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Breanne Dodd joins Team GOODE

Breanne Dodd, the No. 7-ranked skier in the world and a perennial pro tournament podium threat, has joined Team GOODE.

As she was considering a new ski this spring, Breanne made her decision after testing the newly released RéV 6.

“From my very first set on the RéV 6, I instantly felt like, wow this ski is GOODE,” joked Breanne. “My turns felt more symmetrical, I started to feel more stable and balanced. It seems as if into and out of the ball its easier to stay over the center of the ski, which enables me to carry more speed out of the turn.”

Her decision to join Team GOODE paid immediate dividends at her first tournament on the RéV 6, the Stillwater Lakes Slalom Record, April 10th, in Palm Bay, Fla.

“I skied that tournament on the ski at the end of the first week of riding it, and ended up with a new PB of 3 at 39,” said Breanne. “Not a bad first event on the ski!”

Breanne’s addition bolsters an already strong Women’s pro team that includes two-time reigning World Champion and world record holder Regina Jaquess, emerging star Brooke Baldwin, and world top-10s Kate Adriaensen and Karen Truelove, among others.

“Breanne joining the team gives us one of the top talents in the world and a skier that a lot of people look up to and enjoy being around,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “She is right there in the top echelon and we feel that with our products and support backing her up, she’ll be able to take that next step into world record territory. I am really looking forward to working closely with Breanne to get her deeper down the line and into 41 off.”

GOODEdeal of the week: GOODE Nano One

The GOODEdealz.com deal of the week is the GOODE Nano One, available in sizes ranging from 65.25 to 66.75 inches, in both left-and right-foot forward, and new or factory refurbished condition. All at prices starting as low as $1,164.

Offering both new and factory reconditioned skis, GOODEdealz products range from 9100s to Nano Ones, and seemingly everything in between. Discounts go as high as 60-percent off and skis can be purchased with a 3-year extended warranty and inserts.

View the GOODEdealz.com inventory here.

RéV 6s take 3 Big Dawg Final 4 spots at year’s first stop

GOODE skiers, and notably the RéV 6, kicked off the 2016 Big Dawg World Tour with a great showing this weekend at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., nabbing three spots in the Final Four.

Greg Badal ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the finals to take second behind Jeff Rodgers (4 at 41), while Dave Miller and Chad Scott finished third and fourth, respectively.

GOODE skiers occupied 11 Sweet 16 spots, as Ben Favret, Marc Shaw, Greg Sund, Darin Montgomery, Marco Bettosini, Tim Huston, Bruce Dodd, and Robert Marking joined Badal, Miller and Scott in advancing out of the preliminaries.

The competition was tough, as it took an average of two scores in the mid-39 range to advance to the Sweet 16.

For complete results, click here.

Brooke repeats at Jr. Masters, ties course record

Brooke Baldwin successfully defended her Jr. Masters slalom title, tying the course record and adding yet another trophy to her growing collection in the process.

Baldwin scored 4 buoys at 38-feet off to earn the win and tie the Jr. Women’s course record originally set by fellow Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess in 2001. The score gave her a five-buoy cushion over second-place finisher Paige Rini, while Jaimee Bull placed third with 3-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off.

Baldwin also took home the overall title for the third-consecutive time, putting her in elite company with Brandi Hunt and Danyelle Bennett as the only skiers to win three consecutive Jr. Masters overall titles.

For complete Jr. Masters results, click here.

Regina takes Masters title, extends streak to 2 years

At the 2014 Masters Regina Jaquess suffered a disappointing and surprising defeat, after which, she vowed to come back with a vengeance. Consider that a promise kept.

Jaquess and her ReV 6 led from start-to-finish at the 57th Masters, held this past weekend at Callaway Gardens, to claim her second-straight Women’s slalom title and moving her into a tie with Kristi Overton-Johnson with six career Masters slalom titles.

The win also completes a full two calendar years in which Jaquess is undefeated in professional events, a run that includes multiple victories at the Masters, Malibu Open, California Pro Am and a multitude of others … not to mention a World Slalom title.

As the top seed in the finals, Jaquess got the 5 buoys at 38-feet off she needed to top the score of second-place finisher and fellow Team GOODE member Clementine Lucine (4 buoys at 38-feet off). Manon Costard took third (3.5 buoys at 38-feet off) and Karen Truelove fourth (2.5 buoys at 38-feet off), giving Team GOODE 1st, 2nd, and 4th place finishes.

In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE skiers Thomas Degasperi and Daniel Odvarko tied for 5th, while Nate Smith took home the win.

For complete results and archived video, visit www.masterswaterski.com.

Get really good deals on great skis at GOODEdealz.com

GOODE Skis is pleased to announce the launch of a completely updated and revitalized GOODEdealz.com, a special section of GOODE’s online store where skiers can get really good deals on great skis.

Offering both new and factory reconditioned skis, GOODEdealz products range from 62-inch 9900s to 68.5-inch 9800s and seemingly everything in between. Discounts go as high as 60-percent off and skis can be purchased with a 3-year extended warranty and inserts.

View the GOODEdealz.com inventory by clicking here.

Dane Mechler and Erica Lang named to U.S. University Team

Team GOODE’s Dane Mechler has been named to the U.S. World University Water Ski Team. Photo courtesy of USA Water Ski.

Congratulations to GOODE pro team skiers Dane Mechler and Erika Lang for being named to the U.S. World University Water Ski Team, which will compete at the 2016 FISU World University Water Ski Championships, Sept. 6-11, in Akita, Japan.

The full story from USA Water Ski:

The National Collegiate Water Ski Association has selected six athletes to represent the U.S. World University Water Ski Team at the 2016 FISU World University Water Ski Championships, Sept. 6-11, in Akita, Japan. The team was selected following the 2016 U.S. World University Water Ski Team Trials, May 13-14, at Borderline Lake in Blaine, Wash.

Athletes selected to the team were: Louisiana-Lafayette’s Brittany Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), Alabama’s Sam Greenwood (Little Rock, Ark.), Rollins College’s Erika Lang (Gilbert, Ariz.), Louisiana-Lafayette’s Dane Mechler (Loveland, Ohio), Florida Southern College’s Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) and Louisiana-Lafayette’s Dylan Schaffer (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.).

Selected as alternates were: Florida Southern College’s Ellie Horton (Lakeland, Fla.), Western Washington’s Jaye Morris (San Diego, Calif.), Alabama’s Jenna Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) and Alabama’s Eloise Whitlock (Richmond, Va.).

Jeff Rush (Clovis, Calif.) is the team captain and Terry Goodman (Lynden, Wash.) is the coach.

The U.S. Team has won every University Worlds (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2012) to date.

Regina rides the Rev 6 to the Swiss Pro Slalom Title

Regina Jaquess and her new Rev 6 took home the Women’s slalom title at Sunday’ Swiss Pro Slalom at the Swiss Waterski Resort in Claremont, Fla., kicking off her 2016 season in style and extending her pro event winning streak to 23-plus months.

Regina posted the top score in all three rounds, with her 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 off earning her the win in the finals.  Fellow Team GOODE skier Clementine Lucine joined her in the finals, taking fourth behind Manon Costard (2nd) and Whitney McClintock (3rd).

In Men’s slalom Team GOODE’s Benny Stadlbaur had his best ever U.S. pro event finish, placing fifth.  Teammate Martin Bartalsky earned a spot in the finals, finishing tied for 8th. Nate Smith earned the win, while Freddie Winter and Adam Sedlmajer finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

GOODE Skis was a proud sponsor of the event.

Watch all the action from the online broadcast at swissproslalom.com.