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    Videos of crashes

    I was watching some videos of MTB crashes. Many crashes are the result of bad landings off jumps. Others are clearly the result of going too fast and going off the trail into trees or rocks or of just going too fast and grabbing the brakes. But, there are a lot that happen for no apparent reason. What are those reasons and how can they be minimized?

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    Any examples of videos like that?

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    This is my personal favorite.....

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FDZgOvoen5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    I've been mountain biking for 20 years or so, and i can say that my worst crashes both came from out of the blue. The first was when I was bunny hopping three logs spaced 10-15 feet apart; I managed to clip the second with my pedal, (folding my foot under), and was on my face in an instant. The second was when I must have caught my handlebar on a branch, and it took my bike out from under me. Both happened in places I've ridden dozens, if not hundreds of times with no issues. I guess what my point is, you never know when it could happen, so don't sweat it; just go out and have fun!

    PS...I've endo'ed dozens of times as well; but those are because I messed up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    This is my personal favorite.....

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FDZgOvoen5E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    That sound of the fork breaking makes me cringe every time.
    Slightly faster than a speeding snail.

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    Committing to having good vision can save you from gnarly crashes. When things go badly, if you look where you want to be and keep your chin up and eyes forward you'll be amazed at the crashes you can avoid. Good vision wouldn't have saved that kid from the fork breaking.
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    My crash earlier this week...pretty new to jumps, so I'm takin' it slow (sort of )

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TyFTsvpt4t4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Now, THAT'S gonna hurt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLcheesehead1 View Post
    My crash earlier this week...pretty new to jumps, so I'm takin' it slow (sort of )
    Target fixate much?


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    Ha! That was a pretty funny crash.

    Language is definitely NSFW, but this is my favorite 'crash' vid of all time.
    One of many classic moments from a guy I used to ride with.

    I can't see how anyone would be able to forecast something going wrong in this situation.
    Dave try's to ride a tree. Video - Pinkbike

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    Here's a good one


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    Since this guy is a good cat1 mtb racer, I'll share the classic "Joey's ok"
    Starcrossed 2011 - Joey's Ok - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASiameseCat View Post
    Here's a good one

    That "endo turn" maneuver at 1:21 going down such a steep section was really impressive!

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