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


13 thoughts on “Video: Look before you Leap! Chatel Bike Park Fail

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 😀

  5. 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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