Video: Friday Fails #263

Mar 10, 2023 at 9:11
by Pinkbike Originals  
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 I feel like any backflip attempt is automatically not a fail.
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 I agree. I sit here going like: yeah, the attempt failed. But when you're doing a serious attempt at a backflip, it's not a fail.
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 do some of these OTBs also count as a frontflip attempt?
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 Ah, 2:33. The seldom seen on FF uphill fail.
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 I broke a few ribs in a similar manner once. Tipped over on a steep climb into some tall grass and fell directly on an aspen stump. I just told everyone it was on the downhill section.
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 @nsmithbmx: I mean, when you fell it technically turned into a downhill section.
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 Agree. This one made me happy; it takes a special effort to crash going up. I can relate.
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 @nsmithbmx:

Haha! Me too. Worst biking injury to date was a broken sacrum (larger part of your tailbone) doing nearly exactly what that guy did... tried to pop a small wheelie on a techy climb and fell off backwards onto a rock.
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 Loco Familia 666
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 Great trail name
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flag lkubica (Mar 10, 2023 at 11:36) (Below Threshold)
 @LucaP: Nope, looks like a gorge near Cracow, definitely no such trail there, rather some stupid teenage sh*t.
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 @lkubica: \m/ Trail Satan
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 Excellent foresight - bringing a bed sheet to wrap the body
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 Best Friday Fails background ever
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 Dude with giant backpack performed precisely as expected.
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 What could he possibly have in there that he needs to ride with?
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 @neimbc: massive first aid kit
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 There's a few swan dives to dirt this week, got to be quite a few sore necks out there
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 Could scorpion bike toss for distance become a new event? Looks like lots are practicing it.
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 why does my fork creak?
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 Dentists love mountain biking!
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 Explains why my pizza was late
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 The perfectly articulated, half-hearted “Bravo”. Highly underrated
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 I wonder if we can start categorizing:
OTB
- Jump too slow
- Drop too slow
- Downhill section too fast
- Feature beyond skillset

Blunt force trauma
- Slipped off the skinny
- Tried to hug a tree
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 It's scary how much of my personal info is out on the internet
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 FF shows me that 80% of crashes happen when jumping. MTB gets significantly safer if you avoid airtime.
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 @SickEdit: True, to a degree. There is a publication bias though. People will stop to film a jump or drop. The random JRA crashes are much less documented.
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 @ak-77: yes that’s a good point. Also jump fails that are caught on video make for “better” watching than others so I’d say there’s a double amount of publication bias.

Also I disagree with the notion that avoiding jumping is the safer way to mtb. Certainly hitting massive gap jumps carries with it a large amount of risk. However, developing good jumping technique is enormously helpful in all kinds of technical terrain and I would say actually improves your safety and control.
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 Today's lesson is don't wear a bloated back pack while riding the gnar.
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 Pro tip. You cant x-up once youve landed 2:55
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 Polish lesson no 2. - "o chuj" (no, it does not mean "o holy" Razz ), would translate is as "oh f*ck", but it literally means "oh dick".
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 Forget the crashes, all that sunshine and nice summer days, #jealous, we just got 9" of snow here!
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 Dang the bugs and snakes buzzing and hissing at 2:12 may indicate the worst is yet to come for that guy
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 Nah, that's shot in NZ.... Not much in the way of bitey things down here.
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 It was a hard day today !
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 I enjoyed this one for the large number of crashes that did not involve jumps. Not that I don't like jumps, but its my personal experience that getting in the air carries a much larger risk of crashing, especially as you are learning. Just failing into a terrible crash while not really pushing the limits has real satisfactions as a viewer
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 I see PB started recycling previous content. Good, I am always in support of recycling.
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 Yup one my clips and my buddies clips were reposted this week from previous years.
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 And I handed them a lasagna of a video of a Patroller at a World Cup race going OTB in slow motion. Come on PB!
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 A bit..... Most of the clips in this I recognised. Tempted to go through all the old ones just to be a douche and point out where they already used them!
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 @scar4me: nah, all good. Do not waste your time, you seem to be a douche already Big Grin
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 My boy @0:33 is trying the skills with Phil gap, and didn't quite make it.
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 There have already been a couple of fails in exactly that attempt.
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 Looks like he went pretty deep on the jump before and lost some speed.
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 Fort Hill Fails
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 Deadpan "Bravo". Should be the response to all wipeouts.
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 Not saying there was some divine intervention at 1:02. But maybe.....
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 Bravo!
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 hell it was a rough one this week!
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 I can hear my mom now..."How many Collarbones had to die for you to make these videos!?"
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 Next on my list of protective gear - chest and back.
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 Inflatable fat man suit made of Kevlar is next for me
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 @swellhunter: I'd buy that too. lol
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 is the rider of 1:00 still alive. damn that was horrible to watch!
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 AT 2:01, for some reason I thought he was going to land on the wheel barrel.
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 Heavy set of fails today, haha.
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 I'm going on a road ride. Shit's too dangerous out there.
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 Ask Jared Graves about that.
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 @Snowytrail: that was the…never mind
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 @VtVolk: Too soon...too soon
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 1:24, I wouldn't put myself in that position if my riding buddies had this skill level.
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 ..and at 2:54....When you want to go backpack camping and dirt jumping and it doesn't work out....
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 I wanna see the drivetrain and associated accoutrements at 1:17.
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 its crazy how you can split this edit in two cartegories the good riders with speed the sunday noobs
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 i love the savage carnage!!!
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 Face plant friday!
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 1:15 .....Brandnertal classic.
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 I think we saw people die this week...
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 Lawndart edition
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 There was no way the guy at 2:07 *wasn't* going over the bars.
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 Yeah, landing your front wheel onto a rock that high doesn't end well no matter how far back you are sitting. Obviously they should have been more to the right but that's easy to say from here.
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 That settles it. I'm riding my gravel bike today!
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 I'm not sure riding a gravel bike increases your chances of landing 3m gaps without injury...
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 I’d like to see a sub section of e-bike fails.
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 Double fail
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 3:09 was too busy reading the "TRAIL HAS CHANGED" sign and went down.
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 Can't say he wasn't warned...
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 3.05...wow.
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