Park City Television traveled to Ogden, Utah to interview Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. Dave Goode talks about the company he founded in 1975, his early inventions, and why his company moved to Ogden, UT in 2004.
GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, UT and is the worldwide leader in CARBON Fiber snow skis, water skis and ski poles.
Here are some comments from Jerome Bocuse on the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE…
A few years back when I reduced speed from 36 MPH to 34MPH my buoy count went slightly up but my skiing was not as enjoyable.
It was always more or less a stop and go with the ski stalling at the buoy as the rope got shorter.
Today skiing on the 9900SL WIDE RIDE is an amazing feeling, the buoy count is up and the pleasure of skiing is back again.
The ski is very predictable on both sides, carving the water, turning on a dime without losing any momentum.
With a background as a snow ski racer and watching the ski evolution on the snow, I truly believe that the new 9900SL Wide Ride is the future!
Dave and Dawn Goode spent a couple days with Jerome snow skiing in Courchevel, France this past month. Jerome is a very accomplished snow and water skier. Jerome has a very precise feeling on skis. Jerome has competed in several BIG DAWG events and ran 1@41′ off in the 2007 BIG DAWG Finals.
The following is an email excerpt from Paul Donatt, a MENS 5 skier from Southern California.
I wanted to give you an update on the new ski — GOODE 64′ 9900SL Wide Ride-Right. I have been riding this ski now for about 2 1/2 months. I have not written you sooner because I wanted to thoroughly test it.
I have been mainly skiing at 32 and 35 off (but I have also had my best 38′s EVER). I have never skied them as well as I am skiing them on this ski. I find my ski finishes the turn at the ball and gets me to the other side earlier than any other ski.
I have never had more time at the ball (pre turn). The ski has amazing acceleration and swings me wide into the turns. I am skiing with more weight on my front foot. I find myself moving with the boat — my weight going forward in the turn and then I am able to move across instead of back.
Several people have commented on how awesome I am skiing on this ski. My turns are balanced and predictable. Over the past 2 days I ran 15 out of 16 35′s. I started at 35 off both sets.
I wanted to thank you for this opportunity to test this ski. I am having more fun skiing now than ever before!!
- Paul Donatt
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The tournament schedule for the 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Championships, presented by Speedo, is now available. The 67th annual event, the world’s largest three-event water ski tournament, will take place Aug. 11-15 at the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL. To view or download the schedule, click here (PDF).
More than 800 of the nation’s top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions. Advancement to the national championships is earned through placement on the national rankings’ list for respective divisions.
In addition to the Nationals, the fourth annual Big Dawg Slalom Championship will be held as a separate sanctioned event at Okeeheelee Park on Aug. 13 and 14. Qualifying for the championship will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 on the North-South Slalom Lake. The 16-skier head-to-head finals will be held under the lights on Friday, Aug. 14, on the East-West Trick Lake. The start time for the finals is to be announced.
GOODE Ski Technologies is proud to again be the Title Sponsor of the World’s largest water ski tournament.
LIMA, PERU – GOODE Skier and USA athlete, Caroline Hensley, won the gold medal in slalom by running 2 @ 38’off at the 12th Junior Water Ski World Championships, January 7-11, at the Bujama Lacus Lakes in Lima, Peru. In the preliminary round earlier in the week, Hensley tied the women’s junior world slalom record with a score of 3 buoys at 38 off to earn the top seed for the finals.
Hensley won two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal. She also won the gold medal in women’s overall with over 2,810 points.
GOODE Skier and Mexican athlete, Sandro Ambrosi, earned the silver medal, scoring 3 @ 38’ off.
The US Junior Water Ski Team won the gold medal with 8,053.97, France earned the silver medal with 7,801.4 points, and Australia earned the bronze medal with 6,673.16 points.
Dawn and I just returned from a great adventure to Water Ski Costa Rica. Jim Kilsdonk is a great host and really knows how to treat his guests.
During our week stay in Costa Rica, we made new friends, saw many things, experienced many adventures, laughed a lot, and skied a ton.
I was really happy with the performance of the PowerVest. Dawn had not skied since late September and I had not skied in 5 weeks. In past ‘off-season’ skiing scenarios, I would always feel as if my arms, shoulders and back were being hit with a sledgehammer for the first week of skiing. I was happy that the PowerVest worked perfectly! I only felt a nice ‘glow’ to my upper body muscles!
Many of the guests tried the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE during their stay in Costa Rica. Everyone who tried it either set or tied their Personal Best! The general comments are that the ski is very predictable, stable and turns on a dime!
You can now call GOODE Skis for free using SKYPE. Our SKYPE Name is ‘goodeskis’. Our Customer Service and Technical Support will be monitoring SKYPE calls Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Mountain Time.
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Computer. Skype works on nearly every kind of computer – Windows, Mac, Linux and Pocket PCs.
Internet connection. A broadband connection is recommended. This improves call and video quality.
Speakers and a microphone. Some computers have these built in, but you’ll enjoy better call quality with a headset.