Video: Friday Fails #223

May 19, 2022 at 20:59
by Pinkbike Originals  


Another incredible batch of fails to make your Friday even better.


Friday Fails is presented by Stans No Tubes.

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62 Comments

  • 56 0
 The rider at 2:45 had no business trying to ride that feature. That could have ended really badly- even worse than it looked. Sometimes you wonder what these people are thinking when their skill is so clearly short of what's needed to ride the feature. Hope for the best?
  • 16 0
 Seriously who tf encouraged that?
  • 12 0
 There's always a HUGE disconnect between skill level and level of confidence.
  • 8 0
 My thoughts exactly. Wtf was he thinking (or more properly not thinking)? Could have died for sure.

P.S. do people think their bikes will magically power them over gap jumps? PEDAL PEOPLE!!!
  • 15 0
 @tbubier: Agreed, maybe the biggest disparity I've seen of all time on FF.
  • 16 0
 @danielfloyd: I made a comment like this a few months ago and got a shit ton of downvotes.

Blows my mind how many people are pedaling frantically at shit they and their friends know they are going to bin it 19 times out of 20 attempts.

People in these vids are shit friends/riding buddies.
  • 6 0
 All we can hope is that they can't reproduce but are still healthy to live a long and happy life.

What did Jimmy tell me..."eyes closed, butt firmly on seat, hang on and the bike will do the work"
  • 4 2
 Fortunately we have the right to make bad decisions... its awesome.
  • 6 0
 @tbubier: I find the connection improves vastly with age.
  • 3 0
 At least he was wearing appropriate protection...oh, wait...seriously, scary stuff.
  • 8 1
 This is why I'm not a fan of ebikes. Gumbys can get further and hit bigger features on a heavier machine. The carnage will get worse because of that-I have forseen it.
  • 2 0
 @jdkellogg: I think they're all riding the stupid train together. We only get the footage of one crash, but it's probably not the only crash that day (or on that feature).
  • 1 0
 Needs new riding buddies before his luck runs out, I hope He's okay and takes time to be a more competent rider and further understand repercussions.
  • 1 0
 Seat post was up too
  • 30 0
 2:46 is the most epic crash I've ever seen. The send, the scenary. Amazing.
  • 11 0
 I had to watch that over and over - I can't believe it's an actual person sitting on a bike because when the bike went over that last hump, the person was motionless! My god, that was a massive send and a massive crash!
  • 2 0
 @CSharp: I know, I think it was thinking the same.
  • 2 0
 Holy shit lol!
  • 1 0
 Kid thought he was at Rampage...
  • 18 1
 The friend at 3:24 gets cut from the crew. Someone with a laugh like that gets to ride solo
  • 1 0
 nah good friends can laugh at a crash especially when its that full of belly!
  • 7 0
 "Are you not entertained!?"
  • 5 0
 As sure as the bird will sing in the morn, there shall be at least one prepubescent cackle of laughter as a young man watches his peer eat shit on Friday Fails.
  • 4 0
 The second clip (the urban stairway) was missing something... Like the shot of the lifeless body. It ended so quickly I seriously hope that person is OK.
  • 4 0
 been there, done that...they should be fine. The embarrassment of doing that in front of a bunch of people was likely the worst part.
  • 1 0
 Easy collar bone break on that one! Frown
  • 5 0
 Note to self: Think twice about buying a pandemic era used bike.
  • 4 0
 1:38 and 2:46 were both straight up suicides. What on earth are these riders thinking?
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure 1:38 is the Boneyard Drop in Bentonville. It's a legit drop with a good landing. The problem is that it has a little rock irregularity that juts up on the takeoff and has a tendency to buck a rider's backwheel if they don't prehop. It also claims a lot of victims because things tend to be built to safely in Bentonville that people get in over their heads when they ride something that's more natural and irregular.
  • 1 0
 No shit. That kid at 2:46 thought he was at Rampage or something....as if he had the skill to do that stuff....or the right bike.
  • 4 0
 How about the little fart at the end of the video just before he hits the ground? That was funny
  • 1 0
 Hope it was just wind that was passed.
  • 4 0
 1:58... I think PB is running out of fails; this one seems familiar
  • 2 0
 1.40 gave me a similar feeling of deja vu.
  • 1 0
 Wooh, that stair jump in the second clip. Did not expect to see my old hometown Basel 'Stadttheater" (municipal theatre)' looong stairway featured this way. More rehearsals needed, and some theater tec to soften the impact..
  • 3 0
 @2:48 is what you get when you mix your typical FF rider and a Rampage practice run
  • 2 0
 3.08. Yeah, you probably should think twice about attempting the drop you've stopped to look at.
  • 1 0
 3:10 was just brilliant. You expect to see the first guy eat it on the rock drop, but then the guy behind goes OTB after hitting a pebble. Well played fake-out!
  • 1 0
 3:10 was hysterical!
  • 1 0
 Hate when friends stop short on a feature I want to roll.
  • 3 0
 2:46....what the heck was he thinking!!!
  • 1 0
 That he was at Rampage... lol
  • 3 0
 2:46 is fail of the century.
  • 2 0
 I have made just one attempt at a "Cave Man" drop and it ended exactly the same way as 2:58
  • 2 0
 I almost couldn’t watch….almost
  • 2 0
 Lots of Rampage fantasies that should have stayed in dream land.
  • 2 0
 Cholera-not as good as a solid Kurwa, but it'll do.......
  • 1 0
 I winced at the impact of :25. Oww

And 1:25 would be flattening the goodies. Also ouch.
  • 2 0
 Death wish episode for sure
  • 1 0
 Can't believe no one has mentioned 1:08 yet. Ouch.
  • 1 0
 What brand and size is that airbag at 2:21?
  • 1 0
 Thanks for removing that last bit of temptation to go for big doubles.
  • 1 0
 That guy freak-out farted on that huge endo last clip.
  • 1 0
 0:25- "Ortho consult to the ER, stat!"
  • 1 0
 1:58 wow props dude, you sent the heck out of that
  • 1 0
 Is that Lynn Woods at 2:05?
  • 1 0
 1.24 sounds like that prank video screamer
  • 3 5
 I love watching middle aged white guys crash in these clips. They all think they know how to mountain bike cause they use to ride to high school on a bmx.
  • 13 0
 I suddenly feel triggered.
  • 1 0
 Hey hey hey! Enough of that smack talk...... If there is one thing the PB has taught me is that you can do anything with a BMX background fella.
  • 2 0
 Quiet zoomer. We built this sport for you. We've earned the right to age gracelessly. Craft beer gut and a Yeti are the new hairpiece and convertible.





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