2018 Adidas Das Tables Stop 5--Mt. Bachelor
photos by Derrek Lever, Jeff Baker, and Mark Clavin
The final stop of the 2018 Das Tables tour did not disappoint. With the cloudy early morning drive up to Mt. Bachelor parting into a bright and sunny day right at the start of the comp, the local scene and visiting adidas team had such clean style that we would still eat off the tables if given the chance.
Just as the past four stops, the day was split into two hour-long jam sessions with different table settings. The morning consisted of a flat-up two table combo, while the afternoon displayed one of the more creative setups we have seen all year. With an up table leading into a 10-yard raised butter box, ending with a down table garnished with tranny on both sides throughout, the field of 55+ riders went for broke on the endless options presented to them. The Mt. Bachelor crew really outdid themselves for their inaugural hosting of the event.
For the morning session, Austin Visintainer held it down with a constant barrage from his bag of tricks with Nora Beck, Casey Mitchell, and Blake Geiss getting seemingly endless hits throughout the a.m.. Tactics shop worker Oskar Zehren had the day off and spent it up at Bachelor destroying the setup he helped create. The break for lunch passed quick and after the park crew rearranged the tables, the afternoon session heated up.
Once again, Austin Visintainer set the bar for the Das Tables afternoon session, eventually earning the first place check for both sessions. Max Warbington was seen lapping through his home resort and made a stop at the setup to twist and turn on everything in sight. Andy Glader and Rodney McDaniel then impressed the impressive judges table consisting of Adidas pros Louif Paradis, Tommy Gesme, Derrek Lever, Jared Elston, Forest Bailey, and TM Alex Sherman, who took their turns jibbing the tables earlier in the week as well.
Huge thanks to everyone that came out and an even bigger thanks to everyone over at Tactics and Mt. Bachelor for helping us put the event on. Last but not least, thanks again to Adidas Snowboarding for another season of insane events and fun times. See you all again next year.