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BRENTWOOD, CA – Regina Jaquess won the 2010 Diablo Shores Pro-Am by beating Nicole Arthur in the finals and running 1 @ 41′ off (10.25m), tying the Women’s World Record.
Dublin Toyota put up a huge prize if any skier set a new World Record during the tournament. The new record holder would have won a Toyota Tundra Truck!
Regina skied well all weekend but saved her bid for a new World Record until the final round.
Regina Jaquess co-holds the World Record with GOODE teammates Karina Nowlan and Kristi Overton-Johnson.
Regina rides a GOODE 9900SL with PowerShell 5 boots.
Will Asher and Jamie Beauschene finished 1st and 2nd with Team GOODE skiers Chris Parrish and Thomas Degasperi finishing 3rd and 4th.




GOODE Skis Perform well at the 35+ Worlds


Pictured above, from left to right:  45+ World Champion Chet Raley (USA), 35+ Bronze Medalist Jeremy Newby-Ricci (GBR), 55+ World Champion Ed Hickey (USA), 4th place 35+ Jeff Milford (USA), USA Team Captain Marc Shaw, Dave Goode, 45+ Silver Medalist Dave Miller (CAN), and 45+ Bronze Medalist Fabrizio Merlo (ITL).
SEGRATE, ITALY – Team GOODE skiers performed well at the 35+ World Championships! The top score of the entire tournament was that of World Champion Chet Raley. Chet rode his GOODE 9900SL MID and ran 4 buoys @ 39-1/2 off (10.75m) in the preliminary round. GOODE Skiers swept the 45+ Men’s Podium.
The USA 35+ Water Ski Team won the overall team gold medal and 17 USA water ski athletes combined to win 30 individual medals in respective events at the 2010 World 35+ Water Ski Championships, September 7-11, in Segrate, Italy. The United States tallied 10,283.05 points in winning the gold medal at the biennial event. Great Britain earned the silver medal with 8,788.28 points and Germany earned the bronze medal with 8,335.69 points.
Athletes and teams from 34 countries competed in the five-day event as the world team title and world individual titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall were at stake.
Members of the USA 35+ World Water Ski Team were: Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55+; Leza Harrison (Chuluota, Fla.), Women 55+; Mary Koenig (Waterford, Mich.), Women 45-54; Connie Morris (San Diego, Calif.), Women 45-54; Lisa Lamb (East Troy, Wis.), Women 35-44; Ham Wallace (Nashville, Tenn.), Men 55+; Tommy Newman (McDonald, Tenn.), Men 45-54; and Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44.
Harrison swept gold medals in Women 55+ slalom (2 buoys at 32 feet off), tricks (3,010 points), jumping (91 feet) and overall (3,404.96); Wallace won the gold medal in Men 55+ jumping (127 feet) and the silver medal in overall (2,120.60 points); Fausold earned silver medals in Women 55+ slalom (5 buoys at 28 feet off), jumping (77 feet) and overall (2,912.15 points) and the bronze medal in tricks (2,640 points); Morris earned silver medals in Women 45-54 jumping (88 feet) and overall (2,284.17 points), and the bronze medal in tricks (2,300 points); Koenig earned the bronze medal in Women 45-54 overall (2,144.62 points); Lamb earned silver medals in Women 35-44 jumping (103 feet) and overall (1,663.49 points), and the bronze medal in slalom (1 buoy at 32 feet off); and Shaw earned silver medals in Men 35-44 jumping (184 feet) and overall (2,312.16 points).
USA athletes competing as independents were: Beverly Abbott (Santa Fe, Texas), Women 45-54; Marc Bedsole (Orlando, Fla.), Men 45-54; Will Bush (Elk Grove, Calif.), Men 55+; John Carder (Knoxville, Tenn.), Men 45-54; Merry Finch (Merrysville, Calif.), Women 55+; Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas), Men 45-54; Ed Hickey (Coral Gables, Fla.), Men 55+; Eric Lee (San Diego, Calif.), Men 55+; George Levien (Aventura, Fla.), Men 55+; Laurie Lindsey (Greenacres, Fla.), Women 45-54; Jeff Milford (Draper, Utah), Men 35-44; Steve Nelson (Arden Hills, Minn.), Men 55+; Chet Raley (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Men 45-54; Steve Raphael (Colleyville, Texas), Men 55+; Gordon Rathbun (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Men 55+; Paul Risch (Humble, Texas), Men 55+; Stan Switzer (Mulberry, Fla.), Men 55+; Dan Zeisler (Oxford, Conn.), Men 45-54; and Michael McCormick (Seffner, Fla.), Men 35-44.
Hickey won the gold medal in Men 55+ slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off); Raley won the gold medal in Men 45-54 slalom (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off); Rathbun earned the silver medal in Men 55+ slalom (2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off); Abbott earned the silver medal in Women 45-54 tricks (3,640 points); Bedsole earned the silver medal in Men 45-54 tricks (4,830 points); Lee earned the bronze medal in Men 45-54 tricks (4,580 points); McCormick earned the bronze medal in Men 35-44 tricks (6,310 points) and overall (2,253.89 points); Nelson earned the silver medal in Men 55+ tricks (2,680 points); Finch earned the silver medal in Women 55+ tricks (2,710 points); and Lindsey earned the bronze medal in Women 45-54 slalom (3-1/2 buoys at 32 feet off).


IWWF Approves Regina Jaquess’ World Record

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has ratified Regina Jaquess’ women’s Overall World Record set at the Cory Pickos Superstars, June 18-20, 2010, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

Regina Jaquess scored 4 @ at 39-1/2 feet off in slalom, 8,370 points in tricks and 176 feet (53.6 meters) in jumping in accumulating 3,186.34 overall points. A reduced trick score of 7,920 points was accepted after an international panel reviewed the originally submitted 8,370-point score. With the modification, an overall score was reduced to 2,945.85, which is still an increase over the previous mark of 2,934.6 points set by Jaquess last July.

The personal best 176-foot (53.6 meters) jump also tied of the Open Women USA National jumping record.

Regina uses a 64.25″ GOODE 9900SL with PowerShell 5 Boots.

9800 and 9800SL Recession Buster Program Announced

A letter from Kirk Langford:


For those of you who would like to ski on the world’s most innovative technology, but are on a tight budget we have a fantastic “one time offer” on 9800SL and 9800 skis. As a “recession buster,” we’re offering the 9800SL for $690 and the 9800 skis for $590. There are very limited supplies. First come, first serve. This offer is available until the limited supply is gone.

These skis offer unique GOODE Innovation at a super affordable price. We’ve never had an offer like this before, and may never have one like this again! Don’t wait. Get the best technology at a bargain price. Go ahead, have some fun. You owe it to yourself. Let us help you get out and get it done with this special sales offer. This is simply a screaming deal. Go to goode.com now and click on Goode

Remember, you can get more out of your skiing, ski easier and have better results when you combine our exclusive carbon ski technology with one of our PowerShell 5 Boot and Binding Systems and one of our PowerVest models.

Go today and order your 9800SL or 9800 before the quantities run out. You’ll ski better and have more fun. Isn’t that what it is all about?

Take care,

Kirk Langford
VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing

Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess Win The Alizée Cup

EUROLAC, FRANCE – Team GOODE skiers, Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess, won the Alizée Cup yesterday.

Chris Parrish Writes:

Guys wow what a amazing amazing event .. Where do I start ? The ladies slalom final kicked things off with a good pace, I didn’t watch the first couple of skiers but I saw Nicole, Whitney, Anais and Regina all run 38 but nobody looked as tough and strong on her ski as Regina did !! Her 39 start to get to three was awesome !

1. Regina 2 1/2 @ 39
2. Nicole/ Anais 2 @ 39
4. Whitney 1 1/2 @ 39

The guys final started off with a bang quickly , TGas was first off the dock and ran 39 and got 1 at 41 but got his gates pulled, JB was next and ran 1/2 @ 41 and Rossi was right after and ran the same .. Sasha, Carlos, Fred all missed 39 and Asher had a good start but messed up pretty bad and couldn’t recover and missed 6 ball at 39.

I felt really good last night and really felt dialed from my first pass through 39 , I was so pumped when I won guys , I just made sure I didn’t overturn one ball and put myself in a runoff… Got the win !!

So let me back track a little bit and tell you what all went on last night lol , when we had the opening ceromonies , we had a stage with lights and a laser show and fireworks, well the fireworks were putting super high sparks that we had to cover up and run through the stage cause the ash was so bad , TGas got ash in his eye and ended up scratching it and having to see a doctor but he said it ended up being ok .. So that was kinda a wild opening for the comp !!

So after I won the Nautique 200 pulls up and Regina and I get in the boat and they tell me to get on the nose of the boat and Regina stand on the back of the boat as the boat slowly goes down the lake , they hand Regina 2 flares and light them , will Gilles (the lake owner) lights mine and hands it to me and he had it pointed at me and it fires and nails me right in the forehead and burning my head and some hair to go along with it!! I didn’t even care though and acted like it never hap.. I was to excited that I won!!

Thanks Dave for getting me on the best ski brand possible to have moments like these that I will never forget , you have no idea how much I appreciate it and how much it means to me …



1st – Chris Parrish – 1 @ 41′
2nd – Chris Rossi – 1/2 @ 41′
3rd – Jamie Beauchesne – 1/2 @41′
4th – Thomas Degasperi – 0 @ 41′
5th – Will Asher – 5 @ 39-1/2′

Both Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess ski on the GOODE 9900SL pure CARBON Composite Water Ski.

An Email From A Satisfied Customer

A letter from a satisfied customer:

Hi Dave,

My name is Michael Kerzie and we have actually met at the 2007 or 2008 Nationals that were held in Bakersfield, CA. I have also had the pleasure of staying at Villa Buena Vida twice with Jim Kilsdonk as our host and looking forward to going back for a 3rd :-) I actually tried to call you twice today to send my appreciation to you in person, but being a business owner myself, I know how difficult it can be to get a hold of. I am a brand new course skier and tried the course for the first time in Costa Rica on my honeymoon 2 years ago in ’08… I was instantly hooked… This led to an immediate need to upgrade my equipment.

Last year it was a new boat and this year it was time for an upgrade from my Radar Anex. I tried the WIDE RIDE in Costa Rica last year and thought it was a great ski (and this was after over 70 passes and 6 days of skiing.. needless to say, I was completely skied out!). I just purchased a WIDE RIDE two weeks ago and took delivery of it last Thursday.

I can only tell you this…. My PB before this weekend was 4@34mph- 15off…. on my first set on the ski I ran 3@36mph and ran 34mph every time the pass came up. My second set, 5 @36mph- 15off. (and I ran this 3 times) Being 1 ball away from cutting line is such an amazing feeling… I have never been so early at EVERY buoy in my life.

The WIDE RIDE is sooo fast and carries so much angle, I was literally waiting at every buoy. Not only is it fast, but it is extremely stable allowing me to get into a great offside pull position (Which I have had problems with).. with all of these great attributes you would think there is a give and take somewhere… but not with the GOODE WIDE RIDE, the ski turns on a dime.

I am so impressed with my new ski… People that I ski with on a regular basis could not believe what they were seeing… it made several people seriously consider buying a GOODE !!!

All I can say is THANK YOU!!!

Michael Kerzie

Global Invitational Webcast – Women’s Finals

Click to watch the Webcast of the Women’s Finals at the Global Invitational – June 26, 2010. The GOODE BubbleBuoy with the GOODE PowerBuoy option is featured. Karina Nowlan and Regina Jaquess compete on Team GOODE.

Team GOODE Performs Well At The BIG DAWG

KATY, TEXAS – Canadian Todd Johnson won the first stop of the 2010 Big Dawg Series which took place on June 26 & 27, 2010 at the Lakes of Katy, near Houston, Texas.
GOODE Skis had an impressive showing. Of the 45 Big Dawg skiers, 25 were skiing on GOODE. Nine of the Sweet Sixteen (in photo above) were riding GOODE. 6 of 8 in the round of eight were riding on GOODE and 3 of 4 were into the finals (1 WIDE RIDE, 1 MID RIDE and 1 Regular 9900SL).
Over 10% of the qualifying Big Dawg competitors and 25% of the finalists were wearing the GOODE PowerVest.
31 different skiers ran 38′ off during the preliminary rounds.  In total, 38′ Off (or 11.25m) was run a total of 68 times between the preliminary & head to head events.  39′ Off (10.75m) was run a total of 14 times (8 times in prelims & 6 times by 5 different skiers during the head to head). 
Bruce Dodd (first row, second from the left), who finished second overall, kept the TC busy with two performances (both 1.5 @ 41′ off) which will be submitted for Canadian National Records for the Mens 5 Division.
Jerry Goodson won the special Night Finals event. When the sun set on the Lakes of Katy, 8 Big Dawg skiers took to the water to compete head-to-head under the lights for a winner take-all prize pot.  All the night time skiers had a memorable time skiing in the lighted course in front of the crowd.  GOODE Ski Technologies supplied the PowerBuoy lighted course. The event was capped off with a fireworks display.
GOODE is a proud sponsor of The Big Dawg Slalom Series which consists of two qualifying events and a series championship. The series, now in its seventh season, is open to slalom skiers 35 years of age or older who have not placed in the top 10 in a professional tournament in the past three years. The championship includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head final.