Video: Friday Fails #91

Nov 8, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  

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








129 Comments

  • 77 0
 it's so easy to think that you are better than everyone in the fails, then get wrecked later today.
  • 8 2
 never a truer word spoken. everyone here is clearly pushing their on personal limits. too far!
  • 63 0
 Everyone knows that watching Friday fails gives you crash immunity for 36hrs.
  • 20 0
 Just remember to always look at where you want to go and never at the tree you want to avoid; instant unbreakable magnetism every time!
  • 2 0
 @TheUnknownMTBR: never look at the sheep you're chasing!
  • 3 0
 @TheUnknownMTBR: this is the truth! I know im not riding well when im looking at things i want to avoid
  • 5 0
 While true, I at least like to think my brakes sound and function better than that one guy who's brakes sounded like a trumpet prior to pummeling a tree chest first. Like bro, fix that.
  • 1 0
 @TheUnknownMTBR: Yep - just like tree-skiing. Don't look at the trees, look at the space between them.
  • 4 0
 @juicebanger: I took that to be his brakes laughing at him.
  • 1 1
 @RADVANBIKES: This! Hahahaha it didn't work for me though 29th/30th of September Smile very nice broken ankle. Cabin fever currently... one more week in moon boot.
  • 1 0
 @Grononosse: depends on your specific time zone and when you view it! Lol
  • 2 0
 @maddiver: It only works if you watch it from start to finish on pinkbike, sound on! JK
  • 32 0
 This lot should have the Benny Hill music playing to it.
  • 9 5
 Probably a few blank stares from the younger Gen on this comment. I'm old enough to appreciate it.
  • 2 0
 @Bikesnale: Ha Ha! Cheers!
  • 3 0
 Yakety Sax is the anthem of my life.
  • 1 4
 @Bikesnale: OK Boomer.
  • 1 0
 Just mute the vid, open a new tab, and run www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

Works fine! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @yoobee: awesome!
  • 18 1
 1:35: stop in the middle of the line. cause a crash behind you. then ask if they're alright. no he's not f*cking alright! he should plowed into your dumbass!
  • 3 2
 Yeah, that cunt needs to stop doing that.
  • 13 0
 Watching these is so much better than listening to a lecture on French history.
  • 28 0
 Man, try listening to a lecture on business process modelling, send Louis XVI my regards
  • 46 10
 What was the name of a small local area network in France in late 1990s? Pierre to Pierre
  • 1 0
 Watching these is so much better than doing vent opening on a small Albertan runner that is going to be replaced in the next 3 years....
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 @WAKIdesigns: Thanks dad.
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 @number44: yes Dad joke deluxe...
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 @WAKIdesigns: LOL hell yes.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Now that was pretty funny.
  • 1 2
 Not mine unfortunately @Jaguar83:
  • 12 0
 :50 his head came off, right?
  • 4 0
 That's what I was thinking.
Was strange pink dust? Video anomaly? Or was he spraying blood?
Either way not good!
  • 1 0
 didn't notice until u guys pointed it out. helmet def blew apart, right? maybe that was it.
  • 2 0
 @savagelake: Yup plus shitty video compression
  • 1 0
 The helmets visor flew away.
  • 9 0
 the dude at 45seconds has to be pleased to at least make it past all the rocks!
  • 8 0
 Pretty sure the dude at 3:10 got more air bouncing off the ground than he did off the jump
  • 8 0
 can't watch now. must poop first.
  • 33 0
 I watch while I poop
  • 7 0
 @ATV25: I'm with slyfink... can't poop while I'm all puckered from watching Friday Fails.
  • 4 0
 Is it just me or were a lot of these crashes surprisingly explosive? It's like some of the people hit the self destruct button.
  • 3 0
 I feel like the fails videos always bounce back and forth from insane wipe-outs from dudes just absolutely launching something gnarly one week, to the shameful wipe-outs from the odd pebble the next week.
  • 6 2
 Guy at 1:30 gets the kook status for stopping on a slab with a rider behind him.
  • 6 2
 Nobody:
Joey: I’ll take that wall-ride a bit slower and won’t lean too much, just to stay on the safe side...
Wallride:
  • 4 0
 that moment you realize your handlebar isn't where it should be.
  • 2 0
 man, lots of face plants this week! After watching Any One of Us, some of these are pretty hard to watch without getting anxiety!
  • 1 0
 That's why it's all about the FF helmet!! After all the talk and articles lately, i'm seriously looking into a neck brace for next season!
  • 2 0
 @mybaben: all about the FF. had a crash in a rock garden yesterday, broke a finger and bruised everywhere. but the FF saved the ol' face.
  • 1 0
 the moment I saw the trials clip, my anxiety went through the roof imagining the horrors that might unfold.
  • 2 0
 I love the ones where the failee is following a rider who probably told them something like "don't worry bro, just follow me in and pull up"
  • 1 0
 "just go really fast and just ride off this huge kicker" dude dead-sailors right onto his face>
  • 3 0
 2:17 looks like the waterfall at Downieville, CA. My friend did the exact same fall
  • 4 0
 mast respect for the creek jump folks.
  • 3 0
 Right?!? That was nuts to stick that skinny landing, even if she hits the tree right after!
  • 4 0
 Now I know why it's called a "suicide no hander"
  • 2 0
 That last guy sounds like the beginning of Wu-Tang Clans "Shame on a N****" www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf3jzDb4H7o
  • 1 0
 Is that how we Filipinos sound to westerners? :-)
  • 2 0
 I'm pretty sure 40 seconds in is Meadowood Trails in Pohick VA! Anyone else been there? Boss trail!
  • 3 0
 1:50 - Chick in the pink helmet does not look ok...
  • 2 0
 0:50 - was that the clip that the intro sequence was based off of? Was waiting for the real life explosion.
  • 2 0
 Super curious to see the bike after the nose case at 0:53- that thing dead stopped on that gravel pile and launched him
  • 1 0
 "Of course you can handle this trail baby. You've got a pink helmet, a loose pony tail, no pads, and a old hardtail.... yeah, you're ready!"
  • 1 0
 "you got knocked the F out man!"
  • 2 0
 40 seconds in is hilarious!
  • 2 0
 3:11 - “You ever take it of any sweet jumps?”
  • 2 0
 You got it...that's it! No that's not it.
  • 2 0
 1:40........dude is not all right
  • 2 0
 1´40" - no, dude is not right...
  • 4 4
 1:54. Potential gender difference in fails discovered: Women don't appear to feel an egoistic need to jump up and claim they're OK before they even know themselves.
  • 5 0
 Sometimes it’s just better to lay there and bask in the glory of your fail.
  • 1 0
 I don't know...this is pretty much exactly the Peter Griffin pose at the bottom of the stairs. Peter Griffin is a dude. So maybe it's just an ode to Family Guy. Before you say anything, this is about as plausible as your assertion.
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 @TheUnknownMTBR: I’m not sure she was basking in anything except a face full of dirt. It didn’t look like she even tried to get up.
  • 2 1
 Thanks for making me the thumbnail!!! Lol if anyone one wants to see the real run go check out my videos haha
  • 1 0
 So most of the falls has to do with pushing their limits, Rebound adjustment and going to slow.
  • 1 0
 That guy who's tyre was hitting the seat on the launches had me cringing :'D
  • 2 0
 Dude at 1:26 literally sticks the landing.
  • 2 0
 anyone know HOW to submit a Friday Fail vid???
  • 12 0
 1. Get a mate with a camera. 2. Choose a feature way out of your league. 3. Send it. 4. Get mate to ask if you're ok before you even stop rag-dolling. Not sure about the next steps....
  • 1 0
 wondering the same
  • 2 0
 0:13 , isn't it the same stairs from NWD?
  • 2 0
 Was that blood that sprayed everywhere at :56 seconds?
  • 1 0
 One thing I always learn from Friday fails: there are a lot of sick places to ride your bike.
  • 2 0
 Don't point at the ground right after the crash, let us enjoy the moment.
  • 1 0
 0.56: And that's how you obliterate the cycling to running transition in a triathlon.
  • 1 0
 damn some real goodies this week. the creek huck off the big rock looked mad.
  • 1 0
 :53 I want to see that bike.
  • 1 0
 What was that bouncing off to the side; his helmet visor?
  • 1 0
 Autonomous Bike does a front flip ... without rider !
  • 1 0
 Which part of it...
  • 1 0
 I quite like the ones where they basically just forget how to balance
  • 1 0
 At 2:46 that guy is clearly scared of the camera mans shadow.
  • 1 0
 3:05 perfect front-flip to back-smack = 100!
  • 1 0
 I got bodied on that one
  • 1 0
 The tree was tired of hearing those brakes squeak at 3:00.
  • 1 0
 This is why I don’t jump on my bike.
  • 1 0
 The downieville waterfall! Classic...
  • 2 0
 Annadel too at 2:50!
  • 1 0
 These impacts make the riders increase their CO2 output.
  • 1 0
 All these guys should just give up riding and suck a dank.
  • 1 0
 2:10 Goose eject!
  • 2 2
 I'm still wondering what Friday means.
  • 3 1
 Pass the bong mate
  • 8 11
 These morons are the reason drops and jumps get torn down.
  • 11 1
 you're a wee bit misanthropic, aren't you chris? lol
  • 2 5
 @tobiusmaximum: Love people. Hate morons.
  • 1 0
 I thought its why we ride to begin with?
  • 2 3
 @chriskneeland: fair point. i think you should just be happy that you've don't, and never have had, such fails. clearly not everyone is blessed with good spacial awareness and hand to eye coordination!
  • 4 3
 @tobiusmaximum: I've had good crashes. But never doing anything as dumb as some of these idiots.
  • 3 4
 Yes sir. Never a truer statement. Some douche gets wrecked on a 3 ft drop off and complains. Or worse yet, I build a jump with a proper (steep) landing, and a MTB gladiator cases it, gets pissed, then cuts off the lip.

Never thought I'd say this, but i can't wait for triathlon to become popular again so 80% of present day MTB 'shredders' move on m
  • 7 0
 I'm not a fan of people modifying trails or the classic "dumbing down" of trails- however- I do think more user-ship increases community support, funding opportunities, and development in the sport. More green and blue trails with technical features for people to learn on- like what they have done in Hood River- are great for the sport in the long run IMO. So I would rather not see these newer riders leave the sport or feel unwelcomed in it as more riders leads to more opportunities...hopefully... and also speaking from a BC Canadian perspective.
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 @snl1200:
Absolutely. In fact I think there's plenty in cycling that makes even the most dedicated participant feel unwelcome. Where I'm all for people feeling welcome to enjoy themselves. I think it's the pervasive attitude that 'the product' is what's important. Something about actually knowing how to ride keeps ringing in my ear.

I dunno that there's a cure for ensuring people ride something that's within there limits. In my experience, someone getting wrecked on transition bigger than they can handle doesn't lead to any one Skatepark being shut down. Usually that person just decides to stop showing up at the park, and buys a full suspension bike and film clips...

Unfortunately these days because of the 'PB effect' having no skills but a fly-ass bike means you're a badass. At least until that same person opts to actually ride, then it turns to shit

So, dunno.
  • 1 0
 @jjwillTOmaui: as long as i feel bad for the person wincing at the side of the trail, i can happily admire their sick new bike.
  • 1 0
 @jjwillTOmaui: "I dunno that there's a cure for ensuring people ride something that's within there limits."

How does one improve then? Improvement comes from challenging yourself outside your comfort zone...

I had plenty of getting bucked OTB, dead sailors, etc learning to get to the point where I am today. You're gonna eat sh*t, crash, get bruised and broken. Most will learn from their mistakes and the next time will be fine. Or they won't try it again.
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 @krashDH85: Try riding something within your skill level until you master it. You don't have to die in order to progress.
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 @chriskneeland: I feel privileged to live in a place that is getting better at supporting all levels of cycling and allows even progressions between skills (Shout out to the KCTS and the dedicated cycling community in Rossland) but also know not everyone is as lucky. Some areas do have some massive gaps between skill levels in their trails. I get it, I get why it happens and most of us who have been biking for a long time didn't have the luxury of multiple heights of drops to choose from in you session as you progress as we saw in Zoe's video the other day. I think we did lots of little things and then held our breath as we eventually had to tighten the big boy pants and go bigger because there were no available steps in between. So at times I think riders end up taking bigger skill steps than they should because that's what the environment around them has.
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 @snl1200: Agreed here. I grew up in Alaska on an island. There was ZERO trails. It was all huck to flat starting with small stair drops. Then you'd increase the number of stairs in the set. The majority of the time, if you want to progress, you have to step outside of your comfort zone by a pretty big step. There was a lot of street riding for bike handling opportunities. But I never had built jumps as an option.

Even with the big stuff, say @ Whistler, it's a pretty big deviation between the stuff on Dirt Merchant then heading over to a Crabapples run. I consider that a pretty big delta (at least for the mega jammer in the line). It's more than just skill needed. It's mental, or the ability to not think, clear your head, and go.
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 @krashDH85: You better have some skill before you start sending Crabapple jumps.
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 @chriskneeland: in general, it are you directing that towards me?
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 @krashDH85: I'd say it's good advice for everyone. I think there's a common misconception in this game lately that you have to send something outside of your skill level to build that skill, when you should be building your bike skills before sending something outside of your comfort zone. Clearly, 90% of these idiots sending these jumps and drops have well below the skill level needed to ride this stuff.
  • 2 0
 @jjwillTOmaui: I believe with MTB it has a lot to do with being able to hide who you are in the bushes. In a skate park or on Dirt Jumps, or BMX track, the whole of what you represent with yourself is on public display. Even if you have no talent/ practice time assets to be mega awesome People will still respect your progression. And equipment plays very little role. It’s all you and folks of all skillsets instantly can see what that you means. In the woods... you can pretend to be whoever you want and with huge success...
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 @WAKIdesigns: the point about progression is amazing.

Learning something new on a bicycle ranks as one of favorite life experiences, add to that having a salty crew of folks nearby who can break your balls when goes south.

I laughed out loud abt 'hiding in the bushes...'
  • 1 0
 @jjwillTOmaui: no really. You can come to a big group mtb ride for the first time and you will blend in, whoever you are and whatever you can. If you come to a small group ride, you can always ride as the last dude. People you ride with are unlikely to see how you suck. They will just wait for you and you can tell them a craziest story...

But in the skatepark. Here you come, people will scan you from head to tors, yes they will. In a few seconds they will judge you. No not harshly, not necessarily, they will not laugh at you, but they will know who you are. Your body language, the way you pedal, look at the features, look over the edge of the quarter. There is no hiding from the sight of teenagers whom although not spectacular, still ride quarters, can do basic tricks while you can barely lift off the ground off a ramp. You will feel humiliated by just being there.sooner or later you will get in someone’s way. And this process of shameful arrival and departure will happen again and again and again. For months. It will take a lot dedication and hard work to get good at anything. Or you can just buy an expensive bike and be somebody instantly
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