GOODE continued its podium domination as skiers riding its skis won fourteen national titles – including eight of 12 Men’s slalom events – at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held last week at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Winning titles on GOODEs were:
- Bailey Austin, G2
- Kara MacIntyre, G3
- Kerri McClure, W1
- Mary Parcheta, W8
- Loretta Morris, W9
- Artis Price, W10
- Matt Richardson, M2
- Jay Leach, M3
- Michael Robinson, M4
- Ed Hickey, M5
- Jim Kinney, M7
- Jerry Hosner, M8
- Robert Morris, M9
- Todd Ristorcelli, MM
Other GOODE highlights from the week included:
- Todd Ristorcelli setting pending world 34 mph and MM national records with 5 buoys at 41-feet off (see article below);
- A 1-4 finish in Mens 5 (Ed Hickey, John Shealy, Ted McColley, and Lonnie Harris);
- Bailey Austin, Ruth McCreary and Kelley Breeden finishing first, second and fourth in Girls 2;
- Six combined medals for Harry and Artis Price;
- Nick Parsons and Makayla Haw each tying for first place and ultimately finishing second after runoffs in the Open divisions;
- Terry Winter finishing fifth in Open Men and Danyelle Bennett third in Open Women; and,
- Overall titles won by Danyelle Bennett (OW), Kerri McClure (W1), Marc Shaw (MM), Jerry Hosner (M8), Erika Lang (G3), Loretta Morris (W9), and Artis Price (W10).
Congratulations to all 2012 national champions.
For final results, click here.
Binding placement: 28.75″ (+- 1/8) from the tail of the ski to the rear of the front boot.
Fin: .705″, 2.491″, 6.770″
Wing: 9.5 degrees (+- ½ degrees – The NANO ONE is wing sensitive. Try different settings)
Binding placement: 29.25″ (+- 1/8) from the tail of the ski to the rear of the front boot.
Fin: .705”, 2.500”, 6.761”
Wing: 9.5 degrees (+- ½ degrees – The NANO ONE is wing sensitive. Try different settings)
For a PDF of the settings, click here.
Congrats to Team GOODE’s Karen Truelove and Terry Winter as they both landed on the podium at the Calgary Pro Water Ski Shootout.
Karen rode the all new NANO ONE to the title in Women’s slalom with Whitney McClintock and Breanne Dodd placing second and third, respectively.
Terry continued his great skiing of late – he finished fifth at the U.S. Nationals and ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the Malibu Open – by finishing second in Men’s slalom, behind first-place finisher Nate Smith and ahead of third-place’s Chris Parrish.
Prior to the 2012 season, Todd Ristorcelli had never won a Big Dawg event or medaled at Nationals. Since jumping on the all new GOODE NANO ONE earlier this summer, he’s now done both in record-breaking fashion.
Todd had what has to be one of the best weekends in the history of water skiing. It began on Friday when he won the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour championships by out dueling living legend Andy Mapple head-to-head under the lights of Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla. He followed it up the next day by setting a pending world 34 mph record of 5 buoys at 41-feet off on his way to the Master Mens title at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
In the Big Dawg final round against Andy, Todd watched as Andy bobbled a bit around four ball and skied just inside six ball at 39-1/2 feet off. Seizing the opportunity, Todd ran a clean 39-1/2 feet off pass for the win, raising his fist in victory as he rounded the GOODE PowerBuoy-lit six ball. For an encore, Todd skied an amazing 4 buoys at 41-feet off, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered on shore. The win marked his second-straight Big Dawg victory after winning the tour’s Canadian stop in Abbotsford, B.C., in July.
GOODE Skis had a great showing in the Big Dawg finals, as eight of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite 8, three of the Final Four, half of the final pairing and the champion all skied on GOODEs.
In the next day’s Master Mens division of the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Todd improved on his previous night’s 41-feet off score by squeaking around five ball and getting back to the wake. In the process he set pending world and Master Mens national records and ensured that his first Nationals medal was golden.
GOODE skiers Chet Raley and Kyle Tate joined Todd on the podium, finishing third and tied for fifth, respectively.
As the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships got underway today at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., GOODE Skis publicly unveiled the NANO ONE, a revolutionary new ski that already has the sport talking about its record-breaking performances.
“I’ve never been so excited to get a ski into people’s hands,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE. “Throughout the design and testing phases this ski simply blew people away. We’ve never had a ski as good as this one.”
“I matched a personal best from 10 years ago and I know a bunch of people who’ve already PB’d on it,” continued Dave. “As more and more people are getting to ski on it, the feedback we’ve been getting is absolutely amazing.”
A key feature of the NANO ONE is a new shape – narrower than the mid and wider than traditional – that boasts an exceptionally large sweet spot. Designed to keep the ski moving through the turn, the NANO ONE offers skiers a phenomenal turning performance, with a tighter turning radius and a forgiving ride that is solid and smooth.
Complimenting the shape are new, deeper bevels that provide skiers with greater “connection” with the water, increasing both stability and edge-to-edge turning performance.
“The new shape and deeper bevels work together to create a ski that is super fast across the wakes but shuts down in the turn,” said Dave. “Skiers will be able to pull wider and longer and still make smooth, on-a-rail turns that build angle.”
Additional NANO ONE features include:
- One size – 65.25 inches – that will fit the vast majority of skiers … Nick Parsons (6’5”, 205 lbs) and Regina Jaquess riding the same size NANO ONE™ at the 2012 Masters and Malibu Open.
- The NANO ONE is constructed with nano carbon fiber, first pioneered by GOODE last year. Skis made of nano carbon fiber have higher strength-to-weight ratios and are lighter and stronger than skis built from traditional carbon.
- By eliminating the top and bottom acrylic layers, the NANO ONE is a quarter pound lighter than previous GOODEs, highlighting the raw nano carbon fiber and the uniqueness of each hand-made ski.
- Available in right, left, or neutral stances, each NANO ONE™ comes factory installed with newly designed brass inserts that are a fraction of the weight of those used by other manufacturers.
In limited, pre-release action the NANO ONE™ has already proven itself in the record books and on the podium. Regina rode it to a new Women’s world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off and a course record and title at the Masters. Chad Scott and Todd Ristorcelli each won Big Dawg events on the ski.
The world record and Big Dawg wins – in addition to several personal bests set by test skiers – actually presented GOODE with a problem: keeping the ski’s details quite before its release at the GOODE Nationals.
“As the amazing performances continued to roll in, it became harder and harder to keep things secret,” said Dave. “I can’t tell you how many times people came up to me at a tournament and said, ‘What was that ski and how do I get one?’ In the end we had to let a little bit of information out just to handle the demand for information.”
The entire GOODE team is saddened to hear the news about Dana Reed’s passing. His vision, passion and commitment to the sport of water skiing will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Taking place in conjunction with the GOODE Water Ski National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finals start a week from tomorrow.
Nearly half of the field will be on GOODEs, including 2012 tour stop winners Chad Scott, Dave Miller and Todd Ristorcelli. Five of six Big Dawg finals championships have been won on GOODEs.
For the first time ever, the man widely recognized as the best skier of all time – Andy Mapple – will be in the field of 50 skiers. Andy secured his spot in the finals by winning the European Big Dawg, July 8th, in Baurech, France. Click on the video above to see Andy in action in France, as well as be interviewed by Dave Goode.
The Big Dawg finals webcast will begin Friday, Aug. 17 ant 7 p.m. Eastern time.
Regina Jaquess won the Women’s slalom title at the 2012 Malibu Open this weekend in Milwaukee, in the process reclaiming the top spot on the IWSF Elite world rankings list.
Regina topped April Coble-Eller in the head-to-head final round to earn the win, her first ever Malibu Open slalom title after finishing second three separate times. Regina dominated the weekend on her soon-to-be released new GOODE ski and PowerShell5 boots, posting the highest Women’s score of the weekend of 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the semis, only four buoys off her world record.
Regina’s fellow GOODE teammate Karen Truelove took fifth, while rising young star Makayla Haw continues to impress at the professional level as she finished ninth.
In Men’s slalom, Nate Smith beat Chris Rossi in the final round to earn the title. Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi made it to the semis, finishing fourth and Terry Winter finished seventh. Terry skied especially well, scoring 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the second round, which unfortunately still landed him in a run off that included T-Gas. Team GOODE members Carlos Allais and Adam Sedlmajer finished 11th and 15th, respectively.
Italian Junior and Team GOODE skier Brando Caruso took the boys slalom title, running 1 buoy at 39-1/2-feet off to top Canadian Jonah Shaffer in the final round head-to-head match.
For complete results, click here.
Water skiing’s best will return to Veteran’s Park Lagoon in downtown Milwaukee for this weekend’s Malibu Open.
Organizers are expecting an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 spectators to watch athletes compete for $70,000 in prize money in Men’s and Women’s slalom and jumping. For the first time ever at the Malibu Open, Junior slalom and jumping events have been added to the event.
Team GOODE will be well represented as the Men’s slalom field includes Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, Terry Winter, Carlo Allais, Adam Sedlmajer, Tyler Scott, Carlos Lamadrid, Alvaro Lamadrid, and Adam Pickos. Regina Jaquess, Karen Truelove and Makayla Haw will represent Team GOODE in Women’s slalom, with Makayla pulling double duty by skiing in the Under 21 Junior events.
At last year’s event, five of the top-10 finishers in Men’s slalom were on GOODEs and Regina Jaquess earned a spot on the Women’s podium.
To see the Malibu Open running order, click here.