Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 20 of 73 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What are some of your guys worst crashes riding Urban/DJs/Park. I bring this up because I was just out riding and fell hard. I just hit a jump down on a trail by my house, but right before the jump my back tire pops off a rock and i lose momentum. Leave the lip, come down hard front wheel into the back of the landing, nads into the stem and im thrown over the bars onto my face. Thank god for full face helmets.
 

·
Meh.
Joined
·
17,508 Posts
Dirt jumping, was being stupid and trying something way out of my skill level. 180 suicide no hander. Nobody was around, I way overshot the landing and overrotated. Got thrown from the bike, blacked out. Not sure how long I was out. Can you say concussion?

Street riding once a couple hours before homecoming to kill time. Was hopping off a concrete ledge and threw a one-footed x-up. Came down without straightening out the wheel enough. Really stupid mistake. Went OTB, got a pedal to the back of the head. I had the long pins in. Left a nice big gash in the back of my head, bled everywhere.

I've got some worse ones from freeride.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,068 Posts
Lucky me, nothing's happened yet (other than various holes, that just were sore for a while, in my shin from pedals)! Of course, I'm guaranteed to hurt myself sometime, right?
 

·
Portland, OR
Joined
·
3,112 Posts
worst crash ... I dont really remember what happened all that well, but when I was first learning how to jump, the only place I knew of DJs were, they were very big, probably like 6feet high with a 10foot gap in the middle ? so I had been hitting this jump all day, trying to get the hang of it, so I got stupid, no one was around and I tryed a tabletop for the first time, landed completly sideways and then I blacked out. I just remember wakeing up being like "why am I on the ground .....why is my bike over there ?

another time was in the skatepark, I was dropping into bowls, airing out ...just usual stuff, then I went to drop into the largest bowl, its about from floor to copeing maybe 17 feet but when you drop in its got almost an overhang. I went way to far out and bailed off, tryed to slide out of it but ended up going 17 feet to flat onto my face, I had a full face on so that was okay, but I couldent move, and my knee was in a lot of pain. I shattered my knee cap :sad:
 

·
Lost and never found
Joined
·
84 Posts
my worst crash so far happened when i was probably 8 on some 20" huffy (im 14 now) I was showing off to my brother and i hit a little plastic kicker in the middle of a little hill. As i got to the kicker i saw something laying in the landing so i turned when i was on the ramp. The turn sent me into a huge nose dive and i ended up doing a half front flip and landing on my shoulder. I ended up breaking my collar bone. haha it's pretty stupid, but kinda funny at the same time
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
punkmountainbiker said:
I ended up breaking my collar bone. haha it's pretty stupid, but kinda funny at the same time
Collarbone breakage isn't that bad, after the 5th one they barely hurt anymore, trust me
 

·
mtbr remember
Joined
·
4,356 Posts
yeah, I've broken both of my collarbones (at separate times) and some ribs dj'ing. first time, didn't even thing much happened, you know, your whole body hurts after a bad crash.. then, I got back on the bike, went to pull up on the bars for something, manual or something, then my arm just went weak and let go, and I almost crashed just riding, haha.... second time was much worse, had road rash on the entire side of my face from the slide. that one healed stupid, so now when I rotate my shoulder, my clavicle pops up from the skin under my neck, but it doesn't hurt... really freaks out the birds if you know what I mean though.
But, I don't know if I remember only one specific crash that I marked as my worst... I think if I did, as I get older, it would stick out in my mind too much if I was just remembering those things.
that said, I've also torn my ACL and meniscus (worst surgery and recovery time I've ever experienced), shattered my wrist (now has a screw in it), broke my ankle and pinky toe and that's it.... damn I suck. :madman:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,068 Posts
Just wondering, does falling on my ass so hard that I could barely walk count as a crash? If it does, that's my worst crash so far. My second worst was falling over while learning to wheelie and someone hitting my neck with my elbow. That was scary! It didn't really do any damage though. Most of my accidents were when I was learning to wheelie.
 

·
eminence front
Joined
·
367 Posts
Nose-picking a set of doubles, landing directly head first. I didn't expect to walk away from that as easily as I did. Not one injury and no back problems from it...

Only thing I do all the time is leave scars in my shins.

Otherwise I don't seem to get hurt very often, never gotten a concussion, never blacked out, never broken, never even sprained or pulled anything. Yet.
 

·
eminence front
Joined
·
367 Posts
Well i've been progressing - ive only been riding about 16 months, nothing huge yet. I ride street and dirt jumps, most of the jumps are 4ft high. Best trick is 1-hander (once in ahwile i can get a full x-up), so im nothing special, I just don't seem to fall as hard as others.

maybe ive just been lucky so far...?
 

·
tuck-n-roll master
Joined
·
636 Posts
I've come out of everything with nothing more than scratches and scrapes, but my worst crash was on a 20-incher. I don't quite remember the entire sequence of events (no brain damage, it's just been a few years ;) ), but I do remember going off of a jump and then doing a somersault over the bike. I credit my amazing tuck-n-roll skills...
 

·
USB Rep'n
Joined
·
2,413 Posts
hmmm, there are just so many to pick from. Like many (most) I've nose cased doubles when trying new tricks. Last summer, I broke my elbow (nevermind crushing my already 3rd deg ac separated shoulder) by completely nose casing one. Lots of pain and a decent amount of blood...I did go back and stick the trick though before things really started to hurt too bad (you just can't end a session on a note like that).

Another time I was just dropping into a fairly steep 7' ramp. No big deal....UNLESS you snap a chain just as you start your bunnyhop into it. Im sure you guys can picture the outcome but let's just say my face hit the bottom of the tranny well in front of my body and bike.

Frankly, I've been more scared at some of the close calls than the actual crashes. Learning to bail well is neither an art nor a science....it's a necessity!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
653 Posts
xray said:
Well i've been progressing - ive only been riding about 16 months, nothing huge yet. I ride street and dirt jumps, most of the jumps are 4ft high. Best trick is 1-hander (once in ahwile i can get a full x-up), so im nothing special, I just don't seem to fall as hard as others.

maybe ive just been lucky so far...?
Maybe youre not pushing yourself hard enough?

I've wiped out a few times, nothing bad yet. One of my bros has atleast 2 or 3 good spills everytime we hit up the jumps lol :madman:
 

·
mtbr remember
Joined
·
4,356 Posts
Learning to bail well is neither an art nor a science....it's a necessity!
that is biking dharma. airtime is the practice of zazen, on the verge of either pulling it off smooth or bailing hard. you must have one to have the other, or neither would exist. not dualities, but we ride the fine line in the middle, called progression. haha, a little satori through biking.
your quote is no doubt true. for any solostyle sport just about.

One of my bros has atleast 2 or 3 good spills everytime we hit up the jumps lol
yeah, those riders are either the ones to start pulling off the gnarly tricks quick and get way good way fast, or they just wreck themselves hucking it. that said, I'm not pulling of gnar tricks, but I still wreck myself, hahaha... damn.
 

·
Pro Crastinator
Joined
·
11,786 Posts
i don't actually remember the crash itself, what i do remember is waking up in the hospital 1.5 hours later. i was convulsing and drooling for the first 30 minutes, doc said he thought i was gonna die.....

(i somehow got out of control in a gnarly rhythm line, ended up smashing the back of my head into the face of the next jump when i went down)


 
1 - 20 of 73 Posts
Top