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Martin Kolman takes overall gold, Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Jamie Metcalfe medal

2019 Mens World Overall Champion Martin Kolman (center), silver medalist Adam Sedlmajer (left) and third-place finisher Joel Poland.

Martin Kolman won the 2019 Mens Overall World Championship title on Sunday and the unofficial “World’s Best Skier” mantle that comes with it.

Martin, who not only skis on GOODE slalom and trick skis but is employed by the company as pro team coordinator and ski tester, took home gold by edging fellow GOODE teammate Adam Sedlmajer, 2,769.11 points to 2,728.49 points, respectively. Joel Poland (2,717.30) took third.

Martin also earned a bronze in Mens tricks with 11,310 points behind Patricio Font (11,740) and Pierre Ballon (11,550).

In Womens slalom Regina Jaquess came up just short of winning her fourth consecutive World slalom title, tying eventual champ Manon Costard with 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the final round. In the ensuing runoff Manon scored 2 buoys at 39, while Regina missed two ball by mere inches to finish with a score of 1 at 39 and the silver medal.

GOODE skier Jamie Metcalfe earned the bronze with a huge score of 1 at 39. Currently the No. 8 ranked skier on the IWWF Elite rankings list, the New Zealander is expected to receive quite a boost when the rankings are updated with points from Worlds.

In Men’s slalom, five of the 12 finalists were on GOODE, with Dane Mechler finishing fourth to post the highest finish for Team GOODE. Dane was the top seed heading into the final round and beautifully withstood the pressure by roping an amazing 39 off to get a chance to challenge the three skiers who sat in the lead with 2 at 41 off. After falling while heading to two ball it looked as if he was going to finish with a score of 1 at 41, but the judges determined that he missed his gates so his final score was 0 at 41 off.

Joel Howley emerged from the three way runoff with Freddie Winter (2nd) and Will Asher (3rd) to earn his first world title.

In the team competition, Canada – aided by Team GOODE skier Dorien Llewellyn – edged the United States, 8,025.87 to 8,019.55 points, to claim the team gold. France earned the bronze with 7,933.50 points.

For full results, click here.

10 GOODE skiers advance to worlds finals

More than a third of skiers who advanced to the slalom finals at the 35th Water Ski World Championships in Putrajaya, Malaysia, belong to Team GOODE as Dane Mechler earned the top seed in Mens slalom and Regina Jaquess snagged the No. 2 seed in the Women’s event.

Dane will be joined in Sunday’s finals by fellow GOODE teammates Brian Detrick (3rd seed), Thomas Degasperi (4th), Brando Caruso (5th), Adam Sedlmajer (12th).

The Womens slalom finals will take place Saturday, when Regina will be joined by Ambre Franc (5th), Jamie Metcalfe (6th) and Alice Bagnoli (9th).

In Mens tricks Martin Kolman qualified as the 4th seed for Saturday’s final round.

Scores and schedules are available here, while the online broadcast is available here.

 

 

 

GOODE skiers win 50% of all U.S. National slalom titles

GOODE skiers won U.S. National titles in 15 of the 30 slalom divisions contested at the 77th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dating back to 2012, GOODE skiers have now won more U.S. National slalom titles – 129 out of 237 – than all other manufacturers combined.

Congratulations to the following 2019 US. National slalom champions:

  • Girls 1 – Alexia Abelson
  • Women 1 – Jenna Morgan
  • Women 4 – Gail Case
  • Women 5 – Alison Poulsen
  • Women 6 – Joy Kelley
  • Women 10 – Mary Parcheta
  • Open Women – Regina Jaquess
  • Boys 3 – Griffin Stange
  • Men 3 – Shelby Coke
  • Men 4 – Chris Clark
  • Men 5 – Tim Huston
  • Men 6 – Jack Mills
  • Men 7 – Steve Raphael (tie)
  • Men 8 – Jeff Wiswall
  • Master Men – Greg Sund

Additional highlights of GOODE Nationals week included Regina Jaquess taking the Women’s slalom crown at the America’s Cup, and GOODE skiers comprising six of the Elite Eight and three (Greg Sund, Greg Badal and Jeremy Newyby-Ricci) of the Final Four at the Big Dawg Tour Championships. Greg Sund ultimately finished second to champion Jeff Rodgers.

For full GOODE Nationals results, click here.

It’s difficult to track hundreds of skiers across multiple lakes over the course of five days of action, so if we failed to include you in the list above, or mistakenly did so, please accept our apologies and email us the details at team@goode.com.

Introducing the all-new GOODE ReVOcc, the first ever carbon core slalom ski

The company that forever changed water skiing with the introduction of carbon-fiber skis has done it again with the sport’s first ever carbon core slalom ski.

The new-for 2020 ReVOcc is the turbocharged version of the ski that won a Big Dawg Season Championship and topped the podium at major tournaments across the globe.

The ReVOcc features:

  • The all-new Carbon Core: Greater rebound, more stability at the ball and increased durability.
  • A thinner profile: The Carbon Core’s increased strength allows for a thinner side profile, leading to a deeper-riding ski that offers skiers a more connected-to-the-water feeling.
  • Softer flex patterns: The Carbon Core led to the holy grail of ski design – soft flex patterns that produce indestructible, symmetrical turns, with quick rebound out of the turn that generates amplified side-to-side speed.
  • Larger, rounder bevels: Working in concert with the thinner profile, refined bevels provide a more stable, predictable ride, resulting in more buoys even when things don’t go as planned (read: better scrambling ability).

“What I noticed instantly was how quick I came out of the buoy. I just locked in and rocketed out of the buoy without any hesitation. I ran three at 41 right off the dock and knew immediately we were on to something.” – Dave Miller

GOODE Concierge: You’re unique. Your ski should be too.

The 2020 ReVOcc comes in two flavors: Performance package and GOODE’s all-new Concierge level.

While the Performance package skis feature a single flex pattern (medium), neutral foot forward layup, and new standardized graphics, the Concierge level takes ski design and performance to the next level by customizing each ski to the customer’s specific needs and skiing style.

Concierge skis come with:

  • Left- or right-foot forward customization
  • Three AMP choices – 1, 2 or 3 (softer flex, middle flex and firmer flex)
  • 32mph, 34mph or 36mph bevels
  • Custom colored “GOODE” and circle G graphics
  • Free shipping

“Concierge skis are for customers who are really ready to get serious about their skiing,” says Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “Through the customization process we’ll be able to take a ski that is already best in its class, and fine tune it to get even better results.

“When someone becomes a Concierge customer, they aren’t just buying a ski from us. They are entering a partnership that doesn’t end until they have the absolute best ski for them.”

More info >>

Regina claims Pan Am Games gold

Regina Jaquess’ build up to the 2019 World Championships continues to be quite successful.   Just weeks after setting her 9th Women’s slalom world record, Regina won the gold medal in Women’s slalom and Overall at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Regina scored 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the slalom finals to take the win, topping second-place finisher Whitney McClintock-Rini, who scored 5.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. Regina also beat Whitney for the overall gold by compiling the top scores in both slalom and jumping.

In the Men’s division, Dorien Llewellyn and Taylor Garcia both tied for fifth in slalom, while Dorien, Felipe Miranda, Rodrigo Miranda and Taylor went 1-2-3-4 in Men’s overall.

For full results, click here.

Team GOODE storms the Euros

Team GOODE racked up four of the six podium spots in slalom at last weekend’s European Championships in Spain.

Thomas Degasperi and Brando Caruso went 1-2 in Men’s slalom as T-Gas claimed his 7th career Euro title. Thomas, Brando, Freddie Winter (3rd) and Sacha Descuns (4th) all tied with 3 at 41 off in the finals, with tiebreakers determining the final results.

In the Women’s division, Ambre France and Giannina Bonnemann, finished second and third, respectively. Manon costard earned the win.  Giannina took home the Women’s overall gold, while fellow Team GOODE skier Alice Bagnoli finished just off the podium in fourth.

For full European Championships results, click here.

Badal wins Big Dawg qualifier No. 2

Greg Badal pulled double duty at the Big Dawg Qualifier No. 2 last weekend at Diablo Shores, serving both as tournament host and, eventually, its winner.

Greg scored 5.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the head-to-head finals to top second-place finisher Jeff Rodgers, who had 4 buoys at the same line length.

Mark Menasci and Ben Favret were third and fourth, respectively as GOODE skiers took three of the Final 4 and six of the Elite 8.

For full results, click here.

Regina sets new world record with 4.5@41

Regina Jaquess set a new Women’s World slalom record of 4.5 buoys at 41 feet off Saturday, July 6th, at Lyman Land in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The new mark tops her own previous record of 4 at 41 off (also set on a GOODE XTR) and is the ninth Women’s World slalom record of her career. The IWWF approved the record on July 18th.

Watch the video above to see the record-setting round. Click here to watch the official boat video of her 41-off pass.

 

A busy and successful weekend for Team GOODE

GOODE pro skiers Regina Jaquess (far left) and Martin Kolman (second from right) and their junior team challenge teammates.

Team GOODE had a busy weekend with some great results across the globe as …

1) Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer and Martin Kolman all won titles at the Still Waters Pro/Am Team Challenge in Oconomowoc, Wis. Regina took home titles in Women’s slalom and jumping, Adam earned the win in Men’s slalom and Martin topped the field in Men’s tricks on GOODE’s new trick ski, the MK1.

2) The Still Waters Pro/Am Team Challenge was held in conjunction with the 19th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships where GOODE skiers Dylan Smith and Kelley Breeden took second and third in Junior Men’s and Women’s slalom, respectively.

3) Eight of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite Eight and three of the Final Four skiers were on GOODEs as the first stop of the 2019 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour took place in Sessena Spain. GOODE skiers Jeremy Newby-Ricci, Greg Sund and Dave Miller went 2-3-4 as Spain’s Ivan Morros won the event.

4) Thomas Degasperi placed 5th and Brando Caruso 7th at the BOTASKI Pro Am, held in conjunction with the Big Dawg event.