With the release of a new junior ski, younger skiers can now use the same revolutionary Goode performance and technology that Regina Jaquess used to set the world record and that Todd Ristorcelli rode to the Big Dawg Championships title.
At 64 inches in length, the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp uses the same shape, materials and construction methods of the tournament tested, world-record breaking NANO ONE.
“The Junior Team Comp gives younger, lighter skiers the chance to take advantage of exactly what the NANO ONE gives bigger, older skiers,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of Goode Skis. “We don’t think that just because a skier is younger or lighter that they should have to ski on inferior technology. In fact, it’s more important to ski on the very best while they are learning and refining their technique. That’s why nothing has been compromised to make this ski. It’s a world-class ski, just a bit smaller.”
The NANO ONE Junior Team Comp is recommended for skiers weighing up to 150 pounds. It features a special graphic designating it as a junior ski and is available in five colors: the traditional NANO ONE black, red, pink, blue, and green.
The decision to launch a junior-specific ski was fueled by a string of successful junior results on Goode skis.
“We’ve had an amazing last few months, with multiple Junior worlds, Junior Masters and Junior Moomba titles all being won on our skis,” said Dave. “This got us excited back at the factory in Ogden and really got us thinking about how we could help younger skiers ski even better.”
Goode Skis has appointed Justin Campfield to the newly created position of Junior Team manager. Justin, who has helped lead Goode’s marketing efforts for the past year-and-a-half, has been tasked with developing and executing a soon-to-be-announced Junior Team program.
A long-time skier and former member of the Florida Southern College Water Ski Team, Justin competes in Mens 3 and coaches a number of youth sports teams in the Norwich, Vermont, area.
“I’m approaching this exciting new role with two goals in mind: help kids have fun and become better skiers while doing it,” said Justin, a father of three young children approaching skiing age. “From my own experiences growing up, I know what it is like to be absolutely consumed by water skiing as well as the work and commitment it takes to get better at it. It requires a ton of family and community support and along with the team at Goode I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”
Company founder and president Dave Goode says that Justin’s familiarity with Goode and his enjoyment of the sport makes him well suited for the role.
“He knows our products better than anyone, but more importantly he just loves skiing,” said Dave. “He brings a lot of passion and creativity to the table so I thought he’d be the perfect person to lead us in this new area.”
Justin’s appointment and the corresponding creation of the Junior Team, coupled with the launch of the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp, demonstrate Goode’s commitment to the junior ranks.
“We are really making junior skiers a much bigger part of what we do on a daily basis,” said Dave. “They deserve to ski on the best available ski technology and we are working hard to make that possible.”
Goode Skis founder and president Dave Goode was on hand to watch Regina Jaquess’ electrifying victory at the 2013 Masters. After the win, which she earned with a course record 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, she talked to Dave about her approach heading into the final round and her year-plus unbeaten streak on her Goode NANO ONE.
After setting the Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the site last June, Regina returned to the lake this weekend and proceeded to tie the record and give a scare to four ball in the process. Skiing on her Goode NANO ONE, she tied the mark in the second round of Sunday’s tournament after scoring 2-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off in the first round. What’s particularly notable about that first round score – besides the awesome skiing of course – was that she rounded three ball and was on her way to four before crashing out.
For the second year in a row Regina Jaquess pulled off a Memorial Weekend double – winning both the Masters and Atlanta Pro Am titles.
Just one day after winning at the Masters, Regina rounded 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to take the BallofSpray Atlanta Pro Am Women’s slalom title in Atlanta. Ga. The victory marks her seventh win in seven tournaments entered on the Goode NANO ONE.
Clementine Lucine took third in Women’s slalom and Caroline Hensley fourth, while Thomas Degasperi and Carlo Allais took fourth and fifth in Men’s slalom, respectively. Dave Miller took second in Masters Men behind Jeff Rodgers.
Regina Jaquess’ 2013 season started the same way her 2012 ended; on top of the podium.
The world No. 1 rode her Goode NANO ONE to her second-consecutive Masters Women’s slalom title today at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. She scored 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to claim the title and top the course record of 2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off that she set last year. The Masters was Regina’s first tournament of 2013.
Regina wasn’t the only Team Goode skier on the podium as Karen Truelove finished third with 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off. Whitney McClintock finished second with 5 buoys at 38-feet off.
Junior Goode skiers Dorien Llewellyn and Charlotte Wharton each battled through windy conditions to take overall titles at Friday’s Junior Masters at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.
Dorien landed on the podium in each Junior Men’s event, taking second in slalom, first in jumping and third in tricks.
Charlotte scored the maximum points possible, 3,000, to take the Junior Women’s overall title. She finished second in jumping, fourth in slalom and sixth in tricks.
Additional Team Goode skiers earning podium spots were Kara MacIntyre, who finished second in overall, and Yiannis Nathanail who placed third in slalom.
The pros, including Team Goode’s Regina Jaquess, Thomas Degasperi, Karen Truelove, and Carlo Allais, hit the water beginning today.
Need some world-class coaching? Pacific Slalom to host its first Summer Session clinic in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 31st. Nick Parsons featured coach with Dave Miller, Dave Goode and Steve Cesnauskas on hand to help with ski selection and set up. Call 858.353.2915 to RSVP.