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Goode releases new junior ski

Cooper Tate

With the release of a new junior ski, younger skiers can now use the same revolutionary Goode performance and technology that Regina Jaquess used to set the world record and that Todd Ristorcelli rode to the Big Dawg Championships title.

At 64 inches in length, the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp uses the same shape, materials and construction methods of the tournament tested, world-record breaking NANO ONE.

“The Junior Team Comp gives younger, lighter skiers the chance to take advantage of exactly what the NANO ONE gives bigger, older skiers,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of Goode Skis.  “We don’t think that just because a skier is younger or lighter that they should have to ski on inferior technology.  In fact, it’s more important to ski on the very best while they are learning and refining their technique.  That’s why nothing has been compromised to make this ski.  It’s a world-class ski, just a bit smaller.”

The NANO ONE Junior Team Comp is recommended for skiers weighing up to 150 pounds.  It features a special graphic designating it as a junior ski and is available in five colors: the traditional NANO ONE black, red, pink, blue, and green.

The decision to launch a junior-specific ski was fueled by a string of successful junior results on Goode skis.

“We’ve had an amazing last few months, with multiple Junior worlds, Junior Masters and Junior Moomba titles all being won on our skis,” said Dave.  “This got us excited back at the factory in Ogden and really got us thinking about how we could help younger skiers ski even better.”

To learn more about the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp, visit Goode’s online store.

Video: Regina’s record-breaking Masters victory

Goode Skis founder and president Dave Goode was on hand to watch Regina Jaquess’ electrifying victory at the 2013 Masters.  After the win, which she earned with a course record 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, she talked to Dave about her approach heading into the final round and her year-plus unbeaten streak on her Goode NANO ONE.

Regina ties her world record with 3 at 41

Saying that Regina Jaquess likes Cedar Ridge Ski Lake in Canton, Miss., is a little like saying Rafael Nadal likes the clay at Roland Garros.

After setting the Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the site last June, Regina returned to the lake this weekend and proceeded to tie the record and give a scare to four ball in the process.  Skiing on her Goode NANO ONE, she tied the mark in the second round of Sunday’s tournament after scoring 2-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off in the first round.  What’s particularly notable about that first round score – besides the awesome skiing of course – was that she rounded three ball and was on her way to four before crashing out.

Watch out four ball, Regina is coming for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Regina Jaquess runs win streak to seven with win at BallofSpray Atlanta Pro Am

Photo courtesy of Clementine Lucine, twitter.com/clementski.

For the second year in a row Regina Jaquess pulled off a Memorial Weekend double – winning both the Masters and Atlanta Pro Am titles.

Just one day after winning at the Masters, Regina rounded 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to take the BallofSpray Atlanta Pro Am Women’s slalom title in Atlanta. Ga.  The victory marks her seventh win in seven tournaments entered on the Goode NANO ONE.

Clementine Lucine took third in Women’s slalom and Caroline Hensley fourth, while Thomas Degasperi and Carlo Allais took fourth and fifth in Men’s slalom, respectively. Dave Miller took second in Masters Men behind Jeff Rodgers.

Regina Jaquess successfully defends Masters title, Karen Truelove takes third

Regina Jaquess’ 2013 season started the same way her 2012 ended; on top of the podium.

The world No. 1 rode her Goode NANO ONE to her second-consecutive Masters Women’s slalom title today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. She scored 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to claim the title and top the course record of 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off that she set last year. The Masters was Regina’s first tournament of 2013.

Regina wasn’t the only Team Goode skier on the podium as Karen Truelove finished third with 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off. Whitney McClintock finished second with 5 buoys at 38-feet off.

For complete result, click here.

 

 

 

 

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Goode skiers take Jr. Masters Overall titles

Dorien Llewellyn on his way to a second-place finish in Junior Men’s slalom and the overall title.

Junior Goode skiers Dorien Llewellyn and Charlotte Wharton each battled through windy conditions to take overall titles at Friday’s Junior Masters at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Dorien landed on the podium in each Junior Men’s event, taking second in slalom, first in jumping and third in tricks.

Charlotte scored the maximum points possible, 3,000, to take the Junior Women’s overall title.  She finished second in jumping, fourth in slalom and sixth in tricks.

Additional Team Goode skiers earning podium spots were Kara MacIntyre, who finished second in overall, and Yiannis Nathanail who placed third in slalom.

The pros, including Team Goode’s Regina Jaquess, Thomas Degasperi, Karen Truelove, and Carlo Allais, hit the water beginning today.

Need some world-class coaching? Pacific Slalom to host its first Summer Session clinic in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 31st. Nick Parsons featured coach with Dave Miller, Dave Goode and Steve Cesnauskas on hand to help with ski selection and set up. Call 858.353.2915 to RSVP.

Team Goode Looks to Continue Winning Ways as 2013 Masters Take Place This Weekend

When the 54th Masters Water Ski Tournament kicks off Friday at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., a number of pro and Junior Team Goode skiers will be hoping to keep a couple winning streaks alive.

Regina Jaquess will be seeking to repeat as Masters Women’s slalom champion, a title she won a year ago after setting the course record in the semi finals.  After missing Moomba to attend to her burgeoning pharmacy practice, the Masters will be her first tournament of 2013.  Last year she won nearly every major tournament, including the Malibu Open, Diablo Shores Pro Am, Soaked, and World Cup Palembang, and skied into 41-feet off five times in October.

While Regina has established her own one-woman string of success, for the Junior members of Team Goode it’s been a collective effort.  In each of the last three major international Junior competitions Goode skiers have swept the top spots in both Boys and Girls divisions.

Attempting to keep the streak going at the Junior Masters will be Wyatt Haines, Yiannis Nathanail, Dane Mechler, and Dorien Llewellyn in Junior Men’s slalom, while on the Junior Women’s slalom side it will be Kara MacIntyre and Charlotte Wharton.

Also skiing at the Masters for Team Goode will be past Champion Karen Truelove, defending World Champion Thomas Degasperi and World No. 7 Carlo Allais.  Karen (4th) and Thomas (2nd) will be looking to improve on their top-four finishes in 2012, while Carlo will be making his first appearance at the Masters since skiing in the Junior division ten years ago.

For the entire field and schedule of events, click here and here.  To watch the competition online, visit MastersWaterSki.com.

Mike Royal Sets Men’s Disabled V1 World Slalom Record

Mike Royal (center) celebrates his world record along with boat judge Dennis Longo (left) and boat driver John Shealy. Photo by Laurie Lindsey.

Mike Royal set the Men’s disabled V1 (blind) world slalom record of 2 buoys at 38-feet off back in 2009.  Since then he’s been battling lack of skiing time while chasing the record for the last four years.  But at the Miami Nautique International tournament two weekends ago that chase finally came to an end as he set a new world record of 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off.  

Goode recently caught up with the Magnolia, Texas, skier and talked to him about his skiing.

Hi Mike, thanks for talking with us.  How does it feel to finally top your old record after chasing it for nearly four years?

It just feels great to be skiing at a record level again.  In 2010 and 2011, during an extended drought my training lake’s water level dropped considerably resulting in limited training opportunities and very difficult conditions.  My skiing took a big step backward.

How did it all come together on the world-record pass?

Running the 35-off pass was the key.  In round one I misjudged the head wind and turned inside two ball.  In round two, I got more aggressive behind the boat and more patient at the buoy, which resulted in a complete pass.

The current version Audio Slalom Signal Generator (ASSG) blind skiers use does not incorporate all-buoy timing.  So, I was fairly confident in reaching 2-1/2 at 38 off as long as I did not do anything too stupid.

Disabled worlds are coming up later this summer, are you planning on competing?

Unfortunately, I skied horribly at the 2012 Team Trials, not even running an opener.  As world record holder I could enter Audio Slalom as an individual competitor, but Italy is a long way to go for one event.  Therefore I’ve decided to focus my time and funds to compete at record tournaments in the United States.  Hopefully, I will ski better at the 2014 Team Trials and earn my way back onto the U.S. Disabled Team.

You’ve skied in a worlds before.  How did you do?

In 2009 and 2011 I was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team.  My best individual performance is a bronze medal in tricks in 2011.

How did you get into water skiing?

I started skiing at age ten a few times each summer just for fun.  In 2002, I learned about the ASSG and started to compete.  It requires blind skiers to ski wide enough, getting the handle to 10.1 meters from centerline, to cause a beep for the six buoys within the same time it takes the boat to travel the slalom course.  Maximum speed is 36 mph, which equals 16.1 seconds timed by the ASSG.  Probably like most of your readers, once I started using the ASSG to simulate the slalom course I was hooked.

How long have you been on Goode skis?

My NANO ONE just arrived and it is my third Goode Ski.  My first Goode was the 9800, on which I broke the world record for the first time with 4 at 28 off in May 2009.  On the 9900, in addition to the pending record, I skied record performances of 3 at 32, 1 at 35 and 2 at 38.

How far do you think you can push the world record?

I don’t know how far I can push it, but I plan to keep chasing it as long as I can.  Stay tuned!