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Larkin Wins 2010 Moomba Men’s Slalom – Chris Parrish 2nd, Nick Parsons 3rd

MELBOURNE, AUS – Aaron Larkin (NZL) won the men’s slalom event at the 2010 Moomba Masters today.

Larkin and current World Record Holder, Chris Parrish, tied with 2.5 buoys at 38′ off, after a reride was given to Larkin. Larkin won the run-off. Nick Parsons was 3rd place and ran 1.5 buoys at 38′off.

After the previous day’s rain and hail storms, water conditions were very difficult as many top skiers did not run the 35′off/12m line length.

Nick Parsons said, “The conditions were very challenging today. The fast moving current and the high water from the storms made the Yarra River’s waters very rough.”  “There was also lots of drama over the reride given to Aaron and the reride not given to April.”, continued Parsons. “My GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots skied great in these less than ideal conditions. I’d like to thank the sponsors of Moomba for hosting another great event.”

GOODE Skis are made in Ogden, Utah and are made of PURE Carbon Fiber.

CATHRYN HUMPHREY WINS MOOMBA, GOODE SKIS 1-2-3

MELBOURNE, AUS – Cathryn Humphrey (AUS) won the women’s slalom event at the 2010 Moomba Masters today beating World Record Holder, Karina Nowlan (AUS), who finished 2nd place, and current World Cup Champion, Karen Truelove (USA), who finished 3rd.
 
The Yarra River was swollen from the previous day’s hail storms and proved to be highly challenging to all of the skiers. Cathryn was the first skier off of the dock and scored 2 buoys @ 35′off/12m. Karina decided to start at the 32′off/13m line length and scored 1 buoy @ 35′off/12m.
 
GOODE Skis finished 1-2-3. GOODE PowerShell Boots finished 1-2.

30 Years Ago!

In December 1979, I was on a race team that won the SKI Magazine’s SKI BUSINESS ski race in Vail, Colorado. The other team members were my father, Paul, and a very good friend that now lives in Salt Lake City, Rick Newton.
 
We decided to have a 30 year Reunion and re-take our photos. Each of us found our silver (yes, real silver) bowls that were engraved “SKI Magazine’s SKI BUSINESS Ski Race 1st Place Team”. (We each had lots of polishing to do!)”

 
In 1975, at age 19, I started Ski Accessories Company (SAC) and attended every SKI Magazine SKI BUSINESS Week for many years. I learned alot about the ski industry because of attending the seminars and events hosted by SKI Magazine. During the 1979 SKI BUSINESS Week I assembled a 3 man team which included my father, Paul, and a co-worker at the time, Rick Newton, to join me to compete in the ski race held at the end of the seminar. It was a relay race held in a dual slalom format. We competed for the fastest time against other teams with members such as Bobby Burns, Denny Hanson, and the like.
 
Recently, I ran across the original photo (top) taken in 1979 following our victory.  I called my father and Rick to see if they could find their trophies and let them know of my idea for a Reunion photo opportunity. After a bit of digging in attics, basements and closets, we each found our respective trophies. The trophies were all tarnished since they were made of REAL silver!  The shine came back after a little elbow grease and silver polish.

During the first fifteen years of business, the then Michigan-based Ski Accessories Company manufactured and marketed a full line of ski accessories.

 

In 1990, we introduced the world’s first patented CARBON Composite Pencil ski pole. GOODE Ski poles are now recognized around the world for their strength, lightweight, aerodynamics and shock absorbent properties. GOODE ski poles have a dominant market share in North America.

 

In 1994, based on the success of GOODE COMPOSITE ski poles, the company applied the same technology to the manufacturing of water skis. GOODE patented the water ski industry’s first Carbon Fiber water ski. GOODE Skis currently hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records. Over the past 14 years, GOODE Skiers have also won more National Medals than all other ski companies combined.

 

In 1995, GOODE prototyped and built the snow ski industry’s first Carbon Fiber snow ski. In 2001, GOODE expanded its factory and purchased the production assets of Volant Skis. Today, GOODE produces a full line of carbon fiber snow skis.

 

In 2005, GOODE relocated it offices to Ogden, Utah to be closer to world-class snow and water skiing.  GOODE is the worldwide leader in CARBON COMPOSITE Ski Poles, Snow Skis and Water Skis.

 

How time flies!

 

 

 

 

Dave Goode

President/Founder

GOODE SKI TECHNOLOGIES

Tournament Season Concludes for Many Skiers

Covington, LA – Last weekend marked the end of the tournament season for many skiers. Dave and Dawn Goode traveled to Ski Ranch, located in Covington, LA, to compete and watch some of the World’s best skiers.

 Top weekend scores include GOODE Team members, Chris Parrish (GOODE 9900SL), running ½ buoy at 43’ off/ 9.75m behind the new Correct Craft Ski Nautique 200, just 1 buoy from his World Record of 1-1/2 buoys at 43’ off/9.75m; Thomas Degasperi (GOODE 9900SL-MID) and Nick Parson GOODE 9900SL-MID) running 3 buoys @ 41’ off/10.25m in several rounds; Co-World Record Holder, Regina Jaquess (GOODE 9900SL), running ½ buoy at 41’off/10.25m, just ½ buoy off of her World Record of 1 buoy @ 41’off/10.25m; Co-World Record Holder, Karina Nowlan (GOODE 9900SL) running 5 buoys @ 39-1/2’ off/10.75m; Chad Scott (GOODE 9900SL-MID) running 1 buoy @ 41’off/10.25m and Steve Raphael (GOODE 9900SL-WIDE RIDE) tying the Men’s 6 National Record of 2 buoys @ 39-1/2’ off/10.75m.

 

Skiers circled around Dave Goode after he received an ankle fracture in the first round of Sunday’s event.

“It was 41 degrees Fahrenheit at 7:30 am when the tournament started.”, said Dave Goode. “I skied about 9:00 am and it was still very cold. I was wearing a wool hat while skiing to help keep from getting an ‘ice-cream headache’. I did not get a good start at 38’ off and came into 2 buoy narrow and ran right over it. The buoy sent my ski airborne for a few feet and then the ski bit as it hit the water in a series – 3 times; almost like skipping. My Single Boot RTP PowerShell binding did not release as all of the forces were a downward force (like jumping off of a second story balcony). There is currently not a boot system designed that will allow you to release through the bottom of the ski.”, Goode continues.

 “In 1975, my left ankle became partially fused after 3 surgeries to try to repair it from a snow skiing incident. Since then, I have broken it twice and sprained it once in rubber boots by hitting buoys water skiing. Enough is enough!”, Goode continues.

 “I find it ironic, that with the development of the GOODE PowerBuoys, we had already identified the dangers of hitting a traditional air-inflated buoy and have developed several prototypes of safer buoys. I personally know many skiers who have broken their ankles in a similar fashion. On GOODE Ski Lake, I keep the buoys very low in the water for practice to help prevent such an accident. However, for tournaments, the buoys must meet AWSA specs, so up they go.”, Goode continues.

 “I told Dawn, ‘At age 54, I am too old to have this happen, again. I am committed to find or develop a safer buoy and I will NEVER ski around another traditional air-inflated buoy again, in my life.’”, Goode said.

“I just finished the best tournament season of my life with an unfortunate ending.  I’ll have several months of rehab and then, hopefully, my life-long “glass” ankle will give me a few more years of water ski enjoyment.”, concludes Goode.

Dave Goode is encouraging anyone with ideas on how to make a safer water ski buoy to contact him directly at dave@goode.com.

You are also encouraged to complete the following on-line survey of your experiences with water ski related injuries and, more specifically, water ski buoy related injuries. Click Here to take survey

Chris Parrish’s Video of his 2nd World Record from the “before-unseen” Offical’s Boat Camera

OGDEN, UT – Chris Parrish joined Team GOODE on September 4, 2009. He tied the Men’s World Slalom Record of 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off / 19.75 m line length on September 5th and then again on September 6th at Ski Ranch, in Covington, LA. 

In this Video, Chris describes his feelings about joining Team GOODE and his impressions of his new GOODE 9900SL Water Ski. The video also shows, until now, the “before-unseen” Official’s Boat Camera from his September 6, 2009 World Record run.

During Chris’s interview section of the video, Dave Goode’s GOODE Ski Lake is featured, along with the new GOODE PowerBuoy.

GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, Utah, USA, and is the World Leader in the manufacture of CARBON Fiber Water Skis, Snow Skis and Ski Poles. GOODE Water Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records. For more information, visit www.goode.com.

GOODE Skis Sweep All Divisions at Diablo Pro-Am

BRENTWOOD, CA – Skiers riding on GOODE Skis made a clean swept all of the divisions. Chris Parrish (USA) defeated Will Asher (GBR) in the Open Men’s Division by running 3-1/4 buoys @ 41′ off.

Karen Truelove (USA) won the Open Women’s Division by running 3 buoys @ 39-1/2′ off to defeat fellow GOODE Team member, Regina Jaquess (USA).

Chad Scott (USA) won the Master Men’s Division by running 2 buoys @ 39-1/2′ off and beating fellow GOODE Team Member, Dave Miller (CAN).

Danny Anderson (CAN) won the Amateur Division on a 13 year old GOODE 9100.

Chris Parrish Joins Team GOODE – Ties Men’s World Slalom Record

COVINGTON, LA – SKI RANCH – It was only hours after, World Record Holder and Current season point leader, Chris Parrish, had signed a sponsorship agreement with GOODE Skis, that he tied the Men’s World Record that he set over 5 years ago, by running 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off (9.75m).

In addition to the agreement of GOODE Skis becoming Parrish’s primary ski and equipment sponsor, GOODE has also become a lead sponsor of the Chris Parrish Academy, in Daytona Beach, FL .

“After a ten year search to find a ski that could catapult me beyond my current record and level it appears that I  finally have  found the “Ski “, as well as a Company that is devoted to our sport like no other!”, said Chris Parrish. “Working closely with Dave Goode for just a while, I have already seen the support he brings to the lake and to his athletes everyday.”, Parrish continues.

“I am proud and honored to join World Champion Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, Thomas Moore and World Record Holders; Regina Jaquess, Karina Nowlan, Kristi Overton-Johnson, and so many more, as the newest  member of the Team GOODE.”, Parrish continues. “Additionally, Dave and GOODE’s support of my newly launched SKI and SURF Academy, will help develop the next generation of skiers reach their full potentials. We will sell, train and teach all levels of skiers. With GOODE products available in our proshop, our skiers will enjoy the best of the best. To say I am excited would be a understatement! I intend to use this partnership to attain the level of consistency and improvement that will secure my position as the World’s #1 slalom skier for many years to come!”, concludes Parrish.

“It was an amazing day!”, said Dave Goode , President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “This morning Chris joined Team GOODE and hours later, from the boat, I watched him tie the World Record!”, continues Goode. “While sitting in the water, after Chris ran a beautiful 39-1/2’ off, he told the boat crew a story that he had just received a phone call from Lyman Hardy, who told him that Regina Jaquess had just tied the Women’s World Record of 1 buoy @ 41’ off (10.25m). I think this helped spur Chris on!”, continues GOODE.

“I am excited for the water ski world to see what Chris Parrish and GOODE can do together! This was only day one!”, concludes Goode.

Both Chris Parrish and Regina tied their own World Records today by skiing on stock GOODE 9900SL skis.

Thomas Degasperi Wins the European Championships on his WIDE RIDE

 VALLENSBAEK, DENMARK – Thomas Degasperi won the 2009 EAME OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS held in Vallensbaek – 20/23 Aug 2009.

Thomas was riding his GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and PowerShell 5 Boots when he defeated Will Asher.  Adam Sedlmajer was 3rd and was using his GOODE PowerShell 5 Boots.

 ”Thomas called me and was very excited about his win!”, said Dave Goode. “He told me the conditions were difficult, with lots of wind.”, Goode continues. “He said his GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE helped him beat the 2009 World Champion, Will Asher, by a full 4 buoys.”, Goode concludes

  Bib Name Country     Categ. Final Round
1 (36) Degasperi Thomas ITA ITA   Ope M 1,00/58/10.25
2 (26) Asher William GBR GBR   Ope M 3,00/58/10.75
3 (53) Sedlmajer Adam CZE CZE   Ope M 3,00/58/10.75
(Tie break: 5,00/58/11.25)

GOODE Skiers Ben Favret and Marc Shaw, 1st and 2nd in Big DAWG Finals

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Ben Favret (Windermere, FL) won the 2009 O’Brien Big Dawg Slalom Series Night Finals Championship, presented by Nautiques, for the second consecutive year. He won on his GOODE 9900SL Friday night, with the course lighted with GOODE PowerBuoys, at Okeeheelee Park.  Marc Shaw (Orlando, FL) finished in 2nd place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots. Thierry Malhomme and Scott Larson were 3rd and 4th and Chad Scott finished in 5th place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.

50 of the top 34mph/55kph skiers in the world skied twice on Thursday during the two qualifying rounds. The first round of the “Sweet-Sixteen” then competed head-to-head in daylight on the North/South Lake.  The competition then moved to the East/West Lake, where GOODE had prepared a special treat for the skiers and the spectators for the night finals that would determine the eventual “Big DAWG”.

The entire water ski course was lit with the GOODE PowerBuoy System. GOODE PowerBuoys have a 7.5 watt Xenon Bulb in the center of the buoy which is powered by an underwater battery pack that provides over 3 hours of illumination. The GOODE PowerBuoy was developed by Mens 3 skier, Jeff Milford (Draper, UT), and GOODE Ski Technologies.
 
“It was a great night for water skiing!”, said Dave Goode, President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies (Ogden, UT). “The Big DAWG Finals were a great venue to debut the new GOODE PowerBuoy System. It was also nice to see the GOODE 9900SL take 1st, 2nd and 5th place in such a competitive field!”, continues Goode. “The entire night finals event took a lot of coordination by GOODE, the Big DAWG staff, the organizing club and the officials, but it will certainly set a new standard for spectator appeal.  It looked as if there were over a thousand spectators on site and an estimated 10,000 fans were viewing on-line during the live webcast.”, continues Goode.  “The Big DAWG Night finals, lit by GOODE PowerBuoys, appeared to be a tremondous success and I am sure there will be many more night events in the future.”, concludes Goode.

You can learn more about the GOODE 9900SL and GOODE PowerShell Boots by visiting www.goode.com . For more information about the GOODE PowerBuoy System, you can email GOODE at goode@goode.com.