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Chris Parrish Sets a New Official World Record – 2 buoys @ 43′off

COVINGTON, LA – Chris Parrish set an Official Men’s Slalom World Record of 2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) in the first round of the Sunday, June 13, 2010 Ski Ranch tournament. This scores beats his previous record of 1-1/2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) that he originally set on August 28, 2005.

“Wow, unbelievable!” said an excited Chris Parrish. “I can’t believe it! I am stunned.” After gaining composure from the moment, he said, “The Ski Nautique 200, with its great pull and small flat wake, let my GOODE 9900SL take me to a new Personal Best and the World Record! Chad (Chad Scott, boat driver) was dialed in and in a zone! I still can’t believe it!”

When asked about the new GOODE BubbleBuoys that were being used at the tournament, Chris said, “It is such a comfort to know that if you hit a BubbleBuoy you have less of a chance of having an injury.”

“Chris has been knocking on the door ever since he switched to GOODE Skis,” said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “The weekend after he joined Team GOODE in September 2009, he tied his previous World Record twice in back to back days. And, just yesterday he tied his previous record twice, again, in the same day! His 39-1/2’ offs look like 32’ offs and his 41’ offs look like 35’ offs!” Goode continues. “This was the first World Record that I got to personally witness. In the mid 1990’s, I was not present to see Jeff Rodgers or Kristi Overton-Johnson set their World Records on GOODE 9100’s. I did, however, get to see Karina Nowlan on her GOODE 9800SL and Regina Jaquess on her GOODE 9900SL, each tie Kristi’s record. I then got
to see Chris on his GOODE 9900SL tie his own record four times.”

“Chris is such an impressive skier,” continues Goode. “With his 6’5” height, superb technique, timing, physical strength and mental toughness, Chris is able to mechanically add length to the rope. For his weight, he skis very light on the line, which allows him to keep his ski moving side to side and not load the boat. His pure Carbon Fiber GOODE 9900SL provided him great cross course speed and precise turns. Add the driving talent of world-class driver Chad Scott along with Claire and David DiPol’s fabulous site, Covington Ski Ranch, and what do you get?…… A New Men’s Slalom World Record! This is a day that Dawn and I will always remember!” concludes Goode.

GOODE Carbon Fiber Skis are built in Ogden, UT.

GOODE BubbleBuoy Announced!

COVINGTON, LA – The BubbleBuoy was announced on May 23, 2010 at the Ski Ranch 6 Round Record water ski tournament.

 
“The BubbleBuoy is a new water ski turn buoy that is designed to reduce the risk of injury when impacting a buoy during shortline competitive skiing,” said Dave Goode. ”Last October, I broke my left ankle when I hit 2 buoy at 38′ off. I spent the last 8 months healing and developing a buoy that would be safer than traditional, old-school, air inflated buoys,” Goode continues.
 
“Over my water skiing years, I have broken my ankle 3 times from buoy strikes. I also have personally spoken to 51 skiers who have broken their ankles last year alone due to contact with buoys!,” Goode states. ”The injury mechanism develops when a ski hits a traditionally air inflated buoy and it is sent into the air. When the ski impacts the water again, generally on your offside turn, the stored energy while airborne is concentrated to the water impact, which is like jumping off of a 2nd story balcony! No binding can be designed to release through the ski, we just need to reduce the possibility and height  of the ski going airborne. One hour after I broke my ankle last fall, I vowed never to ski around another traditionally air inflated buoy!”, Goode concludes.
 
Click Here to watch the video of the BubbleBuoy (created on an iPhone).
 
GOODE is now accepting orders for the BubbleBuoy. Contact GOODE at 1-801-621-2300 email goode@goode.com.
 
Notice: Please note that the BubbleBuoy is designed to reduce and not eliminate the possibility of injury. Water skiing is a dangerous sport and injury is still possible when hitting a BubbleBuoy.

GOODE Announces the all new 9900SL MID

OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies introduced today a new tournament-class water ski – the GOODE 9900SL MID.

Dimensionally, the MID fits right between the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and standard GOODE 9900SL. The MID creates fluid starts to each turn, like the standard 9900SL, and finishes each turn “clean”, like the WIDE RIDE.  The MID is a great choice for skiers who are undecided between the WIDE RIDE and standard 9900SL.

“The MID was first tested in the fall of 2009 on GOODE Ski Lake by 2009 World Cup Slalom Champion Nick Parsons (pictured to the right),” said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies, Ogden, UT. “Nick had only skied on the MID 3 sets before we flew to a 6 round Record Tournament at Ski Ranch, in Louisiana.  During that tournament, Nick ran his Personal Best (3 buoys @ 41′off/10.25m) three of the six rounds!” Goode continues. “The 9900SL MID is a mix of the standard 9900SL and the 9900SL WIDE RIDE. It is designed to take a skier’s performance to the next level and to a new Personal Best,” concludes Goode.

The 9900SL MID uses GOODE’s SL asymmetric features.  There are two models of skis in each length and flex, each designed for a specific skier, Right-Foot Forward or Left-Foot Forward. The 9900SL MID is made with a premium grade PURE Carbon Fiber construction. 

Each 9900SL MID ski compensates for the flex and torsional differences introduced by different skiing styles and virtually removes the idea of an “Off-Side” turn.

“My best three scores of 2009 were on the MID! Very fluid in the turn and a clean finish, too,” said Nick Parsons.

Dean Drozd said, “It carries out great in the pre-turn, supports my weight well through the turn and has a smooth finish. Very fast across the wakes. I have run more 38′offs on the MID than any other ski.”

“The GOODE 9900SL MID is the perfect combination between the standard 9900SL and the WIDE RIDE.  The MID creates excellent course width and maintains its speed in the turns,” said 2009 Diablo Shores Master Men’s Champion, Chad Scott.

The 9900SL MID can be ordered directly from GOODE by calling 1-888-GO-GOODE (888-464-6633) or by going on-line at www.goode.com.

GOODE Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Slalom Records.

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.