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Video: Friday Fails #265

Mar 24, 2023 at 14:20
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  • 59 0
 That is a brutal compilation this week.
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 I was just thinking that too
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 Exactly my thought - this has to be one of the more brutal weeks I can remember!
  • 27 0
 hmmm.. not sure if its an honour to be on there at 2:26.... that crash broke a rib and my wrist... and I got a beautiful helmet print on my forehead!! hahahaha
  • 8 0
 Nice see someone owning up to one!
  • 5 0
 Fortune takes no prisoners
  • 2 0
 Yikes. Is that Uberpunch?
  • 3 0
 You ragdolled on that second ledge. It looked like your bike was handling you.
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 @bishopsmike: no Cosmic Girl ending double drop, about 3-4 stories high... last drop sent me 17ft. down...
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 @JohanG: definitely... did it a couple days prior, but second time in, was off by 6" to the right.. compression bucket me sideway and in my head I was recovering but back tire had another idea...
  • 20 1
 There are three basic categories today:
1) It was a one off, these things happen.
2) A for effort, don't let it slow you down.
3) Your understanding of your skillset is completely warped.
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 TREES: 6
RIDERS: 0

...keep trying
  • 28 0
 That opening clip might be a tie. Alot of bark came off that tree
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 @MauiMax: Came here to make that comment
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 Yeah I was going to say the same thing. Talk about hit the ground running with that first crash. Or I mean hit a tree while riding. This week's compilation was seasoned with extra violence start to finish!
  • 10 0
 Dude at :50 survive? JFC...
  • 3 0
 Yeah. Lots of I’m hurt moans this week.
  • 10 0
 Nasty fails today. Dude at 1:38. Facial reconstruction required.
  • 5 0
 OMG…. 1:38 was as brutal a faceplant as I’ve ever seen.
  • 8 0
 Friday fails ? more like taco Tuesday .... Many died to bring us this compilation
  • 6 0
 :48 - that's concussive. Brutal ... hope he's OK

And this episode makes a good argument for full-face helmets.
  • 4 0
 horror crashes from start to finish. what i always wonder is where does the self-confidence come from for many of these people, even though they apparently don't know what they are doing. respect!
  • 6 0
 Might have to start selling bikes with warning labels “bike is only capable if you are”
  • 5 0
 So I shouldn't just let my Ibis do the job?
  • 5 1
 'You are far less capable than the Bike!'
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 @Phyaller: Sorry, I tried to upvote you but my fat finger slipped!
  • 6 0
 I guess the first failed rider at the beginning barked up the wrong tree! Big Grin
  • 5 0
 I'm opening a rider training school and I'm calling it "O'Jesus". Seems like that's who these guys are looking for.
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 That last one he mustve been going warp speed his bike did 5 flips and was still going
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 Surprising number of bikes this week ping-ponging end over end down the trail ahead of the victim.
  • 5 0
 1:28 was his last act to raise his dropper in mid air?
  • 2 0
 Holy ejection seat..!
  • 5 0
 What on earth is wrong with people??
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 Well, after those falls, I'd say: a lot.
No way all these riders got out of this without some very serious harm.

There comes a point where you have to ask yourself if it is still worth it, to take these kind of risks. I can tell you this: if I rode that kind of trails, had a nasty fall but somehow could walk away from it, and my girlfriend saw footage of it, she would probably break my legs herself.
If there's guys with kids in this video, they are stupid, selfish pricks.

And all this is solely because bikes have gotten 'better'. More and more suspension, dropper posts, mega wide bars, plus tires, disc brakes… they all just make trails that used to be fun and challenging now seem very boring and easy. So the trails and the obstacles have to get gnarlier and bigger. It's a dumb rat race.

I am happily still riding my '94 mtb (now converted to a monstercross bike), and I am having a blast on our local trails. Small jumps, going through turns as hard as my technique allows me, it's plain and simple fun, and if I fall, I can walk away from it with a bruised ego and some scrapes and bruises, and that's it.
  • 8 0
 @WhateverBikes: Trails have changed a lot too. These high speed flow trails with gaps are a relatively new thing. Back in the day, the trails were more natural and didn't come with that kinetic energy component of a crash. Plus, of course, we didn't have Brandon Semenuk making jumps look so easy.
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 @iamamodel: That's what I meant with 'so the trails and the obstacles have to get gnarlier and bigger'.
I like a flowy, specially made for biking kind of trail once in a while, but I do like it better to go exploring, and ride the trails that were there before mountain biking became popular.
  • 4 0
 I was going to say- looked like humerus fracture at :50
  • 12 2
 I don't find it that funny.
  • 5 0
 @seraph: cracked me up!
  • 2 0
 i loooove the savage ones! this was awesome! (obviously assuming the riders are proud of their clips and keen to be back out soon)
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 Owl Pacino at Port Gamble at 1:15, by Evergreen West Sound. Here's a video of the whole trail with the builders if you're curious: www.trailforks.com/video/pb/543675
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 Yeah, see a ton of my local PNW trails in this one.
  • 2 0
 That was me! It’s an old one though, before the trail was redone by evegreen.
  • 2 0
 Some beautiful bouncing bike action this week.

Reminded me of old black & white grand prix footage when bits of car would cannonball into the crowd at great speed
  • 1 0
 The flying bikes are due to sprung mass becoming unsprung mass.
  • 4 0
 This set is definitely a little heavier than usual.
  • 4 0
 RIP harold
  • 3 0
 Win for the chiropractors today.
  • 3 0
 And dentists. Those face plants were brutal
  • 3 0
 That line at 2:09 looks fun though
  • 1 0
 Seems like Friday Fails has finally bumped up against the collective sponsor's line in the sand as far as quotas on near-death experiences.
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 0:52 was not good. A lot of things were hurting after that.
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 Haaaard hits today. Was entertained, but hope everyone will be okay!!
  • 1 0
 Welp that was my first Friday Fails, pinched a turd into at least three segments and won’t be coming back…Jesus.
  • 2 1
 Some brave riders out there
  • 8 1
 You spelled 'stupid' wrong.
  • 2 0
 @WhateverBikes: Fine line there.
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 @gnarnaimo: A fine line, clearly crossed.
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 1:35 and this is why you wear full face....
  • 1 0
 MIPS saves the day. Crinky
  • 2 1
 I’m done!
  • 2 1
 Carnage abound!
  • 1 0
 Ouch!
  • 1 0
 gravity prevail
  • 1 0
 “Don’t brake!”







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