Todd Ristorcelli rides GOODE to victory at Big Dawg Canada

For the third time in 2012, a Nautique Big Dawg World Tour title has been won on a GOODE ski.

Todd Ristorcelli took the win this weekend in Abbotsford, Canada, to join Chad Scott (Texas) and Dave Miller (Peru) as 2012 Big Dawg champions on GOODE skis, topping Scott Larson in the head-to-head final to earn the victory.  Todd skied on the soon-to-be-released GOODE ski that was also ridden by Chad Scott during his Big Dawg Texas win and Regina Jaquess’ Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.

Team GOODE’s Dave Miller and Eric Kelley took third and fourth, respectively, while 10 of the Sweet 16 skiers were also on GOODE.

The Big Dawg finals will be held on Aug. 16 and 17, in conjunction with the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Chad Scott defends title at Big Dawg Texas

For the second year in a row Chad Scott rode his GOODE ski to victory at the Cypress, Texas, stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour.  And also for the second year in a row, he had to beat a fellow GOODE skier in the final head-to-head face off to earn the win, as Jay Leach was this year’s runner up.

In addition to Chad and Jay, eight GOODE skiers – Dave Miller, Todd Kuykendall, Ben Favret, Todd Johnson, March Shaw, Mike Dehlinger, Tim Huston, and Jeff Kepchia – advanced to the Sweet 16 to qualify for the Big Dawg Finals Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Chad, Dave and Todd Kuykendall had each already secured a spot in the finals with their top-three performances at the Big Dawg Moomba and Peru events.

To view the final Big Dawg Texas bracket, click here.

The Big Dawg World Tour continues this weekend in Baurech, France, where the top-eight skiers will qualify for the finals in August.

10 of 16 in Big Dawg Texas finals on GOODE skis

The preliminary rounds of the Big Dawg Texas at Cypress Lakes today turned into a show of force for Team GOODE.

Of the 16 skiers advancing to tomorrow’s finals, 10 rode GOODE skis.  GOODE skiers Chad Scott and Jay Leach each scored 2 buoys at 41-feet off to share the top score with Matt Brown and Greg Badal.

Additional GOODE skiers advancing to the Sweet 16 – and thereby earning a pass to the Big Dawg Finals Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla. – are Dave Miller, Todd Kuykendall, Ben Favret, Todd Johnson, March Shaw, Mike Dehlinger, Tim Huston, and Jeff Kepchia.  Chad, Dave and Toddy Kuykendall had each already secured a spot in the finals with their top-three performances at the Big Dawg Moomba and Peru events.

The head-to-head finals are scheduled to begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. Eastern Time and can be seen via online broadcast here.

VIDEO: Regina’s pending world record 3@41

Regina Jaquess set a pending Women’s world slalom record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off on June 17 at the Cedar Ridge Early Record in Canton, Miss.  The score was her second pending world record of the weekend (2-1/4 buoys at 41-feet off in the first round) and beats the current record of 2 buoys at 41-feet off that she shares with Whitney McClintock.

Regina Jaquess sets two pending world records

Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess had a historic weekend at the Cedar Ridge Early Record in Canton, Miss., setting two pending Women’s world slalom records.

Her first pending record of the weekend came on the first day when she scored 2-1/4 buoys at 41-feet off.  She then pushed the record out even further the next day with a score of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.  Both scores exceed the current record of 2 buoys at 41-feet off that she first set last October and that Whitney McClintock tied in April.

The pending world records come less than a month after Regina won back-to-back pro tournaments, the 53rd Masters and the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am.

“Nobody is skiing better than Regina right now and she’s not slowing down any,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis.  “She’s healthy, in great physical condition and her GOODE ski is working exceptionally well.  I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do with most of the summer and some big tournaments still to come.”

If approved by the IWWF, Regina’s score of 3 buoys at 41-feet off will mark the largest jump in the Women’s world record since 1996, when Kristi Overton-Johnson upped it by two buoys while also on a GOODE ski.

Terry Winter joins Team GOODE

GOODE has signed professional water skier Terry Winter, the well-known practitioner and proponent of the “West Coast” slalom style, to not only ski and compete on the company’s world-record setting skis, but to put his expertise and creativity to work on the company’s graphic design, sales, marketing, and product development.

“When we began talking to Terry about riding our skis, it quickly became apparent that he had much more to offer than just the traditional ski sponsorship relationship,” said Dave Goode.  “We saw the opportunity to add the influence of one of the sport’s most technically advanced and creative athletes to our products.”

In addition to representing GOODE at professional competitions, Terry will aid in the technical design of products, attend trade shows, participate in marketing efforts and help design the graphics of numerous hard and soft goods.  Parallel to his professional skiing career, Winter has developed his graphic design skills consulting for numerous companies, in and out of the sport.

Winter, stated, “I’m excited to join Team GOODE.  It allows me to continue doing what I love – skiing – while giving me the opportunity to work with the industry leader.  Working on the functional design of the product, making it look cool, and then being able to go out and rip on that product is just so sick.”

Winter has been skiing on the 65-3/4 inch GOODE NANO for the past few weeks and has been impressed with the ski.

“Its shape and size makes turning so easy and it really holds the water,” said Winter who is currently ranked No. 13 in Men’s Slalom on the IWWF Elite Rankings List. “I’ve never had a ski that turned so hard on both sides while offering such a sense of stability and security.  I am amazed at how well the NANO performs, and I know my potential to run buoys has gone up since switching to it.  This past weekend was my first tournament on GOODE and I ran 2 buoys at 41-feet off in one round and 2-1/4 buoys at 41 in the other.”

Winter will be joining a strong Team GOODE that includes seven of the top-10 skiers on the Men’s and Women’s IWWF Elite Rankings Lists – more than any other ski manufacturer.  The team includes the reigning Men’s world champion and both the current Men’s and Women’s open slalom world records were first set on GOODE skis.

“When I told Nick Parsons and T-Gas (Thomas Degasperi) about Terry joining the team they were very excited to have him on board,” said Goode.  “He is one of the most respected skiers in the sport, both on and off the water.  The combination of his great skiing talent and the type of person he is makes him a perfect addition to the team.”

SPOILER ALERT: GOODE Atlanta Pro Am results

SPOILER ALERT: If you’d rather watch the special online broadcast of the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am before knowing the final results, head over to Ball of Spray and watch the video now.

For those of you sticking around, we’re glad to be finally able to share the results with you as we’ve been keeping a lid on them in order to preserve anticipation for the online broadcast.

Following up their first- and second-place finishes, respectively, at the Masters the day before, Regina Jaquess and Thomas Degasperi each beat out a field of slalom’s top pros to earn titles at the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am hosted by WaterSki Atlanta.

Regina scored 3-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2-feet off in a runoff with Karina Nowlan (5 buoys at 38-feet off) to earn her second professional victory of the weekend.  Whitney McClintock took third with 5 buoys at 38-feet off, while Team GOODE’s Karen Truelove was fourth with 3 buoys at the same line length.

Coming off his second-place Masters performance, T-Gas scored 3 buoys at 41-feet off to earn the win, with Nate Smith second (2-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off) and Will Asher (2 buoys at 41-feet off) third.

In Masters Men’s, former Open Men’s world-record holder Jeff Rodgers scored 3 buoys at 41-feet off to beat Dave Miller (4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2-feet off) in the head-to-head final.  Dave’s fellow GOODE skiers, Jay Leach (3-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off) and Chad Scott (2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off), took third and fourth, respectively.

Juniors set new records on GOODE skis

Ruth McCreary

Team GOODE’s pros aren’t the only ones breaking records and winning tournaments, as two Junior skiers have recently put up big scores on their GOODE skis.

Italy’s Brando Caruso scored 5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off last weekend to set a new Italian Junior national record.

Texan Ruth McCreary continues to bounce back from a stress fracture that sidelined her for much of 2011, as she tied the Girls 2 national slalom record of 3 buoys at 38-feet off.  The mark also sets a pending South Central regional record.

The GOODE 9100 Is Available Once Again!

The First, and Most Beloved Carbon Fiber Ski to Hit The Water

Re-Capture the thrill of skiing on a genuine, newly built, handcrafted made in the USA, Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100 high performance water ski.  This authentic limited availability ski will be built in the original molds and constructed using the same materials.

For the same introductory price as in 1996 when the ski was launched, you can take a trip down memory lane and own what many skiers feel was the best slalom ski to ever hit the water.

The innovative engineering of the carbon fiber GOODE 9100 revolutionized the sport of water skiing and changed water ski construction forever.  “The ski was simply phenomenal,” says Dave Goode.  “Shortly after the launch of the 9100 a new Men’s Open World Record was set – 1 buoy at 43’ off.  I knew making skis from carbon fiber rather than fiberglass would change the industry and set a new norm.  The challenge was getting skiers to try my new ski.  Once they skied on it they were amazed with the performance.  I’ve had many requests to bring this ski back to the water, so I’ve decided to do just that, by creating a Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100 one-time summer production run, not to exceed 200 skis.”

You can now purchase your own new Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100.  Custom ski orders will be accepted beginning June 5 with “first come, first served” delivery fulfillment starting July 1.

Experience all the high performance benefits this fantastic ski has to offer and see why it remains one of the all-time favorites of male and female skiers alike.

Order now, call 1-888-GO-GOODE or visit the GOODE online store.  Be the first on your lake to own a new Limited Edition Classic Goode 9100.  Each authentic ski will be handcrafted and built in our production facility at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, and will include our exclusive 5-Year Limited Warranty.

New IWWF Elite Rankings have GOODE flavor

The latest IWWF Elite Skier rankings have been released and they have a distinct GOODE flavor as seven of the top-10 Men’s and Women’s skiers – more than any other manufacturer – ride GOODEs.

In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE comprises four of the top 10, with Thomas Degasperi ranked 3rd, Nick Parsons 5th, Carlo Allais 8th and Adam Sedlmajer 10th.

In Women’s slalom, Regina Jaquess is ranked 2nd and Karen Truelove 5th.  Clementine Lucine joined the top-10 list in the 10th spot on the strength of her recent third-place finish at the 2012 Masters.

For the complete rankings, click here.