Fails of the Month - December

Jan 3, 2016 at 9:58
by EVOC Sports GmbH  
Evoc

We've all been there: It's the rock roll you've done a thousand times before, that one off-camber root section, or maybe it's your first time hitting a brand new drop - you crash. Accidentally crashes are part of our sports. EVOC certainly don’t want you to provoke crashes for this competition but they would like to keep you safe on your next adventure by dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month. Here are our picks for December.


#1 - Hurricane, Utah


Views: 86,533    Faves: 180    Comments: 16



#2 - Vancouver, Canada


Views: 42,652    Faves: 43    Comments: 10



#3 - Kamloops, Canada


Views: 42,507    Faves: 131    Comments: 16



#4 - Koroska, Slovenia


Views: 37,707    Faves: 22    Comments: 5



#5 - Megève, France


Views: 42,222    Faves: 38    Comments: 5



#6 - Vansbro, Sweden


Views: 48,474    Faves: 76    Comments: 10



#7 - Cumbria, United Kingdom


Views: 67,336    Faves: 95    Comments: 23



#8 - Mt. Shasta, USA


Views: 57,849    Faves: 400    Comments: 41



EVOC will retire to their viewing room to pick their favourite fail for the month, the winner will be announced in the next article and take home some sweet EVOC product.



November Winner: mountainbikegeezer


Views: 115,044    Faves: 88    Comments: 37



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Huge crash on the chute at Windham WC Round 6
Photo by Nathan Hughes


Mentions: @evocsports




166 Comments

  • + 231
 That Bob Stenson crash in #8 at 0:14 is the worst, makes me cringe every time I watch it.
  • + 114
 That whole clip was hectic!
  • + 26
 completely agree. makes me sick
  • + 58
 #8 is #1
  • + 19
 CRAP! YOU OKAY?!!
  • + 34
 ^ literally wasn't even done falling yet when they yelled that out haha
  • + 34
 Stenson's crash was the scariest, but the guy falling off of the start gate ,oops ! lol
  • + 4
 Yeti, he was yelling "Grahm are you okay?" Thats the racers name.
  • + 3
 Graeme Pitts*, my bad.
  • + 10
 The sounds alone on the Stenson crash were enough to make me flinch ! Having body checked a tree once before my bad memories came flooding back !!
  • + 23
 I think the first crash is one of the worst! The dude clips that stump on the left super hard with his hip, that's a pelvis breaker right there. The stumps at the bottom of that corner were gnarly too. Scary, exciting stuff!
  • + 4
 Stenson in #8 is definitely the most cringe worthy. i winced haha. is he dead? he might be dead. Kurtz was pretty bad too... folded his ass like a taco, AND he hit that rock on his back pretty hard it looked like.
  • + 14
 # 8 is too much - it comes fast and furious
  • + 151
 I'm fine guys. Do more push ups. Drink more milk.
  • + 20
 Bob Stenson - HERO.......
  • + 13
 Well, I'mma do some push ups right this instant.
  • + 38
 Bob Stenson, he's so goddam hard he makes the tree's nervous.
  • + 3
 This video all the way... So gnarly I can't watch... And @bobsten is the man of steel, eh? Respect you took that without a visit to the hospital...
  • + 6
 Hospital? Guy (Stenson) should be dead after that impact. Incredible.

And #1 in #8, like someone above noted, that is nothing but thigh muscle meeting an immovable object at 40mph with only a paper thin layer of cordura to deflect the impact. Fug that looks painful.
  • + 5
 @pigman65 The guy who fell off the start gate broke his chain.
  • + 13
 Drives me crazy when people ask how you are like 1 second after you crash. (Let's not even mention WHILE you are crashing. I took a low speed fall the other day, and my friend said "Are You OK" between the first and second bounce of my ribs off a rock.) You don't know if you're OK for like 30 seconds, after the initial shock wears off!
  • + 10
 Bob Stetson slapped Chuck Norris and stole Chester's girlfriend.
  • + 2
 #8 for Winners this Month, they all are worth a big Insurance Coverage Voucher
  • + 5
 Bob Stenson = meat axe.
  • + 3
 I feel ill after watching that, absolutely brutal.
  • + 1
 @em-j , ahh i didn't notice that . but it was still hilarious, (assuming he didn't get hurt)
  • + 2
 absolutely can't stand to hear "are you ok?!?" lamest thing to say at that time, just leave a man to his pain for damned minute, or at least be more creative with your questions. if he's really broken & needs assistance he'll tell you or it will be obvious, you won't have to bother him by asking
  • + 1
 # 8 is a compilation of hurt....#7 is another considerably scary as well
  • + 63
 #1, that dude has steez, I don't care if he crashed or not...props to him.
#5. was he having a seizure and then crashed and then was the fence electric? Wha?
#8. Are those people even still alive?
  • + 25
 #5: Oh shit this is really steep I don't like it... Oh God I'm crashing this is gonna hurt at least it can't get any worse...#bzzt#... IT'S GETTING WORSE! IT'S GETTING WORSE!
  • + 1
 Plus he got stuck in a rain rut. Those suck to get stuck in if you're not used to em. My brother crashed from one smaller than that one time and broke a couple teeth, needed stitches, and got a concussion
  • + 2
 #5 just doesn't know how to ride a bike very well. It wasn't steep or even that bad of a rut.
  • + 2
 He hooked an electric fence. That's what caused the crash. It's really quite funny if you understand French.
  • + 1
 Yeah, number 5 does it for me, the last clip is just carnage. Downhill definetly for the worse crashes...
  • + 1
 Nothing like an electric fence to really increase your pain when crashing.
  • + 62
 This is my favorite post every month. Only slides to #2 when there's a Claudio course preview.
  • + 12
 I reluctantly stopped watching them. I don't want crash videos on my mind when attempting scary stuff.
  • + 9
 @skelldify I agree, but sometimes it's nice to see people walk away from this stuff! Good to know you can take a big hit and get back up.
  • + 0
 @skelldify It's also handy to learn from other peoples mistakes too rather than your own Smile
  • + 8
 I don't particularly like watching crashes where it's a rider of similar ability to myself or better, but when it's obviously a beginner I can't help but laugh. Am I a bad person?
  • + 5
 Yes. I am too. Wanna be friends?
  • + 4
 The racers I sympathize with and cringe over. Otherwise I enjoy watching showoffs eat their own poop. Lol
  • + 2
 @HankBizzle
What worries me is that there were a couple that looked painful but I'm not entirely sure why they happened... like #6.
  • + 1
 He launched/drifted toward the right and tried to turn while landing when the tires and suspension were under heavy loading.
  • + 1
 Actually it looks like his front wheel hits a rut or rock and it all goes Pete tong from there.
  • + 1
 That's not what I see in a frame by frame slow motion review, but I suppose it doesn't matter. You asked, that was my assessment. He still ate dirt regardless.
  • + 30
 Fuck Daryl. Fuck!
  • + 6
 Wasn't that the perfect reaction!
  • + 17
 I feel like Daryl has done that before
  • + 30
 Like "Damnit Daryl, we talked about this..."
  • + 8
 Daryl's like ''Daaaaaah i'm sarry baaaws''
  • + 5
 haha sounded like it was Ricky from Trailer Perk Boys
  • + 5
 This is the mtb equivalent of Leroy Jenkins...

Daryl: f*cking...f*ck it! (Translation: Leeeeeeeroy Jennnnnnnnnnkins!)

Camera dude: f*ck Daryl. f*ck! (Translation: (sigh) Gawdammit Leroy (sigh).)

...seriously though, that drop looks like it's just a second too long. And thanks for nothing Lucky Lager. f*ck Lucky Lager. f*ck!!
  • + 4
 at least he had lucky lager...
  • + 17
 I definitely like the silly random dude crashes the best. The cash roll crash and the flat drop backflip crash are certainly impressive, but I just think the shit like the guy losing it in the roots or the guy going off the trail into the electric fence are so much more relatable to the average rider.
  • + 18
 Don't be a Daryl
  • + 1
 It's a crap ad, but I'll pay that.
  • + 16
 was that cash roll video on a DH bike!?!
  • + 27
 yeh dude its rodgatkin and a demo
  • + 1
 certainly looks like it.
  • + 6
 Yup. It's the crash from the end of this segment:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=imFtun5JUp8
  • + 6
 and a tasty taco
  • + 3
 solid front wheel
  • + 1
 That youtube clip is sick.
  • + 8
 Probably was thinking about the burrito in his SWAT door when doing the cash roll.
  • + 6
 Your majesty the people have no bread! Let them eat shit.
  • + 11
 Bob Stenson was the worst crash for me, it made me jump of my seat, and it remind me why i dig my own trails with the tree crashing risk in the back of my mind...i really hope that he walked after this crash
  • + 19
 apparently the guy had nothing broken, which I actually can't understand.. he must be some kind of jesus reincanation or something
  • + 22
 yea he was fine! He was at the bottom drinking beer before anybody even really realized he had crashed.
  • + 4
 Maybe he was at the top drinking beer too. . .
  • + 0
 haha maybe, bob gets mega focused for racing though.
  • + 14
 Would love status updates, friggin worried about some of these dudes
  • + 13
 November winner reminds me the ''negative distance '' hahaha
  • + 5
 Yup. I've definitely learned from that. Good thing I'm still young. ;-)
  • + 1
 man didn't your buddies tell you can't just ride off the end? glad your ok.
  • + 1
 @naturechild15 Since I was acting cocky, I think they assumed I knew what I was doing!
  • + 8
 There's a special place in hell reserved for people who film in portrait.. Smile
Number 8 (Into the tree) was a savage one!!
  • + 6
 The guy in #4 went full downdubro. Enduro helmet/goggles and nothing but the most bro tanktop for protection. Bottom line: don't ever go full downdubro.
  • + 8
 serves number 4 right for wearing a vest, half shell and goggles lol
  • + 3
 So enduro.
  • + 5
 He's dressed to SEND IT.
  • + 3
 #5 because i go to pinkbike for entertainment and i don´t want a bad feeling in the back of my head when i go out for my next ride (Some crashes were really brutal, hope they are alright).
  • + 2
 I was right there on that Kevin Aiello crash (you can just see me left side at next turn) and in person I thought it was hospital time for sure. Hard to see in this shot, but he took a hard hit to the back of the head on the next stump that worried me. He was clearly shaken for a few minutes but said he did not need a medic, hopped on his bike and rolled down the hill. In person it was brutal. Really tough kid.
  • + 5
 7 made me throw up a little in my mouth, ouch. All of them this month were intensely painful looking.
  • + 2
 Hope is what makes us live
  • + 1
 #7 is exactly the reason why I don't like doubles...
  • + 1
 I don't understand how #8 can qualify because it's a lot of different crashes from a lot of different riders. However, it's the best video clip on the list and just made my day~

The dude who smacked into the tree with his chest....oh man.....I can feel his pain...
  • + 4
 #2: I hope some day someone is this worried about me crashing instead of just laughing their ass off then asking if I'm ok.
  • + 3
 #5 just because of that amazing soundtrack and the overall goofyness of the crash itself
  • + 2
 The First try at Camloops was amazing. Someone could have got a great photo there. And the Mt Shasta crashes were making me hurt!
  • + 2
 The one with the most fail had to go to #6...he over compensated to push some style for the camera...which was his undoing....thats my vote. #8 was just insane
  • + 4
 Damn people were feeling sendy last month
  • + 2
 #1 Cash roll or Crashroll, huh, ya, you see what I did there!
#2 Builder, rider and a crash.
#8 is epic but racing is its own reward.
#2 for the builder is my favourite.
  • + 3
 What happened #2 to get him sideways? These all looked so painful!! My favorite Fails of the month yet.
  • + 1
 Thank you PB for picking some skilled rider fails for once....november's winner was emblematic of previous months full of Joeys OTBing...
  • + 2
 I love this monthly segment - only video on PB that doesn't make me question whether I have the right gear or not.
  • + 2
 #5 cause I am glad I am not the only one who makes motorcycle noises when mobbing a hill!!!
  • + 2
 Not sure who gets the actual prize for a compilation but Bob Stenson should win SOMETHING for surviving that tree!!
  • + 2
 When you slam a beer and say "f**k it" you kinda get what comes to you #2 Smile No sympathy there.

All looked gnarly though.
  • + 1
 The last one... What were you thinking, bro? Everyone else was ripping and going big and shit but you... just what the f*ck were you thinking, bro?
  • + 4
 i giggled at #5
  • + 1
 I lol'd
  • + 2
 off course mtbmania FTW .. hahaha #7, there was the style, but not the speed Big Grin I guess it was the first try ever
  • + 2
 #7 for a solo but #8 overall for all the tree hits and wheel stands...ouch poor trees. My chest hurts just watching #8
  • + 7
 Haha or on 8 when he's not done falling and the dudes like whoa you ok! Hahahaha
  • + 2
 We've all back-wheel cased badly at least once, but it takes a special kind of "comin' up short" to land a full bike-length back and front-wheel case...
  • + 4
 #7 winning like f*ck
  • + 2
 that rage quit on a tree :O ouch!
  • + 1
 The enduro one was silly and made me laugh. #3 is definitely the ballsiest. Huge flat drop!! Reilly has got guts.
  • + 1
 How did i miss November's best!? No attempt to control the front end, man i remember doing that in my first months!!
  • + 3
 用绳命在战斗
  • + 4
 Translation...waxa on waxa off.
  • + 2
 If my bike made the noise from #7 I'm pretty sure I'd cry
  • + 1
 No love for #7? #8 is super gnarly, but compiling a bunch of crashes is sort of cheating, dontcha think?
  • + 2
 Human beings have been unable to stop them....................
  • + 1
 这些人真牛逼
  • + 2
 Mad skills from Rogatkin, even if he did stack it..
  • + 3
 Mtbmania for the win!
  • + 2
 Mt. Shasta, USA.... holy shit!!!
  • + 1
 I have no idea what the hell #5 was about but has to be #7 for me just looked brutal...
  • + 1
 Please everyone, FILM HORIZONTALLY!!

#1 and #3 gets my vote, but leaning on 3 for trying so hard.
  • + 2
 Having a giggle up to #8..... some of those had to really hurt !
  • + 2
 the winner from last month should play soccer
  • + 2
 Damn! This month is so sick... xD It's so hard to decide!
  • + 1
 Anyone else notice that #2's bike always bopped him in the head after the crashes? Like enough with the crashing mate xD
  • + 1
 #5 because he got electrocuted ! Great soundtrack!
  • + 1
 I like "F!@K Daryl, F!@K" and "Unhh, unhh, Ergh"
  • + 1
 So many gems and broken bones its paradise!
  • + 1
 #3 just for iconic Kamloops dirt splash
  • + 2
 Gravity = 1, Darrel = 0
  • + 1
 #8
Trees don't play nice...
  • + 1
 Mountain bike geezer(November winner)- you were carrying too much speed!
  • + 1
 Now i remember why i quit DH racing ...#8 is insane
  • + 1
 #3 at 00:25 NEVER LET GO JACK! NEVER LET GO.
  • + 1
 the boy that crashed at the start gate ,looks like his chain snapped ???
  • + 1
 oh boy... this month... #8 no doubt
  • + 1
 *Wants to race DH* *Watches crashes on last video* "F*CK THAT"
  • + 1
 I'm not pushing myself hard enough.
  • + 1
 Still think @jhelle99 should be on this...
  • + 2
 Damn #7, is the bike OK?
  • + 2
 #6 RIP in peace!
  • + 1
 #8 0:13 - 0:16 sec-------OMG !
  • + 2
 HOLY SHIT BEST FOM YET
  • + 1
 Even just the sound of some of those crashes.. *shivers*
  • + 1
 Number Five is fantastic.
  • + 1
 #2 famous last words "dropping f*ck it!"
  • + 0
 Something tells me the guy in #1 is still concussed and eating through a straw. But the first dust cloud in #3 though.
  • + 1
 #3 - Kamloops, Canada by andrewyoung,
  • + 1
 #5 for the entertainment. #8 gnarly
  • + 1
 So many trees so few dumbasses, the world needs more bikers.
  • + 2
 #5!
  • + 1
 Some of #8 were pretty nasty
  • + 1
 #8 Bob Stenson !!!
  • + 1
 #8 the crashes are sick
  • + 1
 1st!!!
  • + 1
 # 8 crashes winner
  • + 1
 "Fookin ell! Yaright?"
  • + 1
 #7 f*cking deadman
  • + 1
 #8 Collin Hudson
  • + 1
 #8 was mental!
  • + 1
 Gnarly!
  • + 1
 Fucking Darrel.....
  • + 1
 So many HURTZ!!!!!
  • + 1
 GRAHAM YOU OKAY?

lmao
  • + 1
 Downhillers,eh?

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