"They call it Gnar star for a reason" this guy broke his shoulder and this picture was taken mid fall, he rolled over at least once more before his spill was fully over. his bike was pretty messed up as well. to download the original size, click on this link and click all sizes then original http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethwashere/4723074417/
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"They call it Gnar star for a reason" this guy broke his shoulder and this picture was taken mid fall, he rolled over at least once more before his spill was fully over. his bike was pretty messed up as well. to download the original size, click on this link and click all sizes then original http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethwashere/4723074417/

234 Comments

  • 391 14
 looks more like a human cheese grader to me...
  • 74 5
 Have'nt had a POD like this one in a while...
  • 30 6
 I remember ripping along that thing, I got really good traction on it but if you come in wrong I guess this could happen. But I haven't seen it this year.
  • 7 6
 OWWWWWW!!
  • 31 75
flag ride-your-bike (Jun 29, 2010 at 0:06) (Below Threshold)
 like falling onto a giant cheese grater.
  • 11 14
 he got owwwnnneeedddd
  • 70 2
 ouch... like they say dirt dont hurt... putting cinder blocks in a berm not the smartest... all the best in the healing process.
  • 54 2
 Full armour didn't help this time :/ IMHO concrete is not the best material for berms.
  • 21 72
flag Zane92651 (Jun 29, 2010 at 0:08) (Below Threshold)
 and yeah how did this get POD, right now as of 12:06 am it has 7 fav, 168 views, and 16 comments.....= a shit POD
  • 25 2
 this picture perfectly describes northstar
  • 20 3
 STOP! DROP! and ROLL!
  • 20 48
flag BenLovesIdaho (Jun 29, 2010 at 0:12) (Below Threshold)
 This POD sucks
  • 20 46
flag shredder117 (Jun 29, 2010 at 0:14) (Below Threshold)
 there's much better photos on pinkbike,
www.pinkbike.com/photo/4783528
or
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5067899
  • 15 4
 goin there in 2 weeks, i should probably fix my front brake..
  • 5 5
 i have that pressure suit, does it work?
  • 25 10
 of course it works, if you want to be nicely restricted and fall off, u can't go wrong with a pressure suit. enjoy crashing
  • 10 0
 unlucky that he crashed , and unlucky that some1 got a photo of hit also unlucky that in now has over 1500 views but lucky it made pod Smile
  • 2 1
 shredNZ like comment.
  • 15 1
 to murphy 1- without those cinderblocks, there wouldnt be a berm, n* is straight dust except for one watered down trail
  • 2 24
flag Shred-NZ (Jun 29, 2010 at 3:11) (Below Threshold)
 Wut?
  • 15 0
 this is at northstar (n*) resort in tahoe, it gets very dusty there, so without those cinderblocks there basically wouldn't be a berm to ride, although they really are like a big cheesegrater to fall on
  • 8 37
flag jhonpak (Jun 29, 2010 at 4:23) (Below Threshold)
 THIS DOES NOT DESERVE POD
  • 41 0
 im making pancakes, who want some
  • 5 1
 Id love to see his bike after that crash ...

oh, and can I have some of those pancakes aswell?
  • 4 6
 The guy behind his was probably like damn... and then went to see if he was ok.
  • 10 0
 ^^^nah man the dude behind him probably was like "Damn thanks alot, now i cant hit the berm!" lol
  • 5 9
flag nouser (Jun 29, 2010 at 7:26) (Below Threshold)
 i am alwase skared of crashing on thows corners at silver star
  • 5 0
 lol fail.
  • 7 0
 i believe the word you are looking for shreder-911 is "those"
  • 3 1
 and possibly always and scaired?
  • 5 0
 scared* makonastinky, please tell me that was a typo
  • 2 1
 what?
  • 2 1
 oh wait you ment my comment , oh yeah i didnt mean to put that i in there
  • 2 2
 The pressure suit works fine, and fits me really nicely. BUT everyone is different. Armour doesnt help much for broken bones, only cuts and scrapes.A rock is a rock is a rock, the only thing that will stop it from breaking your arm is a steel plate.
  • 9 0
 Not at all. The armour spreads the impact... like the diff. between a work boot and a stilletto. Fall on to a flat surface from 2m on your chest you'll get winded. Do the same on the edge of a table and you´ll break ribs or your sternum. Wearing body armour is like making the edge of the table a broad flat surface again. Magic!
That's part of the controversy over the Leatt braces, people criticise them cos they seem to concentrate the impact on your collar bone....
  • 2 1
 This crash isn't that bad. The rider isn't even sliding on the concrete blacks. Hes sliding in the loose gravel beside them.
  • 3 0
 id rather break my clavicle than a vertebrae any day, but it all comes down to the rider weighing the risks and deciding if its worth it for them.
  • 1 1
 he broke his shoulder..
  • 1 0
 damn.... just damn..... you must have been haulin to have your tire wash out on that.
  • 3 0
 i saw this happen from the lift. it made me spit my red bull out
  • 1 0
 is the bike ok?! hahahah
  • 3 1
 1. this pod is terrible 2. this berm has so much traction and its sooo smooth thanks to the concrete blocks. i couldnt imagine how someone would and could fall on it. must be a freak accident....or really bad
  • 13 1
 (I'm assuming this is a bike park or some kind of public works trail)Every year I see more and more Parks popping up or have been around for a while that want to be the just like whistler, Silver Star, Les Gets, and Diablo freeride park (to name a few of the best in the world) and they try to mimic building techniques but don't go the extra steps to get it right. In the case of this berm it starts way too flat and has no shape for something that looks to have a fairly wide open run in from what i can see. Second it is a 'human cheese grader' which is not how this brick is meant to be used in trail building. The time to pack with dirt, wet, repack, re wet, and so on for a good week hasn't been done from the looks of it which gives it concrete holes to snap a wrist in or chip a shoulder blade. when a bricked berm gets to this point of dis repair the park should be sending a crew with a water tank and shovels to fix it. With that much fully exposed brick across the top half, that thing must be a death trap in the rain for ppl that like to rail the top edge of a turn. I feel sorry for the guy cause that was a preventable accident and injury. I have had dozens of crashes where the bike blows out the top of a corner and you go to the inside and I have never had more then a little road rash and bruising. And ya I know it definitely looks like a easy berm but doesn't make it a good one. For all we know this guy could have really been pinning it and the berm just couldn't supply the angle and traction needed to keep him upright.
  • 12 1
 Absolutely. You are preaching to the Choir here. Northstar is infamous for mimicking shore features and then sitting back and watching them fall apart. The maintenence is minimal, the investment of lift ticket revenue is floundered and the overall pride in the park seems to be lacking. There hasn't been any competition from surrounding MTNs and so very little evolution on N*'s trails. We are really hoping that Squaw's addition of a MTB Park will put some pressure on them and they will get their sh*T together. Until then, we rip the dust, blow out the berms and try to keep the rubber side down on the exposed cheese graters.
  • 7 10
 dont talk shit about northstar its freakin awesome
  • 7 1
 Maybe you should get a job there and teach them a little bit about trail maintenence.
  • 14 2
 could've had a v8..
  • 4 4
 it's should've had a v8
  • 6 0
 thats gotta be the worst, laziest and most DANGEROUS trail construction i've ever seen!! imagine sliding in the dust and getting a pedal or bar end caught in those holes, or worse some fingers, think of how easy it is to slide out in a dusty corner......
  • 6 0
 you would be pretty fecked if your hand got stuck in one of those holes. SNAP!
  • 1 0
 thats why you tuck and roll
  • 8 1
 ahhh finally, a not bmx pod!
  • 14 7
 How did this get POD???
  • 2 1
 pretty sure they dont handpick pods and vods right on the 12 mark...probably automatic and it just filters them through on a daily basis
  • 3 2
 ya i know this thing sucks! its not even like a cool shot but he fell haha. come on pinkbike.!
  • 6 4
 shit guys, the picture is fine! stop bitching!
  • 6 0
 Once again it comes up. It isent just about the picture it is about the whole scenario and the whole element of cycling.
  • 27 0
 Lets look at it this way: Every single day we have a POD. Thats 24 of your 744,600 hour average life span. The next day there will be a new one, and a new one after that, and another one, and another etc etc. Does the fact that you personally aren't liking this one POD really matter? No I didn't think so.

If I can lend some advice: Stop bitching and wait for tomorrow's if you dont like todays...
  • 4 0
 well said bunkey lol
  • 2 1
 The way it was explained to me, mods/admins/w.e select pics and they get tossed in a que that updates at midnight.
  • 1 0
 gotta love northstars gypsy!!!
  • 5 1
 they should put a layer of dirt over the grater thingo...... would help a bit if you fell.
  • 4 0
 Damn, that sucks! Probably would have been much worse without the armor, props for him wearing it. Hope he heals up quick!
  • 7 4
 those block berms need to be wayyyyyyyyyyyyy more chambered over........ shit was squirrely
  • 7 3
 Haha agreed. Good pod. Looks like he is going to need a beer after that.
  • 18 0
 or 10...
  • 4 0
 How the hell do you crash there?
  • 3 0
 from the looks of it, he's washed out,then owned himself on the cheese grater berm
  • 4 0
 Another one bites the dust.
  • 3 0
 Thats my buddie, I was there that day, he went home early, he is doing better now.
  • 2 0
 totally sucked for jon, atleast i didn't run him over though haha.
  • 3 0
 It's sad because that is one of the corners with the most traction in the whole park, you can rail that thing alllll day.
  • 3 1
 I've always liked to look at in action crashes... Hope he wasn't too badly hurt
  • 8 0
 Lol it says "broke his shoulder" ^^^
  • 2 0
 Beautiful pic POD! It makes me feel when i had broken my collarbone...the same fall
  • 5 4
 What the fuck is up with the berm. Who the hell thought that would be a good idea... Next up, clothesline strung between trees at neck height across the trail.
  • 1 0
 you mean like our local trail called hitler? it was named that cuz a pissed of neighborhood person did just that but had them strung across at handlebar height in the middle of a downhill section made of mainly baby heads and roots... no brakes here... got to say, its a logical thing to name a trail with that rep...
  • 1 0
 So you there's a bloodthirsty fucking idiot in your neighborhood. Have fun sleeping.
  • 2 0
 It definitely makes for an interesting story... they dont do it anymore on account of the dudes capture.... luckily... otherwise I wouldnt be riding the trail every week
  • 3 1
 THATS WHY YOU WEAR FULL ARMOR!!! And thats all I have to say about that... -.-
  • 3 0
 Much better than that BMX POD, ATTA B!
  • 2 0
 I broke my shoulder at northgnar in a pressure suit too haha, broke the ball of my humorous in half, literally
  • 2 0
 Melissa Buhl crashed HARD in that same spot in her race run. She was pretty shook up.
  • 2 0
 Ouch! Like me before yesterday! Just I headn't protector and I'm moving now like a slowly movie. I hope you are ok man!?
  • 3 0
 damn I've done that so many times
  • 2 0
 thanks for the support guys. ill try to keep it interesting. im realllyyy stoked that i got POD.
  • 1 0
 you made us famous for a day!! haha, good job.
  • 4 1
 Thank god we don't have this in th UK.
  • 3 0
 Thank god for sixsixone..
  • 2 0
 i broke my wrist on this trail. it's pretty sketchy because the dust is really deep
  • 4 1
 damn that looks painful
  • 4 1
 ohh wipeout on gypsy
  • 2 1
 gypsy, northstars best
  • 2 1
 well this POD obviously was picked for the photography not the "good" riding.
  • 3 5
 I've done similar thing last summer, and I wonder whether I don't prefer brake bumps... this concrete stuff makes me think that this is where mountain biking ends, and we get into park biking. So yes let's just save the good name of MTB and open new category: PTB Park Terrain Bike.
  • 2 0
 ouch ! not the best solution for a berm ..
  • 2 1
 Maybe someone should send these guys some pictures of the North Shore? Wood = good, concrete = not so much.
  • 3 1
 who put that concrete block there!!? Razz
  • 2 0
 damn, not a nice place to fall :p
  • 2 0
 crazy bet hes sore where is this
  • 2 0
 thats harsshhh. loves rolling over concret..
  • 3 1
 that aint gonna tickle Razz
  • 2 1
 En ocasiones duele mas el no haber podido lograr lo que pretendíamos que la misma caida...
  • 2 0
 that does look quite nasty and painful
  • 3 1
 that is sucha bad idea concrete burm???
  • 3 0
 you just got burmed
  • 2 0
 dude that looks like such a sketchy berm
  • 2 0
 Imagine if he wasn't wearing armour!
  • 2 0
 Smart idea for traction Razz
  • 2 0
 get deskined on that cheese grader
  • 2 0
 I FREAKEN KNOW THIS GUY HOW HILARIOUS!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 seth andrews blowin up! so sick
  • 1 0
 holy cow, thats rough, i kinda like the idea of thos stones used as fillers, but not as flesh shreaders
  • 2 0
 i wonder how his butt feels
  • 3 2
 dang man...no brake bumps but definately a no fall zone
  • 3 1
 nice photo!!!! Big Grin
  • 2 1
 my friend had done that befor ahhah
  • 1 0
 how can you wash out on concrete ahahah!
  • 1 1
 sorry, don't see the POD in this PIC. It's like: "Yeah! I wanna go ride and brake my shoulder too!"
  • 1 0
 how many fingers did you break???
  • 1 0
 i realy think he is lucky about having good protektors
  • 1 0
 dawwm that looks like it fricken hurt, well it did he broke his shoulder.
  • 3 2
 My mom has the same bricks in her garden...
  • 2 0
 goin on cheese grater :p
  • 2 0
 is the bike ok D: ?
  • 2 0
 Nice berm
  • 2 0
 good pod easy berm tho
  • 2 1
 thaaaaaaaaat suuuuuuuuuuuuuucks dudde is he ok
  • 2 0
 broken shoulder. he will be fine.
  • 2 0
 Lattice Pain!
  • 2 1
 i saw the ambulance go up for that guy!
  • 2 0
 not for me.. my budies help to the fire road took that and some ski slopes down the hill. bike patrol help me to my truck. i drove home before going to the hospital.
  • 1 0
 dag man with a broken shoulder
  • 2 0
 no,it ended up only being a mild A/C joint separation. still painful.
  • 1 0
 still crazy
  • 2 0
 funny though
  • 2 0
 fuck up
  • 2 0
 ill be ridin that soon!
  • 2 0
 Haaaa... Poor bike!!
  • 1 3
 this pod sucks. i mean what is the dude in the background doing. is like "oh man, i really want to ram this guy's A**" looks like my type of riding tho. but the pic suck. worst ive ever seen. come on!
  • 1 0
 good thing he was wearing his Iron man suit
  • 1 0
 wow he ait it and the biker behind is about to make him eat some more
  • 1 0
 that would hurt on the bricks!
  • 1 0
 aline up in whistler has burms like these...
  • 1 0
 Cant wait for Northstar... I like this POD. random some dude got the pic
  • 1 0
 How not to ride a berm... Rubber side down works best!
  • 3 3
 ouch,why isnt the dude behind him stopping?
  • 4 0
 how do you know he's not stopping this is a picture..
  • 2 1
 unlucky !
  • 1 0
 siiiicckkk
  • 1 0
 Ahh concrete berms hurt
  • 1 0
 auchh nasty crush
  • 1 0
 aahahahaha POD
  • 1 0
 wow nice band Wink
  • 1 0
 savage...
  • 1 0
 oooohhhhhh.....ow
  • 1 0
 That hurts!!
  • 1 0
 VURGAL Big Grin
  • 2 3
 maybe he would have stayed on if he run slicks they stick better to concreateSmile
  • 2 1
 i couldnt image he would even make it to the concrete berm if he had slicks on a dh trail, we wouldve fallen and broken a bone somewhere else...
  • 1 0
 did you really need to clarify that?
  • 1 0
 yes... >.>
  • 2 1
 ahh cheese grader
  • 2 1
 at least he has pads lol
  • 2 1
 painfull shit
  • 2 2
 i had to ride with him down the goldola hes from chico
  • 1 1
 Relax, if you are a man you will take this bail for shure, no problem!!!
  • 1 1
 hmmm full pads lol hows the bike? bad pod
  • 1 0
 Was he clipped in
  • 2 1
 this is a dumb POD.
  • 1 1
 who the f*ck RACES IN A BACKPACK?? at a bike park?
  • 1 0
 sick!
  • 1 0
 HAHA snotted
  • 1 0
 Dead Horse
  • 1 0
 lol
  • 1 0
 llllllllooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllll
  • 1 0
 worst nightmare
  • 1 0
 gotta love that trail
  • 1 0
 u forgot ur bike
  • 1 0
 what bike is that?
  • 2 3
 that sucks, the crash i mean. sick photo
  • 1 2
 péterkénn ezt már rég ellopták volna a cigányok:PBig Grin
  • 1 2
 awesome fall. Thats why we invest in body armor...
  • 2 2
 must hurt
  • 2 3
 bolalo Wink biedny rower ;P
  • 1 2
 and this made pod because of?? poor pod
  • 2 2
 shitty deal
  • 1 2
 i dont really think this deserves pod
  • 1 2
 Gnarstar? Seriously? lol. Northstar aint that bad at all...
  • 1 2
 He must have hit the tree.
  • 1 0
 haha theres a stump right next to him where a tree is missing
  • 1 1
 HE ATE IT!!!!!!!
  • 1 1
 no fucking shit
  • 1 4
 if there going to use cinde blocks they should at least fill them in properly...
  • 1 3
 that looks so smooth even i couldnt of done thatt (y)
  • 1 3
 the pods are just getting worse and worse come on pinkbike step it up
  • 1 0
 Tell like it is ItaniConnor, hahaha. All I can say about the pic is thank God he had all the right stuff on that day
  • 2 5
 bloody shit this is pod ? where do we go ....
  • 1 4
 i dont get how you mess that corner up...
  • 1 0
 rockhopper? and ur talking? xP
  • 1 0
 im just sayin dude. so what. im allowed to say what teh fuck i want man.
  • 1 4
 decent picture , but how do you fall there its not tight or anything?
  • 2 0
 came in to high, i think?? totally caught me off guard!! my front tire caught the edges of the pavers at the beginning.that's why my bike is up top. i made to the apex but my bike didn't. haha
  • 4 7
 Haha, he fell.
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