Ratboy, Loose Dog and Co. definitely do a lot of their riding through trail and error. It’s clear that the mind-bendingly creative bike tricks we’ve come to love from 50to01 don’t always happen first try, and that’s totally okay, because watching some of these bails is nearly as good watching the stomps.
Without reveling in too much Schadenfreude, here’s a look at what it takes to throw down on bikes big and small. Maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for your own submissions to the #indoorbikechallenge or even the #crashchallenge. Real talk though, don’t go out and hurt yourself, now is not the time!