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Fans select Jaquess world record as GOODE Skis moment of the year

After a week of online voting by fans, Regina Jaquess’ new Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off has been selected as the GOODE Skis moment of the year.

“There were so many great moments in 2011 that I’m glad I didn’t have to decide between them,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “World records are pretty special and obviously voters felt the same way. Regina had one of the best years competitive water skiing has ever seen and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

Thomas Degasperi’s second career world slalom title finished second in the voting with Karen Truelove’s slalom victory at the Moomba Masters coming in third. Chad Scott and Dave Miller finishing first and second at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am was named the fourth-ranked moment, while Kyle Tate’s Big Dawg Finals victory – along with a sweet 16 comprised of eight GOODE skiers – was fifth.

“When you look back at the year it is a pretty impressive list of performances and victories,” said Dave. “We’re honored to have played our part in these great athletes’ accomplishments by arming them with the very best skis and boots in the sport.”

While the top 5 were determined by fans, moments ranked Nos. 10 through 5 were determined prior to the voting. They were:

10. Chris Parrish does a triple-opt up
9. GOODE moves all snow ski production to the U.S.
8. GOODE skis sweep Collegiate Nationals
7. New snow ski line introduced; wins major industry awards
6. The GOODE NANO-“twist” is released, introducing the industry’s first ever dual rockers and nano carbon fiber and resins

Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting and best wishes for an even more accomplishments in 2012.

Regina Jaquess’ slalom world record approved by IWWF

Regina Jaquess’ latest Women’s slalom world record is officially in the record books as the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has approved her mark of 2 buoys at 41 feet off set Oct. 1, at the Eddie Green Budweiser Oktoberfest in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Regina set the new record, surpassing her own previous record of 1.5 buoys at 41 feet off set in 2010, while skiing on the GOODE NANO-“twist” with Dual Rocker Technology using PowerShell boots and bindings.

Regina’s pending world overall record of 3,033.01 points (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, 166 feet and 6,090 points) that she set on her way to winning three golds and a bronze at the Pan American games in October is still under IWWF review.

Happy Halloween from GOODE

Happy Halloween everyone.

Big thanks to GOODE fan Stephen Burdick and his son Jayden for sending in a picture of their great looking jack-o-lantern.

Stephen is from Orondo, WA, and rides a 66” NANO MID-RIDE with PowerShell boots and bindings.  Two-and-half-year old Jayden is working his way up to a GOODE by starting out with “The Shark” ski trainer.

Regina sets pending overall world record at Pan Ams

Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess sure is keeping the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Technical Committee busy with new world records to approve.

Just three weeks after setting a Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist”, Regina scored 3,033.01 points at the Pan American Games in Chapala, Mexico, to win a gold medal in Women’s overall and set a pending Women’s world record. Regina also took gold in slalom (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and jumping (166 feet), and a bronze in tricks (6,090 points).

During her record-setting overall event round, Regina scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, jumped 173 feet (both Pan Am records) and tricked 8,200 points to beat her own world record of 2,945.85 points set in June 2010. Since she set the record last summer, Regina’s score has been topped by the still-to-be approved records of Whitney McClintock, Natallia Berdnikava and Clementine Lucine.  However, if her new mark is approved by the IWSF, it will exceed them all.

“With two pending world records in less than a month, Regina has absolutely been on fire lately,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “It’s even more impressive that she did it while representing her country at one of the biggest tournaments of the year.  I can’t wait to see what she does in 2012.”

Regina won four of the seven medals earned by U.S. athletes and led the Pan Am water ski competition with three golds. Other event winners were Javier Julio (Men’s tricks and overall), Jonathan Travers (Men’s slalom), Freddy Krueger (Men’s jumping), Andrew Adkison (wakeboarding), and McClintock (Women’s slalom).

GOODE Skis Sweep Slalom at NCWSA Collegiate Nationals

Tyler Scott and Caroline Hensley rode GOODE skis to national titles at the 33rd NCWSA Collegiate Water Ski National Championships last weekend at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, LA.

Tyler, competing for eventual national champions University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), scored 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off to win the Men’s title.  Caroline skied for the University of Alabama and scored 5 buoys at 38 feet off to win the Women’s title. Florida Southern College’s (FSC) Keri McClure, also skiing on a GOODE, placed second with 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off.

In the team competition, ULM racked up 11,865 points to edge second-place finisher University of Louisiana-Lafayette (10,905).  FSC took third with 10,675 points.

The title is ULM’s 26th in the 33-year history of the tournament.

After Tyler’s national championship-winning performance, he spoke with Dave Goode.  View the video below to hear the conversation and watch Tyler’s performance (Note: Video of webcast shot with an iPhone … quality not exactly perfect!).



Texas Hosts Final 2011 Pro Tour Stop

Photos by www.JulieParkerPhotography.com.

The 2011 pro tour season ended under the lights in Katy, TX, last weekend as top pros competed at the Katy Ski Jam Presented by Eagle Sports.

With the GOODE PowerBuoys lighting the way, Nate Smith scored 3 buoys at 41 feet off to beat Chris Rossi (5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) in the head-to-head final and claim the title. Team GOODE skier Thomas Degasperi took third on his T-Gas edition NANO with PowerShell boots and bindings. Thomas scored 2 buoys at 41 feet off in the semi-finals, but was unfortunate to run up against Nate’s 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the head-to-head match up.

In the Women’s slalom exhibition, Team GOODE skiers took first and third as Regina Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist” and Karen Truelove Krueger rode her GOODE 9900SL with PowerShells to 3 buoys at 38 feet off. April Coble finished second with 1 buoy at 41 feet off.

Freddy Krueger won Men’s Jumping and Greg Badal won Master Men’s slalom.

Only 147 days until pro skiing returns, March 7, 2012, at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia.

Regina Jaquess sets pending world slalom record

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess has set a new pending Women’s world slalom record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off. Regina set the mark Oct. 1, at the Eddie Green Budweiser Oktoberfest in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., while skiing on the GOODE NANO-”twist” with Dual Rocker Technology using PowerShell boots and bindings.

If approved by the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation, Regina’s score will surpass her previous record of 1.5 buoys at 41 off, set last October, and mark the third year in a row that she’s either tied or set a world record. In 2009, she tied Kristi Overton-Johnson and Karina Nowlan’s co-record of 1 buoy at 41 off, both set on GOODE skis, and then subsequently upped the record to 1.25 and 1.5 buoys in 2010.

“Regina has made setting a world record an annual occurrence and knowing how hard she works to be the very best, I’m sure that trend will continue,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “She is an incredible skier who, as good as she is right now, still has the capability and passion to add a few more buoys. Our job is to keep providing her with skis, boots and bindings that enable her to continue breaking records.”

Since just mid September, Regina has skied into 41 off six times in tournaments on her GOODE NANO-“twist.”

“It’s great to end the season coming off strong,” said Jaquess about a year in which she has been recovering from knee surgery. “I got back on the NANO (from the GOODE 9900SL) two weeks ago at our last tournament, we had a three round tournament and I ran 39 off every time then went down to West Palm and ran 39 off there … it’s working awesome, it’s definitely a great ski.”

Regina will wrap up the Pro Tour season at the Katy Ski Jam on Oct. 14 and 15, where she’ll seek to add to her numerous 2011 pro podium finishes.

Video of Regina’s pending world record:

Kyle Tate becomes 2011 Big Dawg Champion – NANO-”twist”


OKEEHEELEE PARK, FL – Kyle Tate became the Big Dawg Champion by beating Jay Leach in the final bracket in the 2011 Big Dawg Championships.

“The level of competition was ‘unreal’ this year,” said Dave Goode. “In the qualifying rounds, 39-1/2′ off was run 24 times by 19 different skiers! You could run 1 @ 41′off and not make the Sweet-Sixteen,” Goode continues. “I was really happy to see 8 of the Sweet-Sixteen riding GOODE Skis! And then to have Kyle win on is NANO-”twist”, PowerShell Boots, Raley Ventral Fin and Jay to finish 2nd on his 9900SL Wide-Ride, PowerShell Boots and the PowerVest made it a good day for Team GOODE.” concludes Goode.

Click HERE to see the Results.

Dave Goode is Inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame

FENTON, MICHIGAN – Dave Goode was inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was held following the banquet at the Big Dawg Qualifier #2, on August 27, 2011.

“The Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame was created to recognize people that have made a significant contribution to the sport of water skiing within the state of Michigan,” said Bill Murbach, MWSA President. “Inductees come from one of three categories; competitors, officials/administrators, and pioneers. The nominating committee selected Dave for innovation within the industry.”

“I am honored to be the 28th inductee into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame,” said Dave Goode. “It is nice to be recognized for something that you are so passionate about and love to do,” Goode continues. “I have so many fond memories of Michigan and its water ski community. This award will be held close to my heart,” concludes Goode.

Dave was awarded a plaque that will hang in his office and another plaque that will be on display along with fellow Hall of Fame members at the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located at Krupa’s Boat Mart, in Jackson, MI.