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Old 2009-02-16, 03:28 PM   #1
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Best Fails

I know there are some great threads about best tricks, rides, etc. What about all those fantastic failed attempts? I think they deserve some serious credit. Landing those huge drops makes us all appreciate the failed attempts that much more, here's a chance to get that hard earned credit. Post the edited material, and pics that are all blurry, lets see the other side to all the fun !
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Old 2009-02-16, 03:47 PM   #2
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The runoff was so steep (it was 10x steeper than it looks in the video)....
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Old 2009-02-16, 04:45 PM   #3
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Great thread idea.
Just too bad i haven't got any good bails filmed.
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Old 2009-02-16, 06:16 PM   #4
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At :48 is my most embarrassing fail ever lol! And people were parked across the street watching as it happened. I did land it after two more attempts.

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Old 2009-02-16, 06:19 PM   #5
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Old 2009-02-16, 06:26 PM   #6
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Here are a couple. The second one is my friend sean. He no longer rides.
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Old 2009-02-16, 06:41 PM   #7
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Old 2009-02-16, 06:44 PM   #8
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I can understand why shaun doesn't ride... that looks so painful.

All those vids are hilarious. Unfortunately(fortunately?) I don't film myself that much so most of my painful moments were never witnessed unless Danni has them on film.
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Old 2009-02-16, 09:14 PM   #9
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Old 2009-02-16, 09:19 PM   #10
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ha ha ha ha ha I watched the one of Sean about 40 times and laughed till I cried, his legs kill me as he bounces off the unicycle. Ohhhh my sides hurt
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Old 2009-02-16, 09:22 PM   #11
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My favorite ones so far are Terry's and Rileys.
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Old 2009-02-16, 11:21 PM   #12
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The first clip up there is a reminder to me how easy it is to do big drops. The kid can barely idle but he's going for a tall one!

But the pain-loving award has to go to Tim Desmet, who proudly scrapes up his legs over and over again and refuses to protect them with anything but pants! It reminds me of the days when I was learning most of my unicycle tricks, but this was long before the existence of Trials (or Trials unicycles) and we at least used plastic pedals for the leg-scraping stuff! Also there wasn't anyone out there in the unicycling world to say hey, why don't you try some of these inexpensive shin guards or something?

Anyway, as for my own fails, fortunately most of the "best" ones have not been captured on video. I hope.
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Old 2009-02-17, 12:00 AM   #13
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The first clip up there is a reminder to me how easy it is to do big drops.
Once you get the courage to do big drops, yeah, the *drop* part is easy; *LANDING* the big drops is not. Also doing them with good form, authoirty and style is also the mark of a good rider.

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My favorite ones so far are Terry's and Rileys.
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Old 2009-02-17, 12:04 AM   #14
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John, I don't think you realize what happened in the clip. I can idle right and fine, but I was doing it on a rock slab like this: /\/ The bumps did not make for a smooth surface and I had to adjust my pedals. Ill video me landing it in the spring.
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Old 2009-02-17, 12:06 AM   #15
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