Video: Friday Fails #159

Feb 26, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


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








171 Comments

  • 134 0
 Are we all seeing the ghost/devil kid at 1.24 just staring directly into your soul, or is it just me that can see him?
  • 61 0
 You know something bad is gonna happen when one of the children of the corn is just chilling there.
  • 22 1
 Wait, which kid? Don't see nuthin'
  • 8 0
 el cucoo
  • 9 0
 Director: "Just stand there and look stoic and creepy OK? Ready? ACTION."
  • 3 0
 First thing I thought,
"Mesmerizes one of the wedding guests,
Stay here and listen to the nightmares of the Sea".
  • 1 0
 Damion? Yeah, he’s there.
  • 38 1
 @AyJayDoubleyou

"I see dead sailors"
  • 8 0
 Well that one kid predicted the future of his friend ("I knew it!") so maybe they're a magical bunch.
  • 8 0
 @Lanebobane: "I knew it"... well duh, if the camera crew from Friday Fails show up at your ride, it's clear that some bad stuff is going to happen.
  • 2 1
 @Lemmingie: This should be top comment of the year!!!!
  • 1 0
 @Lemmingie: I choked on my Zero Coke after reading this comment. Epic Smile .
  • 2 0
 @Lemmingie: based on the amount of cringe-worthy cursing in these particular clips, plenty of live ones too ...

in this day and age though; plenty of seared consciences that didnthearnuthin ...
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  • 71 0
 I want to be part of the last group!
  • 10 0
 ¡VAMOS!
  • 27 0
 Sounds like they already drank their post-ride beers haha
  • 18 0
 @pdxal: That last dude did it right. Crashed, rolled and came up smiling and victorious! Why not?
  • 13 0
 this kind of group is why I love biking. life evolves and changes around us but the banter and good times never change Smile
  • 4 0
 If crashing is the price of admission for having riding buddies like this then take my money.
  • 66 2
 She's fine, but their relationship on the other hand ...
  • 37 0
 He got that bike so fast, then went OH SH** and held her hands to save his neck. Respeeect
  • 37 0
 He did an amazing job catching the bike, moving it, then holding her hands hahah.
  • 12 0
 My guess is that she's a good sport. Why else would she allow that moment to be submitted for FF?
Unless....
  • 6 0
 I appreciate the equality in FF on this round. Women can crash and burn just as well as men!
  • 10 0
 @RayDolor: Maybe that video is all that is left to him after their divorce? Wink
  • 2 0
 @Archimonde: That's also a possibility. But you know what they used today, in the way-back: "Blondes have more fun".
  • 6 4
 She might have heard “stay loose” on too many other occasions...
  • 4 1
 Revenge “Friday fails” perhaps?
  • 1 0
 If he put a ring on it, it has been given back!
  • 3 0
 That bike save followed by prompt riding buddy check was a Friday win as far as I’m concerned.
  • 61 1
 That yellow shirt superman guy was so good. Needs to learn when to cut his losses though....
  • 5 0
 yeah he like, "I got it, I got it, I don't got it"
  • 3 0
 He wanted to test his flying ability without the bike this time.
  • 7 0
 Superman's kryptonite is jogging shoes
  • 4 1
 that's the opposite of "pumping rollers", where instead, you bludgeon the topsides of every one in the set. it's known as "humping rollers"
  • 41 0
 Strange place to put a shed.
  • 16 0
 Now there's a new entry way too!
  • 43 0
 I quite clearly heard his friend say "There it is". Yet he still hit it anyway
  • 5 1
 @DidNotSendIt: hahah referring to where he should make a new door?
  • 4 0
 At least open the shed door and give him some options, maybe the back door too so we can see his exit strategy.
  • 1 0
 @DidNotSendIt: His trick progression hit a wall
  • 30 0
 Advice: Hang on throughout the crash. Stay committed and focused. In other words, whatever you do, don't point the recording device towards the ground because you are too concerned about the rider. We need to see the entire aftermath.
  • 27 1
 Those last 2 tree hits....omg

First, broken collarbone?

Second, broken ribs/face/everything?
  • 5 0
 Yeah am I getting old or are the fails particularly brutal this week?
  • 2 0
 @bvwilliams: - I can honestly say that the cut off line this week was death (made for some of the most hilarious lines ever in the comments section)
  • 21 0
 I also like to put a shed in the landing of my jumps
  • 15 0
 :26 lost control when he tried to steer with his hands instead of his rectum.
  • 20 0
 Rectum? Darn near killed him!
  • 15 0
 1:41 that’s a proper front wheel blow out. Was never going to make that!
  • 4 3
 This had me shouting "Booaaaahh" loudly lol

So many dead sailors today... why do they jump??? They don't have any skills.
  • 5 0
 That clip made me hungry for tacos
  • 9 0
 @yoobee: so they can learn how to jump
  • 5 0
 I think he pumped in quite literally all the wrong places on the run in
  • 1 1
 @AbrahamWebcoln: They better start on curbs.
  • 8 0
 @manybrouce

that lip has claimed many a wheel.

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(Photo links taken from the 2018 race: www.pinkbike.com/news/photo-epic-peatys-steel-city-downhill-2018.html)

I seem to recall the 2019 Peaty's Steel City DH race organisers spray painting a skull and crossbones on the ramp to let racers know under no uncertain terms what kind of jump it is. IfyouI go hunting for Ben Deakins youtube video from the race day he mentions it from track-side.
  • 1 0
 @Lemmingie: that was educational! That rim is like one of those tacos that just crumbles around the filling when you try to pick it up, absolute bits!
  • 11 0
 Two things:
1. I wonder if Superman can still have kids after that performance?

2. My heart goes out to all the healing collarbones this week
  • 13 1
 0:26 RIP headphone users
  • 1 0
 Yeah wtf, Friday Fails are my Sat morning coffee ritual and I almost had a stroke there.
  • 11 0
 The trees were angry today my friend....
  • 3 0
 I heard that in Anthony Bourdain's voice, and it was perfect.
  • 2 0
 The Ents are going to war.
  • 1 0
 I agree, its always amazing to see how they don't even budge a mm when a biker hits one. I hit a little tiny young sapling once...that thing didn't even shake a leaf off. They are really an immovable object for bikers.
  • 7 0
 A marine biologist telling the story of his Friday fail.
  • 2 0
 "like a freerider trying to get a warranty frame replacement..."
  • 7 0
 2:10 guy had enough hang time to check his phone, take a sip of water, and then $h1t his shorts... oof, he knew that crash was coming for a good while.
  • 8 0
 You are correct. Had enough time to clean the shorts before landing too. Not my proudest moment in biking.
  • 4 0
 @Cerrone: Hope you didn’t get too messed up! It looked like a big hit.
  • 10 0
 @bikeybikeybikebike: I got rekt pretty hard. 3 fractured vertebrae, 11 cracked ribs, punctured lung, destroyed collarbone. Few months to heal but I'm back riding now. Could've been worse! Amazed at no concussion or blacking out. Full face did its job.
  • 9 0
 @Cerrone: me standing and saluting
  • 3 0
 @orphan: I salute all the doctors and nurses who helped, and also every part of my bike which came away fine ???? Only broke my Timber Bell. Silver lining
  • 3 0
 I can't believe I had to watch that, AGAIN. At least sandwiched by a bunch of other crashes it didn't seem quite so bad. Glad you're better J-dogg.
  • 4 0
 on a serious note.. what is the reason for this 'landing on the front wheel'? I don't know what you call it, but this seems to happen in most cases of Friday Fails.. Is the reason, that they don't pump enough from the take-off, or how does that happen? I've felt this come on a few times when doing a jump, but so far was lucky I guess... but if you land on the fork like that, the OTB is inevitable I guess?
  • 17 0
 There are some good videos and articles that explain it. Here are some: medium.com/@Duffsam/mountain-biking-the-dead-sailor-a-physics-perspective-8ed023d7a85a

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSGJqFXrEdU

Basically, if you don't push into the jump with your feet, the lip slows your bike down but your body continues at full speed, causing you to rotate forward in the air.
  • 8 0
 It's a talent I share
  • 3 0
 More specifially the principle of the dead sailor is, that they could not unload the front wheel on the lip. That is why you pump, to unload the front wheel on take off. If you don‘t, your front wheel stays low because the fork compresses, your weight gets shifted over the front and the rebound of the unloaded rear wheel gets you. Been there, man, it is the worst.
  • 1 0
 @stalkinghorse: Agree. I also noticed on many of these fails that people pull their legs up like it will help them with lift. However, if you are clipped in it will further rotate you over the front end. I always have to remind myself to keep my heels down to prevent this phenomenon.
  • 3 7
flag ridingofthebikes (Feb 26, 2021 at 10:32) (Below Threshold)
 if you have a rear shock, slow down the rebound. spring you over the bars so easy if there springy.
  • 3 0
 @stalkinghorse: I think that physics explanation should be posted every week in Friday Fails. So, much bad advice online and from friends, but that explanation really makes sense.
  • 1 0
 It is a combination of the two things:
1. The slope pushes your body OTB by inertia. So keep your body and arm tension!
2. The gravity pulls your front wheel FIRST. Thus the front starts to fall while the rear wheel is still on the ground. This is all the same on jumps, drops or stepdowns. So unload yourself and the bike by pushing the pedals to become airy at lift-off!
  • 2 0
 It happens to pro riders, too. At a different scale, however. www.pinkbike.com/news/video-johannes-fischbachs-massive-140-meter-ski-jump-crash.html
  • 3 0
 @stalkinghorse: You can hit a kicker with zero input from your feet if you want. Racers almost always suck up jumps instead of adding compression because adding compression means more time in the air and a slower line. Most over-rotation is from the rider's weight being back. Add in a stiff upper body and you have the classic dead sailor. Add in dragging the rear brake off the lip and you have something really spectacular.
  • 1 0
 @nukedchipp: Oooooff... and no protection whatsoever (not that it would have helped if he wasn't super lucky)
  • 7 0
 Lets see the bikes of Friday Fails.
  • 4 0
 I love how 99% of the time the trailing rider not only handles the feature but also someone crashing right in front of them with aplomb.
  • 5 0
 Can't stop watching 0:12. Lol
  • 7 0
 It’s like a living person with rigor mortis.
  • 1 0
 @carym: The word "bend" comes to mind.
  • 5 0
 Porco dio!! No kurwa this week?
  • 4 0
 I can't believe no one has called out dude at 1:17 yet - looked like he was sky diving over his bars.
  • 5 0
 3.50 Red Bull Cabin Drop at Mountain Creek takes another victim
  • 4 0
 Lots more screaming than normal
  • 1 0
 @yurtletheturtle exactly what I thought. The, oh crap I immediately regret this decision edition.
  • 4 0
 #159: The nose heavy edition.
  • 3 0
 Just when you thought the guy at 0:30 was about to save it
  • 3 0
 StaylooseStaylooseStayloose... ShutupShutupShutup...
  • 1 0
 When you're aware of the conversation in your head, yer a goner.
  • 3 0
 0.28 safest place for him was on the ground:-)
  • 2 2
 There's some folks on the verge of Sunday Saves. Keep up the good work, you'll get there.

Other notables:

1:40: When trail builders have to clean up blunt force trauma.

2:57: That rider's name has to be Leroy Jenkins.
  • 3 0
 Lightning sand claimed a bike at 1:56
  • 3 0
 and what is up with that chair?
  • 1 0
 @dllawson819: I don't ALWAYS go watch riders get sucked into the Lightning Sand...
  • 3 0
 You know it's a bad jump when there's an armchair next to it
  • 2 0
 When you're lacking in physics, you gotta make it up in class
  • 3 0
 First dude ripped a 370 on point!
  • 2 0
 1:11 dude hit the ejector button and was able to spin around and check on his bike in mid air. Props.
  • 1 0
 The best POV crash footage I've seen, imo.
  • 1 0
 To the guy at 1:00", DUDE, help your poor girlfriend out for f*ck's sake! Tell her she can't ride that shit sitting down!! Frown
  • 2 1
 Anyone know where 2:17---2:28 is? Looks like Arizona.Also,not me riding but the tree SAP,SLAP at 3:54--3:55 hurts!!!! I
f*ckin"hate tree hugs!!! LOL!
  • 1 0
 That easy chair is the best trail feature I've ever seen. Calling all MTB trail organizations, please start installing these at the top of the 1+ hour climbs!!!
  • 2 0
 How does someone submit footage?
  • 4 0
 Your eagerness suggests you definitely have footage of your riding buddies or their significant others.
  • 2 0
 At 1:52 you can hear a typical Italian expression of astonishment .....
  • 1 0
 ...in quite a thick Southern Italian accent.
  • 2 0
 Stay loose, stay loose, stay loose...
Didn’t stay loose...
  • 1 0
 Hey PB family. What is the location at the 0:53 second mark? That is absolutely beautiful.
  • 2 0
 I think the guy on the green bike was running off into the woods to die
  • 2 0
 this week's fails brought to you by the word, SHIT!!!!
  • 1 0
 Friday fails never ceases to amaze me what a bike can seem to take without breaking completely in half.
  • 2 0
 Looks like all the new COVID riders are learning how to jump
  • 2 0
 1:07 - the camera work was most excellent!
  • 2 0
 Nice to know his girlfriend is not loose
  • 2 0
 george, george, george of the mountain, watch out for that tree...
  • 2 0
 Who put this freaking shed here anyways?
  • 2 0
 That scream at 1:11 will haunt me. Not helping with my fear of doubles XD
  • 2 0
 Today's video is sponsored by Taco rims.....
  • 2 0
 I shed a tear for the first guy.
  • 1 0
 When a jump you recently rebuilt makes it to Friday fails, it’s pretty sick
  • 1 0
 Bike companies LOVE watching friday fails. After they find out who sent in the clip , they void their warranty .
  • 1 0
 No wonder I didn't get my new bike for Christmas, Santa crashed at 3:30 and spent the week in ED.
  • 2 0
 the seat at 1:54 is one of the best trail features i've ever seen Wink
  • 1 0
 Friday Fails is EXACTLY the reason I don't film my riding. There would be way to many vids of me! hahha
  • 1 0
 „I make people cringe cause I ride all sketchy
If I aint' casin' jumps I'm landin' nose heavy“
  • 1 0
 Is 2:32 the most high consequence fail of the year ... JC!
  • 2 0
 1:24...he knew it!!
  • 1 0
 3:40 almost had the coveted Nose Tap to Front Flip dialed...
  • 1 0
 It's Faceplant Friday!!!!
  • 1 0
 All pros, the lot of them. All pros.
  • 1 0
 Professionally competitive in crashing :p
  • 1 0
 Both the tree collisions were brutal.
  • 1 0
 A nice collection of spring skills.
  • 2 0
 Shed Guy! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I decided to watch the Sam Hill Vid first. These Friday fails are massive
  • 1 0
 We need to start "Saturday Saves" oh, wait, forget it...
  • 1 0
 2:44 - better he failed then, than a second later.
  • 1 0
 Really, you should cite your sources so we can see the aftermath
  • 1 0
 So many cases this video is going to need a lawyer
  • 1 0
 HUGE RESPECT TO 2:41. These are true roots!
  • 1 0
 Poetry in motion, then suddenly not in motion.
  • 1 0
 where have these been hiding! Definitely best Friday Fails this year!
  • 2 0
 Ahhhhh...Sunsets. :56
  • 1 0
 Appears to be Tunnel Trail, late in the day, and not ridden very well.
  • 1 0
 At 1:50 does the guy recording say “hardcore dude!”?
  • 1 0
 0:52 - Is that the Stiles trail in Santa Teresa County Park?
  • 1 0
 1:07 - looks like SE Idaho to me. Cave Trail.
  • 1 0
 Lol hot damn! This week's FF is hard
  • 1 0
 Is that OTB on tunnel or cold springs?
  • 1 0
 Friday Fails, the captain lawn dart edition.
  • 1 0
 I see many kids trying to break their necks!
  • 1 0
 When a woman says she's "Fine", she is anything but fine. RUN !!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Can anyone tell me where 0:12 is? I wanna ride that! Smile
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