Fails of the Month - March

Apr 11, 2017 at 12:39
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. Accidental crashes are part of our sport. 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 March.


#1 - Aix-en-Provence, France


Views: 75,577    Faves: 164    Comments: 19



#2 - Prince George, Canada


Views: 77,439    Faves: 188    Comments: 16



#3 - Kamloops, Canada


Views: 43,880    Faves: 28    Comments: 3



#4 - Finale Ligure, Italy


Views: 44,093    Faves: 48    Comments: 8



#5 - Bellingham, USA


Views: 36,220    Faves: 25    Comments: 9



#6 - Kapaa, USA


Views: 35,470    Faves: 5    Comments: 6



#7 - Leatherhead, UK


Views: 36,291    Faves: 5    Comments: 5



#8 - Old Rampage Site, USA


Views: 51,268    Faves: 51    Comments: 14


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.


February Winner: jseranne


Views: 73,589    Faves: 11    Comments: 9


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MENTIONS: @evocsports



128 Comments

  • + 147
 #1 took it like a champ
  • + 18
 Its a good feel when your friend can laugh and dust him/herself off after a bail.
  • + 40
 #1 for the "most acrobatic dismount" award; #3 for the "incredible persistence", "incredible pain tolerance", and "incredibly in need of a milder pastime" awards; and #4 for the "it probably would have hurt less being hit by a bus" award...
  • + 3
 @TheDoctoRR: Yes, I agree. #3 gets a A for effort for sure!
  • + 18
 I agree with #1 . How does the French always make everything look so elegant??!?!
  • + 10
 #1 Is pure art. Almost ballet'ish
  • + 3
 Yep #1 for me!
  • + 5
 Yep, indeed #1 for that Gumby swing move.
  • + 3
 Yup, some top efforts this month but I'd give it to number 1 for his lovely pirouette.
  • + 2
 First victim of wide open suspension setup.
  • + 2
 maybe #1 should have worn gloves so he could hang on to the bars
  • + 0
 some running with the bulls shit there. tops
  • + 1
 lucky his hands/arms didn't get in that wheel
  • - 1
 #4 you know you're an idiot if you go otb on a manual lol
  • + 4
 @Husker2112: Not really, it was a hell of a manual and the front wheel was unlucky to drop straight in to a ditched sectioned... so it was a brutal and as unlucky as can be
  • + 76
 # 8 Was Brutal way bigger than the rest. I drove that dude (Travis Homan) back to Reno that day/night ANIMAL!
  • + 11
 So much bigger than any of the others. Mad props to T-Ho.
  • + 16
 @Trudeez: Might I suggest a new nickname?
  • + 5
 He has a looooong time in the air to think about his impending crash
  • + 5
 Good to hear he survived. Looked like a snuff video.
  • + 53
 Dude in #3 should get awarded a complimentary foam pit for his persistence.
  • + 2
 And for the awesome song to go along with the video.
  • + 2
 this video reminds me of Hot Rod
  • + 36
 has to be #8, dude put his life on the line trying to hit an old bender sender
  • + 10
 for sure #8 hands down most gnar.
  • + 1
 By the way....is he alive?
  • + 9
 @TheLongMan: Yup I'm still breathing.
  • + 2
 @THoman522: holy shit man! That was gnarly!! How did it go?
  • + 4
 @TheLongMan: fractured my ankle. Happy to walk away though!
  • + 30
 Sometimes I feel kind of bad for how much I enjoy these, but then I think, "not that bad".
  • + 15
 first one looked like he was possessed
  • + 31
 To Be fair he took benders sender better than bender ever did
  • + 27
 #1 definitely. It's the crash that never ends.
  • + 5
 It's almost graceful.
  • + 26
 #4 super tech manual, to super tech face plant!
  • + 21
 Got to be #2 . I'm not a fan of edited fails,but that's really funny.
  • + 2
 I love the fact his buddy is filming, and he isn't up off the ground yet and he is already thinking about the crash edit.
  • + 18
 And props to that devinci! other frames would have snapped right in half *slowly looks at intense*
  • + 2
 Props for the #2's headbang edit. Big Grin
  • + 15
 The gasp in #5 is terrible!
  • + 10
 It's epic in slo mo tho
  • + 2
 I think he may have broke his collarbone.
  • + 10
 I assumed the head-banging in #2 would be the most popular by far. I guess not. It struck ME as funny. But I guess it struck him in the teeth.
  • + 11
 #2 is an excellent devinci advertisement lol
  • + 5
 it was pretty intense....
  • + 6
 #4. Face plant then bike lands on his head.
  • + 1
 anybody dismissing the agony of pushing your face across tarmac is just too easily distracted. Number 1 got off light, that poor c*nt in Number 4 is probably still feeling the sting and looking like he lost a fight with a cheese grater
  • + 6
 #8 for being a sender!!
the rest where just lame
  • + 2
 I'm with you mate, lacking a little something this month... Ok, Benders rendition was throwing it out there, and that 'lad meets tree' #5 made me wince slightly.... but where are the groans, the expelling of air as body hits earth/rock/tree etc... come on, must try harder ;-)
  • + 3
 @Steve-skidvd: yeah i hope next month more people put themselves in the hospital…
  • + 2
 @lyophilization: Tongue in cheek as i typed.... previous FOTM's have seen cringe inducing smashes that beggar belief they survived... i would never wish for anyone to end up in hospital simply to make FOTM, but it does happen... and there is always someone with a GoPro or a phone ;-)
  • + 5
 Number 8 in the bank, took it to a whole. Nudda. Level.
  • + 5
 Seems like #7 would have ridden away if he didn't grab the brakes.
  • + 6
 4 sure #4 Smile
  • + 4
 Number 8 is clearly the most gnarly but it lacks the comedy value to win. My vote goes with number 1.
  • + 4
 Bender sender fail for the win! Atta way Travis!
  • + 4
 #1 - That pirouette is a thing of beauty
  • + 4
 #4
  • + 3
 #8 no doubt, that due is definitely half Shark Alligator half man!
  • + 3
 Man-Bear-Pig.
  • + 3
 Can we all agree to stop the machine gun repeat edits?
  • + 2
 #1 clearly for the artistic OTB / hangup dancing element. #8 for pure gnar.
  • + 3
 #7 - Special effects sucks!
  • + 4
 Is that an extra fail?

I think that if #6 would have tightened his stem, he would have driven away scott-free.
  • + 2
 Is it just me or did #1 seem to resign himself to the fact he wasn't riding away and he just let go of the bars?
  • + 1
 I've done the pic at the end a few times. And in that moment I'm thinking, "I can pull this out!"
  • + 0
 #4 the old set er down too soon maneuver- usually ends an otherwise stellar manual/wheelie (see also curbs)
#8 damn son- sendn'r!!
  • + 1
 The moment in 8 when the viewer sees how far from the landing zone he's gonna case...i yelled.
  • + 1
 #1 gave me tears I was laughing so hard. I shouldn't have bothered with the rest.
  • + 2
 #3 Kamloops. Try another sport perhaps? :-)
  • + 1
 Should out the kid from Kamloops way to go bud that's how you do it!! Fall down get up n try again ????????????????????????
  • + 1
 @ZaneMazer Time to get your free stuff. You should put it in for April. You know you would for sure win.
  • + 3
 slow-mo ahhhh!!!!! #5
  • + 2
 Good ol' PG. Norbs would be proud
  • + 1
 Attempting a double flip on a pretty gnarly step up, doesnt sound like failing to me!
  • + 3
 #8, so brutal
  • + 2
 #1
"Still gonna send it"
  • + 1
 Thanks to all of you. I enjoyed your dumdass moves. Im sure Ill get mine soon enough. Keep on shredding.
  • + 1
 #7 for me. Such ragdoll. No upper body strength. wow.
  • + 1
 #3 because he tried so hard...
  • + 1
 #4 Manual to faceplant is one of the most creative ways to self-destruct
  • + 1
 The magic roundabout to magic faceplant, wow!
  • + 1
 Did 7 hit the brakes on landing or something?
  • + 1
 or the front tire locked up, something went wrong.
  • + 1
 #2 hope he has a good dentist . . . .
  • + 1
 #2 -- keep a close eye on the handle bar at all time
  • + 1
 does canadian universal health include dentistry?
  • + 1
 I'd be lying if I said #5 wouldn't TOTALLY be me...
  • + 1
 #1...yes I need gloves..#8 WINNER
  • + 2
 #1 and #4
  • + 1
 My face hurts just watching #4
  • + 1
 #1 is almost satisfying to watch ahah
  • + 1
 Wait, who won last month?!?!?!
  • + 1
 #4 the sound of face sliding on pavement is sickening.
  • + 1
 #1 for getting thrown like a rag doll by his bike!
  • + 1
 hahahahahahaha i love this!
#1 gets my vote
  • + 2
 #1 or #4
  • + 0
 #4 because always happens ones in a life! Incredible precision where you do not have to lower the manual! jajaja
  • + 1
 Bender sender video gets my vote! So big!!
  • + 1
 #1 most elegant fall I have ever seen.
  • + 1
 The sounds the photographers made were great this month!
  • + 2
 #1 !!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 #1 because he fell asleep at the wheel
  • + 1
 #1 first flat tuck no hander
  • + 1
 I liked the music for #3 and there was no goofy replays or slow motions.
  • + 1
 they all look damn hurt to me, holy shit~
  • + 2
 #2 is comedy gold Big Grin
  • + 0
 These crash memes be dank
  • + 1
 OD'd on OTB
  • + 1
 My sends these sends.
  • + 1
 Trees are hard.. - Me
  • + 1
 tf is up with the edits?
  • + 1
 Ouch!
  • + 1
 #2 gets my vote!
  • + 1
 oh merde !
  • - 1
 So eat shit and get free EVOC product? Looks like I'll be finding the nearest cliff to jump off of next month
  • + 0
 #1 "Dirt jumper for sale. Lightly used, shows some signs of ware"
  • + 1
 Love these so much
  • - 2
 #8 hands down. "HOW CAN HE SIT DOWN WITH BALLS THAT BIG?!!!??!?"
  • + 2
 Damn nobody caught the Sam Hill reference??
  • + 1
 @GiantHuck: Danny Hart
  • + 1
 @Trudeez: Holy f*ck why did I say Sam Hill? You are totally correct, some of the best announcing in all sports
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