Video: Friday Fails #269

Apr 21, 2023
by Pinkbike Originals  
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  • 88 1
 The Spanish train pile up fiasco was my favourite this week. We really should be able to vote on these!
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 I like the idea, top 3 weekly winners move on to the top 12 for monthly vote. Top one per month moves on to end of year rollup of top 12. Have somebody narrate the top 12 of the year in a long format rollup and allow people to vote.

In the fails you could easily just put a # next to each one in the vid and use a numbered poll.
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 My favorite too....I was wondering how many more could have piled up. Another dozen?
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 SPANISH LIKE IN THE GROUP
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 @RadBartTaylor: Definitely a good idea!
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 I was waiting for the 4-strokes nearby to come down that trail and the real carnage to begin. Brrraaaappppp!!
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 More precisely in Chile
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 I was waiting for the motos to run them all over!
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 Para, para, para….
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 I would like to see the camera keeps rolling versions of these.
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 Demolishing Derby! Need more of those on the trails, especially when the ride group is over 10 people!
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 @mtbxever: los patos siempre dan jugo jajaja
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 @RadBartTaylor: bukake might be a typo in there ?
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 Sorry fat finger, didn’t mean to hit -ve
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 @RadBartTaylor: They can't even run an annual head-to-head photo of the year contest; your idea is well beyond their talents or at least desires.
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 @CSharp: hit to pass. Road Rash style
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 on a very old fail compilation on pinkbike they had a poll. but the each fail was a separat video.
  • 47 0
 Is that Crab Apple @ 2:28? Dude noses in that first jump, barely makes it then sends the second bigger one and destroys himself....no kneepads, there is a fine line between stupid and brave, but bravo my friend
  • 11 0
 As someone who has hit them and is still immensely scared by them, yep. you can't screw around on jumps this big; you need to pick them apart and dial them in order.
  • 28 0
 After the first jump where he almost went over the bars you think he would have been smart enough to skip the second.
  • 18 0
 In the immortal words of Kenny Rodgers:

"You got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run"
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 @reximus42: exactly - after that first one I'd just call it a job (barely) well done and go drink beer the rest of the afternoon.
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 It is Crab Apple, buddy of mine did the exact same thing handful of years ago...totally OTB on the 'big hit' jump at about 12 feet in the air. Brutal
  • 8 0
 100% should have stopped after flat landing the first one. As per @pylawn you can't f*ck around on these ones. It's like free falling from a building.

P.S. The opening "air" swim was majestic.
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 @ismellfish: I've seen em' up close and it's a hard nope for me....
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 When I watch this I wonder, is that sound the GoPro mic hitting the ground or bones breaking?
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 @lancemountainbike: Yup, and clearly he shoulda RUN!!!
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 @lancemountainbike: ya buddy, golden rule to almost everything in life, HODL!
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 Cleary someone who's never had a serious injury before, he'll learn his lesson!
  • 29 1
 I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you have the guts and the talent to even attempt a superman or backflip or a 10ft+ drop and you don't make it, that's not a fail in my book. That's just practice. Kudo's to them for even trying.
Also, I don't get the party train thing. Seems like you're just asking to get run over if you don't make it. I hate riding with someone behind me for that reason.
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 I agree. I have always felt backflip "fails" don't belong in Friday fails. Crashes are always the outcome when learning it.
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 @ShawMac: Most of them belong on saves, because they are good bails.
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 @andelinc @ShawMac , I see the 'fail' in those as just short for 'failed attempts'. Not failures.
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 @4thflowkage: Whatever happened to the Sunday Saves? I liked them better that the Saturday Sends!
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 bukake train
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 Up until the 2 minute mark when dude lacking 3rd grade understanding of gravity rolls off a rock drop at 0.2 miles an hour these were all fails on legit attempts. High quality of riding this week, even if they weren't 100% successful.
  • 8 0
 you mean when they some how manage to tuck the front wheel UNDER the ramp???
  • 18 0
 Improvised log skinny had zero chance, but the temptation was too strong.
  • 11 0
 Props to the filmer who watched his buddy eat it and then commented, "Pinkbike".
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 If this isn't an ad for full face helmets I don't know what is
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flag phil-e-b (Apr 21, 2023 at 20:06) (Below Threshold)
 bukake would be a good ad for full face as well
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 @phil-e-b: You've introduced that word three times on this page for no good reason.

It's okay to have a fetish, but it's not okay to non-consensually involve other people in it.
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 Big air edition.Hope everyone survived in more or less one piece. I enjoy the ones like the trail pile up or the tree skinny more than seeing people smash to the ground on 50ft jumps.
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 Agreed

The crashes when the people clearly survived with either none, or light injuries, are much easier to laugh at than the ones where you know they are just lucky to have survived, and are facing weeks/months of recovery.
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 Brutal one this week, those first three are baaaaaadddd.
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 The number of people that sort of appear to have survived the crashes without horrific injury, is impressive to me.

If I had crashed like the guy in the first opening clip, I'd be broken into 100 pieces, almost guaranteed.

Really makes me wish I'd picked up the sport when I was younger and still made of magic and rubber. My current goal is to learn to safely ride jumps before my bones turn ceramic Razz .
  • 8 0
 Adrenaline can make very hurt people seem not hurt (for a short while). I occasionally see the stars of Friday Fails post in the comments here. Quite often they will list their injuries. I would bet a a sizeable portion of the big accidents on Friday Fails involve at least 1 broken bone.
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 I was thinking yep its a young man's game.
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 That thumbnail is going to generate serious amounts of views on youtube.
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 2:28 is crabapple hits I think?
Lucky to ride away from the first landing so nose heavy, and silly enough to continue onto the second, and all without knee pads too.
Crazy.
  • 5 0
 That pile up @ 2:43... geez.
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 That was awesome!
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 Whole bunch of meatcrayon landings!
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 Whew! 1:50 if rock diving was a thing, he'd be next level.
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 I did something very similar on a rock only half that size, and the next thing I remember, I was a half-mile down the trail with a broken helmet and banged up knee. Two hikers were asking me for directions and I couldn't remember how to get back to the parking lot even though these were my "home" trails. Bad concussion. Wish I remembered what happened. Last thing in memory was approaching the lip, and I really thought I had enough speed. Lesson learned not to try stuff like that riding alone.
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 Yikes, that thumbnail can't be good... also 2:30 was a sign of things to come...
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 #245
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 How does a collarbone even have a chance in 0:22.
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 The sound on that last one, the bearskin, couldn't be better!
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 After recently separating my shoulder for the second time, these are getting difficult to watch!
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 I started watching this about 2 minutes into Room of Mirrors by Metallica. 10/10 would do that again
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 FF superman edition
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 Gotta say, this week's edition is what my nightmares are made of.
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 First vid is fake I think
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 Either that or the teeth of the guy in the first vid are now fake.
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 Some huge sends this week - hope all are OK. That's out of my paygrade.
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 Some of these I dont understand what happened, its weird.
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 only one real tree smack, is it arbor day?
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 Goddam Autocorrect, I meant Bar-Spin!!!
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 Beer-spit
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 Party Train Pile Ups to Yo Yo Yo
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 Hot dang..... this was a return to the old savage FF days.....
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 Yelling at 1:17- wonder who and what?
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 Full face helmet and bare knees always seems odd to me
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 I feel like this was a true man sized Friday Fails
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 lots of crumpling this week
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 lots and lots of crumpling
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 "Ja pierdolę!..."
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 That's my boy SENDIGO
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 OMG and me at 0:46 !! what a turn of events
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 Real Superman was epic
  • 1 0
 Crumple Stilskon







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