Video: Friday Fails #65

Apr 19, 2019
by Pinkbike Staff  

It's Friday and you know what that means... fails!


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals




111 Comments

  • + 98
 The real Friday Fail is filming in portrait mode.
  • + 13
 I don’t do insta story is the new “I’m vegan”
  • + 4
 @WAKIdesigns: I'm so guilty
  • + 10
 the state of some of the jumps is shocking and where in the hell was rocket man expecting to land at 2.25?
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: no its not.
  • + 3
 @markbe: He was just scoping out where to build the landing
  • + 73
 That last crash was a bit rock n roll.
  • + 6
 Where that bolder came from?
  • + 122
 @inonyme: He had just stolen a golden statue but it was booby trapped by a large bolder that was released when he removed it. We just caught the last several moments of the video where he failed to out run it.
  • + 30
 @inonyme: Nine times out of ten it’s Willie Coyote
  • + 17
 @oldfaith: Wyle E. Coyote, Esquire to you good sir.
  • + 12
 The only Arabic word I know is La. It means no.
  • - 4
flag maddiver (Apr 19, 2019 at 12:42) (Below Threshold)
 @allthegoodusrnamesaretaken: basically Indiana Jones Smile
  • + 1
 @bizutch: Wyle E Coyote, Esquire, Genius I believe
  • + 4
 @inonyme: It was the rock he rolled over when he otb'd.
  • + 3
 @oscartheballer: Wyle E Coyote, Esquire, Super Genius. It has a nice ring to it.
  • + 46
 Are these flicks from 1997 or are people really that terrible on 8k bikes.
  • + 51
 People crash a lot when leaving the ground, news at 11.
  • - 4
flag getsomesy (Apr 19, 2019 at 10:43) (Below Threshold)
 They all just suck at riding, They need to ride more, scroll work and buy less.
  • + 5
 @Explodo: Haha!

This just in, bolder chases man's bike down the hill...

Our man on the trail reports - watch out for trees, full report after the weather...
  • + 5
 People approaching drops while seated haha
  • + 12
 Skills and upper body strength sold separately.
  • + 3
 Most of them are on much cheaper bikes and it has nothing to do with the bike. They’re either terrible riders, in above their skill level, or just had a moment of bad judgement.
  • + 41
 How's that helmet strap working out for 2:35?
  • + 1
 love seeing a dumbass who didn't strap their helmet tight have it fly off
  • + 17
 put your strap on, on...
  • + 1
 Hope helmet has Wavecell.
  • + 9
 Happens pretty much every week as well. Its insane to me how people will actually put the helmet on, yet just not take the extra 3 seconds to buckle/secure it.

Its like mentally they understand that helmets are good, and so they should have one on. But somehow don't grasp the fact that if things go wrong, it won't just stay on because its "snug" right now.

I guess we went from helmets being "uncool" years and years ago, to buckled helmets being "uncool"now? Progress I guess? Give it another 20 years, and finally buckling the helmets will be cool?
  • + 3
 @ocnlogan: Well, at least that guy learnt his lesson and will buckle up from now on. Or he, simply, will not.
  • + 1
 Yeah. I think that the must figure that the helmet is tight enough that a strap isn’t needed. Just about every week you see some ding dong crash and immediately remove the helmet indicating no strap.
  • + 1
 This crash is mine :p firstly this is test jump to know where landing should be.. Secondly my strap Just tore apart while i crash and finally this jump is really small - no fear even with crash ????
  • + 1
 @patrykfr:
Yikes. I've never heard of a strap tearing apart/breaking like that. Sounds unlucky Frown . Maybe its time to invest in one that should stay on better. Personally I wouldn't have much confidence in it anymore after that.

Glad to hear you're ok though. And, whats more, you're sending stuff that still scares me, so props for that as well Smile /
  • + 34
 the Whistler Aline crash.....maybe the most embarrassing place to do that, right under the lift!
  • + 1
 "The Producer"!
  • + 4
 yep. Mellowest lip of the run at that.
  • + 17
 Pretty high on the list. GLC drop was better for that, and you can't top crashing into the bike wash station at the bottom in front of 300 people.
  • + 7
 @twd953: Bike wash station ftw!
  • + 1
 @rrolly: never thought of that one. If I had while there, it would have been like a tractor beam if I'd thought about it once.
  • + 2
 @bizutch: you could probably have jerryoftheday footage for insta every half hour.
  • + 2
 I’m almost positive I watched that from the chair...
  • + 4
 @twd953: Even better than watching the GLC carnage was the first weekend of the step up feature that replaced it. The lip was pretty steep and I think just while we were sitting at lunch/drinks we counted 13 dead sailor OTB's and they were gnarly. The kids that all wanted to be cool and train it let their not so skilled buddy go first and it was like a interstate pile up. Patrol got their money's worth

They mellowed the lip for the weekend after though.
  • + 20
 "Let me show you how its done" -Boulder
  • + 2
 Are 180 pound boulders covered under the warranty???
  • + 16
 Mountain bikes 2019:

Go slow, don't pull up, land like shit. Purdy cool.
  • + 12
 Kudos to that kid who crashed! I hate seeing kids get hurt but he’s not at home with his face plastered to an iPad or an Xbox.
  • + 2
 Also he wasn't enduro'd out with just knee pads and a fancy half shell. Full Face, hard pads and neckbrace etc etc. Dad knows what he is doing. Probably the most dangerous sport our kids will ever do, no reason to mess around and go cheap on the protection gear.
  • + 12
 @Svinyard: seems like he went cheap on cranks/BB axle though?
  • + 3
 @aps62: Ha maybe. SUPER hard to find kid's cranks in 125mm and 140mm length tho (20" and 24" bikes). OEM's just don't make them. TrailCraft cranks are amazing, tho they are nice and light weight...but maybe not designed to take a hit like that?
  • + 7
 @aps62: XTR bottom bracket, but still square taper is the only cranks in 115mm. This kid only gets hurt off the bike and is amazing to watch. Walked away from that, tightened crank up and did it again.
  • + 1
 That grom is a ripper.
  • + 12
 99% involve gaps and going over the bars. Seems there is a valuable lesson here.
  • + 13
 This jumpline...
  • + 2
 Yeah. I think he meant to say “these tiny mounds”. Must have gotten his words mixed up.
  • + 11
 i do not like the one where his head falls off :^(
  • + 9
 Who could've possibly predicted at 2:30 that jumping off a big lip to flat with an unsecured helmet would end badly?
  • + 8
 nothing says kook like going OTB at low speed
  • + 6
 TWO bikes squeaked like ducks and then went over the front. Also Chase could not have fallen any better with that crank coming off - lucky kiddo.
  • + 1
 That’s Elliot. He’s a beast, they just don’t make good cranks in a 115mm size
  • + 1
 At least one of those squeaks, if not both, was the good ol' stem twist.
  • + 4
 Good thing it is Pinkbike and there are plenty of biked for sale. He can get another one for a great deal OR run down after it. Like searching for a golf ball or just getting anew one ????
  • + 5
 I went to get a banana out of our hanging fruit basket and the whole thing fell on my head like an infomercial.
  • + 7
 Dude, that last one!!!
  • + 4
 @momo-noriaki @nikoniko @shingen you guys made it to the home page of PB!!! Salute Beer
  • + 1
 Yaaaaaaaa Super happy! Thank you for noticing! Beer
  • + 1
 Thank you Beer Beer
  • + 3
 I must admit, I am a terrible person. Watching rather unskilled people getting hurt on small jumps is particularly satisfying
  • + 4
 You would enjoy biking with me then. It would be very entertaining.
  • + 5
 boy's head came clean off
  • + 5
 Bike? Check. Helmet? Check. Skills? Che.........
  • + 3
 The nerdy humor gets me... this jumpline...... *crashes* ..... did not go well heuheuheuheu
  • + 2
 Did the guy at 1:12 run over a squeaky toy?
Ezra, please pick up after yourself. Razz
  • - 1
 This has to be some of the worst riding and avoidable crashes in any friday fail i have seen. I'm glad that my FF part was at least eating it on a big gnarly move. This FF could be used as a textbook argument for a major downside of long reaches and a bent over the front weight on hands stance. None of these people can support their weight with their arms and almost all of them buckle over the front of the bike, very avoidably. Sure having relatively strong posture could help, but the case remains the same.
  • + 2
 Now I'm not a big air expert (I'm up to about 4ft on drops) so take this all with a giant grain of salt, but someone who instructed me said that landing in a way that you have to support your weight with your arms is the whole problem, i.e. that the landing should mainly be absorbed by the legs because that's what they're designed to do. Or maybe that's what you're saying and I'm misunderstanding.
  • + 0
 @DrPete: Sorry i wasn't more clear, I mean the same thing. Weight should generally be supported by the legs, not the arms.


Being strong or skilled would help these people, but the video still makes clear that riding a long reach, stretched over the front posture is just asking to introduce your sternum to your steer tube, for most people.

I've hit 100' jumps and 30' drops to transition and over shot some pretty big stuff to flat, and sometimes clobber boulders pretty hard head on. I have had a pretty high rate of "hold it together" in all sorts of adverse situations, much of which i would attribute to being in a low, centeral, balanced, strong, position, and being reactive instead of dead sailor.

if you dont believe me look at a mx race or bmx freestyle. they stand on the bikes, with their feet, sticking huge jumps. when mx are leaning forward its cause they are on the throttle hard. NO ONE even dh and slopestyle riders land with such pronounced weight on their hands.
  • + 1
 Play this and this www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAuYdt-aXg8 at the same time and listen to the glory.

HAPPY SHREDDING !!!
  • + 2
 That last fall is insane. He’s lucky the rock didn’t hit him and send him down the mountain Eek
  • + 1
 Riding skill is substantially smaller their bike budget for a majority of these guys.
  • + 2
 I am surprised to see it! Appearance
  • + 1
 Watching this inspired me not to try the sketchy rock roll/drop in my local woods for another week... or bring a camera.
  • + 1
 Probably should have chosen a different video to watch before my post-work dirt jump session.
  • + 2
 Best crash was at 00:45. He thought he'd John Cena that tree. NOPE!!!
  • + 2
 That guy at 2:35, I'm pretty sure his bike exploded and his head fell off.
  • + 2
 another great week for the trees...and for that we thank you
  • + 1
 I see these Friday fails as iterations and possibilities that can go wrong via a number of variables, I try not to laugh lol
  • + 1
 Except so many of them could have gone only one way. ????
  • + 2
 @dbendixen: they went the way of the outcomes. I always try to look and anticipate the speed, what type of bicycle there Riding and the type of terrain. There's alot of variables. Karmic debt is a thing, laughing and taking these fail Fridays incessantly casual as a weekly dose of endorphins, is a low perception. These are videos for learning!
  • + 1
 Crash at 1:46 in, I'm sure the warranty inquiry email consisted of, "I was just riding along."
  • + 2
 2:15...Apex in Jeffco?? Looks familiar...
  • + 1
 I thought the same.
  • + 1
 I was thinking it was Matthews Winters?
  • + 1
 keep the psychopaths satisfied for another week.
  • + 1
 How did he go straight into the tree at :37 without braking???
  • + 1
 80% of people in these vids should stick to soccer.
  • + 1
 I see what you did there.
  • + 1
 Watch rider's head closely @2:30.

Does the helmet have MIPS?
  • + 1
 Damn! That's a nice send at 1:12
  • + 1
 The guy in the rain, did his enve rim fail?
  • + 1
 The treehuggers were the best lol.
  • + 1
 Chase!
  • - 1
 75% of these people should just "NOT" ride mountain bikes. Beach cruisers maybe.
  • + 21
 Everybody should ride mountain bikes.
  • - 1
 Crazy how people are not able ro jump!
  • + 22
 Or spell...
  • + 4
 You were born with the knowledge and skills of how to jump a bike?
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