Video: Friday Fails #211

Mar 4, 2022 at 8:17
by Pinkbike Originals  


Another batch of fails to celebrate your Friday.


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105 Comments
  • 71 1
 Credit where credit is due: pinkbike managed to upload the correct video, and it's not set to private. Kudos.
  • 4 0
 Set the bar low and you have a better chance at exceeding it
  • 9 0
 Except, every single time I watch this on my phone I miss the first one while I full screen and rotate the phone to landscape, and need to rewind - and then can't watch the last clip as the 'here, now watch these videos' windows pop up and block the video.... Add some buffers in there Pinkbike!
  • 59 9
 Why are spoke nipples brass? You gotta pay to find out…
  • 8 0
 lmfao! like that beta article about fox tights w knee pads built in....
  • 25 1
 Someone with a + membership totally needs to start posting a summary of all the paywall articles in the comments of the article right above it. Cheap, stubborn SOBs like me need to know
1. is there room for 2 wheel standards?.
2. Why does Kate love Lea
3. Why did they make monkeys out of brass if cannon ball fell out of them when it got cold?
  • 1 0
 @pink505: Inquiring minds want to know.
  • 5 1
 I don’t care about brass nipples but could use some brass monkey
  • 4 0
 @rivercitycycles: sign up for pink505+ and it is yours.
  • 1 1
 you guys do know about "reader mode" eh? gets rid of ads including the paywall... just sayin...
  • 1 1
 @cdn-dave: thanks for the tip. Just enabled it now to try out. But it still wont tell me about why my nipples are as hard as brass when it is cold.
  • 2 1
 @cdn-dave: good tip, works great. Shocked me how uninteresting and largely poorly written that article about spoke nipples was...
  • 29 0
 TRP running some deals! Free shipping when you spend five hundo!! OMG
  • 2 0
 At least they have product.
  • 23 0
 3:21 "I totally believe you" Haha!
  • 16 1
 There is always an apologist for the failed backflips. Something like "this isn't a fail, it is a necessary step in the learning process."

Where is the love for all the failed front flips?
1:27 too slow rotation
1:45 not enough speed
2:22 need more pop and a better tuck
3:06 weight is a too far back to start
3:13 need a bigger stepdown
3:30 and 3:33 initiated too late

Without your support, these guys are never going to land a front flip.
  • 3 2
 This weeks FF was full of riding above you skill level. Makes me rethink taking up gravel bikes!
  • 13 0
 Can we have a friday fails if you have the ebike filter on which is just ebikes please. There are plenty of fails luckily as we all know.
  • 9 9
 I hate the ebike craze with a passion. I would love to watch ebikers only fails!
  • 11 8
 @weebleswobbles: just riding one is a fail
  • 16 9
 @mi-bike: actually being upset by eBikes is the biggest fail. Too funny.
  • 9 0
 3:28 classic fail on Granny's Kitchen 1. Both the road gap and step-up leading into it are now destroyed.

Original: www.pinkbike.com/video/448165

Fail of the month #3 in June 2016: www.pinkbike.com/news/fail-of-the-month-june-2016.html
  • 11 0
 Holy 2016 repeated fails Batman! You just uncovered a pink bike secret… 4 re-runs…
  • 3 0
 damn that's sad to hear. always wanted to get out there and try those...
  • 3 0
 One of the best spots ever - tragic.
  • 2 0
 @e-spoke: they're rebuilding some other stuff like the smaller fish ladder / gap just up the road, but yeah over time many of the classic wood features are failing.
  • 1 0
 I didn't know they were gone, was this the fire or ice storm that took them out? I haven't been up to fall city in a couple of years. The sound he made when he realized he was gonna clear the gap.... damn....
  • 1 0
 @crustyoldguy: yes the Salad Tosser (big wooden step-up before the road gap) was destroyed in the ice storm in February 2021. The road gap drop that was shown in today's Friday Fails was blocked off and eventually decommissioned by builders, probably around 2018.
  • 3 0
 @tbmaddux: I guess it's been longer than I thought since I was up there.
  • 1 0
 @tbmaddux: some failing sure, many got destroyed by falling trees from the storms.
  • 2 0
 Bummed they took those features down, I just got a new bike since that fateful wreck.

Yes it was me, I was the one who wrecked in the original video. Happy to provide some entertainment to the community.

One piece of advice, never utter the phrases, “I’ll hit it one more time or last run of the day”. Nothing good has ever happened after saying stuff like that.

For context:

I Hit it smooth right before that wreck. Buddy wanted to attempt it so I said I’d show him the speed. I uttered that famous phrase, “I’ll hit it once more”.

To the keyboard warriors:

Was I riding something beyond my skill level? no.

Do crashes happen sometimes? Yes, watch any free ride event.

Would 98% of the keyboard warriors ride that feature or something like it? Absolutely not, this is a pro level line built specifically for a MTB movie back around 2006-2009.

Pros crash, I crashed, I’m a pink bike legend, get over it…..
  • 7 0
 We got a surprising number of sketchy run ins and landings in today's video. Lots of "freeride" kids following the time honored tradition of riding sketchy big drops that still somehow look lame when you get it on camera.
  • 4 0
 And doing drops that they don't even have the body strength to deal with the impact. They all just crumple.
  • 5 0
 @bmhh420: But they're supple when they do
  • 2 0
 @rrolly: Ahhh the rubber bones of youth. I miss those days...
  • 6 0
 Whose brilliant idea was it to remove all the "oh sh*ts" from every episode? Was the only reason my kids watched. We'd count them and laugh together. Way to ruin it for them and us.
  • 8 1
 2.20 has a BMX background, and face ground.
  • 3 0
 Where is the correct spot to send/upload videos for Friday Fails? I submitted one to the crashes section of the video forum a few weeks ago now. Not sure if they pull from there or there is just a backlog of crashes to get into Friday Fails.
  • 1 1
 Maybe you didn't crash hard enough?
  • 6 0
 It's getting so rough out there the trees are starting to wear pads
  • 4 0
 Today's lessons: 1 When you film someone doing a big drop, stay far, far away from the landing. 2:When you do a big drop, prepare for the impact 3: Don't do big drops
  • 6 0
 0:40 thats a big bounce
  • 2 0
 Bike slammed him off the top rope!
  • 1 0
 It looked like he died before hitting the ground the way he bounced. Yikes!
  • 1 0
 @J-Sheridan: That boy has some Bumble blood in him. "Bumbles Bounce" youtu.be/21EpEAM1rqk
  • 1 0
 @marmotkong: An all-time classic, one of my favorites as a kid.
  • 3 0
 "Just do it" HAHA, wonder if that friend actually rode the section of trail.
  • 4 0
 Should I hit the bridge, or the gap? Neither!
  • 6 0
 Both!
  • 3 0
 Is anyone else confused why every single clip is so old... Could it be a recycled video?
  • 2 0
 Definitely not a fully recycled video from start to end, because I haven't missed a Friday Fails and I'd have noticed the reappearance of the Blackrock Mountain Bike Area (outside Falls City, OR, USA) wreck from 2016.

You're right though that they're clearly harvesting clips from as far back as the old "Pinkbike fail of the month" days.
  • 3 1
 ...can anybody let us know "Why spoke nipples are made of brass? " & how many people are now paid up subscribers? Quick show of hands.
  • 3 0
 Talk'n smack. 'I totally believe you'
  • 1 0
 1:43 If the footage looks that steep, and the bike stopped that far away despite the rider also tumbling... respect for building up the nerve to ride that.
  • 3 0
 Nikolov looks like he's wearing his dad's kit.
  • 7 0
 he later killed a bear that dared to ask him if he was alright
  • 3 0
 if only i had more of a bmx background...
  • 1 0
 Can someone explain to me WTF was happening at 2:45? Did we flashback to 2001? Forget what a transition is? Who the hell builds a hit like that to flat?
  • 3 0
 It's not intended to be a jump/transition. It's a small retainer wall. The rider was supposed to keep to the left
  • 1 0
 @Highrevkev: Thanks. That makes sense.
  • 3 0
 Some Mc Broken Ribs this week!
  • 1 0
 This week was beyond brutal. Especially, since most of these riders seemed good, but hitting stuff on the next pay grade level.
  • 1 0
 Surpisingly "mild".

Been a while since I could go through one of these video's without cringing and wondering if the rider actually will ever walk again.
  • 2 0
 2:43 talk about flat landing. Did he overshoot it?
  • 2 0
 A couple of those landing give a new meaning to “stay relaxed”
  • 2 0
 A lot of "don't skip arm day" examples this week
  • 1 0
 "I can't tell you how many dozens of times we've done this, no problem."

Famous last words.
  • 2 0
 2:35 - Blue tooth speaker. Got what he deserved.
  • 2 0
 I just need to know why they are brass...
  • 2 0
 That blackrock, OR clip looked savage...
  • 1 0
 "THAT'S GOOD !"
I'll remember that the next time I fall flat on my back from 10 feet up. I'm sure I'll feel a lot better.
  • 1 0
 I love watching Pinkbike fails. It keeps me level headed when I'm out on the trails Smile
  • 1 0
 Best lighting Oscar at 1:58 . . . but some dolt in Set Decoration misplaced that prop tree!?!
  • 1 0
 0:25 RIP the Camera man's knees
  • 6 0
 Camera people don't need knees anyways
  • 2 0
 Flawless "Aargh" at 1:21
  • 1 0
 If only he had a better BMX background at 2:19.....
  • 1 0
 The old rolling down the windows with your feet trick @ 1:01
  • 1 1
 Once again, PinkBike has subjected us to a BMX fail.

I get that 20" ain't dead and all, but c'mon!!!
  • 1 0
 Some of those were insane this week. Hard to watch
  • 1 0
 can't see video, why, oh why?
  • 1 0
 2:19 - Dude obviously has an MTB background...
  • 2 0
 Poor camera man at 0:28!
  • 1 0
 That move at 17 seconds was no joke
  • 1 0
 ...just do it.. road gap to face and pounding the pedal. Wow. Ouch..
  • 1 0
 OMG, the guy at :38" was literally a crash test dummy!! LOL
  • 1 0
 @1:22 Is that a chipmunk throwing shade at this guy?
  • 1 0
 3.02 Flat pedals, clipless pedals...welded pedals. Ouch.
  • 1 0
 Keep up the vids
  • 1 0
 0:38 - ZZzzz
  • 1 2
 What we learn from FF: Knee pads are so much overrated.
  • 1 1
 Knee pad+shin pad combos FTW.
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