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2008 Water Ski Junior World Championships Begin

The Bujama Lacus Lakes, located in Lima, Peru, is the home of the IWSF Water Ski Junior World Championships.

The tournament began on Wednesday, January 7th 2009, and runs through Sunday the 11th.

Skiers and teams from more than 20 countries are competing in this biennial event for the World Team Title and World Individual Titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

GOODE skier, Caroline Hensley, has alredy won the qualifying round in Under 17 girls slalom. Click here for more info….

Offices Closed for New Year’s Holiday

GOODE Ski Technologies’s offices will be closed on Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2, 2009 for the New Year’s Holiday.

The offices will open again on Monday, January 5, 2009, at 8:00 am MST.

Happy New Year from the entire staff at GOODE!


The IWSF Tournament Council has approved Karina Nowlan’s (AUS) pending World Record performance of 1 buoy at 41′ off at the Diablo Shores Pro/Am last September in Brentwood, CA.

Karina Nowlan now co-holds the record with Kristi Overton-Johnson (USA), who set the record 11 years ago. 

Karina rode her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell Boots in the World Record performance. Eleven (11) years ago, Kristi Overton- Johnson rode a GOODE 9100 while setting her World Record.

Click here to see Karina’s Website….



NEW YORK, NY – Santa Claus was spotted water skiing in the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty recently, despite the cold weather and wintery conditions.

The Statue of Liberty is possibly the most recognized symbol of America to generations of people around the world. Every waterskier will know where Santa is skiing prior to his long trip around the world. We are hoping that he recuperates in January with a waterski trip to warmer climates like Costa Rica.

It is good to see that Santa is staying in shape and skiing on a GOODE Ski!

Happy Holidays!


“There is a big smile stuck on my face since the finals on Sunday and I thank you for making it possible.”, said Ben Favret. 

“Your sponsorship and investment into the Big Dawg Series has reinvigorated the sport of water skiing and made it more entertaining for competitors, recreational skiers and sports fans across the world. I have received no less than 100 emails, text messages and phone calls from friends and ski fans with their congratulations and all of them talk about how much they enjoyed the webcast and event. I thank you on their behalf as well.”, Ben continues.

“This 43 year old body is sore after all that skiing this weekend. But it is a good sore, the kind that keeps you wanting more and knowing the work you put into something is working and helping you to achieve your goals. After a few more days off it will be time to start getting ready for next year’s event and I am sure it will be bigger and better than ever with your support!”

When talking about his new GOODE 9900SL, that he rode to the Big Dawg Finals victory, Ben states, “You have to ski good, have strength and endurance and get a little lucky to have a shot at winning in the head to head format. I guess I had the right balance of each on Sunday and got the win. To ski your best four rounds in one day at super short rope you need a ski that is consistent and predictable but still aggressive and fast.”

Ben Favret has been skiing on GOODE Skis ever since the first GOODE 9100 was introduced over 13 years ago.


TIANJIN, CHINA – Jaquess won gold medals in women’s slalom (2.5 @ 38′off), jumping (161 feet) and overall (3,000 points), at the 2nd FISU World University Water Ski Championships. Regina also set a new WUC World Record in the preliminary rounds of the trick event with a score of 7,550.

“Regina started this year with a win at the Masters in slalom in May, and to see her finish so strong at the FISU World University Water Ski Championships, this October, is just amazing.”, said Dave Goode. “I think Regina really likes China! Dawn and I were there in 2005 and we watched Regina win the Slalom and Overall World Championships.”, Goode continues. “Regina is a great athelete and competitor. She really knows how to rise to the top when it matters.”, Goode concludes.

Regina was riding her new GOODE 9900SL and GOODE PowerPlate to victory.