Video: Friday Fails #262

Mar 3, 2023
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 If I had a friend who said "gnarly bruh" in that exact voice I would wanna crash too
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 sounded like the AXS hits a shift before the slam lol
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 "do a wheelie!"
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 (Voice over in Disney narrator style)
And gnarly it was indeed.
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 I think we all knew it was gonna end bad with the goggles backwards on the head.
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 Gotta be one of the least lethal FFs I've seen in a while.
Thanks Pinkbike! I actually still want to go riding after watching this one Smile
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 What happened at 1:25? Maybe that's the result of fatigue but the rider's arms seemed to collapse.

2:10 is the distinct posture of ITOFTS - I'm too old for this sh*t
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 Great question! The rider is coming up to the jump and starts shifting their weight forward to anticipate the jump face, but as they're moving forward and standing up to absorb the force of the jump, their rear wheel hits a rock or root that they hadn't noticed. When the rider's rear wheel hits the bump, the rear wheel slows down significantly and the riders weight shifts forward violently. It looks like the rider is also braking with the rear brake a little to speed check before the jump, which is going to exacerbate how much the rear wheels slows down when they hit the rock or root. If the rider isn't expecting a lot of traction from the rear wheel as they're braking and then they hit a rock and the rear wheel instantly locks up, it's really bad. It's a pretty common way to crash, and you can even see World Cup DH racers crash in this exact way sometimes when they don't see a tiny rock or root at the wrong time. I've eaten shit this way in race runs. It sucks.
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 @TEAM-ROBOT: "nerd" - Jacob Furbee
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 @treymotleyDH: That is correct
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 ITOFTS too but that doesn't stop me either..lol
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 @TEAM-ROBOT: or spinal stenosis

The stutter bumps coming in could have temporarily paralyzed the rider.

That was how we found out about my wife's condition.

She hit the deck too but much harder and much worse consequences.
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 @TEAM-ROBOT: as long as you’re aware
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 Penis arms, quite common on Friday fails.
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 First thing that came to my mind at 1:25 was poor suspension set up. Chattery bumps like that should be absorbed by your fork.
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 Those captions add a whole new level of enjoyment. I’m wheezy chuckling all over the place.
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 ya buddy, i've gone full caption for a few weeks now. really adds another level of enjoyment Smile
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 Just went back for a rerun with captions on. That's magic! Tears.....
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 Pretty neat that dude at 1:51 was out riding with his Mother
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 I believe her name is "Mother Francis"
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 Gravity has it out for front wheels this week.
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 This week there's still a few people in way over their head, and inexplicably hitting trees and whatnot, but the level of rider skill and (unsuccessful) stunts has taken a big step up.
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 At least he cleared the water crossing.
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 Could be a save really
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 Several 'camera guys' need to be flogged and shamed for filming action in Portrait mode. ALWAYS film action in landscape folks...always.
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 Thought that there were several semi to fully unconscious victims, errr "riders" today.

Saw some bright lights myself last week, so I stand in solidarity with you... Rock on fellow concussee's!!!!
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 2.29 - he pulled a Van der Poelie.
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 I think his shorts clip the 29" rear wheel and actually "hit the brakes" with one wheel still on the drop. Catastrophic.
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 dude at 0:27 so pinned and steezy, but he still makes the same deathbed moan when he goes to zero immediately
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 Gotta love high velocity combined with low skill!
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 Holy moly these are good, I mean bad, well…. You get it PB.
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 Dad of the year at 0:55.
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 One of the few times I've a guy pop out of a dry creek and imitate a salmon & just slap a dude minding his own business!
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 I will never understand how people dont pull up when going off a drop and just straight up ride off it like its a curb.
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 if we are referring to the guy who superman'd off the drop...it's b/c his ass got sucked into the rear tire as he was going off. Got to imagine getting your balls pinched before you are slammed into the ground has got to be terrible
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 @SATN-XC: I was mostly referring to a lot of the fails we see in most of the episodes they post. For sure a lot less drop fails in this one but I swear there was one where it was just a straight ride off haha.
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 @SATN-XC: You mean your gnarberries?
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 was there a FF261? i don't remember it getting posted...
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 Lots of people out there need to dial the rebound back a touch.
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 Using the compression shaming in your arms and legs would be even more effective
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 Gnarly bruh...
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 What is the thing that flies off at 1:00? I
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 Helmet visor... after slamming face to ground.
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 What the hell happened to Phil at 1:25? That looks like an actual JRA...
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 Nice fade to black at the end.
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 I do admire their bravery !
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 These were pretty good, looked like quite a few were attempts at pushing their limits with successful bails. I like it.
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 2:21 -Only thing better than slow motion crashing is slow motion laughing,
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 Spring is almost here. Maybe we'll get some fresh material......
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 1:29 kid died
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 Screw the guy that left the stumps to the left of the trail at 3:06.
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 3:10 wins for the actual worst fail this week
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 I think I need a Pinkbike (crash) jersey...
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 1:18 isn't technically a fail since he made it to the other side. Smile
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 The Huck Edition FF.
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 made it!
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