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Regina wins 9th straight Malibu Open title

Regina Jaquess’ dominance over the Malibu Open, and really Women’s slalom in general, continued as she won her unprecedented 9th consecutive Malibu Open title Saturday at Trophy Lakes in Charleston, S.C.

The only female competitor to run 39-1/2 off the entire weekend, she did it all four rounds. To earn the win she defeated Manon Costard in the super finals with a score of 2 at 41 to Manon’s 3.5 at 38.

Four of the top-8 finishers in Women’s slalom rode GOODE skis as Karen Truelove (5th), Kassidy Hawkins (6th) and Ali Garcia (7th) put in strong showings. Karen’s first-round score of a half buoy at 39 set a pending U.S. Nationals Women’s 4 slalom record.

On the Men’s side, Thomas Degasperi advanced to the finals but unfortunately missed his gates at 39-1/2 to end up with a 4th-place finish. He put up very solid scores of 3 buoys at 41 off in each of the first two rounds, and did so again on his “provisional” pass in the finals, until his 39 gates were pulled.

Dane Mechler and Adam Sedlmajer each just missed out on the finals, finishing 6th and 7th, respectively.

For full results, click here.

The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Dave Goode, with Dawn Goode accepting a special award on behalf of the company for GOODE Skis’ long-time support of the Malibu Open.

 

Regina sets pending world overall record; Team GOODE racks up titles and podiums at Stillwaters and Hilltop

The pros were back on the water this weekend in two separate events and Team GOODE put on a show.

At the Stillwaters Pro Team Challenge in Oconomowoc, Wis., Regina Jaquess won titles in slalom, jumping and overall, setting a pending Women’s World Overall record in the process. She scored 2.5 buoys at 41 off, 8,420 point in tricks and jumped 180 feet for 4,234.6 overall points. If approved as a new world record, it will be the fifth time Regina has held the record.

Even after setting a pending world record, perhaps the most memorable thing Regina did over the weekend was muscling through a scrappy 39-off pass that has internet tongues wagging. To view the mind bending pass, click here or on the image above.

Joining Regina atop the slalom podium at Stillwaters was Team GOODE’s Daniel Odvarko. Daniel ran 1 buoy at 41 off to top second- and third-place finishers Nate Smith and Ryan Canepa, respectively. Felipe Miranda took home titles in Mens jumping and overall.

GOODE skiers also hit the podium at the Hilltop Pro Am in Arlington, Wash., as Chelsea Mills finished second and Elizabeth Montavon third. Jamie Bull earned the win.

GOODE Nationals kick off tomorrow, watch action live on first-ever webcast

The 2020 GOODE Water Ski National Championships kick off tomorrow at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La.

The world’s largest three-event tournament will run Tuesday through Saturday and feature more than 500 skiers from across the United States competing for age division national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

And for the first time ever, the tournament will be webcast live. To view the webcast, follow scores online or review other tournament info, click here.

Marking it’s 20th anniversary as title sponsor, GOODE will showcase its new Carbon Core series onsite throughout the week, and offer special deals for Nationals participants. For the safety of our customers and staff, we ask that people coming into the booth wear masks. Thank you for your cooperation.

GOODE would like to send out a special “thank you” to the great crew at Bennett’s Ski School who have put countless hours of hard work into this event.

Good luck competitors and please stop by the booth and say hi.

13 Juniors to get free GOODE Nationals entry fee

We know we said we are paying for 10 first-time Juniors’ GOODE Nationals entry fees, but 13 signed up so we’re paying for them all.

Congrats to these first-time Nationals skiers and see you in Louisiana!

  • Lexie Adamczyk, Girls 4 – Lake Lotawana, MO
  • Loren Adamczyk, Girls 3 – Lake Lotawana, MO
  • Jacob Bucher, Boys 1 – Syracuse, IN
  • Joy Bucher, Girls 1 – Syracuse, IN
  • Rhett Bucher, Boys 1 – Milford, IN
  • Eliza Denninger, Girls 2 – Windermere, FL
  • Adah Hardin, Girls 1 – Louisville, KY
  • Jack Herzog, Boys 3 – Thorndale, TX
  • Connor Johnston, Boys 1 – Rossville, TN
  • Charlie Rose Jones, Girls 1 – Mequon, WI
  • Aaron Parr, Boys 3 – Newberry, SC
  • Camryn Reese Waters, Girls 3 – Lady Lake, FL
  • Clara Wilson, Girls 3 – Montpelier, VT

#DoGoodeBeGoodeSkiGoode #SkiForDave

Tournaments return with Swiss Spring Classic

After a two-plus month COVID-19 imposed hiatus, water ski competitions returned with last weekend’s Swiss Spring Classic at the Swiss Ski Resort in Clermont, Fla.

The lack of tournaments didn’t seem to faze Ali Garcia, as she set a new PB of 4 buoys at 38 feet off in the first round on her new XTRcc. In the second round she nearly equaled her new PB with 3-1/4 buoys at 38 off.

Click here for full results.

Bennett’s to host GOODE U.S Water Ski Nationals

After the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches was forced to withdraw as host of the 2020 GOODE U.S. Water Ski Nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the future of this year’s event was hanging in the balance.

Thankfully, Bennett’s Ski School in Zachary, La., has graciously agreed to step up and serve as host.

From the America Water Ski Association:

The American Water Ski Association’s board of directors today announced that Bennett’s Water Ski & Wakeboard School in Zachary, La., will host the 78th GOODE Water Ski National Championships. The world’s largest three-event water ski tournament will be held Aug. 4-8. Bennett’s Water Ski & Wakeboard School previously hosted the Nationals in 1984 and 1989. It most recently played host to the Collegiate Water Ski National Championships in 2017.

The 2020 Nationals was originally scheduled for Aug. 4-8 at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., however, the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches decided to pull out as the local organizing club due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida.

GOODE Skis, a National level sponsor of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, has been the title sponsor since 2000.

More information on the Nationals, including a revised schedule of events, will be posted at www.usawaterski.org in the coming weeks as it becomes available.

Click here to register and here to watch a message from Jay Bennett.

GOODE launches new slalom demo program

Want to try a high-performance GOODE at your own site and at your own pace?

With GOODE’s new $200 demo program you can demo the most technically advanced slalom skis in the sport for 21 days. If you like the ski, keep it. If you want to send it back, just call GOODE HQ to schedule next-day pick up.  It’s that easy.

How It Works

1) Call 1-888-GO-GOODE and talk to a GOODE customer service representative to select your ski model, length, etc.

2) Your credit card will be charged for the full price of the ski, including shipping, and a ski will be handmade for you and shipped asap.

3) Once you receive the ski you will then have 21 days to ride it.

If at the end of the 21-day demo period you want to keep the ski, simply do nothing and the original credit card charge is the final result of the transaction.  Enjoy!

We are confident you will love the ski and our customer service team stands ready to help you dial it in if adjustments are needed, but if you want to return the ski after the 21-day demo period, carefully repack the ski in its original packaging and call GOODE HQ to schedule a next-day pick up.  Once the ski is received and inspected to make sure no abnormal wear and tear occurred, you will be refunded the purchase price of the ski, minus the $200 demo fee and the original and return shipping.

Call 1-888-G0-GOODE to order your demo today.

The 9970cc: Odvarko

What do you get when you take the most successful ski shape of all time and pair it with the biggest technological leap in water skiing in the last 25 years?

You get the 9970cc.

Learn more here.

Degasperi takes second at Moomba after runoff

For the second straight year, the Moomba Masters Mens slalom title was decided in a run-off between Thomas Degasperi and Nate Smith.

But unlike 2019 when he emerged victorious, Team GOODE’s Thomas fell just short against Nate in the season’s debut event. After each battled the Yarra River’s tough conditions to score 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals, Nate earned the win with 2 buoys at 41 off (to Thomas’ 4.5 at 39). Fellow GOODE skiers Dorien Llewellyn and Felipe Miranda both advanced to the semi finals.

In Women’s slalom, GOODE skiers Elizabeth Montavon and Giannina Bonnemann both had strong showings, finishing 5th and 6th, respectively. Manon Costard took the win.

Defending Moomba Men’s tricks champ Martin Kolman earned a spot on the podium with a fourth-place finish, while Felipe Miranda joined him in the finals, eventually finishing 8th.

Giannina added to her outstanding finish in slalom with third-place finishes in tricks and jumping, giving her the Moomba Women’s overall title. Dorien and Felipe took 3rd and 4th, respectively in Men’s overall.

In the Junior Moomba Masters, GOODE’s Ali Garcia was crowed co-champion after the second round of the event was wiped out by strong currents. Ali scored 1 buoy at 38 off in the first (and only round) to earn the co-title with Sade Ferguson.

For full results, click here.

GOODE named presenting sponsor of 2020 Big Dawg World Tour

GOODE Skis will honor the memory of its founder, Dave Goode, by serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2020 Big Dawg World Tour.

“I don’t think anyone loved the Big Dawg tour as much as Dave did,” said Dawn Goode. “He competed in nearly every tour stop ever held and he absolutely loved seeing all his friends have so much success on the tour over the years. This seemed like a really fitting way to keep Dave’s memory alive while supporting a sport and series that he loved so much.”

The 2020 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by GOODE Skis in memory of Dave Goode will feature two qualifying stops: June 26-28, at Botaski in Sesena, Spain, and Aug. 28-30, at the California Pro Am at Shortline Lakes in Elk Grove, Calif. The top finishers from the two events will square off at the 2021 Nautique Masters.

California Pro Am tournament director Greg Badal is a Team GOODE skier who saw Dave’s passion for the tour up close.

“He just loved the camaraderie between all the skiers, hanging out and talking with each other,” said Greg. “And it didn’t matter what ski you skied on, he was there to help everyone whether it was with a fin tweak or fixing an equipment problem. It was always a very personal touch from him.

“Doing this in his memory, I don’t think you could ask for anything better,” added Greg.

Besides supporting something near and dear to Dave’s heart, Dawn hopes that GOODE’s involvement with the tour will signal that the company remains committed to its customers and the sport as a whole.

“Dave was always pushing the company forward and he left it in a strong position that will allow us to keep that legacy alive,” said Dawn. “We are going to keep working, keep innovating and keep helping skiers be the best they can be.”

For more details about the tour, visit nautiquebigdawg.com.