2015 Evoc Fails of the Year

Jan 14, 2016 at 14:57
by EVOC Sports GmbH  
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You get to review the top crash videos from 2015 and then vote in the poll below to let us know who you thought came up short (or went too long) the worst.



Skiblack40


Views: 177,985    Faves: 160    Comments: 32




thedhbiker-uk


Views: 128,004    Faves: 108    Comments: 18




avimoore


Views: 117,356    Faves: 74    Comments: 10




utahcory


Views: 113,989    Faves: 73    Comments: 17




nickvanberkel


Views: 106,018    Faves: 276    Comments: 42




scrobb


Views: 114,823    Faves: 263    Comments: 32




eamonnol29


Views: 132,867    Faves: 42    Comments: 8




hutchjr


Views: 180,823    Faves: 573    Comments: 48




Reilly Horan


Views: 129,890    Faves: 352    Comments: 30




mountainbikegeezer


Views: 115,052    Faves: 88    Comments: 37




KaliProtectives


Views: 86,533    Faves: 180    Comments: 16






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Mentions: @evocsports / @KaliProtectives / @mountainbikegeezer / @ReillyHoran / @HutchJR / @eamonnol29 / @Scrobb / @nickvanberkel / @utahcory / @AviMoore / @TheDHbiker-UK / @Skiblack40




114 Comments

  • + 142
 The mountainbikegeezer's "negative distance ladder bridge drop" has at least got to get honorable mention. I couldn't do that if I tried!
  • + 43
 I'm with you man. Sometimes it's not about size, it's about style.
  • + 12
 Agreed. I've now seen that clip about 50 times. For some reason it fascinates me. It's a great "how not to...".

I can never watch these before a ride but love watching them in the off season! Get well soon or RIP.
  • + 39
 negative distance I can't stop laughing
  • + 5
 That one got my vote. I've watched that video at least 50 times.... just going... wtf?
  • + 1
 Gezuz..
  • + 9
 30 seconds before the video : "It's a small drop, definitely rollable".
  • + 2
 agree too motoxxxer26 thats my 2nd place pick , but that Scrobb had madd Speed, Distance and Height and landed on his head backwards on the tans.
  • - 2
 I still feel the "Scrobb" was staged. Never the less, lol.
  • + 1
 i'm thinkin the 23 inch wheelbase and 69 degree headtube angle on that bike really helped the geez with 'negative distance'.
  • + 1
 Does anybody else even now what happened in the first one?
  • + 1
 Geezer is classy!
  • + 2
 mountainbikegeezer's is the best FAIL because it's an absolute fail, not biggest crash. The other ones were bigger crashes, but not as big fails.
  • + 1
 i saw a theezer drop happening once with my real eyes. this one didnt end well. was riding for one of the first times to my new skool in the morning. where i passed a skatepark. there was a huge wooden box back then. atleast 4ft high. with a death ending.. just when i arrived i saw him dropping right on his head. just above his eye looked like open skull bleeding alot. him running screaming for his mother. it was close to the trainstation. me? wtf : can i help you? and are you alrite. a bit strange later i started a riding carreer and first one the list was fr, with drops in the sand... going even above 20ft
  • + 7
 MBGeezer: Stop, drop, & roll is not an MTB maneuver
  • + 1
 Very well could/should be though...
  • + 74
 even with all these great videos, the biggest fail of the year still belongs to specialized. we all know why.
  • + 17
 Because of the SWAT box aka. burrito pocket?
  • - 6
flag otty11 (Jan 15, 2016 at 19:46) (Below Threshold)
 I think the prize money should go to Paul Bas.
  • + 1
 A.G.
  • + 2
 fail? is a 3x1
  • + 64
 "You're bike's fine, don't worry about that."
"Sweet."
TheDHbiker-UK FTW.
  • + 5
 I was about 5 fails into it before I'd stopped laughing at that.
  • + 1
 Was going to post same... real friends ! loving the slow-mo fuuuuucccckkkkk..... deffo had my vote
  • - 1
 *your
  • + 27
 I know Hutch is quite epic, but I feel for @nickvanberkel. My intermediate self has ridden that section several times and it's a perfect spot for letting your mind wander and forgetting that you're still cooking pretty good coming out of the fast straight. Factor in the rad front manual, various potentially life-threatening stops on the slide down into potentially passing traffic, a good regular "whoa" and "holy f*ck"and one of the awesomest slo-mo "whoa"s and "holy f*ck"s...nick gets my vote.
  • + 7
 That's just good ol fashioned tank top karma...
  • + 3
 I did one of those high speed endo, OTB's last October. It was a lot like @nickvanberkel, down a big side slope. It's a helpless feeling, and the whole time you're thinking "this is going to f*cking hurt". It got my vote.
  • + 2
 That bridge is for pussys anyway
  • + 3
 Damn you're right, sleeves would have really prevented that torn rotator cuff @WestwardHo (it was hot as hell)
  • + 20
 Remember: This is *fail* of the year, not *spectacular crash* of the year. Nothing says "fail" like mountainbikegeezer.
  • + 5
 yup geezer gets my vote
  • + 1
 Agreed - I love "negative distance drop". Honorable Mention to UtahCory for the casual "oh sh!t" mid-flight.
  • + 18
 Wow the HutchJR video! This is something I only thought showed up in my worst nightmares Frown
  • + 5
 I can just imagine his whole pelvis shattering. Awful awful crash.
  • + 6
 That one was in my top 3. Along with the failed backflip. That dude almost knocks his head off and if you watch the bike he launched that sucker like 10 feet up when he bailed.
  • + 3
 the hutch crash was bad but it wasn't the riders that failed, it was the trail designers that failed imo mountainbikegeezer gets my vote for the FAIL not the crash
  • + 1
 I'm pretty sure those dudes were trying to double air the drops at the same time...which is both badass and ill-advised! Gets my vote!
  • + 9
 Top 3 to me was emonnol29, genuine fail! Then Hutchr, although felt that was design flaw vs rider fail. And my vote went to Nickvanberkel for blowing right past the SLOW sign and getting jacked up and chucked off the trail a level! True epic FAIL
  • + 1
 Exact match of mine.
  • + 1
 Yeah I voted nickvanberkel because of the SLOW sign as well. They were hauling ass, so it's kind like karma. Made me laugh.
  • + 4
 I'm a little confused how KaliProtectives is eligible for this contest. Isn't that account representing a company? What would they do with rolling luggage if they won it?

Side note: I love fail of the month.
  • + 2
 It's the rider that would win - for failing.
  • + 4
 but Rogatkin isn sponsored by Kali protectives... isn't Evoc a competing company with Kali?
  • + 7
 check the dude in the Gondola in the Hutch vid
  • + 9
 Imagine watching them come down and just go... no... no....no.... ah hell. SOB. Are they dead..
  • + 1
 I just thought the same thing. I love seeing people do stupid things underneath the lift whether it is biking or snowboarding.
  • + 4
 Out of interest in the Hutchjr crash, who does the fail belong to? The guy on the top, or the one on the bottom? It kind of seems like it should be a wooden spoon for both of them.
  • + 5
 The whistler crash just looks like it hurt like hell, but HutchJr has to win for the wtf effect
  • + 3
 Utah Cory wins the biggest fail Imo, the others are all good but that video is an understated classic, one big dead sailor huck to flat, the rider clearly having insufficient skill for the task at hand...
  • + 2
 As I said above though, you got to give the man credit for *knowing* mid-flight that it wasn't going to end well!
  • + 5
 scrobb made me wince the most. Just imagined all those vertebrae snapping like twigs.
  • + 3
 I still can't believe the dude that came up short on that front flip didn't snap his fork right off... or that he got up so quickly.
  • + 5
 Scrobb eject-eject was painful to watch
  • + 4
 LinusTechTips's Berkel making it onto pinkbike, two best worlds joining as one.
  • + 5
 playing table tennis is more safe than mtb i think
  • + 2
 I can't really think of anything that's significantly more dangerous than mountain biking. I mean, I saw an 8-year-old girl cruising an easy green turn wrong, fell, and the handlebar dug into her leg and she had to go to the hospital. When you start doing what these guys are doing? Crazy things, man
  • + 10
 i've been riding sportbikes for a long time now... riding around the streets like a total asshole, dragging knees, and being a complete retard... AND racing cars since i was like 16. skating rails and half pipes, skiing, boxing, ball sports, playing in the woods as a kid and jumping out of trees, you name it... mountain bikes have hurt me way more than any of those things ever have. it really is ridiculous.
  • + 3
 Mountain biking has given me an unhealthy pain threshold. Many times I find myself hurt and pretty much just thinking the pain will go away. While others keep telling me...you should go get that checked out....actually now that I think about it, I hear those words way to much. It's amazing how much the bike itself can hurt you.
  • + 1
 then again you ask yourself why do that they trow there bike away like that even when the bike didnt even hurt them at that time... hitting my knee against my stem. tip of handlebars to my knees shins, broken chains... those missed no footers, nose cases, manual to back, those wrong lean drifts, drop cases and exits... getting stuck, underrotating flips to fear... no handers to one handers to no handers again those are bad... that sudden loose of control over mud and leaves. those hits to the helmet. landing not strait... those rocks in your hands hurted fingers... etc etc but its all worth it bless those going out even when its shit weather cause they dont have anything else to do. Smile
  • + 2
 So that crash where one guy drops onto the other. Where is that and what is the setup of the trail/drops that even allows for that to happen?
  • + 2
 I asked that last time, and apparently you come down around a corner onto them so they should have seen each other. Not sure what happened here.
  • + 1
 That's the Flying Gangster track in Leogang, Austria. There are actually three drops right beside each other, each with a separate entrance from the main track. Each of these entrances is difficult to take, if you dont know they are there. So it's really hard to crash like those dudes did. With the way the cam was set-up, IMO, these guys were planning to drop in right one after another, but just timed it wrongly. In that sense, perfect fail of the year! Big Grin
  • + 1
 @sebazzo now you mention it, the camera being there is a pretty huge clue it was a planned double drop kinda deal! lol
  • + 1
 So do all the drops share the same landing?
  • + 1
 Leogang: the guy on the top jumps over the other to the left. the guy under jumps to te rigtht. But the timing could better Big Grin
  • + 4
 wow. never knew 2015 hurt so much
  • + 4
 Nick Van Berkel, the guy from Linus Tech Tips... Rides... Nice!
  • + 1
 Shit dude, I just realized that was nick. And upon re-watching that video I remember seeing it in one of LTT's videos.
  • + 4
 the "oh shit" one really got me
  • + 2
 Oh man, watching these falls make me feel like such an inadequate rider. The balls some of these guys have...
  • + 2
 I'm one to talk, but Skinny Drop makes you feel so inadequate as a rider, you may have to consider that it's true.

Full disclosure: I consider that it's true quite often. I just don't post about it. Until now. Dammit.
  • + 1
 hutch jr wasnt a fail as there was no fault there's, mountainbkegeezer gets my vote all day long, funniest thing i've seen in ages
  • + 3
 Back flips are bad, mmmmkay.
  • + 1
 These were AMAZING! All look to be painful AF but by capturing all of these fails it gives everyone here on PB a good laugh of what not to do!!! Keep this up Evoc tup Big Grin
  • + 2
 nickvanberkel...the bike was so pissed at his singlet it bounced him and then chased him over the edge for good measure.
  • + 1
 Some of the riding is pretty impressive, I didn't know what KaliProtectives was trying to do could even be done.
  • + 2
 Negative distance, hahahahaha
  • + 1
 When is pinkbike going to sort the voting so you can see the vote options in an iphone!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 Go to the very bottom of the page and click on the link for "desktop version of website"

All mobile website versions suck, never use them on my iphone ...
  • + 3
 Also if you tap on the black banner above the options list it loads another page which you can vote on.
  • + 1
 Aa-hah, thanks for the tip. Didn't know that.
  • + 1
 The full site thing still only showed half.
But the tapping the banner thing works 100%.
Cheers for the tuition people
  • + 1
 nickvanberkel shows just how fast things can go wrong hands down the most scariest of the crashes out of the blue..
  • + 1
 I can't believe this wasn't included...
m.pinkbike.com/video/395962
  • + 1
 Just because there is no video of Spesh letting Gwin go means we can't vote for it?
  • + 1
 Lot of great crashes but as far as pure failure goes the geezer takes the cake
  • + 2
 Reilly Horan!! The noise of the tire, I think, at:06 is awesome!!
  • + 1
 Was torn between Nick Van Berkel and Hutchjr, but in the end it has to be Hutchjr. Seriously, are they both still alive!?
  • + 3
 "Oh Shit!"
  • + 2
 The guy stealing the bike in the eamonnol29 vid hahahaha
  • + 1
 Maybe I am crazy but I can't stop laughing when I see this hutchjr video! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Hutch Jr is pretty crazy. How big of a drop is that for him to come out of upper screen?
  • + 1
 Some of those were spectacular, but the tool bag in the bro-tank on the beginner trail takes the cake.
  • + 0
 @mountainbikegeezers video just pisses me off. @jhelle99 f&%kin broke his back and sent in the video and this guy doesn't know how to ride a drop
  • + 2
 This is why I ride cross-country. lol
  • + 2
 shoulda ran this right next to "should you take more risks?" post
  • + 1
 @jts429, i totally agree about the mountaingeezer vid.
it doesn't even qualify as a fail.. how lame!
  • + 1
 i love the front flip to frame stall on the dirt jump. but the mid air collision.. that is just classic.
  • + 1
 "your bikes fine don't worry about that" quote of the year Smile
  • + 1
 How the f*ck did mountainbikegeezer do that?
  • + 1
 definitely HutchJR... that was a stunt
  • + 1
 Jts429 hahahahah lol, pretty much!
  • + 2
 Seen better crashes
  • + 2
 I have had crashes worthy of this stuff.
  • + 1
 They should try harder next time! Knock on wood...
  • + 1
 Quite ironic to have this after the 'Should I take more risk?' article.
  • + 1
 That Kali vid was banger. Progression for days.
  • + 1
 I reckon mtnbikegeezer was going for a front flip
  • + 1
 @utahcory crash is just hilarious. we have all been there haha
  • + 1
 It's Berkel from LinusTechTips!!!
  • + 1
 Instead of "train" we should say hutchjr from now on.
  • + 2
 SCROBB

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