Video: Friday Fails #190

Sep 30, 2021 at 16:13
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105 Comments

  • 48 0
 penultimate fail was pretty telling when you leave the lip of a jump and your front wheel is not spinning at all.


for the life of me, I cannot figure out why he didnt make that jump!??!?!?!
  • 8 0
 He had both wheels locked up in mid air! Not sure why people lock up their wheels, especially on the front. One of my neighbors doing jumps with kids in the neighborhood was telling me he how he did some jumps with front wheel locked up in mid air and how the bike dives drastically nose first. Guess that's one of the ways to GOTB.
  • 16 2
 @CSharp: stabbing the brake to stop the wheel ONCE you are airborn, either front or back, will change the attitude of the bike, as will pedalling hard while in the air. go watch some Motorcross and see them operate the brakes/throttle in air and what it does to the bike.

now, in this case(see what I did?? lol) it's clear he was riding the brakes while leaving the jump. that's just always going to be a fail. SMH
  • 5 0
 been there, done that....he knew he had too little speed to make that gap in the split second he was on the ramp...the brake slam is the last ditch attempt of a doomed man to take any speed off in hopes he can avoid slamming into the backside of the landing. I literally did the exact same thing 2 weeks ago on my HT....w/ the exact same outcome, though I didn't have a dropper and speared the back of my seat as I went OTB.
  • 4 1
 @conoat: little easier to grease the throttle on a moto than ET your mtn bike though!
They also typically do this a jumps that are HUGE compared to your typical bicycle jump...
  • 5 0
 @SATN-XC: haha, I've been in this situation too, but instead of grabbing a handful of brake I typically assume the nose-high ski jumper and 50/50 case the landing!
  • 1 2
 @plyawn: it does work surprisingly well on an ebike though!
  • 1 0
 I watched .25x speed of the slow motion and didn't detect frame flex. From some of the frame testing I've seen online (via lab machines), they're well-suited for this type of stress.
  • 7 16
flag bikeskibikeski (Oct 1, 2021 at 10:35) (Below Threshold)
 I like how everyone here is pretending they didn't have to look up "penultimate" ...because I know I did.
  • 12 0
 @bikeskibikeski: wow, your education system is worse than ours!
  • 4 0
 That super slow mo was a thing of beauty though.
  • 2 0
 @bikeskibikeski: Yeah ... well some of us are edumucated and hang with high-brow folk, so we slip penultimate into our conversations daily.

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  • 1 0
 The angular momentum of the system (bike + rider) stays constant in the air. If you take the momentum out of the wheels it is transferred to the rest. Due to the higher mass of bike and rider the spin is slower than the spin of the wheels was. The effect should be worse the heavier the wheels are.
  • 1 0
 @conoat: YUP, I'm dating myself, but if you can find some vintage footage of Jimmie Ellis (riding for Can-Am) @ the LA Supercross, it will illustrate exactly what you've mentioned.....
  • 21 0
 FF masterpiece with the cliff fail @0:22 (too slow) and the second attempt @0:55 (too fast)...I was almost hoping for a 3rd attempt....may be we'll see it tomorrow. Third times a charm!
  • 20 0
 Bonus points for neither camera person flinching and filming the entire thing.
  • 1 0
 @carym: ya maybe; that guy on the hill was close to a lot of pain when the bike caught up
  • 2 0
 He hasn't sent again yet, but my other friend Colin did and he landed it. its on my page
  • 19 1
 Lots of riders crashing with no gloves. They have helmets and pads but no gloves.
  • 12 1
 I don't get it either. Skinned hands are so f'in annoying and why deal with slippery sweaty grips? You can buy gloves for like $15.
  • 1 0
 @bikeybikeybikebike: While you are right. I don't even think about putting on gloves unless my hands are sweating or it is cold. I also don't wear any pads.

The most useful protection for me would be shin and calf guards from flat pedal pins. My legs have scars that look like someone tried to put me in a paper shredder.
  • 2 7
flag djwalker1260 (Oct 1, 2021 at 14:48) (Below Threshold)
 I noticed the same thing and don't get it either. When you crash you are very likely to land on your hands at some point in the tumble and there is nothing like palms full of gravel to make it difficult to do anything with your hands for the next week. I on my palms once very early in my riding career and I have worn gloves for every single ride since I got all the bandages off.
  • 2 1
 i feel better connected to the bike with bare hands... also i used to ride with gloves and on bigger crashes the gloves would rip and i would graze my hands anyway
  • 2 0
 @Curse-of-the-foot-long-sub: yes even though I have expensive gloves, I choose not to wear because I like it better without them
  • 17 0
 Riding tutorial idea: @ben-cathro (or anyone willing to teach) go over Friday Fail and break down what went wrong and how we can minimize some of these crashes.
  • 26 0
 90% of the answers would be, "learn to jump before sending a 20ft gap, and also you aren't Loic Bruni...simmer the f*ck down, mate!"
  • 4 0
 this.

Good luck in marketing it above “What tire pressure should i run?” videos… : )
  • 5 0
 “Cathro’s How not to die starting out” series.
  • 1 0
 @whiteboarder: It needs a name with a hook, and that would work. Smile
  • 7 6
 @njcbps: How about "Ben Cathro's Crash Course"
  • 16 0
 Every Episode Reminds Me Why I Don't Do Trains.
  • 13 0
 *insert joke about mother*
  • 12 0
 Backflip attempt at 1:11 Gotta love the dad commentary mid-flight, already thinking about how much parking costs at the hospital...
  • 3 0
 Haha “Oh God”
  • 19 0
 Canadians worrying about the cost of *parking* at the hospital...
  • 2 0
 Narrated by Barry White
  • 5 0
 @dannybob: if it’s any consolation, he’s also thinking about spending the next 7 hrs waiting in emerg.
  • 2 0
 @dannybob: That made me lol - true! We get completely bent for paying $12 while we are on our way not worrying about the multiple $10K's procedures.
  • 2 0
 @ismellfish: When the dude with the camera says "Oh God " you know you're in the shit.
  • 6 0
 Usually I have sympathetic collar bone pain after Fail Friday ... today's it's neck and face. And the poor chap @ 1:16 - D A M N. That was a significant impact into an immovable object.

It seems that a pushup or bench press regime would help some of these riders–it might have kept 1:26 on his bike for instance.
  • 2 0
 Agreed.

On one hand, a crash when afterwards you can tell everyone survived, and is laughing, can be amusing.

But then you get these massive hits, followed by silence, and you just know the guy imploded. RIP colarbone/ribs/face of that guy.

Stay safe out there everyone (I say that just a few months out from my first broken bone... a shattered toe).
  • 2 0
 Yeah that one at 1:16 was savage
  • 7 0
 This was one of the best in a while. Right amount of bounce, right amount of running (2:05) and just enough kurwa to seal the deal
  • 1 0
 The kurva in this one was perfection
  • 4 0
 Damn,those are the funniest friday fails yet! Thank you to all involved and quick recovery to the injured.
  • 3 0
 usually i dont laugh watching friday fails but this episode had some good moments
  • 5 0
 I gotta stop watching these.
  • 1 0
 2nd the last had me laughing hard. I at least thought he was going to make it over the landing but no, instead the video reveals he's about to slam right into the wall of the next mound. And to top it off dude was pulling on his brakes cause his wheels weren't spinning whatsoever.
  • 4 0
 Nose-bonks, brought to you by the Rhinoplasty Associates of America!
  • 4 0
 Too many high consequence crashes this time! It was painful to watch )
  • 4 0
 This one had something for everyone.
  • 2 0
 1:51 I guess he didn’t see that tree because it wasn’t spray painted orange?
2:43 That will teach you for laughing at your buddy. Karma’s a “bitch”
  • 3 0
 Two guys, one creek...lol
followed by a superman attempt Smile
  • 3 0
 1.42, tyre to helmet, niiice
  • 1 0
 Yaa there was a tyre sign in my face as well
  • 2 0
 And they all had droppers, 29ers and were riding on flats....so much for that theory!!
  • 2 0
 If there's one great certainty in life it's that when someone repeatedly says "you got it", you probably don't got it.
  • 2 0
 Was I the only one who expected him to say, "You don't got it" at the end like a quote from Chunk form Goonies?
  • 2 0
 So good. My laughing started right away and I hit a booster at the water crossing. That chuckle to water and rock slayed me.
  • 1 0
 I have managed to find water like that twice. Brought back memories. -Just no laughing at someone in front of me first. Glad it’s never happened for me while riding at at Alafia River State Park. I’ll take cold, rocky streams over gators any day.
  • 1 0
 @Stihlgoin: I've scrambled to pull a pal out of that water before. Visually charming, but I don't even want to stand near the shoreline much less have to climb out.
  • 3 0
 One of the best Friday Fails for a while.
  • 1 0
 Exceptional editing. Exceptionally brutal. Exceptionally hilarious. I was glad to see other commenters found a lot of it very funny.
  • 3 0
 :21.... what a slam!
  • 16 0
 ....what a bounce
  • 6 0
 that bounce was gnarly
  • 2 0
 I liked twinkle toes @ 2:06
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy at the podcast: - do you remember when you last time went over the bar?
#fridayfails - hold my beer
  • 2 0
 I was really hoping for a few more tries at the roadside drop.
  • 1 0
 My friend Colin landed it its on my page
  • 2 0
 My friends who don't ride ask why don't you get a gopro? Sends FF link.
  • 2 0
 3.30, wonderful bit of slow mo, good work!
  • 1 0
 The crash at 1:21 is exactly how I crashed into the side hill at Deer Valley 6 weeks ago. Cracked my ribs.
  • 2 0
 Fridya is no gloves day...
  • 1 0
 I love how much the sport is progressing. I never thought I'd ever see the day someone tried a "twinkle toes" like at 2:06!
  • 2 0
 Ya, it’s super cool to not wear gloves….until ya peel off ya palms.
  • 2 0
 Best FF compilation ever! No filler, all killer!
  • 1 0
 Got it, the more times you say you got it the more sure I am it will make Friday fails.
  • 1 0
 The compassion in the first lady's voice was something Mother Theresa could be proud of
  • 1 0
 1:38 is just poetry in motion. Your buddy crashes into a padded tree and you run your front wheel right into their head.
  • 1 0
 bring your family, bring your friends! big crashers all the time!
  • 1 0
 2:06...gotta work on that leg speed!
  • 1 0
 2:49 riding a tin can filled with coins
  • 1 0
 that was sucky
  • 1 0
 George of the Jungle at 1:55... watch out for that tree!
  • 1 0
 0:38 Anything you can do, I can do better.
  • 1 0
 2:42 instant karma in action
  • 1 0
 The guy at 1:16 for sure broke something. Yikes.
  • 1 0
 Gloves are probably too expensive for someone
  • 1 0
 Tweedle dum and Tweedle dee at 2:40
  • 1 0
 Was this the “I’m too cool to wear gloves” edition?
  • 1 0
 1:13 was that Barry White???!!
  • 1 0
 2:31 a little "the salmon"! Nice! This is a brutal ff btw
  • 1 0
 1.35 its me lol
You can wach it better
youtu.be/S19rrfxfbIE
  • 1 0
 Love the, tree didn't kill him , I'll finish him with a Head Ram attitude
  • 1 0
 We should have try it Thursday, for anyone trying back clips etc that fail
  • 1 0
 When the bikepark pass is attached to your handlebars, you know you're f'd
  • 1 0
 Pretty brutal week of Friday Fails.
  • 1 0
 Kurva though
  • 1 0
 Damn Trees
  • 1 3
 Why would you ever take your hands of the bars? Even if you land it... its not that cool or impressive. Risk isn't worth the reward!
  • 1 1
 Never skip berm day
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