
 @4thflowkage: Thank you for the explanation.

A little back ground, my son is a dead sailor, combat medic to be specific. So I questioned the comment.
  • 29 0
 @rivercitycycles: oh goodness, I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for your families service
  • 33 2
 Sorry about the loss of your son, however, its just an expression. As a veteran navy sailor myself, i find the comparison of locking your arms and legs out on point. No need to be offended.
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 @rivercitycycles: As mentioned, sorry for the loss of your son. 3
Yes, this is an old mountain biking expression. No offense.
  • 11 0
 @rivercitycycles: so sorry to hear that, sometimes these things don't translate over to real life very well, condolences to you and your loved ones, I can't fathom the sacrifice he and your family have made.
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 @4thflowkage: That made me laugh out loud...
  • 5 1
 Me: types “funny”(?) comment.
Seconds later: erases in fear

This: validates fear
  • 3 1
 @rivercitycycles Incredibly sorry for your loss. And I'm sorry for using that phrase loosely for years and years

Interesting how we can go day to day saying things that are the norm and seem harmless until it has the adverse affect.
  • 3 0
 @rivercitycycles: So sorry for your loss, I hope your family is doing well. Hope U understand the expression used above is as old as BMX itself, it’s been around since the 70’s. No offense was ever intended.
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 @HaydukeLives: yes I used to call the bread heater uperer a toaster, untill I found jews got toasted... I never realised what I was saying my whole life Frown
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 @HaydukeLives: incredible display of self-flaggrating wokeness! I can almost hear the slurping sounds through my computer as I read your reply!!
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 @rivercitycycles: did you notice how sensitive it is to ask a simple question?
  • 75 0
 the full armor over jersey look is a winner!
  • 8 0
 the classic haha
  • 18 0
 he was so scared to crash that he crashed!
  • 3 1
 does that stuff actually work? or is it more a placebo safety?
  • 9 0
 @swartzie: I'm more inclined to think that net effect risk compensation. Maybe you don't break a rib, but in trying the thing you shouldn't have b/c you were "protected", you separate your AC join and break a scaphoid
  • 2 0
 @swartzie: it works for what it is supposed to do. It doesn’t make you invulnerable (so if you feel that way when you put it on, you’re more likely to get hurt). It takes the edge off (think 10 to 20 percent) off impacts, so can translate some compressive events into bruises rather than breaks. But you best off thinking of it as something that will help out in tumbles so it is easier to get on the bike again the next day rather than something that will save you from your own idiocy.
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 @swartzie: they genuinely work, saved my spine countless times
  • 65 0
 Dude meets tree at 3:12. D.E.D. Dead.
  • 13 0
 Sounded like he got shot too....
  • 21 0
 Yeah, that one definitely went on his permanent record. Rapid unscheduled deceleration.
  • 19 0
 Coughed up my spleen just watching it...
  • 13 0
 Sounded like a shopping cart getting hit by a car.
  • 20 0
 Nah he's ok, both his shoes stayed on
  • 12 0
 If you smash into a tree and no one is around it does make a sound after all...
  • 2 0
 He must have had to go to the ER or the Morgue. Worst of the FF today!
  • 3 0
 @Eric27: Yeah, that one was the one I had to rewind and watch again. It hurt in my withinsides.
  • 6 0
 The sound was brutal, and I assumed he was ded, but then he looked up at the end and seemed both conscious and not screaming. This confuses me.
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 @pixelguru: He must have managed to let go of the bars at just the right moment. The tree certainly didn't move at all.
  • 2 0
 I can't believe he was lucid after that impact. Numerous things are broken.
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 It reminded me of those world championships where Gee Atherton became Tree Atherton!
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 @ultimatist: Hey, I was actually fine after the impact. Straightened my bars, got on my bike and pedaled like 5 km to near town where my friend picked me up and drove me to the hospital. I broke my right wrist, undergone a surgery, but it fully recovered and I can ride again.

But it could have ended much worse indeed, I was pretty lucky that day.
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 @FriJ: that's good to hear! My neck still hurts from watching it.
  • 38 0
 "Pull up at the last second!"

*mutters under breath* "f**king tell me what to do"
  • 27 0
 This weeks contestants ought to try a table once or twice before moving up to gaps
  • 62 0
 @Gmang: What about just riding around the neighborhood once or twice before moving up to trails?
  • 34 1
 "Sorry mate. Tried to miss you but went the wrong way. You're good."

Dying over here. lol
  • 38 0
 The politeness and understanding of that interaction was surprisingly refreshing
  • 1 0
 Dang that must've hurt, handlebar cross-check to the lower back... Eek but he was instantly so cool. Salute
  • 24 0
 The guy with full face and body suit at 0.50...he knew. He just knew when he woke up that morning that he was going to F**k it
  • 22 0
 A whole FF video without a single "kurwa"? Has this ever happened before?
  • 33 0
 Serious winter here in Kurwland, -10C all the time and lots of snow.
  • 6 0
 today is a tutorial on how to carry a bike right after a crash.
  • 5 0
 A Fails without Kurwa is like a day without wine.
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 @suspended-flesh: One you actually remember?
  • 21 0
 That Ibis was thirsty after doing all the work!
  • 9 0
 Another side effect of the Corona bike boom is the never ending material for the Friday Fails...epic...and it get´s even worse Big Grin
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 or better, depending on your point of view.
  • 10 0
 More great Bennet Gap carnage =)
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 I think it's harder to ride around than just ride the main line...
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 @steezysam: Yeah straight down the inside is the move
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 @steezysam: nah, I think it's easier to creep the switchback. It's way more fun and faster to blast down that inside line, but there's a pucker factor, and you need strength / skill to keep it on the trail on the exit. There was another great Friday Fails of a dude going OTB when he grabbed a fist full of front brake trying to make the left at the bottom of the inside line.
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 @Lokirides: I think I remember that one! I've only ever ridden the main (inside) line, but watching a couple friends go around, it looked more difficult. less pucker though for sure
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 @steezysam: We aren't all so naturally talented ;-) 4 years ago I used to walk that switchback. 2.5 years ago I started riding it. Last year I started riding the inside line. Progression feels good! Lucky to have home trails like this that push you to get better and better, that get in your head (in your sleep!) and keep you finding your edge.
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 @Lokirides: hell yeah! that's such an awesome trail and the whole area is amazing. one of the best places in the world if you ask me.
Always gotta leave something for next time! For me it's the big gap on Avery. I'll get it next time Smile
  • 9 0
 360 to NOPE to HAB back to the top. classic maneuver!
  • 4 0
 That recovery took it from failing to #WINNING
  • 7 0
 Did the guy's mate at 1:00 really say "you came up a bit short..."?!!
That's either weapons grade sarcasm or he's trying to make his mate feel better about his shitness.
  • 5 0
 I always look at these crashes and think "how the f*ck did you pull that off?"

Then I remember crashing at the beginning of freight train when my front tire washed out on a patch of dust and I cartwheeled off the trail after hitting a tree and eat a slice of humble pie

youtu.be/2hfVKumyuTM
  • 9 1
 small army of dead sailors in this week's video.
  • 8 0
 I've never seen so many people get attacked by their own bike in one video
  • 8 0
 1:39 he went 360 to bikepacking in a second
  • 7 0
 The three-in-a-row starting at 3:10 are pure gold.
  • 9 0
 I thought 3:10s head was going to pop off when he tried to cut that tree down and then the sudden switch to that ejection in the next frame. My sadistic half vetoed my empathetic half and we watched it over and over.
  • 2 0
 Came here to say the exact same thing, so good.
  • 3 0
 Sitting here in an immobilizer after RC surgery from a full-stop tipping over off of a 3-ft bridge. I can’t understand how 90% of these crashes (OTB, arms outstretched) don’t end up like me!
  • 8 3
 It’s always men...why don’t we ever see women on Friday fails?
  • 55 0
 they also happen to live a little bit longer on average. there's a lesson in there Wink
  • 2 0
 They're smarter than us. At least thats what my wife keeps telling me.
  • 4 1
 Women aren't stupid enough to try things they have NO skill or technique at.
  • 4 1
 the patriarchy.... KIDDING! My wife just shakes her head at stuff like this and goes back to making her own kombucha from the safety of our home.
  • 5 0
 I think because they are smarter than us.
  • 4 0
 Front-case Friday! Brought to you by lack of committment/skill/healthy fear!(pick one)
  • 4 0
 Can't get featured in FF without endorsing all three.
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 0:49 - that guy looks like he's just been rioting with all that body protection
  • 4 0
 Your foot was just fine, bro.
  • 4 0
 That wheel tacoing at 1:20 was crazy. Looked so minor.
  • 2 0
 Good eye, I missed it the first time through, had to go back and watch it again (and again x3)
  • 2 0
 Oh man, I missed that too. In retrospect, you can even hear the spokes sproing-ing against each other as they go slack.
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 One of these days I'm gonna set up a trail cam and catch these trees moving into the landing zone when no ones around! Freakin tree herders just messing with us!
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 1:15 - This week's winner of the "Pirate of the Pumptrack" goes to "Grim Jim McCase" - whose heart stopped beating and body was cold long before his bike took flight. . . .
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 1:23 - like a scene from my "just riding along this exposed trail" nightmare...
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 I literally jumped way from my screen when i saw that log coming towards me!
  • 1 0
 That was brutal... I'm pretty sure I've had several nightmares that were similar.
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 Yeah, did you see how narrow that was?! He was riding pretty quick for that section...
  • 3 1
 The number of these that are shot in portrait mode is always the most nauseating part of Friday Fails.....
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 The guy at 00:59 hit his back so hard on those logs. Just horrible! His friends started to panic because they know thats no joke!
  • 2 0
 final booter on XXX making a showing. hope that dude's alright. that was a nutty otb.
  • 1 0
 He probably would have been fine if he jumped it. That jump is set up pretty well with the speed. Hope he's okay
  • 1 0
 @fogger808: yeah, i went solo the day i finally planned to send that thing. then i remembered- as i looked down on it from the step down- that no one would find me for a while if it went wrong. thankfully, i then heard dudes riding up to boyscout and figured they would hear me holler in pain or stoke. jump is the best one on the line, but tough to beat that triple set above. the berm before it is the thing that makes it sketchy. looks fine as you're coming in from the step down but then feels like a blind hail mary after you hit the berm
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 Why do lads be trying hit jumps when they can't jump a bike. Keep it on the deck until you learn on something small. Or never learn and keep it on the deck Big Grin (like me)
  • 2 0
 the most fun time in my working week is not working!
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 2:32 wins it for me. That's how I usually crash!
  • 1 0
 Sounds like Ricky Gervais is a MTBer too.
  • 2 0
 friday fails, dead sailors edition
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 The thing this proves week after week is laughing at your friends demise is universal.
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 I know that turn on Bennet Gap at 0:19 well. Inside line straight down is the way my man
  • 2 0
 10 separated shoulders per minute: impressive!
  • 2 0
 A+ physical comedy this week
  • 2 0
 Covid has been great for Friday fails!
  • 2 0
 The crash, and then secondary scream at 1:16.

RIP colarbone?
  • 2 0
 One of the best I've ever seen... So many visceral eviscerations.
  • 1 0
 Sound bite from Apocolypse Now, Colonel Kurtz....".....The horror.....the horror...."
  • 2 0
 "Your style is orthodox but ineffective"
  • 1 0
 This has probably been said before but damn, some of these guys look like they never jumped off a curb, wtf they thinking?
  • 1 0
 I think 1:05 might be the best ad for a full face helmet that I've ever seen.
  • 1 0
 This just made my day better...even if I am about to fail a chemistry quiz
  • 4 0
 you got this.
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 @gorideyourbikeman: Just pull up at the last second.
  • 1 0
 Wait....0.50 did he reply yes like Mr Herbert Garrison
  • 1 0
 A lot of people not going around the corner today
  • 1 0
 What makes these worse is that Saturday Sends is tomorrow haha
  • 1 0
 lot of little wheels on this one
  • 1 0
 Dammit Danny! Pull UP!!!!
  • 1 0
 Taking out the buddy at 2.05. So good.
  • 1 0
 In those sexxxy Ptown cuts at :54
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 I'm almost certain that was Evil Knievel at 3:20.
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 2.27 dude disappears into the uderworld
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 I love it when someone just sits there to contemplate their stupid (0.46)
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 When I do that, I'm contemplating my stupidity, but also waiting for the initial rush of adrenaline to wear off so I can decide whether I've hurt myself badly.
  • 1 0
 They have a real case of the cases this week
  • 1 0
 The guy in Pisgah took the wrong line!!! Go left!
  • 1 0
 Mediocre Monday's Mantra: gaps aren't just open table tops.
  • 1 1
 everytime I see a dirtjumper or BMXer "wearing" a helmet my sphincter cramps
  • 1 0
 Man, some pretty serious carnage today!!
  • 1 0
 what about saturday sends?
  • 1 0
 The biggest friday fail is probably the saturday sents...
  • 1 0
 1:45 went from "And why was that a good idea" to Dang that was smooooooth.
  • 1 0
 Wet bridge...classic.
  • 1 0
 Pretty clean at 1:45
  • 1 0
 2:20 was on last time

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