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Video: Friday Fails #304

Dec 21, 2023 at 4:08
by Pinkbike Originals  
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  • 127 1
 if you're going to embed multiple adds in a 3 min video I simply wont watch anymore
  • 44 0
 What ads?
  • 12 0
 Agreed. WTF is that about PB/Outside?
  • 26 9
 Of all the fails, people using privacy-less browsers and without the proper ad-blockers are fails on every frickin Friday. In fact, it's a fail on any given day!
  • 8 0
 youtube generally enables ads onto accounts that don't enable their own monetization. All part of the enshitification of the internet

edit: so in turn whether they enable it or not, it can always happen
  • 6 0
 @KolaPanda: only pinkbike isn't embedding YouTube videos anymore, they are doing their own hosting or at least not using YouTube
  • 14 0
 ublock origin
  • 8 0
 What ads ‍♂️
  • 5 0
 I came here to say this!!!!
  • 2 0
 agreed
  • 4 1
 I may be the least computer literate person in this comment section (wasn't even logged in until I tried to comment) and I don't get interrupted by ads. Pretty sure I'm using a stock browser, maybe I clicked some setting ages ago?
  • 2 0
 @mechaNICK: I was hitting the wrong buttons and somehow created a blank reply. Pls disregard. Also 101 Wild Turkey.
  • 1 0
 Agreed
  • 2 1
 If this keeps content free I am fine with it...Why do I feel like I need to buy Birkenstocks and start running?
  • 3 0
 @CSharp: Agree. Please just download an ad blocker. Consider it like wearing a helmet, it's for your own protection.
  • 1 0
 ublock origin = problem solved
  • 3 0
 @jelamgomez: Ad blocker extensions for Chrome and Edge browsers don't seem to work to block out Youtube ads. From others who has the uBlock Origin extension for their favorite browser, that'll do the trick but a good privacy browser like Brave or DuckDuckGo already have uBlock Origin built into them to block Youtube ads specifically and works great out of the box. You definitely need a good popup/ad blocker extension for ALL browsers just to keep nasty popups and pop-unders when you visit sites that your buddies send you that are inappropriate. Wink And I like helmet as a comparison!
  • 1 0
 I had no idea PB videos had ads until I was contracted by them years ago to write a video player, delivered and was asked to build in an ad player.
Also I did build it, delivered, then kept getting asked to tweak it for 2 months until a brilliant idea for a solution came from above..that was exactly the initial implementation -.-
While frustrating, it was a great revelation about how software in the bike industry is written and a lesson to stay away from bikes when it comes to software development. If anyone ever used Specialized's ANGI, you might know the disappointment I'm talking about Smile
  • 1 0
 @MrDuck: I think developing within any of the Google (Alphabet) framework API's are shite! Angular, Google Maps, Re-captcha, etc... Each successive versions they put out is never backwards compatible to the code you've written. It's a pain in the ass! And here I thought Java was bad over 20 years ago! Oh, and if you ever wonder how "AI" is ever developed? Hey, Google and Chrome had/has been every thing you typed from day 1!
  • 38 3
 @algorithm: I'm not interested in repeating land rover defender mall crawler ads.
  • 7 2
 Tell Eh Aye to block them out for you Mike Levy
  • 11 0
 The ad is definitely having the opposite of the intended effect on me. When I see a Defender in real life I will now be extremely annoyed
  • 16 1
 You must not be their target audience. You see, Land Rovers are for fun, adventurous people. People who like to exert themselves by slowly pedaling exercise bikes, and by driving their Defenders around on small artificial mounds that might be part of a golf course. The kind of adventures where the invitation reads "byo boat shoes," despite being in a land locked location in central Texas. I'm sorry you lead such a ho-hum life that that doesn't appeal to you.
  • 2 2
 How are sites supposed to make money? If not ads, there would need to be subscription fees or selling your data.
  • 4 0
 @toast2266: now that the implication is that we get to drive around on golf courses, I’m in.
  • 4 0
 @ABhardtail: Pinbike/Outside do all 3...
  • 2 1
 @ABhardtail: find a way to get me to buy parts for a clapped out rusted POS cj6 via ads, and you will have a revenue stream. Try and get me to buy a 100K piece of British "engineering" that isn't pre 1995 and you've lost me
  • 2 0
 @schlockinz: You have a CJ6? That's awesome! I similarly feel way more drawn to an old Jeep than the complex luxury beasts that Land Rover has been producing for the last few decades. Concerning parts, presumably you already know about willysoverland dot com?
  • 29 0
 I thought the second ad would change my mind about buying a land rover, but I was wrong.
  • 18 0
 Man, I will never understand what compels many of the folks to hit lines or drops that they are very obviously nowhere near ready for. You should be able to look at drop or a jump and know with near certainty that you can stick it before attempting. Stakes are too high with injury to just send it off a 6ft drop in Moab on what appears to be your first time riding a bicycle.
  • 16 0
 Bad friends. Mountain biking is best done with people who know enough to stop you from accidentally killing yourself.
  • 11 0
 Agreed. If you can't "manual" off of a 6 inch curb at that same speed while landing with both wheels roughly at the same time, almost every time, you have no business trying something 4 feet plus drops.
  • 1 0
 That's exactly what I can't figure out. People that have no clue what they are doing or the consequences of crashing.
  • 15 0
 #15 looked like a doll was stuck on a bike. Zero attempts to control the bike.
  • 4 0
 Kid has his bars on upside down too, clearly someone who didn't know what they were doing.
  • 2 4
 The kid probably should've just stuck to glee club.
  • 12 0
 Pedal….thats it!

Aaaaarrggguugghjn
  • 9 0
 If you have to remind someone how to ride a bike, they’re not ready to drop off anything higher than a curb.
  • 7 0
 @boopiejones: I’m always thinking, before you try and shuv your friend off the same stuff your use to, make sure they can land flat off a curb before kicking it up a notch
  • 6 0
 #1 is brutal. Looks like a trip to the ER for face stitches...The intro crash is a classic "Dead Sailor".

I couldn't help but laugh at #9. "Let the bike ride you".
  • 6 0
 Even if those are fail, it's always good to see girls on bikes! Anyway n.15 was brutal and unexpected
  • 2 0
 after the first three I thought it was going to be an all-girls special.
  • 6 0
 I don't understand how ppl go OTB right off the lip like the opening clip?!?!
  • 16 0
 Back wheel hits her butt. Insta-OTB every time.
  • 17 1
 They have no idea what they’re doing and riding above their skills.
  • 3 0
 @cassinonorth: ah, makes sense now! Same with #3 i assume
  • 3 5
 i'm pretty sure it's the result of doing nothing to counter any of the forces that are occurring. the bike and rider naturally want to rotate forward off a ledge, if you're seated all the way back and keeping your body completely static.
  • 6 0
 @tegnamo: No way it would flip that fast. It's classic wheel to butt drop.

Pause right as she leaves the lip...it's like 1" above.
  • 2 0
 Both the opening clip and #3, the riders approach the take off too far off the back of the bike, then fully extended their arms and legs as the front wheel left the edge of the drop. Hitting the brakes just before the drop only added to the momentum of throwing the riders weight OTB.
  • 7 0
 Completely static positioning on the bike. Yes, her butt did hit the wheel, but IMO she was crashing either way. Her COG was all the way back on her wheelbase before she even took off, so she was "leaning back", but not for the right reasons. Even if she didn't bump the rear wheel, she would have slowly rotated forward and not stopped because she was in complete dead sailor mode.
  • 5 2
 It’s from dragging their brakes because they are afraid. Once the front wheel is in the air it’s all rear brake. Just like touching the rear break in a manual.
  • 1 0
 I don't get it either. All their weight on the front wheel? Extra gravity in the gap? Magnets? I bet if you wanted to do it, you wouldn't be able to.
  • 1 0
 @4thflowkage: Classic mistake of being over the back way too early.
  • 3 0
 Never sit on your tire.
  • 1 0
 you can sit back low on your bike all you want off a drop but if you don't know how to combine that with pulling up off a drop properly or preloading the front end so that you don't nose dive, you're going to nose dive and go OTB because physics.
  • 1 0
 @cassinonorth: Doesn't even have to hit the butt. If you're behind the bike when taking off, the front will just fall in as soon as your back wheel touches a pebble, not to mention the wood piece on the take off.
I think there's still way too many people believing hanging off the back is a good idea ever.
  • 6 0
 I guess lifting your front wheel is not a thing these days.
  • 3 1
 I have a thought. I've seen a few online skills coaching that talk about staying strong/tall and punching forward or down when going down steep rock rolls/trail features, even from great riders like Yoann Barelli, and it seems to me that a lot of the people going otb on the drops might be trying to use a technique like that. Not saying that it is a bad technique or bad coaching, but the wrong skill used in the wrong situation. More focused with getting the weight back to go "down the drop" rather than bunny hopping or doing a manual off of it.
  • 3 1
 Oh you must mean like the person in the first video. Coaching is hard.... Really though... There is so much to understanding how to do a drop that an online video isn't going to give all the info for all the scenarios. Everyone is making classic mistakes in these videos.
  • 1 0
 @takeaimcycling: #1, #3, and the one before the intro to a some extent. Definitely not trying to blame the coaches, but a lot of people have probably seen those same videos and are trying to apply it where they shouldn't.
  • 1 0
 @AddisonEverett: If you can roll off a curb with your wheels level, you can roll off a 20 foot drop with your wheels level. A lot of these people are just overdoing it thinking they need to try EXTRA HARD. Look how many people put their ass into the tire this week alone. Lots. Quick route to the ER.
  • 1 0
 I don't think the difference between riding a lip vs a rock roll is really a *finer point* of coaching - something tells me these people are totally ignorant of technique and terrain, not a victim of overstudying certain YouTube clips.
  • 1 0
 I feel like #1 did the exact opposite. Not standing strong and tall, but flailing off the back of the bike. That'll bite you no matter if you're jumping or riding off a steep chute/slab/whatever.
  • 1 0
 @MrDuck: #1 put her butt into her tire, which instantly stopped the tire from rotating and ejected her over the bars. Absolutely, 100%, no argument, that's what happened. Same with #3.
  • 4 0
 #5 - amazing - the bike front flipped over the rider and kept going. #9 - been there, kid.
  • 4 0
 For real. There was a clip a couple weeks ago where someone went OTB and the bike ghost rode away. I thought it couldn't get any better than that and then bam! OTB to ghost manual to running over the rider.
  • 3 0
 @everythingsucks: The bikes got tired of trying to run away so now they are trying to fight back.
  • 1 0
 That's a save for the bike!
  • 5 0
 #10 jackhammer to the nads. No children for him...
  • 6 2
 Kid on the stairs with the howling ineffective brakes killed me. SRAM I recon.
  • 1 0
 The brakes were Shimanos. I upgraded them for him since, but he also learned a valuable lesson about how listening to dad can prevent pain. "Stairs are intimidating but easy! Weight back, fingers off brakes once you're committed, and keep your feet on the pedals!"

He's since successfully dropped this and many other staircases, but the nard-jackhammer video will be around forever.
  • 5 0
 Atrocious ad to content ratio
  • 1 0
 Of all the adds, why the lame ass defender ads. It's also lame not to pull up on the bars a little! That looks like it hurts, like a lot! I wonder if any of the people in this weeks videos had a Land Rover drive into the woods and help them.
  • 2 0
 And risk scratching the paint? No chance.
  • 2 0
 I guess the guy in the #1 clip didn't session the feature before going over it. FAIL! There is clearly an exit ramp there on his right!
  • 4 0
 #13: A save/fail medley. Glorious!
  • 3 0
 Pinball Wizard!
  • 3 0
 Biggest Friday Fail = 2 Defender Ads Frown
  • 3 0
 A tree killed Sonny Bono, they can kill you too.
  • 1 2
 And that tree has my gratitude!
  • 1 0
 He beat Cher! Cherrrrr!!! Plus he was a right wing tool. Tell me he didn't have it coming...
  • 2 0
 Well I guess pinkbike is done as the content is crap now and the videos are filled with ad's.
  • 1 0
 What a shame. Friday Fails have been a part of my routine for a while now. That was difficult do watch! Fails were fun, but not fun enough to sit through ads.
  • 2 0
 That intro was absolutely brutal, hope the rider is ok but that one had to hurt.
  • 1 0
 After watching the first few, I have a business idea - 24 inch rear wheels.
  • 2 0
 Specialized lawyers just got their pens out. Specialized Big Hit 2005 (?).
  • 2 0
 based on the setup to the clip #10 has got to be considered a save.
  • 2 0
 This time you could call them the Christmas Crashes.......
  • 1 0
 #3 could easily die or be paralysed after that direct head to the ground landing. Seriously unnerving.
  • 1 1
 Not only did a lot of that look staged, but then I gotta sit through a commercial twice, seems like Friday Fails is finally living up to it’s name.
  • 1 0
 Tried to watch FF and nope: ads ads ads and all F'n portrait framed ants on the screen. Bullshit.
  • 2 0
 Impossible to watch past the second add. What a shame.
  • 1 0
 the kid at 0:50 was riding a $9,000 rocky mountain and crashed on a jump the size of a speed bump
  • 1 0
 Is there a chicken behind the scenes in the intro crash?
  • 1 0
 I really don’t see #9 as a fail. Kid styled it out.
  • 1 0
 His tenders might disagree with you. Feet came completely off the pedals at the top of the staircase, so his only points of contact with the bike were his hands on the grips and his nards on the seat and back tire...all the way down.

If I'd kept the camera running, you all could have heard him yell at his bike "Bike! Are you trying to kill me?!?"
  • 1 0
 At the second repeat add, I'm gone. See ya.
  • 1 0
 People on ludes, shouldn’t ride bikes.
  • 1 0
 Fuck your lame Defender
  • 1 0
 Go to hell Land Rover
  • 1 1
 KISS MY ASSVILLE
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