WINDSOR, CO – Jeff Milford (Utah) won the Men’s 3 Slalom event at the Western Regionals that were held at Laku Landing, July 21-24, 2009. Jeff was the #1 seed and ran 1 buoy @ 39.5′ off.
“It was a good day for the Milford Family!”, said Jeff Milford. “This was the first time I have ever been seeded #1 in the Regionals. The top score was 1/2 @39.5′ off and it was really hard just to ski one buoy for the win. I wanted to run the whole pass!”, continued Jeff. “I would not be here if it was not for the GOODE PowerVest, the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and PowerShell 5 boots. I was the first customer to take delivery of the PowerVest and it has really allowed me to ski more, which has improved my skiing.”, Jeff concludes.
Jeff Milford placed 3rd in the 2004 Western Regionals.
EUROLAC – CROZET, FRANCE - Nick Parsons and Nicole Arthur win the Alizée Cup in exciting head-to-head night finals.
Nick Parsons, riding his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots, had to beat both Will Asher and Chris Parrish for the win. In the finals, Chris Parrish chose to go out first and ran 3 @ 39.5′ off to Nick’s 4 @39.5′ off. Team GOODE Skier, Thomas Degasperi finished 4th place riding his GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and PowerShell 5 Boots . During the first round of the preliminaries, Will Asher ran 1 buoy at 43′off.
The World’s best skiers came to Eurolac to compete for the US $20,000.00 in prize money.
“I just talked to Nick Parsons moments ago.”, said Dave Goode. “He was real excited to win such a prestigious tournament in Europe.”, continues Goode. “He said Eurolac skied great and the water was soft and friendly. We sent Nick over there Wednesday right after the GOODE Ski Lake Tournament with a new 9900SL flex pattern. I am happy to see it perform so well in this event for him.”, concludes Goode.
Team GOODE skier, Nicole Arthur, won using her GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots. Nicole beat Anais Amade in the head-to-head finals. Team GOODE Skier, Clementine Lucine, finished 3rd and was riding her GOODE 9900SL Maika’i.
The Alizée Cup got its name from the lake owner’s daughter, Alizée Paturel.
GAINES, MI – GOODE Skis announced a new ski in its line-up, a 62.5″ 9900SL WIDE RIDE, this past weekend, at the Big DAWG qualifer #2 event.
“Normally GOODE waits to announce new skis at the annual GOODE Water Ski National Championships in Mid-August.”, said Dave Goode. “However, with the popularity of the 64″ and the 66″, we felt is was best to release the ski sooner.”, Goode continues. “The 64″ ski has worked well for 34mph/55k skiers in the 160- 190 weight ranges and we wanted lighter skiers to benefit from the WIDE RIDE, too.”
The bottom design of the 62.5″ GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE differs from the full edge-to-edge, full concave design found in the 64″ and 66″ WIDE RIDEs. It features a hybrid tunnel design in the forebody of the ski which forms small rails on the bottom edge bevels. It also has a lower tip profile. Like all GOODE skis, it is made of Pure aerospace grade CARBON Fiber.
The 62.5″ GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE is now available for order and shipments will be made on a first ordered, first shipped basis. The 62.5″ GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE is also available as part of GOODE’s $25.00 Demo Program that expires on July 31, 2009.
COVINGTON, LA – Jay Leach set a new AWSA South Central Men’s 3 Record (pending) by running 3 buoys @ 41′ off/10.25m last weekend at Ski Ranch.
Two weeks ago, Jay tied the previous record of 2.5 buoys @ 41′off/10.25m held by Chad Scott.
Jay was riding his 9900SL WIDE RIDE and PowerShell 5 boots.
Jay wrote a text to Dave Goode, “Just broke a Regional Record at the Ski Ranch with 3@41. Thanks for a great ski!” The next day, Jay wrote Dave the following text, “Just ran another 3@41′ off and went to 4 and hit 4 ball. It will go down this year.”
GOODE Skis posted this news within minutes on TWITTER
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) tied the Women’s World Record (pending) – 1 buoy @ 41′off. Regina accomplished this feat in the second round of a World Record Capable three-event tournament this weekend at Cory Pickos lakes.
When approved, Regina will join Kristi Overton-Johnson (USA) and Karina Nowlan (AUS) as a co-world record holder. Kristi Overton-Johnson originally set the Record on Sept. 14, 1996 and was riding a GOODE 9100. Nowlan tied the record on Sept. 21, 2008 and was riding a GOODE 9800SL with PowerShell 4 Boots. Regina rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during her World Record run.
Last weekend, Regina was selected to the 2009 U.S. Elite Water Ski Team following the conclusion of the 2009 U.S. Water Ski Team Trials, June 19-21, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. The six-member team will compete in the 31st Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 4-9, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Dawn and Dave were at a water ski tournament in Utah when Dave’s cell phone received an incoming phone call from Regina. “I have something to tell you!”, Regina told Dave. “I just ran 1@41′off! I am so excited! I am still dripping wet but I just had to let you know right away!”, continued Regina. “I just love my GOODE 9900SL and new PowerShell 5 boots. Thank you for building such great skis and boots!”
Regina has a long list of slalom wins, including the 2005 World Championships (she was riding a GOODE 9600) and the 2008 Masters (she was riding a GOODE 9800SL).
OGDEN, UT – Ogden City’s Mayor, Matthew Godfrey, honored Dave Miller and Karina Nowlan for their achievements by proclaiming a day named in each of their honor.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 was named, “Dave Miller Day” in Ogden. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, was named “Karina Nowlan Day” in Ogden.
“I am very proud of your accomplishments!”, said Mayor Godfrey. “We are glad
that you have come from your home countries, Canada and Australia, to visit us
here in Ogden.”, continued Mayor Godfrey. “Whereas, you compete on water skis
and water ski bindings made right here in Ogden, by GOODE Ski Technologies, I do
hereby proclaim the next two days named after you!
GOODE Ski Technologies relocated its corporate headquarters to Ogden, UT in 2004.
Karina Nowlan tied the women’s slalom World Record in September, 2008. Dave Miller set a pending 34.2mph/55k slalom World Record earlier this month. Both Karina and Dave are sponsored by GOODE Ski Technologies and ski on a GOODE 9900SL with PowerShell Boots.
COVINGTON, LA – Dave Miller (CAN) won the Big Dawg Qualifier #1 on June 14th, which was held at beautiful Ski Ranch. In the finals, on his way to victory, Dave set a new pending Canadian and World Record by running 4 buoys at 41′ off/10.25m at 34.2mph/55k.
“I could have run that pass.”, said Dave Miller. “I was so wide and early at 3 buoy, I really think that I could have run the whole thing!”, Miller continued. “My firm flexing GOODE 9900SL really helped me in the warm/soft water to keep the ski moving at the end of the turn. I want to thank Dave Goode for building a great ski for me.”, Miller concludes.
Dave rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during his record setting runs.
Click on the above YouTube link to see a video of Dave’s record setting run. At the end of the video are some Raw Video Outtakes for more runs and Big Dawg event video clips.
PINE MOUNTIAN, GA – Karina Nowlan (AUS) won the women’s slalom title at the 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® today. Karina Nowlan ran 3 buoys at 38′ off in extemely difficult lake and weather conditions. Will Asher (GBR) won the men’s slalom title by running 2 buoys at 41′ off.
“Karina is a true champion!”, said Dave Goode. “She was nursing a sore shoulder for the past week and she not only skied through the pain, but through some to real difficult weather conditions, too!”, Goode continues. “Karina combines all of the elements of a champion; she has great technique, she is in top physical condition, she is super-tough mentally and we work closely with her to make sure her equipment is perfect. I know Karina is real happy with this victory.”, Goode concludes.
For the first time, both Co-World Record Holders, Krisit Overton-Johnson and Karina Nowlan found themselves in competition. Kristi set the Women’s World Record 12 years ago on her GOODE 9100. Karina Nowlan tied the record of 1 buoy at 41′off last September on her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell boots. Karina currently uses a 64.25″ GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.
The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.