Video: Friday Fails #271

May 5, 2023
by Pinkbike Originals  
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 This makes me pretty stoked to have aged into a mellow XC toodler-about, who can no longer afford to break his body. You can keep your "sends" and "braps" and whippersnapper exploits. I think 3/4 of these fails would have killed or paralyzed me.
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 The FFs keep medical staff employed
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 Taking bike launch season to a whole other level
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 The older I get, the more I wince, and the earlier I stop watching FF.
  • 31 1
 Might just be me, but after every couple episodes of watching FF, I go out and turn down my rebound. Went out today and it was all the way down. Now have to start over!!
  • 3 1
 It's good to see the FF editors exhibit self-depracating humor... Thanks for being human beings!
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 Definitely done the same before but it's lack of techniqe makes you go over the bar, not just low speed rebound adjustment.
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 I keep turning mine up! Need that extra bounce on the front end.
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 I think you might wanna turn up LSC, that’s usually the problem for me. And give the lips off stuff a little pop.
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 With heavy thump, a lifeless lump, They dropped down one by one.
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 Up the irons!
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 Rhyme of the Recent Pedallers
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 Send it like the Flight of Icarus!
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 The Bugle sounds the charge begins, But on this gnarly trail no one wins, The snell of sweaty gear and shitted pants, As I plunge on into certain fail.
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 Pretty sure that a fair number of those fails wouldn't have been fails if they were recorded in landscape.
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 For the win.
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 That desert plant waited 100 years to get enough water to finally bloom and Jerry took it out.
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 Instant karma
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 So many good examples of why you should put a fullface helmet on when you go above your abilities.
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 I don't ride without out a full race now
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 And gloves.
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 So many good examples of why you should go above your abilities for my entertainment!
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 A hearty amen. I switched to full face a few years ago as a preventive step. Happy to have the extra protection.
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 The guy who was doing the flipping/tailwhip trick showed some pretty masterful crashing skills. Homeboy didn't appear to be wearing any safety gear and still looked non the worse for wear as he popped to his feet.
Of course that could have just been the adrenaline talking...
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 Yes, masterclass on how to crash with flow and let the impact dissipate in sliding...
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 The most painful friday fail this week was my Property law final...
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 2:55....I see we are still letting our Ibis to the job.....
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 yes! i was going to say it looked like an ibis! lol even the ibis couldn't help a foot off the pedal.
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 2:33 looks like major back injury.
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 2:33- Kid looks to be completely out…that did not look good, hope he was ok
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 @retiredebayrider: he looked like a corpse
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 An inspirational medley of crashes as usual to remind us how now to ride.

A couple of technical suggestions to the PinkBike Devs and editors;
1) Please stop with the video autoplay, or give us an option to set it to manual control. Not so much of an issue with FF, but in other articles it drains bandwidth if we just want to read what's under the vid
2) Vertical aspect ratio entries should be compended into the YT Shorts format. I'd wager most pb users are phone forward and vertical aspect makes the content about 1-1.5" wide. Even on good phones that's not enough pixels to make it a decent viewing experience.
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 How many of those nose dives could have been avoided be riding the grim doughnut?
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 Face slam edition. Ouch
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 "Excuse me"
Most polite introduction to a fail.
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 and that kids, is why you always wear a full face
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 Very bold to wear a tank top among the yucca and cactus
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 0:47 is part of the Squamish Enduro course, will be interesting to see people hitting it at race speed!
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 Hope that’s not a blind stage race, otherwise we‘re gonna see some more FF clips of that.
I was wondering why this guy overshot the last section that had…
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 "This week's biggest fail: forgetting to publish Friday Fails until 2pm. "

Dead to me
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 The first loading ad bit was the biggest Fail
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 So glad I did not watch this prior to today's ride, I hit everything I could get to drops, jumps, rolls, etc. The DJ not great for climbing but so fun on the trail..
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 Bike @ 20 seconds flies an awful long way.
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 0:35 was a quality tuck and roll by the young-un. 2:00 was a bonus 2 for 1.
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 Finally some one answers the are you good question. Okay im good.
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 Honestly! I'm a band director, and my students usually request to watch the Fails at the end of class. WE ALMOST DIED.
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 These are some brutal hits this week. many vibes to the smashed and concused.
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 So much camera time went by on that last one, it was like an entire story...
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 0:54 had some impressive hang time
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 You mean - free-fall time
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 Let’s see e-bike fails!
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 Pretty tame this week, I count only 2 trips to the hospital.
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 FF get up and walk away edition.
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 @pink505: Thank our lucky star for that !
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 Ty kraaavo.

2:12 - WT??
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 Either a miracle landing safe, or he is possibly dead
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 That guy went exactly where he was looking. Once it started to go wrong he never took his eyes off that drop. And that's where he went. Like all of us *EVERY TIME*. Keep those eyes on the prize, always look where you want to be.
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 @dkendy1: Nah, I was able to ride few mins later, still, lucky me...
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 1:44 is a good reminder to clean/bleed/inspect my brakes hahah
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 Dude @ 1:03 = 1, Tour de France peloton = 0
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 Omg that first one has got to hurt and same with falling off that cliff
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 This one made me say OMG ! FU_k! out loud like 5 times.
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 Hope that kid at 2:30 wasn’t seriously broken.
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 00:48 .... Painness to watch
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 I swear some of those body slams made my tablet move.
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 Dobře!
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 what happened







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