Screen Shot: YouTube (nickvanberkel27).

It's funny to think that before action cameras came along, the only evidence of gnarly mountain bike crashes were the broken bones and purple bruises they left behind. Now, however, we're fortunate enough to live in a world where every Tom, Dick, Harry, Margaret, Steven, Jason, Dorothy, and Benedict owns a GoPro.

As a result of this, we're able to get up close and personal with the most extreme moments that mountain biking has to offer. The following video, which you can see below, is one of the most full-on crashes we've ever seen.

Nicky Van Berkel, and his friends, were tearing it down some trails when disaster struck. Nicky has since admitted that they were "...riding way too fast in slow sections of the trails," and that this is what led to him losing control of his wheels and flying off through the trees like a badly-coordinated MTB ninja.

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