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.”