Video: Look before you Leap! Chatel Bike Park Fail

The video above is both an argument for surveying technical trails before riding them, and one calling for better trail design. Either way, when these four friends took a leap off a bridge into the unknown, they were pretty lucky to walk away unharmed. Who knows, maybe with a little grooming the line to the right could make a nice hip?

Riders in order of crashing:

1st Juan Cruz Paez
2nd Sebastian Gomez Lassalle
3rd Javier Santiago
4th Benjamin Gomez Lassalle


Chunkymonkey - 09/30/13 - 5:22pm

Word on the street, it’s a set up…….

Mindless - 09/30/13 - 5:29pm


DaleC - 09/30/13 - 5:31pm

My ex Brother-in-law did the same thing skiing and ripped his knee apart.

These guys got lucky.

“Life is tough. It’s tougher when you are stupid” – John Wayne

MissedThePoint - 09/30/13 - 5:33pm

After riding park, I would’ve expected that to be a decently designed jump too, as I’ve been conditioned to trust bike park jumps/drops enough to ride them “blind” the first time encountering them. Apparently Chatel isn’t quite like the other bike parks. At least the penalty for failure doesn’t seem too bad… a taco’d wheel and maybe having your balls smashed against the bike.

Jeff - 09/30/13 - 5:34pm

At least they can laugh about it. That is a seriously bad trail design, but I’m glad to say I’m not stupid enough to go flying off a jump I don’t know where the bottom is, though.

MissedThePoint - 09/30/13 - 5:44pm

Actually, it’s not even that blind of a turn. Can see the exit of the turn, but that guy in front was going a bit faster than the one with the camera, and apparently when chasing behind someone, you tend to follow their line. Just got to question what the front guys were doing. 😀

Zap? - 09/30/13 - 5:45pm

Waypoint fixation at its very worst!

Bob - 09/30/13 - 6:48pm

Isn’t that what you DHers have a 180mm of travel for?

PROEDGEBIKER.COM - 09/30/13 - 6:59pm


SmooveP - 09/30/13 - 8:13pm


RobertO - 10/01/13 - 7:35am

The whole thing seemed staged to me. That just my opinion of course.

satisFACTORYrider - 10/01/13 - 9:35am

Friends don’t let friends huck blind.

David - 10/02/13 - 11:11am

I call setup. These guys are obviously pretty experienced riders and I don’t believe they’d all do that big a huck off something that you didn’t know and couldn’t see the other side of.

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