Video: Friday Fails #165

Apr 9, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  

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

Friday Fails is presented by DYEDBRO.








94 Comments

  • 66 0
 Every time I watch Friday Fails,I go in the garage and turn the rebound on my bike's rear shock a little bit slower.
  • 31 2
 Wrong video. The one in the article is #164
  • 5 1
 yes looks familiar!
  • 62 1
 A friday fail by PB.
  • 14 1
 @SileTzar: mother fu...r hahahahahahahaha
  • 3 2
 April Fools
  • 3 1
 @SileTzar: youtube adds really ruin that whole joke.. well played though
  • 3 0
 @SileTzar: well done, you magnificent bastard
  • 1 1
 @SileTzar: That was hilarious! You win the internet today!
  • 1 0
 Just reruns.
  • 9 0
 Updated!
  • 2 0
 @SileTzar: I didn't know Kaz has a recording career too. Talented!
  • 1 2
 @sarahmoore: No, you dint, at least on my computer ............
  • 1 0
 @SileTzar: DAMN IT!!!!!!
  • 13 0
 Oh my good I was so scared there wasn't gonna be a new FF. #165 is on YouTube though.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRnAelkrXMo
  • 11 0
 I was expecting to get Rick Rolled, not gonna lie.
  • 9 0
 2:28-"That's what I was afraid of..." The spoke thought of every MTBer with their neub buddies on a ride.
  • 5 0
 Heh I said that because I asked then to hit it one more time to film it. They had been clearing it all morning and the wind had come up.. I jinxed em lol
  • 3 0
 I'd really like that audio added to the end of the intro
  • 8 0
 Last week's was so good they thought they'd show it again.
  • 4 0
 Next week they'll reveal the new Session again.
  • 8 0
 We all took the wrong pill
  • 7 0
 Now that’s a Friday fail!
  • 7 0
 Taking Friday Fails to a whole new level!
  • 2 0
 It's because of Friday Fails that I will not buy a used bike from the Buy/Sell section
  • 6 0
 Everyone posting the link to the correct video should be featured in Sunday Saves
  • 6 0
 1:57 is why I wear a full face. His face would have been smeared on the ground like a crayon.
  • 1 0
 Me too!! FF 100% of the time. That was absolutely horrifying.
  • 7 0
 The last guy is so Utah. “I don’t know what the crap’s going on!?”
  • 5 0
 its gotta be the rebound! def not my technique
  • 3 1
 ah, it's friday . time for some pain . wait , i need to take a couple of ibuprofen before the show starts , just in case i get a contact headache .
on a more sinister note . i've always wondered if bike manufacturers watch Friday Fails to find out who's warranty they are going to revoke . (-;
  • 2 0
 Okay guys, gonna try something unusual here and ask for advice, as it does seem relevant for today's fails: What can you do to prevent jumping nose-heavy or getting kicked from the back suspension?
Examples: Kid at 0:40 or dude at 1:05.

Too fast rebound aside, I've heard the problem might be the center of mass being too far backwards, messing with the preload? It happens to me all the time, would appreciate some help.
  • 2 0
 If you're hitting a lip, it usually happens because you haven't pre-loaded your suspension. The examples you cited are people who are basically riding fast in to a jump in a neutral position, with no weight transfer.

You should be pushing down in to the bike/suspension as you're transiting across the lip. You kind of want to feel like you're pushing down and scooping with pedals and pulling with the bars. When people say 'just pull up', they're basically saying you should be helping the bike follow the shape of the jump.
  • 3 0
 yup, generally being too far back on your bike. You'll see it a lot on steep faced jumps with people feeling intimidated so they back off a bit which then makes the problem worse.

I'd guess suspension settings are less frequently the issue

Here's a good video that explains how to take on steep faced jumps (the whole video series is really good)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oRjHKD8Sbk
  • 2 0
 @Icehawk: Funny, exactly that video is what made me realize the possible cause.
Was just curious if there was any additional explanation or more input.
  • 3 0
 if you can find a proper pumptrack go ride it alot. really helped me with getting the feel for the timings and pumping the lips of the jumps. or just find smaller less consequence jumps/tables and session them. alot.. like hundreds times alot then some more.
  • 2 0
 @jayacheess: for sure. the technique you describe is a bunnyhop. anytime someone asks me how to jump better, i always recommend bunnyhopping a lot. i was thinking it was more about feeling comfortable with your bike in the air and landing in various ways, and while that is a benefit you gain, you got me thinking it's more about gaining the muscle memory for the approach and take off. focusing on, and repeating, the first part of the bunnyhop. Applying that to various jump faces at various speeds after you've gotten it down on flat (jibbing around town and on the fire roads) is the crux. cuz if you're gonna land bigger and bigger jumps, you'll only be whole and successful if you've taken off correctly over and over and over again (with some lessons in the form of crashes mixed in). no substitute for repetition.
  • 6 0
 MA! THE MEATLOAF!
  • 4 0
 Thought it looked familiar, the correct one is here www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRnAelkrXMo
  • 1 0
 thanks for the link !
  • 1 0
 I think I've finally got the fix to these Friday Fails. Everyone hire pro riders as body doubles for your bike videos. Then instead of being on Friday Fails, everyone gets their videos played Saturday. If we can all pull together, we can beat this Friday Fail pandemic.
  • 4 0
 You've uploaded #164 again!
  • 3 0
 That’s what i was afraid of, nose wheelie to actual nose bonk and wait - there’s carnage? let’s zoom in on the action.
  • 4 0
 1:45 may be my new personal favorite.
  • 2 0
 incredible hang time!
  • 1 0
 @phil-e-b: At least he's well hydrated.
  • 2 0
 best ones are when people attempt some lippy step up and have ZERO jumping talent. just hold on and pray hahahah never works out (i'm talking about you 1:45)
  • 1 0
 So much bike carnage. That one guy must have got his bike 40 feet in the air. He will be lucky if the frame is even aligned let alone cracked. That one kid cased the landing so hard! How is that rim not destroyed?!
  • 2 0
 Somehow I am surprised there is no footage of Ebikes... Those have some proper potential for Friday fails, given their weight?
  • 4 1
 Is t this the same video from last week?
  • 4 0
 Deja crash
  • 2 0
 the chap at 2:31 making sure he's safe from COVID only to die going OTB instead
  • 2 0
 Makes me think of all the fools out riding with masks and no helmets... Virus - no way Tramatic head injury - I'll roll the dice.
  • 3 0
 2:16 - those jorts really saved his ass
  • 2 0
 Who goes riding in just a pair of boxers.......oh the guy @2.12....cheeky gravel rash
  • 3 0
 @Philt32: same guy that rides his gsx-r in a tank top and flip flops.
  • 3 0
 I love the mid air recognition when you are s crewed.
  • 2 0
 2:12- Sooo close to the bike landing on him...would have made it a HoF FF.
  • 1 0
 That first one wasn't a fail at all!! It was a perfectly executed somersault into that big hole filled with water! Judges say, "10"!
  • 3 0
 This is a repeat?
  • 3 0
 Ruhro Shaggy
  • 2 0
 Cue sad trombone... Wah wah waaaaahhhh....
  • 3 0
 Been there, crashed that
  • 2 0
 There's a blip in the matrix
  • 3 0
 America explain
  • 1 0
 Har, har; great reference! : )
  • 2 0
 guys at 2.59 and 3.07 need to swap jumps
  • 1 0
 To the tune of ‘Word Up’

Throw your bike in the air like you don’t ca-re.
  • 2 0
 3:35 is a first. “Ah Cabron”. Greatest
  • 1 0
 First one reminded me of the sound bite in Pink Floyd's One of My Turns. D'ya wanna take a bath?
  • 1 0
 1:57 Absolutely terrifying! This is why I always ride with a FF helmet. Holy shit!!
  • 1 0
 Who sent in that clip of me @1:34 ???? (Not actually me, just an unfortunately accurate representation of me)
  • 1 0
 This was a cool one. A little better than the recent past ones. Keep it funny pinkster's
  • 1 0
 This is the first Friday Fails where i wasn't like” damn, these guys are good!”
  • 2 0
 I'm having Deja vu
  • 1 0
 the otb factor is off the charts
  • 1 0
 2:53 - I never knew Rik Flair hung around jump spots! Woooooo!
  • 1 0
 FFOY!! Bumper crop, nice edit!
  • 1 1
 That guy who jumped into a tree #2:32, I suppose his bike got cracked, looks like a carbon frame.
  • 1 0
 Friday Nose would be a better name for this one
  • 1 0
 0:25, not the ending i was expecting.
  • 1 0
 0:47 so casual on his way to eat driveway.
  • 1 0
 ... you got like three feet of air that time...
  • 1 0
 1:47 maybe drop the seat post a little and have another go.
  • 1 0
 Dude was really about to backflip that Huffy, pretty incredible stuff
  • 1 0
 No shoes, no shirt, no send
  • 1 0
 Throwaway Thursday @2:15 made my day
  • 1 0
 sweet line at 1:32! HA
  • 1 1
 The Chubby Collection Today

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