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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.

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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.

Introducing the All New Goode NANO “Twist” Competition Water Ski

In this video, Dave Goode of Goode Ski Technologies introduces their newest new competition water ski, the NANO “twist”. Go onboard the NANO “twist” with 34pmh/55k World Record Holder Dave Miller and Imperial Lakes Owner, Paul Donatt.

Discover what makes the All New NANO “twist” be the “Best Ski I have ever been on”.

Enjoy watching unique camera angles while the NANO is being discussed.

Online orders are now being accepted at http://www.goode.com/wsNANO.html

It is “Official”! Regina’s World Record Approved.

It is “Official”!

Regina Jaquess’s October 23, 2010 Pending World Record of 1-1/4 buoys @ 41 off (10.25m) has been approved by the IWWF.

In less than 2 weeks, the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation approved Regina’s record, therefore removing the “Pending Status”, which now makes Regina the sole holder of the Official Women’s Slalom World Record.

You can click this link to watch the YouTube video of her runs – http://bit.ly/c5D7he

Regina Jaquess Sets 2 New Pending Women’s World Slalom Records

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) set two pending Women’s World Slalom Records on Saturday and Sunday at the 2010 Red Bar Belgian Cup at Cory Pickos’s Shortline Lakes in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  Saturday, Regina skied 1-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). During the Sunday round, Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). 

“It feels just awesome! That was an incredible weekend. Priceless!”, said Regina. 

Regina’s records are “Pending” approval from the IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) Technical Committee. If and when approved, Regina will become the sole owner of the women’s world slalom record.

The current record of 1 buoy @ 41 feet off (10.25m) was originally set by Kristi Overton-Johnson in September, 1996 on her GOODE 9100. Kristi held that record by herself until Australia’s Karina Nowlan tied it 12 years later, in September, 2008 while riding her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell 4 Boots.  Regina then tied that World Record in July, 2009, while riding her GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.  The three-way tie remained until this weekend. 

“Regina is just an amazing athlete and competitor”, said Dave Goode. “She has been knocking on the door since July of 2009 when she first tied the record. She has tied the record several times since and most recently during the finals of the Diablo Shores Pro-Am. In August of this year, Regina’s Overall World Record was approved, too!”, continues Goode. “Regina had told me that she had run 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in practice just a few days before. It was just a matter of time before she broke that 14 year-old record!”, concludes Goode.

 Regina Jaquess skied behind a 2011 Malibu Response LXI with world-class driver, Chad Scott, behind the wheel. Chad had driven Chris Parrish to the Men’s World Record (2@43’ off (9.75m)) in July, 2010.

Regina skis on a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.

Dave Miller Becomes 2010 Big Dawg Series Champion

WINTER GARDEN, FL – Dave Miller (CAN) became the 2010 Big Dawg Champion this weekend at the season’s finale held at the Isles of Lake Hancock.

Dave Miller defeated fellow Canadian, Todd Johnson, by running 1 buoy @ 41 off (10.25m) and besting Johnson by 1/2 of a buoy. Skiing behind a Nautique 200, both skiers ran 39-1/2 off in all of their championship rounds. It was the first time in the Big Dawg Series that both skiers in the finals ran 39-1/2 off and challenged each other at 41 off.

“I want to thank the Lord for making this possible”, said a happy Dave Miller. “A big thank you to all of the sponsors that make this event happen.”, Miller continues.

“Boy, did my GOODE 9900SL MID save me a few times!”, Miller told Dave Goode. “It was truly amazing! I can’t believe that it just kept going, even when I got into trouble!”, Miller concludes.

Dave Miller lead a strong Team GOODE to the 2010 Big Dawg Finals. A total of 7 of the Sweet 16 were riding GOODE Skis.
Followed by 5 of the Elite 8 who were riding GOODE. Then with Dave Miller’s victory and Marc Shaw’s 3rd place it shows that GOODE Skis were the most dominate skis used during the tournament.

“I am really happy for Dave Miller!”, said Dave Goode. Dave spent most of his time this summer skiing 36mph (58k) and switching between the regular 9900SL at 36mph and the 9900SL MID at 34mph (55k). After the Colorado Big Dawg stop, Dave decided to re-focus on 34mph (55k) and really got his 9900SL MID dialed in”, Goode continues. “The GOODE 9900SL MID has proven itself as a real winner!”, Goode concludes.

Dave Miller uses a 65″ GOODE 9900SL MID (right) and PowerShell 5 Boots.

GOODE Skis are hand-built in Ogden, Utah to the highest quality standards. GOODE uses only premimum grade Pure Carbon Fiber to produce the best performing skis on the planet. GOODE Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records.

Todd Ristorcelli Wins the Master's Men Division at Diablo Shores Pro-Am

BRENTWOOD, CA – Todd Ristorcelli wins the Master Mens Division at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am by running 39-1/2 off (10.75) a couple of times.
 
Todd had switched off of his GOODE Ski to another brand just prior to the Friday qualifying round and actually failed to qualify for the finals. However, with the ankle injury of Dave Goode, a spot opened up for Todd to make it in to the Sunday Finals.
 
He then remounted his GOODE 9900SL with his PowerShell 5 Boots. Todd was the #8 seed and first skied against the #1 seed, and tournament host, Greg Badal. Todd ran 1 @ 41 off (10.25m) and Greg did not run 39-1/2 off (10.75m).
 
Todd is the Editor of WaterSki Magazine.
 
Second place finisher was Jay Leach skiing on his GOODE 9900SL MID and PowerShell 5 Boots.