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Video: Friday Fails #175

Jun 18, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  

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

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78 Comments
  • 62 0
 did the guy who almost landed a double back flip really fail?
  • 23 0
 "...we must move forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom." Kodos
  • 15 2
 I think the fail was his mate's massive over reaction.
  • 6 0
 could you imagine how pissed he'd have been with his cameraman if he had? they guy pretty much missed it!
  • 6 0
 @commental: he was just super happy for his friend, and can be! Fgs double back flip!
  • 8 0
 I took his reaction as one of shock. Maybe his buddy was trying to do a single backflip and overrotated so hard he almost landed a double?

Only say that because the first time I did a flip off the high dive I overrotated and smacked my back almost getting 2 full flips in. NEVER...did I do that again.
  • 3 0
 I'd tend to agree on that. If he practices that 10 more times or so, we'll see him on SS soon enough!
  • 3 0
 @RayDolor: Which SS?
  • 47 1
 Guy is still mid air heading face first in to a tree and his mate is like "you good?"

Errr.....no. No he's not.
  • 17 0
 (1:13) It used to be common courtesy to wait for your friend's body to come to a complete stop before asking.

Kids these days.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, his friend trusted him and he not only set him up for failure, but a broken neck. And I wish I were exaggerating.
  • 39 0
 Maybe if these guys ride on another day other than Friday - they might pull them off.
  • 8 0
 Right?!
"Hey guys, it's Friday, let's ride!"
"Imma get my camera. . . "
  • 7 0
 I told Saturday is pretty good
  • 21 0
 Airtime with gusty winds never seems to mix well.... Just the sound of the wind on the mic makes be cringe, nails on a chalkboard
  • 12 0
 I always wonder when they edit to another clip mid crash if it’s a mistake, bad camera work, or censoring graphic carnage?
  • 2 2
 ....or (option 4) simply a decent person turning off record so they can assist (though your third option is what pops into my mind).
  • 16 0
 @SATN-XC: Think big picture here; we ALL benefit if they focus on their primary job for a few more seconds, then rush to help. Remember you're first a documentarian of the human condition, then second a caring parent / spouse / buddy.
  • 11 0
 What gets me is all these people reacting to the crashes like they didnt expect such a thing could happen.
  • 3 0
 Laughing at a crash with excitement......... why? I don't laugh when i see pain. I just don't get it...ever.
  • 3 0
 @madmon: I think you misunderstood my comment...
  • 11 0
 OK that double backy attempt was a bit of a win IMO
  • 7 0
 Crashing in any way is bad enough. Then also having your frontwheel, fork or brake land right in your face - gruesome. Hope that guy got away with nothing too serious.
  • 7 0
 It's Full frontwheel assault Friday!
  • 8 0
 mutha f**ka!
  • 1 0
 The most memorable comment this week!
  • 6 0
 Pro tips: landscape orientation, don't stop filming
  • 5 0
 2:37! Have you ever seen a bike land so perfectly on a corpse? It's like the bike was planning that move the whole way!
  • 3 1
 I feel like Friday Fails helped me save a life. I was taking a jump class in Bentonville with some folks. Before we started, one guy dismounted, walked around to the front of his bike, straddled his wheel, and then wrestled his handlebar/stem into a slightly better alignment with the front wheel.

I asked "hey did you really just do that? And did it work? If so, you should go see the guy over there to tighten your stem to spec because that's a super sweet way people crash on Friday Fails." He did and no further drama ensued. We were doing 10 foot gaps from MTBHopper Pro ramps. Would've been ugly.
  • 5 0
 The sounds of carnage @ 0:42....
  • 1 0
 Against all odds, the bike was completely fine!
  • 2 0
 Was wondering if we were hearing his bones giving in...or just an ordinary chain slap
  • 5 0
 2:00 made me wince, but he didn't seem as hurt as I would have expected.
  • 4 0
 I thought same, but I also think we need to see the next 5 seconds or so to figure out which path he's going down.
  • 4 0
 @iammarkstewart: Yeah, that one was the worst for me this week. There is no way you are getting out of that without some time off the bike.
  • 3 0
 First questions to him....”do you know where you are....do you know what day it is?”
  • 5 1
 The dude at 3:03 landed on his ass and looked like he was questioning all life choices that brought him to that point
  • 2 0
 nah, he was just confused. It happens when you get unexpectedly thrown Smile
  • 5 0
 That opening clip was really something else
  • 3 0
 Right, I mean the guy totally made the gap.
  • 3 1
 0:35. Dude was fine, until the front wheel, unbalanced due to an excess of reflectors, pulled his bars far to the right just prior to landing. This is a PSA, kids. Remove those reflectors.
  • 4 0
 Hey how’ bout I get some sick drone footage of you trying to ride the beginner jump line! ...ok
  • 2 0
 Yeah, I was thinking "punters have drone footy now - time to step my game up".
  • 3 0
 YOOOOOOOOO ... yooo Funny how the same word can mean to very different things.
  • 4 0
 Another epic wallride pass!
  • 4 0
 Finally get to see a Friday Fail on a trail I built
  • 2 0
 He got fucked up too, you don't see it since the tree blocks the rest and there is only sound. He's back riding there smashing PR's again. I honestly usually skip that one since it's relatively short.
  • 3 0
 @Frankenbike42: yeah that was a doozy, hit that thing a hundred times, but was sessioning it since a new lip appeared on that step down. Overshot it with too much speed and missed the little lean to the left- nearly pulled it out but got close to the trees. Caught a dead branch in the face, that sent me cartwheeling. Shattered my cheekbones, cracked my shoulder, broke 4 ribs, 5 vertebrae & a collapsed lung - 2 days in ICU. Walked out though & told em I crashed at Betasso
  • 3 0
 The kid at 2:00...that was literally the first time his front wheel has ever been off the ground....
  • 3 0
 Sounds like the film guy did something in his pants at 0:50
  • 3 0
 We need more drone footage in Friday Fails!
  • 3 0
 0:40 the climbmax rock hip! What an explosion! Hopefully he is okay!
  • 3 0
 He is! A couple weeks on the injured reserve with a concussion but back on the bike (and sending that same jump) already.
  • 1 0
 second guy watched the opening and thought, OK I'm definitely not doing that
  • 1 0
 Looks like you should never ride in second position, they seem to crash the most.
  • 1 0
 Some one should keep track of the ratio of concerned "holy $H**ts" to uproarious cackling.
  • 2 0
 Every double backflip without a broken neck is a win!
  • 1 1
 @sarahmoore Not sure who’s responsible but I’d like to send a “thank you!” for editing the swearing. Greatly appreciated. tup
  • 1 0
 Sliding into Friday like these people into the ground!
  • 1 0
 Is it possible to send some crash vids to pinkbike?
  • 2 0
 upload them to Pinkbike under the crashes and fails tag
  • 1 0
 1:18 "You okay man?" while the dude is still cartwheeling.
  • 1 0
 and I thought you were supposed to gap the road not pave it
  • 1 0
 3:23 has his dead sailor dialled to perfection
  • 1 0
 He has some stiff competition at 0:16, though.
  • 1 0
 Test eagles gets a clip!
  • 1 0
 Odd that jumping in a hurricane (0:24) might cause bad things to happen
  • 1 0
 A double backflip attempt is most assuredly not a fail
  • 1 0
 The big fellah pulls off the George Costanza pose at 1:32!!
  • 1 0
 Faces of Death 2021
  • 1 0
 Especially that dude @ 2:01...
  • 1 0
 OH CRAP!
  • 1 0
 YoooOOOoooooo! YOO...
  • 1 0
 YOOOH
  • 1 0
 Hard hitters!
  • 1 0
 "Yoooooo! Yo!" LOL!
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