Video: Friday Fails #96

Dec 13, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  


The best fails of the week.








112 Comments

  • 142 1
 I feel like if you're working on back flips, or hitting 30-ft gaps, and you don't make it you shouldn't be considered a failure... that level of progression is in a very different realm than the person on a hardtail that rolls 5mph into a 1-ft drop and buries the front wheel...
  • 106 0
 I feel personally attacked (by the second part).
  • 22 1
 @number44: micro-aggressions
  • 33 2
 Not quite landing a backflip or 360 attempt to an intentionally soft landing zone and popping right back up = progression.

Front wheel making it 25 feet on a 30 ft gap before bike and rider explode in spectacular fashion = fail.
  • 12 0
 The slo-mo backflip guy was going to land it too, then he second-guessed himself and bailed...
  • 1 0
 @plyawn:
He was too short, would case rear ...., but saves the day Smile )
  • 2 0
 i was litterally saying that to a coworker when the 360s were on. i call that a win for progression
  • 6 0
 Yeah, a lot of these dudes know how to fall, which TBH I'm happier seeing. When you watch someone crash on these things and immediately know that they're going to the hospital it's kinda sad.
  • 2 0
 Sometimes it's good to see what can go wrong and learn from it, in other words, see why I'm too much of a wuss to attempt it. Props to them for progressing our sport!
  • 1 0
 @twd953: yeah, the super soft landing is made for progression, those aren't fails. Casing a backflip or something is a fail though.
  • 2 0
 Earthing is a thing, so dont feel too bad for taking a dirt nap
  • 83 0
 Poor Josh at 3:20....' he's dead' comments from his buds even before he hits the jump. Classic!
  • 10 0
 you can almost see his buddies' comments launching him from the saddle.
  • 5 0
 looked like his feet blew off the pedals log before he even hit the jump
  • 6 0
 @IsaacO: It looks like he's sitting down rolling into a substantial jump. Always a sign someone is in over their head...
  • 6 0
 Dude! He tried to take that whole thing sitting down! He lost a foot on the middle of the drop in and never really got back in control, then hits the jump still sitting.... WTF Josh?!!
  • 18 0
 Classic Josh move
  • 2 0
 @plyawn: also a sign they will be over their bars too haha
  • 4 0
 What a Josh...
  • 2 0
 Josh done did blowed up his pancreas on that landing
  • 2 0
 Josh Bent-her
  • 50 0
 I watch Friday Fails, I ride, I replicate Friday Fails. I watch MTB instuctional videos, I ride, I replicate Friday Fails.
  • 33 0
 These just bring a tear to my eye. So many people out there every week just absolutely sending it with no regard for their own safety. I love it.
  • 3 1
 one looked like a mom Frown
  • 6 4
 #fullsendsonly
  • 3 0
 Pinkbiking is a great sport, enjoyed globally!
  • 4 0
 @mtbmaniatv: Mom's rule! Every Josh n Johnny needs one.
  • 3 0
 @mtbmaniatv: It was Josh's Mom!!
  • 26 0
 1:04 - always nice when a fail gets 3 separate camera angles... that poor back wheel.
  • 1 0
 Oops, commented about wrong time stamp ;-)
  • 2 0
 @pinhead907: yep. 1:14. sorry.
  • 1 0
 @n00bmtbr: haha. Ya, 1:14 is probably the worst case that I've ever seen documented on film.
  • 14 0
 @pinhead907: so....a worst case scenario?
  • 1 0
 yeah...that left a mark Big Grin
  • 15 0
 Today was brought to you by the number Zero. That´s how many backflips were completed!
  • 30 0
 And the letters E & R
  • 6 0
 @Dropthedebt: Next week the letters O, T, and B
  • 4 0
 R, U, O, and K.
  • 12 0
 Voting for a "Saturday Saves" compilation... some of these are so close to a save - there's got to be some good footage of people who (barely) pull through.
  • 3 0
 Great idea!
  • 10 0
 The tree tractor beam on the last one was Star Wars worthy
  • 9 0
 :55 when your riding partner is named Kyle and he looooooves Monster Energy.
  • 9 0
 Sniper on Dream Line
  • 7 4
 I generally don’t understand why people are wetting their pants on crabapple. Dreamline looks like the last test before going to try stuff at fest series. And they seem to have taken away that insane roadgap anyways
  • 2 1
 @WAKIdesigns: wholeheartedly agree. I have no problems with Crabapple Hits but last year Dreamline scared the crap out of me.
  • 2 1
 @Dropthedebt: I have no issues with Crabapples either, but every time I hit them it's still an insane rush. You can't ignore the fact that they're big
  • 1 0
 @krashDH85:
But dream line is WAY bigger and with zero margin for error.
  • 1 0
 @sam264: No doubt wasn't denying that, just saying I can hit Crabs all season and they still give me the willies every time (at least the Mega booter)
  • 4 0
 Ooooh that wheel taco at 1:26, I can't believe he didn't get super-manned from that.

That faceplant at 3:23 looked pretty rough, I suspect a concussion from that.

3:27...where'd he go? Massive overshoot, not a word from the filmer.
  • 7 0
 2:31 sounded like he was shot...is that BOTH wheels exploding?
  • 1 0
 Does sound like a gunshot aye. Was just the rear wheel. Thankfully!
  • 6 0
 I’ve learned that if your friend is shooting in portrait mode on their phone, you’re going to crash
  • 7 0
 Ohhh Josh!
  • 2 0
 @man-wolf that made me LOL too
  • 4 0
 I can't believe 1.30 isn't staged... who wears a full face helmet with bar ends, v-brakes, no socks, and a flashing front light on the seatpost??
  • 3 0
 that set up is half the people bikes I service in our shop...and about the same reasons for needing service lol
  • 5 0
 @3:05 submitted by Sasquatch
  • 3 0
 "You okay dude?" "Yeah just broke 3 ribs, ruptured my spleen, snapped my tib/fib and dislocated my hip. See you guys back in the lot"
  • 5 0
 Yellowist bar I ever saw.
  • 1 0
 Not quite as bad as the last several weeks. Watching someone learning three's is generally scary... Over the years I've gone horse from screaming 'turn your head!'. I've never done one on a big wheel bike, but I imagine it's not super fun trying to muscle the bike around without turning your head
  • 1 0
 1. i don't understand why dudes who are in the middle of a backflip bail if they know they're within reach. not talking about clearly over-rotating obviously. never done one outside of a diving board, but seems like you can compensate better than any other trick. if you've got the balls to send it, why not land it? genuinely inquisitive.

2. if your buddies are saying you're gonna die while they film you, they ain't your buddies.
  • 3 0
 1:36 when you see rampage and think I can do that. Just a little smaller...
  • 4 0
 Those "you're okay?"s get more and more bored...
  • 3 0
 Generally too soon. I just fell out of a two story window, "I'll let you know in a minute, when I catch my breath or the pain shows up."

Would be better to say, "walk it off." or "rub some dirt on it."
  • 4 0
 Finally made it into Friday fails, my life is complete :-)
  • 2 0
 I mean.. I don't think that's a good thing haha
  • 3 0
 @Garpur44 : "Are you OK?"
  • 1 0
 @endlessblockades: yeah dude, didn’t tickle but that my my otb @ 3:45.

Hurt my ac join a bit but was only about a half way down Snowdon so had to ride on the rest of the way down lol
  • 1 0
 @Garpur44:
I have video of me crashing in exactly the same place a few years back. It's gnarly.
  • 2 0
 @sam264: great ride though, especially if you get it on a clear day
  • 1 0
 @Garpur44:
For sure, nothing else like it
  • 3 0
 I wouldn't consider the 2:47 slo-mo backflip a fail. The landing is pretty dialed.
  • 4 0
 Josh, we need to talk about your "friends"
  • 7 3
 Best cases so far.
  • 3 0
 Did I see the same back flip crash twice?
  • 3 0
 I think it was the same person, two attempts
  • 2 0
 same with the three - 2 distinct attempts. As long as they keep crashing I say multiples are OK!
  • 1 0
 @owlie looked like (2) different angles of the same flip.

I don't know how a fella is going to backflip playing music like that.....I bet he gets it when he fires up Metallica Fight Fire with Fire.
  • 4 0
 RIP to that wheel. Wow.
  • 7 0
 And Josh
  • 3 0
 Josh josh josh ...... RIP
  • 3 1
 Once again... how do I submit a vid for FFs?
  • 1 1
 Have heard that you just post it in the videos section under crashes, and hope they find it. I posted a good one a while ago though, and no luck.

www.pinkbike.com/video/508531/#top
  • 3 0
 @eragotte: Try tagging @pinkbikeoriginals and #fridayfails
  • 2 0
 Well well, I seen few nice frog hops out there Wink
  • 1 0
 Haa Haaaaah - good one !
  • 1 0
 friend has mild bail off bike. buddy 'YEAHHHHHH WHOOOOOWW WOOW WOOOW YEAAAAH'. i don't get it.
  • 2 0
 Glitch in the Matrix at :58
  • 1 0
 I hope the first guy got a quality still of that nose manny before going OTB
  • 1 0
 Those not keeping the camera on the crash victim should be sentenced to 6 months hard labour.
  • 1 0
 Does no one know how to pull up on their bars anymore Eek half of those videos were OTB Eek
  • 1 0
 Audio for these is a must.
Also, why are people that really don't know how to mountain bike, trying to catch crazy air??
  • 1 0
 A whole lotta dead sailors this week
  • 1 0
 Looks like the guy in the red jeans was having a bad, 2 mentions!!
  • 1 0
 @etrominus siiiick drift @1:33 bro!
  • 1 0
 The “Yeah booooy!” when you or a buddy F*cks up - never gets old.
  • 1 0
 2:01 that's Unity woods is it not? Big up to the Cornish carnage
  • 1 0
 2:10-classic no hands to no feet backflip.
  • 1 0
 2:42 Respect for the Nina Hoffmann tribute
  • 1 0
 At least 3 collarbones today- minimum....
  • 2 0
 Was going to say the same thing. Except my number was 4.
  • 1 0
 @BigAlfonz: You're probably right. My guess was just from 1 quick watch before work, and seeing people in the classic "holding my arm across my body" position. Brings back bad memories...
  • 1 0
 The stoke level at 0:57 is off the charts! Love it!
  • 1 0
 3:30. Dude looked like he was going for 8 seconds at the rodeo finals.
  • 1 0
 Josh, you're "friends" tried to kill you buddy !
  • 1 0
 Don't reach for ground.
  • 1 0
 Yeah! Boy!!!!
  • 1 0
 That last one though
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