Video: Friday Fails #185

Aug 27, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  

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

Friday Fails is presented by Kenda.
Grip helps. Stay rubber-side-down with Kenda Tires.








91 Comments

  • 126 0
 Has there ever been such a complete and amazing story told over 10 seconds as no wheel kid? The story starts off with a journey of joy and hope. On the protagonist's journey, we as outside observers begin to see the threads of his journey unravel and the foreshadowing of his doom. Yet even as we watch him fail we see a glimmer of hope that he might pull off an amazing miracle and somehow re-insert his wheel mid land. But, in the end, the tragedy unfolds before our eyes as the journey was destined for failure before it began.
  • 44 0
 I read that in Morgan Freeman's voice, lol
  • 4 0
 @SATN-XC: pure gold
  • 4 0
 You, my friend, are a story teller. More please Smile
  • 8 0
 I watched, eagerly expecting the moment of imbalance, the failure of his fledgling technique, then the hint of that terminal rotation that would leave his face carousing with the dust and worms. And yet, there was none. The mystery deepens. But wait, what is this? Such a cruel twist, perhaps not even noticed immediately by the rider as he readied himself for a triumphant return to earth. Then, you can almost see the moment of realisation - perhaps a flashed image in his consciousness of an axle resting, forgotten, on a car seat. And then, nothing but the darkness accelerating towards him.
  • 2 0
 "The old wheel falling off then back on again trick eh!!" Maxwell Smart...
  • 4 0
 @martinhutch: I had a similar reaction; "hmm... form looks good, what could - oh, no!"
  • 2 0
 i foreshadowed impaled soil to life changing face plant, but alas there was a shift in the wind as a spoke sacrificed his symmetry and sent him to the side... bravo spoke bravo.... kid can still model for a box of cereal
  • 45 0
 0:52 - I fail to see how the "stripper pole dismount" is a fail. +1 for thinking on the fly for that guy, IMHO.
  • 4 0
 I agree, that was for Sunday's video.
  • 4 0
 Yah, I thought that was a total save! LOL
  • 5 0
 Turns out those pole dancing classes weren't a waste of money
  • 4 0
 I think slope style courses should incorporate a pole so riders will have a new thing to do tricks on.
  • 20 0
 Now that I’m missing two front teeth (and chipped a third) from a crash earlier this week, these hit a little too close to home.

My dentist is definitely getting a new Yeti. And the Periodontist probably is going to buy a new yacht.
  • 7 0
 Ouch!. I've been thinking of getting a full face for a while. When I read stuff like this, that Bell Super doesn't seem so expensive anymore. Get well soon, man!
  • 3 0
 been there me too (riding my motorbike) ... full face all the time since then. heal soon!
  • 4 0
 @decom: They are so worth it; I had a gnarly crash this summer and my full face helmet saved me. I still had a 10 second memory and spent three days in the hospital, but no dental work and no long-term effects from whipping my shit OTB. Already bought another and haven't even gone back to riding yet.
  • 9 0
 @decom: Thanks! It happened so suddenly, was actually on an easy ride with my buddy after his bout with an autoimmune disorder, he had been off the bike for a year and we were just chilling. I was up front and on a blown out dusty trail- front tire slid in moon dust when I was fully committed to it, and then immediately caught traction, sending me diagonally OTB. It was steep enough for me to fall through the air and not be able to catch myself. Teeth hit dirt directly and before I knew it, I was spitting blood all over the place and digging through the dirt for my lost teeth.

There was nothing to be done- root extracted and a titanium implant post put in where one tooth was, other front tooth is a shard and will need a crown, as will a third tooth.

I historically have been a fan of a light full face (I own a Stage) but in the summer heat, I’d grown fond of riding in a half lid for comfort- so how is that working out for me now? I’d gladly pedal up with a light full face in 90 degree heat if I knew what this would feel like. Hindsight 20/20.
  • 5 0
 @decom: Do it. Full faces are expensive for a bike helmet but waaay cheaper than restorative dental work.
  • 3 0
 Precisely why I ride full face now on every ride.
  • 2 0
 @vw4ever: LOL. I thought dentists were expensive until I went to a periodontist.
  • 1 0
 @decom: We should also wear mouth guards so we don't bite our tongues in half or crack teeth from a heavy crash as well...
  • 7 0
 @iamamodel: you speak the truf (I can’t pronounce the “th” sound right now)
  • 16 0
 Maybe i'm getting old but I really get concerned with people just 'giving er a go' with inverted stuff. Listen kids: most pros use a foam pit to get comfortable and safer with this stuff. Please don't just try and give a back flip a try and see how it turns out. Push your limits and have fun but for god sakes don't land on your head and neck. Some people (even teens and kids) never fully recover when things go bad... Debbie Downer out.
  • 15 0
 Kid at 1:40 - I hope he gave his Dad hell for not tightening the front wheel!
  • 6 0
 Walmart
  • 1 0
 Frickin SRAM/Trek Maxles!

Actually, on more stop motion, it's a quick release - wow, the dad didn't put the quick release on at all! I mean, I have a quick quick releases for all my bikes and even if the lever is not latched on at all and the opposing nut is somewhat screwed in, the wheel can't be pulled out. Sheesh! Way to go dad! I'm surprised the kid didn't notice the front wheel wobbling on the fork.
  • 3 0
 #DadFail!
  • 1 2
 Not tightening? Seems to me it wasn't even inserted... they don't just fall out!
  • 1 0
 @pourquois-pas: looks like a Wamart bike - so just nuts.
  • 7 1
 If you're old enough to do jumps, you're old enough to know how to tighten your own damn wheel.

Want kids that don't live in your basement as adults and have the confidence to try new things? Teach them that they're capable!
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: ...kid looked to be 7(ish)...this is 100% on Dad. Kid can learn to check bike but Dad needs to double check the check
  • 1 0
 Still not as dramatic as the 1st kid. He stuck the lander, but fear had him "playin' possum" and he just fell asleep mid launch.
  • 2 2
 @pourquois-pas: That's what she said!!!
  • 17 0
 Ha! I'm his dad. And I felt HORRIBLE!!! We did tighten it before riding and this was like his 7th time on this jump. I followed him a bunch and didn't notice any noises or issues before we filmed this either so really have no idea what happened. The wheel itself softened the blow a bit. He did it two more times after the crash as well and he's jumping higher and farther than ever (we did replace the skewer just in case).

It was on a decent spec'd Cannondale Trail 24.
  • 3 0
 @darkins44: happy he's okay and still sending it
  • 2 1
 @darkins44: Ok, you redeemed yourself for it not being a Walmart bike. We'll let it go this time. Glad he's good!.
  • 3 0
 @darkins44: I suspect that the QR in question uses an external cam? They are known to deform and be rendered unable to maintain tension (but they are cheaper to manufacture and lighter so are found in many bikes with quick release wheels). Grab an internal cam skewer for under $10 and rest easy.
  • 14 0
 Can we add Loic to this fail montage? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prbtunomg-Y
  • 3 1
 That one will go on Sunday save
  • 4 0
 @inonyme: That is no save... just a crazy ride
  • 7 0
 @inonyme: Gotta ride it out to count as a save
  • 1 0
 Ouch.
  • 3 0
 @PTyliszczak: Normally, I'd agree, but this one is another level of certain death save.
  • 1 0
 That clip is nutty. He seems to be floating for ever!
  • 9 0
 Had to watch the airbag one where the back end compresses and pings him forwards about 10 times, the camerman's laughter just reduced me to tears.
  • 9 1
 The majority of those shown crashing today were Outside subscribers
  • 1 0
 LOL. Awesome. : )
  • 3 0
 A little milder compared to recent FF videos, but entertaining nonetheless.
  • 3 0
 33 seconds: goofy huck and a save? (rad if on purpose)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhE0SKFt_Q0&t=33s
  • 7 0
 That is a sunday save
  • 1 0
 Yeah, not sure why this was even on as part of Fail Friday - there's actually a few in this Fail Friday that would be considered saves of Sunday.
  • 4 0
 At :50 he has a pole dancing career ahead of him
  • 3 0
 unreal 1:43! he almost re-installed that wheel
  • 3 0
 At :33 it looks like a save
  • 2 0
 I have a special fear of 1:57.

Whoever was riding at 2:22, I was cheering for you to make it. So close! lol
  • 2 0
 In 1:57, the guy didn't lower his seat and riding too high and too forward. Then, jammed on his brakes. In both of those cases, the features are not sessioned enough to see where the lines are, especially if you need to bail out safely (there was an option on his right side with the dirt beside the rock slab). At least the girl riding the rock had her dropper post down and lowered her center of gravity. She was committed and almost saved it. Good on her for that. Worse thing is to bail on the steepest sections by trying to step off the bike. The failure of the clip at 2:22 is the videographer who didn't cut out the last little bit. It would've been a save! Wink
  • 2 0
 I definitely saw some bones break. I feel for that guy's shoulder when he hits the tree.
  • 2 0
 I love that sport so much!
  • 2 0
 @ 0:19 needs a little Benny Hill Theme music
  • 2 0
 some instant classics on this one
  • 2 0
 2:30 - laughter before the fail. Novel concept. I like it.
  • 2 0
 2:27 - double tap to make sure that derailleur is dead.
  • 2 0
 dude at 1:27 sounds like he is from Italy
  • 1 0
 2:43 - I am not sure "Nice" is the correct feedback unless you were referring to her sweater
  • 1 0
 I thought that but then thought they may be German and saying no.
  • 1 0
 We've gotten a lot of "kurwa"s before but I think this may be our very first "porco Dio!"
  • 1 2
 All the folks who crashed should have used Kenda tires to stay rubber-side-down. Except the ones who crashed doing backflips. They need to ditch their Kenda's, because the Kenda's kept the rubber-side-down too much.
  • 1 0
 55 gets a Friday fail and a save on Sunday
  • 1 0
 Correction @48
  • 1 0
 good to see a fair share of both sexes making the edit this week
  • 1 0
 just lean all the way back and drag the front brake and go as slow as possible
  • 1 0
 When you hear the thud of a body hitting the dirt...
  • 1 0
 3:38 was a broken arm for sure. Ouch!
  • 1 0
 Trying to recreate Into the Gnarr, realizing you are not Yoann or Remey.
  • 1 0
 these are all worst case scenario
  • 1 0
 1:07 is deliciously nasty rock roll. No fun landing on the boards though.
  • 1 0
 1:25, is that Van Der Poel?
  • 1 0
 Second clip was missing Benny HIll music!
  • 1 0
 lots of smashed up frames and rear mechs this week, well done folks!
  • 1 0
 ‘Bout damn time……
  • 1 0
 2:05 Butt Jam!
  • 3 3
 Fing E-Bike at 3:38
  • 3 4
 Fing people complaining about Fing e-bikes.
Wouldn't "Effing" be a better option to not swear? Effing people who don't swear properly.
  • 1 1
 @Sscottt: They call 'em "fingers", but I never seen 'em fing. Oh, there they go.
  • 13 16
 We should encourage more women to join the sport. Their crashes are really funny.
  • 11 6
 The f*ck is wrong with you?
  • 6 2
 @nickfranko: Crash joy is not exclusively mono-gendered but in fact intersexional.
  • 2 0
 @JohanG: nah its just like the disney star wars where homegirl has the Force instantly and doesn't have to grind for it.

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