Video: Friday Fails #52

Jan 11, 2019 at 13:19
by Pinkbike Originals  

Another Friday, another fail reel.


MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals




85 Comments

  • + 73
 mmm, I'm suspicious 3.30 is not a real red bull athelete
  • + 60
 "Atta boy Kent!"
  • + 1
 The crash crew.
  • + 50
 The pros get PinkBike famous with videos.
The Joeys get PinkBike famous with videos.
Being neither of those I’ll stick to the comments section.
  • + 11
 Honestly this is one of the best parts about having more new riders out there!
  • + 36
 The walk over log crash with that sqeaky laugh done me
  • + 2
 This one never gets old. These have to be some real novices to chicken out on a log like that! All you have to do is keep moving!
  • + 30
 Homie w/ the red dome/red basketball shorts making two appearances in one week!!!! Impressive
  • + 17
 Hahaha crabapple hits fail was me ! Turns out you cant pedal in from the third one and hit the 4th and make it...lesson learned! I went back and crushed that whole line good times! So fun!
  • + 8
 Good on you dude! I watched that over quite a few times to see what the hell happened as it was hard to tell that you were trying to pedal in from the third one.........I kept thinking "how the hell did he not make it......he was pedaling like a crazy man" :-). Too funny and glad you were able to go back and conquer the whole thing......kudos!
  • + 8
 0:53 was interesting. Riding a janky city hybrid cruiser on some big stepup - clearly over rotates, but hangs on as the ground slowly comes up and smacks him in the face.
  • + 5
 I know, right? It looks like he fell asleep as soon as getting airborne.
  • + 5
 “Maybe if I just hold on, I can just ride this out.”
  • + 11
 Duthie Mtn Bike park!
  • + 1
 @rexluthor: Rip Van Weigle
  • + 3
 You gotta be cooking to clear that jump. Many good memories there and many tasty dirt snacks there too hahaha
  • + 5
 It's like when you know you are f*cked up but stay till the end like a real BOSS✌️
  • + 7
 Moments silence for all the deceased mariners please......
  • + 3
 gotta be honest.... I'm not great at taking jumps and I notice a lot of people start nose diving after take off, much like I often do. Why is that? and how can i avoid it? tips please.
  • + 3
 People get a kick in the butt right before take off.
  • + 1
 slow down your shock rebound and just send it
  • + 13
 Be loose, riding stiff will do it.
  • + 1
 Step 1: Don't be a Joey.
  • - 15
flag IntoTheEverflow (Jan 11, 2019 at 15:17) (Below Threshold)
 Many times you have to scrub right before take off, to avoid getting that kick.
  • + 8
 @xfoxracing12x:
Great tip. This will add to the library of weekly fails.
  • + 26
 @BrentZombie: Rather than simply telling you not to be a “Joey” I can tell you that there’s an excellent tutorial on it by GMBN. Ryan Leech also has an excellent one as well. Look around and watch some stuff on it. Basically it involves compressing the bike leading in to the jump as your entering the upslope center your weight slightly back and begin to unweight the bike, just as your front wheel reaches the apex of the ramp pop the bike off of it. Timing is everything of course. Start on very small stuff so you get the feel of it and progress from there rather than “going big” and ending up in a future Friday fails compilation. Peace.
  • + 44
 Your bike tends to rotate around the most stationary object in the air, when you tense up and lock your arms or legs, that stationary object is YOU. Your bike will rotate in the air, typically nose first. You want to be able to bunny hop and practice and land both wheels at the same time. A good jump is set up with a landing and when you do 'come in for a landing' even then you should land both wheels at the same time, it's just the slope of the landing makes that nose first things work out as level. (hope that made sense)

Also a jedi told me once to help you get over that 'dead sailor' stiff, tense, nervous thing: as you approach a jump, relax. Sometime a bit of a wiggle of the hands, a smile, a yell will do it. For me, when I'm in the air, if I can tip the bike over (top tube) a bit in a super duper mini table or whip (like inches, literally no one can see it). That helps me.

The other thing (not too popular on Pinkbike maybe?) is to get good at the super small easy jumps. Find one that isn't scooped out (a table) and practice it about 100 times. Each time change a parameter - speed (Slow down and try to get the same air or distance), next time speed up and try to keep from going too far or too high. If you can approach a jump you can do 100 times and something's off (speed for example) and you can correct it with pump or some other input, when you get to a new jump and you don't know if you have enough speed (or too much), you can adjust based on the smaller jump / muscle memory.

The key is to relax, and the key to that is to practice on jumps you are not tense on, and slowly progress. So many folks just "hold on and send it" . I'm too old and brittle to approach it that way.

I love the Fabien Barel series (google Fabian Barel mtn bike skills and Fabien Barel optimum or maximum). I also love Lee Likes Bikes and his "mastering mtn biking" book.

Ride with someone that's a jump master and have them "tow you in" when you're close to trying a new jump and feeling confident. That extra knowledge of someone that knows the speed really helps.

You should be able to jump on a bike that has the suspension too fast or too slow - not ideal, but when you know how to preload or unload and pump, you'll know the second you approach a jump what to do if something's not right. Sure adjusting your suspension will make it easier, but don't rely on that, rely on skill and knowledge.
  • - 9
flag Matt115lamb (Jan 11, 2019 at 15:42) (Below Threshold)
 @bcamapgnolo: get outer here ! Lol
  • + 9
 @Matt115lamb: Smile
As an old fart, I can't afford to bounce off the dirt. Maybe holding me back, but I'm happy with the jumps I *can* do! I always try to help folks that want to learn as best I can. Lots and lots of repeats. Not popular, but keeps me happy, and once a rider embraces it, I find flow makes everyone happy!
  • + 4
 They're getting compressed into the jump and they're not adequately resisting it. As they go up the jump, their weight is getting pushed forward. Since they're not careful about keeping their weight centered / back, the result is that their front wheel gets pushed down / through the lip, and they go over the bars.

It's less common, but you'll also see guys in these videos that fly off jumps with their nose super high, and then they land back wheel heavy and get peeled off the back of the bike. Those are people that learned their lesson on letting their weight get too far forward, and now they're overcompensating by being too far off the back.

You avoid all that by not putting your weight in the wrong spot while jumping.
  • + 1
 @bcamapgnolo: old is all in the head but farts are real
  • + 3
 @Matt115lamb: i prefered the Just Send It comment
  • + 5
 Jump the bike, don't let it jump you... with "heavy feet" compress by pushing with your feet down through the bottom bracket into the transition and release as you hit the lip, this will push/pull the entire bike up into you. When you learning, start small and soak the bike into you. As you become more comfortable, you'll want to go faster and bigger. But first you then need to learn to incorporate "boosting" the jump. Again keep it small and slow... now after you "heavy feet" compress the bike, start to incorporate an american bunny hop technique... so while the bike is coming out of compression as you approach the lip, you're also pulling up (not too hard at first) on your handlebars then pulling up the rear... now you are fully in control of the bike in the air and will have the tools to go bigger, higher and properly jump. A good way to learn this added technique is to go back to the little jumps you were clearing while you were just compressing and sucking... now go slower and try to compress and boost over them... as you get comfortable with the full technique... you can begin to try it on bigger and longer jumps.
  • + 1
 You’ll want the nose manual right before the lip...
  • + 1
 too stiff wrong technique/body positioning
  • + 1
 No brakes on the face of the jump. Using brakes will pitch your weight forward, unweighting the rear wheel and springing the rear up as it leaves the ground.
  • + 1
 @bcamapgnolo: Solid advice. Landing a smooth, tabled jump at diff speeds is an excellent pointer. Being able to pop to account for distance at slow speed and being able to scrub or stay low at high speed to account for same distance is the main takeaway for me.
  • + 1
 @bcamapgnolo: right on man thanks so much!
  • + 2
 1:26 and 2:21 is same "park".. Same rider? I cannot tell if it's the lighting. Funny if same guy. That's a bit of a beating.

Nope, not same guy as guy at 1;26 come to aid of guy at 2:21 in last frames
  • + 1
 Deleted... mistake.
  • + 2
 Reminds me of the first few years when I was learning to jump, shit cracks me up just like it did when my buddies or I would crash and we would all laugh our asses off
  • + 5
 Atta boy, kid!
  • + 2
 I just had the most stressful long crap day. And this just made me laugh my ass off.... Thanks
  • + 1
 Pinkbike; please don't post this video right before the weekend. It freaks me out & I ride too scared on the weekend, lol.
  • + 3
 I expected more from a red bull helmet.
  • + 2
 Shadow tells that is Aaron on M29
#teamrumours
  • + 3
 That guy at 3.20 must have magnetic balls
  • + 1
 I can see a few of these riders squeezing their brake levers in the air resulting their bikes rotating and them crashing. The Laws of Physics are a bitch.
  • + 1
 There was a time when I thought it was bad luck to watch people eat $hit like this......that time has past. Thank you Pinkbike!
  • + 4
 3:04.. priceless lol
  • + 1
 All the way through 3:26, straddle that shit lol
  • + 1
 Unicycle dismounts don't go well when there's handlebars involved.
  • + 3
 When faking it with your Red Bull branded lid and destroy yourself...
  • + 3
 0:49 Duthie Hill, Voodoo Child!! My favorite run!
  • + 2
 I thought that stepup had a different name--Deepwater Horizon?
  • + 1
 @DrPete: ya it’s the bigger drop-in step up next to VC, back flippable
  • + 3
 2:26 holy shit it’s raining bikes... that poor barstard!
  • + 1
 It's the same every week but coming up with new comments is a challenge but todays word is " barends"
  • + 2
 1:50 gets the W for longest run, I mean roll out
  • + 1
 Man he got tossed.
  • + 1
 You know the one was shot in SA when you see the Quantam in the background!
  • + 2
 When will people learn to stop making those log-wall landings...
  • + 1
 I like the one where he just gets his line wrong them falls sideways into a bush. Good work.
  • + 1
 1:10 that so me, clear the first come up well short on the 2nd. doh. 2:26 ouch bike on the head.
  • + 2
 Duthie....57 seconds Voodoo Child
  • + 1
 Just on the other side of the fence from VC but steeper drop and step-up... looks like hell in the mud
  • + 2
 that POV case on the gap jump was tough to watch Smile
  • + 1
 Yeah he was carrying some speed before he hit the back of that landing, amazed we didn't hear him reacting vocally!
  • + 1
 Some real funnies in here 2.05 & 3.18 being the best for me lol
  • + 1
 0:55 is my fav of this bunch
  • + 1
 Some of these people belong no where near bikes.
  • + 1
 Who’s the guy wearing the red bull helmet? Wannabe pro rider? lol
  • + 1
 @2.38 Joeys trying to get in on the #shralpsunday action
  • + 1
 2:36 That's why we wear helmets, kids!
  • + 1
 I honestly don't know why I watch these...
  • + 1
 'Cause they're awesome?

I gotta admit, after watching these for I don't know how many weeks, the intro graphic still makes me laugh.
  • + 1
 Did that first guy trip a landmine with his rear wheel or something?
  • + 1
 This was a pretty good one. I watched it twice!
  • + 1
 Only a few bad ones this week, good work squad!
  • + 1
 What a loud thud! The ground does not yield on Friday Fails.
  • + 2
 #attaboyken
  • + 1
 New trick at 1:40?!
  • + 1
 Those were just sad!

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