Fails Of The Month - September

Oct 1, 2015 at 23:09
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 crash for this competition, but they would like to keep you safe on your next adventure. They're dishing out prizing for the best fail of each month as voted by you. Here are your picks for September.


#1 - Leogang, Austria


Views: 181,090    Faves: 572    Comments: 48



#2 - Colorado Springs, USA


Views: 60,590    Faves: 20    Comments: 5



#3 - Rotorua, New Zealand


Views: 54,740    Faves: 41    Comments: 11



#4 - Crete, Greece


Views: 58,496    Faves: 55    Comments: 9



#5 - Vernon, USA


Views: 56,055    Faves: 36    Comments: 14



#6 - Plymouth, UK


Views: 53,912    Faves: 40    Comments: 8



#7 - Aberfeldy, Scotland


Views: 60,113    Faves: 157    Comments: 31



#8 - Sydney, Australia


Views: 69,306    Faves: 107    Comments: 34



#9 - Red Deer, Canada


Views: 54,014    Faves: 54    Comments: 9



#10 - San Carlos, USA


Views: 65,667    Faves: 177    Comments: 36



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.



July Winner: eamonnol29


Views: 132,882    Faves: 42    Comments: 8


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2015 NW Cup 5 at Stevens Pass.
Photo by ericashley


Mentions: @evocsports




209 Comments

  • 283 2
 Man.....there's some brutal shit this month!
Always bonus point for running over your mate! #1 & #3
  • 71 1
 Kid scorpion FTW!
  • 39 2
 Scorpion wins!!!
  • 3 2
 4 & 8 deff winners!!
  • 7 1
 I cant understand how the guy in #3 wasn't on the brakes sooner. Looks like he waited till the last possible second to try and stop.
  • 9 0
 Agreed. This month has been brutal!!!
  • 8 1
 #8 Scorpions fail of the month wins.
  • 35 0
 The guy who ran over his buddy missed a chance to epicly hop the guy. That would have got him a free beer after the ride for sure.
  • 13 1
 #1 #3 #5 #7 #9 - my favorites.
Seems I got full dominant 9 chord Smile )))
  • 15 0
 Oh crap. After #1 I thought the winner was going to be obvious, but then #8 comes along and shows the most brutal scorpion I've ever seen.
  • 7 0
 1 and 10
  • 5 0
 I cheered when I realized it was time for fails of the month. I'm pretty sure that makes me a bad person... especially this month. It was brutal! Scorpion FTW!
  • 2 0
 Has to be #1 #8 or #10
  • 10 1
 #1 is the winner... absolutely brutal but interesting. #8 is too brutal. The #7 is funny, brutal and interesting, give him a consolation. This months fails just cost me 10mph on my top speed tomorrow (so, 5mph tomorrow)
  • 1 0
 Seb, Marshall 5, Seb. Wayne Gretzky has arrived... Packet of jelly beans if u get this
  • 2 0
 That scorpion had me dying!! Hahaha and that dude in number 10 got broke on that gap. Worst feeling in the world when you know you're not gonna make it, especially on something that big
  • 6 0
 Probably the most painful Fails of the month set in a while... :O
  • 8 0
 #1 #7 #8

This months selection may be the best I've seen in a long time. Nice work. I mean, tough break. Get well soon.
  • 3 1
 I wonder if #4 is also in charge of the Greek economy.... (zing!)
  • 3 26
flag stefanfresh (Oct 4, 2015 at 2:59) (Below Threshold)
 What the f*ck is wrong with mountain bikers...guys ur doing it wrong. 1. WTF? seriously? 3. totally could have avoided him. 5 , no way thats gonna work... 7, bet ya the bark is marked with the expresion of his face...he got nailed. 8... brutal. 9....just ridiculous... 10, screaming ain gonna make u jump further. Too many disco biscuits.
  • 14 1
 F*ck you @stefanfresh. People don't ask to fall and it happens to the best of us.
  • 63 1
 At first i was like, # 1 has to take it!! then i scrolled....and thought...damn you guys outdid yuorself this month...lotta worthy winners jajajaja
  • 45 2
 Hope #1 is the persons actual video because that went viral on social media and could easily be downloaded and reuploaded when it isn't actually there's. It is the best one out of the lot though.
  • 4 2
 no I think @HutchJR uploaded it .. whatever it s on PB
  • 33 3
 yeah its mine, pretty happy to see it made fails of the month!!
  • 2 0
 Was it you riding or filming? And who was riding? Defo the best one, brutal slaydown to the face!!!!
  • 3 0
 I was standing at the side (gopro was on top of the take off) - the riders were stijn and jelle
  • 5 0
 It was the most brutal out of the lot, they didn't take any impact to the feet! Straight to the side!
  • 5 0
 What in the f*ck?!?! craaazzzy air collision. wow
  • 4 0
 I hope nothing broke! (Bones)
  • 8 0
 nah only a pair of bars surprisingly
  • 3 0
 Wow! Gets my vote anyway! #1!
  • 2 0
 Wait... so you knew both riders? It wasn't two strangers coincidentally going off at the same unfortunate time? They were trying to sync up on purpose, but synced up too well?
  • 2 0
 yeah, and no haha we wanted to have them both going off at the same time (which we thought was possible at the time, and we still think it is) but they both went a bit too close as i guess you can see
  • 43 0
 I wish my crash was in top 10 Big Grin

Many not the most brutal but its definitely the funniest Smile )

www.pinkbike.com/video/409609
  • 4 0
 That is an awesome edit! Funny shit on this rainy Friday
  • 4 0
 hahahaha! That's hilarious. Dude, you know you go where you look, right?
  • 25 0
 Someone should add #10 to the 'Dirt jumping' wiki page, for definition of 'casing'.
  • 20 1
 we want more!! why not fails of week Smile
  • 10 1
 I second this motion.
  • 6 1
 \m/
  • 1 0
 'cause after a couple of years there wouldn't be any of us left healthy enough to ride.
  • 17 0
 RIP #7's face and #8's back
  • 11 0
 That first one....Looks like a good 20+ feet directly onto his hip. Awful.

Plus you would be extra pissed to crash for such a stupid reason as that. Very unfortunate for both of them.

What exactly is the bike park etiquette for this kid of double drop?
  • 1 16
flag gabriel-mission9 (Oct 2, 2015 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 I think the guy going off the smaller drop shoulda looked behind him first. Pretty much his own fault he got landed on.
  • 21 0
 nah the point was to have them going off at the same time but it didnt really go to plan
  • 3 0
 I am guessing those two drops lead off the same trail and without planning it this wouldn't be possible?
  • 6 0
 have look at my most recent video: www.pinkbike.com/video/424139/#top at about 3.50 you can see the run up to it
  • 2 0
 ah @HutchJR - the bottom guy had a really good view then. Sick riding btw.
  • 2 2
 little bit of a ? above my head ---- why, how is a bike park not aware of a double option like that where riders can colite in midair? invites waaaay too much trouble for hot-doggin' as well as plain bad timing.
  • 9 2
 Aware? The bike park BUILT it. In most of the world people are allowed to be responsible for their own actions.
  • 1 1
 @kabanosipyvo I could not up vote you enough. America, land of the free...oh, wait.
  • 12 0
 I guess September was a brutal month. I think #10 had the longest amount of time to think about how screwed he was which might be the worst part.
  • 2 0
 Glad I didn't crash this month, maybe next month
  • 3 0
 That was atleast 3 seconds! Hope he's ok and #10 has got my vote.
  • 12 0
 There are some good ones this month. But that first one has to take it. Its a bad idea and bad results.
  • 1 0
 And they should feel bad!
  • 8 0
 I wish there was a little follow-up paragraph after each video, because as entertaining as these are I feel genuinely bad and wonder about the consequences.
  • 3 0
 As the one for #10, the rider is healing up at the moment with a few broken ribs, torn wrist ligaments and a cracked top tube and broken seat. We are planning to go back out and stomp it when he gets better. If you want to know more about why, we made and article about a week ago that explains everything. www.pinkbike.com/news/creative-lines-keith-morelan-video-2015.html
  • 9 0
 the best Fails Of The Month one by one
  • 1 0
 Absolutely! (You stole my comment lol) Maan! That was crazy, trees are not our friends.
  • 7 0
 Was going to say #7 is brutal, nothing will beat that, then saw #8 & #10... All real bad.
  • 1 0
 I'm feeling #7 too, there's some dreadful stuff this month but that one really made me go 'ooooh is he ok?'. The sound is just awful, can't help but think it'd look even worse/funnier/more impressive at full speed....hope you're ok whoever you are! Boom! Frown
  • 1 0
 #7 was like "oh no oh no, ooooh shit!" i know how painful is to crush with a tree and that one hurts really bad.#1 was super scary too
  • 2 0
 #7 f**k, #8 f**ked, #10 f**king awesome
  • 13 7
 #2 is just a complete clown, sell your 5,000 dollar bike.

#8 is dead... haha.
  • 6 1
 Good fails this month, so many cringes it is hard to pick a winner but I would have to go for number 1 for the sheer ridiculousness.
  • 6 1
 Lot of good ones this month, but #1 takes it. Only fail of the month I've seen that actually made me cringe. The perfect timing fail is incredible.
  • 7 0
 #10 .... That moment you know you f**ked up
  • 4 0
 #1 wins for me for pure retardedness (deliberately retarded word) combined with such a brutal crash

I do like #3 too for the whole "lets avoid my mate, nah lets run over his face"!
  • 2 0
 His buddy's hands out in front of him to fend it off just say, "But why?"
  • 5 0
 Wow! Some bad crashes this month! Is there anyway you can give a pack to each of them????

Seriously!


#8 for the purest scorpion ever seen!
  • 6 0
 #1 Austria needs some new fcking engineers! And I thought #10 was pretty damn brutal.
  • 6 0
 7, 8 or 10. man, heads hitting things always sucks!
  • 5 0
 I can say with certainty, this month all the fails were pretty brutal, congratulations
  • 5 0
 #1, no guts no glory, would've been a cool shot if ya made it
#8, this is a text book scorpion, put it in the dictionary
  • 5 0
 10 was the best by far. But the full on scorpion that 8 pulled off was legen wait for it dary
  • 6 0
 I would support a 3 way tie, 1, 7, and 10 are just brutal
  • 4 0
 After watching these, my nutz and my neck are killing me. These were brutal!
  • 5 0
 #10 should be moved up the list in my opinion
  • 5 0
 7 to 10 are just on an other level !
  • 5 0
 Very VERY high quality shit here.
  • 5 0
 wonder what happened to number 10's bike?
  • 1 0
 Cracked HT
  • 4 0
 I thought I'd seen it all, but then #10 with that war scream. brutal, hope he's ok.
  • 3 0
 #3 deserves a blanket party for target-fixating on his crashing buddy.
Nothing like knowing that if you crash, the guy behind you is gonna torpedo your ass.
  • 5 2
 #1 for the crash but #7... just imagine if there was a branch sticking out!
  • 1 0
 there was haha!
  • 6 1
 #7 or #10
  • 4 0
 My God, scorpions are fun to watch!
  • 4 1
 #8 Dude scorpioned so hard he lost his glove!!!
  • 1 0
 @mattl1989 i think that was a neck brace, it would make sense with how far he got bent over!
  • 3 0
 Haha! 4 purely for the dog. watches the rider all the way in. takes 1 step back at the last second. nonchalant as f*ck Razz
  • 2 0
 What would be awesome is if pb could just take all of the videos and make them into one so you don't have to click from video to video.
  • 2 0
 I'm surprised at the responses. Lots of good ones but #7 seriously made me ill. That tree didn't flinch and the guy just splatted into it.
  • 2 0
 Sweet baby Jesus! I hope all involved are still functional...some of those were uber-brutal. Perfect Go Pro placement on a couple of those as well. Healing vibes!!!
  • 1 0
 HOE........
LEE.........
FAHHHHHHHHHH...........
That first to start things off was mind blowing!
And the kid doin the "Ridiculousness" logo (the "scorpion"), was awesome.
Way dah go Pinkbike!
What a month.
  • 3 0
 Props to #7 for that lovely tree hug
  • 3 0
 Bad month auuchhh No1 for me but hope that guy from video 8 is ok ...?
  • 1 0
 He paralysed his arm, but apart from that is fine!
  • 1 0
 @AimMedia Genuine permanent paralysis?!
  • 1 0
 @EDBProductions Hopefully not!
  • 4 0
 @decom
I know right?!

If that's the case he is anything but "fine"
  • 2 0
 @AimMedia can you please explain "paralysed his arm?" Is he going to be ok??
  • 2 1
 #3 because it's not overly gory and how can anyone not like a good old fashioned Kiwi "oh shit" (I'm about the run over my Mate's face).
  • 4 1
 I like how he pointed it straight at him... Like his decision last minute was, save the bikes, I think I can roll him. Hahaha.
  • 4 1
 This is the best selction what I ever seen!
Congratulation! Smile
  • 2 0
 I concer.
  • 3 2
 number 8 made me feel a bit sick and number 7 for the full impact of face to compacted dirt landing...but seriously number 1...no words! Smile
  • 3 1
 That was a painful month to watch. No 1 and 7. The phrase Cringe worthy, does not go far enough.
  • 3 0
 How many of this riders actually died?

This month is bloody !!!!
  • 2 1
 #1 is mental! the likelihood of that happening is so slim i'd call that fail of the century Big Grin
i'd almost be proud to be one of them
  • 3 0
 long live the scorpion king!
  • 2 0
 Despite the carnage that proceeded it, #1 still takes it - which is saying quite a lot coming out of all these wrecks
  • 1 1
 I almost did a #7 last week. Haulin' ass down a very rocky hill, lost control but managed to brake and slide sideways into it with my arm out like a line backer or somthing. And I didn't break my arm Big Grin
  • 1 0
 these are getting way better than they've been in the past. Feel bad for these guys, but thanks for the endless entertainment fellas
  • 1 0
 #7 #8 and #9 were all pretty fail worthy...#10 was just brutal

#8 would make a great gif....especially that yoga move in the middle of it
  • 2 0
 Crete dirt looks horrible. Also, can we all just appreciate how durable the human body is?
  • 1 0
 #7 was pinning it, Tree !!!!!!!!!!!!! harsh ! #1 is insane, beware low flying bike ! Quite a collection, some make you grimace.......
  • 1 0
 #8 for sure. This guy must do Yoga. This month is a lesson in what not to do.
  • 6 4
 I think we can all agree on #1
  • 1 0
 Man, if we can't all agree then.......well I don't know what! But we all better agree.
  • 2 1
 #8 feet touching the ground with his face still fully in the dirt... Backbracker right there....ouch!
  • 2 1
 #9 Nothing like running in midair to get that last few inches to the landing. Too bad he still didn't make it...
  • 2 0
 im going out to buy a full face today
  • 2 1
 While #7 $ #8 are brutal I think the 1st one made my lost my shit; Jeeez

Malaka is the international word for malaka :3
  • 2 0
 Best month in a while. Pushing it hard before winter. Love it.
  • 1 0
 #3 - doesn't like like he even tried to avoid plowing into the guy. I know Sh!t happens fast, but c'mon.
  • 1 0
 Great (I mean awful, sorry) crashes but come on, in 2015 even potatoes make better videos than #2 and #9
  • 2 0
 #1 Slam Dunk da funk. It's like some sorta synchronised DH diving.
  • 2 1
 #1 for fail of the year.
That was a pretty synchronized move, that ended bad.
  • 2 1
 I give the win to the tree in number 7. It didn't move an inch. Prize goes to the tree.
  • 3 1
 number 1 is winner for me
  • 1 1
 Fave Pinkbike feature! Got to be #1 although serious competition from some savage falls, facial slide on #8 particularly owwwwwww!
  • 1 0
 fell so bad for the Yeti, it deserves someone with skill. And I vote for #4 , it feels like a 3D effect.
  • 1 0
 These were some rough falls. #7 & 8 still hurt just watching. #8 kid got a hell of a facial treatment and back stretch
  • 1 0
 Cant count how many times ive pulled a number ten. Its my signature move. Isnt that why you buy a dh rig?
  • 3 0
 10 is most gnarly
  • 1 0
 that guy in NZ had time to bunny hop his riding buddy . guess the focus was concentrated on where he would land etc.
  • 3 0
 1 and 10
  • 2 0
 1,7, 8 and 10. Fails in this month are ridiculous...
  • 1 0
 Nice work humanity best fail of the month yet.
#8 so scorped it was impressive
  • 2 0
 Got to be #10! #1 & #8 good too. tough this month
  • 1 0
 Man what was the body count for this month! There's no way no one died in at least a few of these!
  • 1 0
 #1 is pure scary wtf, reminds me of Wade ejecting of the cliff Rampage 2004.
  • 1 0
 All these vids are missing is goofy sound effects and narration by Bob Saget.
  • 2 0
 Man, these are all devastating. 1, 7, 10. The head snap on 7..
  • 2 0
 #10 well know I know how Keith Morelan broke his frame haha
  • 1 0
 JRA
  • 2 0
 "RIDE-AH! ...... RIDE-AH DOWN!"
  • 1 0
 That's the gnarliest month of fails I have seen! Fail Number 1 for sure to win
  • 1 0
 That scorpion (bravo) reminds me of why my mid-back still hurts many years later. Thanks Bootleg Canyon
  • 1 0
 Most of these are pretty brutal aha
  • 1 0
 Some Brutal ones this month! :O
  • 1 0
 holy foooooooook some of those looked noice!
  • 2 1
 this never fails to amaze me
  • 1 0
 "LEEOGANG, LEEOGANG! WE GET REKT IN LEEOGANG!"
  • 1 0
 God these are f****** brutal man.......
  • 1 0
 WOW, some of those videos looked like how I ride....... Smile
  • 1 0
 7 or 8. Faceplants for the win
  • 1 0
 this should come out on sunday. sunday bloody sunday....
  • 1 0
 Don't worry I am OK! I did not feel anything at all Smile
  • 1 0
 Was #9 using an ACME bike and jump kit? Brilliant
  • 2 0
 #6 God save the nuts.
  • 1 0
 everyone sending it on the last month before winter lol
  • 1 0
 Think the last shot is Stevens Pass
  • 1 0
 Gnarliest Fail of the Month.
  • 1 0
 8# wiping your own arse with your head is lethal
  • 1 0
 replay replay replay.....anybody can be a mtn. biker!!!
  • 1 0
 All painful - Giving #1 the nod for the 2 for 1 deal.
  • 1 0
 #2 is a roadie with an enduro bike. obviously a roadie
  • 2 0
 Either #1 or #10
  • 1 0
 Anyone know how to enter this?
  • 1 0
 might be a dumb question.....but how are the videos picked?
  • 1 0
 There should be a regular FOD! Sponsored by GoPro Smile
  • 1 0
 1 and 10...although the brutal nut shot is an "honorable mention"
  • 1 0
 #8 died right? he had to die. no ones body can fold that far.....
  • 1 0
 worst I've ever seen...
  • 2 2
 Might have to give out 2 prizes when #1 wins.
  • 1 0
 hi there tree!!
  • 2 1
 #7....
  • 2 1
 Did you see the mark he left on the tree. It's preset high up too. If there wasn't vide it would leave people scratching their heads lol
  • 1 0
 #2 is in ute valley!
  • 1 2
 #1 not only the bike impact but that long fall to the ground. How do you verify if this is really their video?
  • 1 0
 damn 1, 7 or 9
  • 1 1
 #3, the 2nd rider has a) terrible brakes-and/or b)terrible reflexes
  • 1 0
 He was following too closely. I was gonna say #3 should remember to maintain a safe following distance. And the faster your going the farther back you should be.
  • 1 0
 Crete has lovely dirt !
  • 1 0
 #7
  • 1 1
 #8. No question. Holy hell.
  • 1 0
 On second thought, 8 wins in my mind for the rag doll factor, but it was a tough choice. There's some serious carnage this month.
  • 1 0
 Scorpion FTW!
  • 1 0
 #2 the laugh is perfect
  • 2 1
 #1 because DAMN
  • 1 1
 #7 Literally a SOLID bike.
  • 1 0
 #1
  • 1 0
 These are the worst yet!
  • 1 0
 #1 all day long
  • 1 0
 first one is so funny
  • 1 0
 good ones
  • 1 1
 #7
  • 2 2
 #8, perfect scorp.
  • 1 1
 1 -- 7
  • 1 2
 #8 Scorpion, #9 LiuKang Bicycle kick.
  • 1 1
 #1 and #8
  • 1 2
 1&8!
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