On his first training run in Valparaiso, a course marshal darted out in front of Filip Polc, which caused him to scrub some speed as he entered a wall ride and ended with a massive faceplant. Don’t worry, Filip managed to brush himself off and won the actual race later that weekend.


  1. Granted, riding up a wall is stupid for all but 1% of riders, but this kinda makes the full face helmet for riding beyond the downhill riding/comp naysayers seem overly macho. I have fallen in nearly identical fashion on singletrack and was lucky to walk away with teeth. I think I may be adding a full face to the helmet collection even though you look like a tool on most trails and you sweat like a heathen.

What do you think?