Video: Friday Fails #188

Sep 17, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


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


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139 Comments

  • 67 1
 That's a lot of orange my man
  • 55 0
 well orange you the fashion police then
  • 14 0
 orange ya gonna see if he's ok?
  • 13 0
 @moturner: I'm sure he'll peel off back to the parking lot once his buddies are done laughing
  • 25 0
 @SATN-XC: After his mates have stopped taking the pith?
  • 4 2
 Must be hunting season
  • 4 1
 The Totum Poles were disgusted and revoked his entry!
  • 3 0
 never go full orange
  • 2 0
 @dglobulator: winning pun for sure
  • 4 0
 That jokes being freshly squeezed for all it’s worth…
  • 1 0
 Sponsored by gunk
  • 57 0
 We need a term for going into a drop too slow..."Walking the plank?" ""Pirating?" Gotta pair with the dead sailor.
  • 89 1
 Dropping Anchor
  • 19 2
 Paralysis by analysis
  • 11 0
 Shiver me timber’s
  • 1 0
 Gravity
  • 9 0
 @SATN-XC: have my vote, captain!
  • 5 0
 I always picture a “drinking bird”. You know those creepy perpetual motion wooden birds?
  • 8 0
 gangplanker
  • 2 0
 Drunk sailor?
  • 2 0
 @SATN-XC: "Dropping the brown anchor?"
  • 1 0
 kerplooping
  • 1 0
 @Arepiscopo: huge LOL at that one. Horrible thing to write but!
  • 4 0
 @howsyourdad: Its really not meant that way. I coach American football here and in context it really just means you shut down because you're overthinking something.
  • 1 0
 Stop drop and roll?
  • 1 0
 @Arepiscopo: aha i get ya!
  • 1 0
 The Angry Pirate.

(U.D. if not familiar!)
  • 2 0
 @LightningBolt: This. He gangplanked the drop and ate shit deluxe.
  • 48 1
 Holy shit, this weeks fails are aggressive haha
  • 8 0
 lots of scorpions out there...
  • 6 0
 @SATN-XC: Can't think of much else that's worse than watching someone fold like lawn-chair
  • 3 0
 Brutal
  • 2 0
 my back is sore from watching lol!
  • 11 0
 If there's one thing I'm taking away from this, it's that head angles have not yet reached optimal slackness
  • 3 0
 Couldn't get past the first minute this week, wow the neck is stronger than I realised.

Shout-out to table drop hero at 25s who seems to be working on some next level stoppy, nose bonk to tailwhip (or decade) trick to go up against Semenuk.
  • 1 0
 So many people going through the front door. Jesus.
  • 2 0
 @mattg95: they can only help so much, when riders don't understand weight transfer
  • 40 0
 This was the Super Bowl of Friday Fails for sure. Had my squirming in my chair. 1:03: "That's good speed". For what, dying? Thanks Dad.
  • 30 0
 What was waterfall guy thinking??
  • 11 0
 couldnt tell if at the end his face was one of embarrassment or if he broke his ankle
  • 5 0
 I was thinking the same thing! The look on his face was great, "Who the F put that waterfall there"
  • 2 0
 ya that was one of the weirdest fails i've ever seen ...
  • 2 0
 It looked like he wanted to take a different line to get to where his buddy was waiting, but then something went wrong and couldn't recover.
Sucks when ya think you got a solution to a problem but then physics says "no."
  • 3 0
 That's a nice section of trail at VBN, Quebec. You traverse a small stream on a big slab of rock. It looks to me like the rider attempted a wheelie while is buddy is filming but his front wheel goes down in the only slippery spot and he looses control... I rode there maybe 30 times but never seen anything like this...
  • 27 0
 When you see the first clip you know this episode is going to be brutal
  • 16 0
 I'm fine. I'm fine...
  • 3 11
flag JakeEPooh (Sep 17, 2021 at 11:12) (Below Threshold)
 Holy hell, the sound of the impact had me reaching for the mouse to close the tab. I only made it about another minute in before I just couldn't watch anymore. I'm getting really soft in my old age.
  • 6 0
 @JakeEPooh: it might be that flair tag effecting you.
  • 4 1
 @JakeEPooh: not sure if you got downvoted for having outside + or for being a boomer or both
  • 4 0
 @mm732: Those are both valid reasons.
  • 7 1
 @jakemcab: it makes me want to downvote myself.
  • 18 0
 The wheel blowup @2:48 made me chuckle.
Thought you had the jump landed? Wheel said Fcuk it not on my watch
  • 16 0
 Teacher Pro Tip: 90 minute classes need a break in the middle. Friday Fails delivers! Now if only my students would pay as much attention during my lessons...
  • 2 0
 I've showed my students and many of them look back at me like I'm some sort of maniac as I'm killing myself laughing.
  • 18 0
 Ah the old no hander to can't find my handlebars again.
  • 1 0
 Made me wonder if there's any other sport where people choose to do a move whose name includes the word "suicide"?
  • 13 0
 Some of these could qualify for the upcoming series, "Friday Fatalities."
  • 6 0
 there was some serious carnage this week
  • 11 0
 What was the flash of light at 2:14? Was there a 2nd shooter in the bushes? Alien attack?
  • 7 0
 that was me!! i think it was just an artifact from lens flare or something. i had a pedal strike (stroke?) with a rock
  • 12 0
 Waterfall crash at @2:09. Never seen that before. Refreshing!
  • 10 0
 We can all agree Captain Naranja deserved to loop out of his wheelie based solely on his kit precisely matching Pantone Sunrise Orange.
  • 2 0
 I was calling him Sunkist Boy. I'm not into fashion, but that's a hideous kit.
  • 8 0
 How did he flat the front tire upon landing? I can’t remember the last time or if I’ve ever flatted the front tire.
  • 3 0
 You and me both, as it's such an odd thing to happen. That said, many years ago my buddy blew out his front tire in mid air at the Whistler bike park. We were hitting a tabletop and he was slightly ahead of me. As he leaves the lip I hear a pop, and he proceeds to crash hard on the landing. I've been riding for many years, and that was the first time I've ever seen that happen. Hopefully it's the last time as well.
  • 2 0
 @hypa: damn that’s a rough go
  • 1 0
 Looks like he was running super low pressure in his fork (watch the entry) & bottomed out his fork hard on the landing. I guess it's either going to be the handlebars, headtube, crown, or wheel.
  • 6 0
 Friday Fails has taught me that if I ever get to ride in BC, I'm promised at least one ass-over teakettle down a rock slab.
  • 7 0
 Can we appreciate the excellent unclipping skills of our hero at 1:54?
  • 1 0
 Yeah that was WILD
  • 4 0
 Buddy in the opening scene thought he was going to pop off that rock like Martin Soederstrom.... I can totally see myself doing the same thing haha
  • 5 0
 “I’m fine, I’m fine” *sigh - this is bound to end up on Pinkbike…*
  • 6 0
 Guy at 1:02: "That's good speed yeah yeah!"
Narrator: "It wasn't."
  • 5 0
 It's not a fail if you are in the front page of Pinkbike,is it! Props to all the optimistic shreders out there!
  • 4 0
 That superman at 1:15 was all time!

Then the 'friend' at 1:48.... "Again?"
  • 2 0
 He asks estas bien?
Although I have a feeling it's not the first time his buddy pulls that kind of move...
  • 1 0
 @Boissal: ahhh, I definitely heard it wrong then.
  • 4 0
 Field Test - When was the last time you even went OTB?
Friday Fails - Hold my beer…
  • 4 0
 For me, these were the best compilation of videos in a good while. That opening fail set the tone. Good job team.
  • 2 0
 Could we get some upvotes to stop asking if brothers and sisters are OK while they're still in motion and just let them reveal when they are ready?
Cuz I mean damn! It's just ridiculous no matter what language you speak.
  • 5 0
 Total pile driver week.
  • 4 0
 Deserved what he got for wearing that much orange. CMON MAN!
  • 4 0
 that's a broken wrist with four pins at ~1:25
  • 3 0
 These look and feel completely different now after breaking my collarbone at the weekend.
  • 3 0
 Agree...

if it makes you feel better, you buddies who watched you break your collarbone are feeling the same way... speaking from experience. (buddy broke collarbone in 3 places AND his shoulder blade... he's like boneless chicken now)
  • 3 0
 you may be fine, but how is the rock you tried to break with your face.
  • 2 0
 the hollow thud he made on that fall....oof
  • 3 0
 Pull harder young laddy......
  • 3 0
 2:10, Let's call it a save!
  • 1 0
 What actually happened there?
  • 4 0
 So. Many. Yetis.
  • 1 0
 Same thought here. Heading to the park on Sunday... maybe I should stay home and watch football...
  • 3 0
 This week should have been renamed #faceplantfriday
  • 2 0
 This week’s fails are brought to you by your local orthopedic surgeon. That yeti e-bike will be laid for in no time!
  • 2 0
 Every Cameraman "Are you ok" - before the crash victim even hits the ground...LOL
  • 1 0
 Kind of like he could tell the future
  • 1 0
 Many a Nose was damaged in the filming of this production.... Mine hurts from just watching all of the face plants on display.
  • 1 0
 Love the camera work on 3:09. More people need to use the "zombie apocalypse" color filter in MTB edits. Also, the landing area looked sketchy AF.
  • 1 0
 The new “I’m fine, I’m fine” auto tune Friday Fails theme song has stepped ahead of whatever I was hoping for in a Grim Donut update.
  • 2 0
 what the hell happened at 2:12? I'm sure I saw an explossion.
  • 2 0
 I heard it too, like there was someone on a grassy knoll
  • 2 0
 that was me!! i think it was just an artifact from lens flare or something. i had a pedal strike (stroke?) with a rock, hence the noise
  • 3 0
 Hes no Mike Hannah
  • 2 0
 Protip: try to not go OTB.
  • 1 1
 Is it just me or the Fails have been getting a lot more severe ... seems like the riders are a lot more courageous and taking bigger risks as the season advances
  • 1 0
 I aspire to someday have to same level of self confidence as the guy at 3:34
  • 1 0
 Aaaand it's groundskygroundskygroundskygroundsky I'm Goooooooddd... So many ragdolls
  • 2 0
 "That's good speed. Ya ya ya."
  • 1 0
 Camera guy set him up for fail, didn’t he? Lol
  • 1 0
 This weeks Friday fails brought to you by your face . This is a top ten FF in my book.
  • 2 0
 Where the hell was waterfall guy going?
  • 1 0
 The complete lack of fear coupled with complete lack of skill on display here never ceases to amaze!
  • 1 0
 the theme song for @1:14 - Superman by The Kinks
  • 1 0
 Painful week, especially for the upper-body. Lots of crunchy endos.
  • 1 0
 I hope that dude @:30 has Life Alert.
  • 1 0
 Man these are some aggressive videos this week. Love it!
  • 1 0
 @ 1:11 - send? @ 1:12 - nope, fail.
  • 1 0
 Time for your weekly physics lesson.
  • 1 0
 Friday Fails Piledriver / Scorpion Edition
  • 1 0
 The lawn dart at 1:13 has to be an Olympic record
  • 1 0
 2:44 needs to flash to Clint Eastwood aiming and shooting his rifle.
  • 1 0
 Soooooooooo much from brake
  • 1 0
 Dude in the orange trying to be all wheelie cool. Lol
  • 1 0
 Y'all are taking the bike - body separation advice the wrong way...
  • 1 0
 Agent orange at Maple Mtn!
  • 1 0
 Broken leg at 1:55??? Sounds nasty and hurts to watch. Ugh
  • 1 0
 at the ankle perhaps, he grabs it right away....bike and rider hit the ground simultaneously so its hard to pinpoint the source for the noise
  • 1 0
 Mt.washy represent ! 0:25
  • 1 0
 OTB Special. Ouch. Scorpion much
  • 1 0
 I saw the reason for 2:12. pedal strike sniper.
  • 1 0
 Wow, those two rock slab crashes in a row....carnage!!
  • 1 0
 He literally ate dirt in the first clip…
  • 1 0
 WTF, who builds a tranny in the middle of a creek?
  • 1 0
 Holy Shit @ 1:14!!!
  • 1 0
 Is that him making that "yeah" noise as he gets launched or his suspension?
  • 1 0
 Mik.....autocorrect..
  • 1 0
 *paid for dammit
  • 1 0
 1:15....double thumbs up
  • 1 0
 0:41 is brutal.

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