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Team GOODE skiers top first rounds at Moomba

Team GOODE skiers enjoyed an outstanding day No. 2 at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, as both rounds of slalom competition were topped by skiers riding the GOODE NANO-“twist.”

In Women’s slalom Regina Jaquess secured the top seed in Sunday’s semifinals with 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, while defending champion Karen Truelove earned the No. 5 seed with 1 buoy at 38 feet off. Just one day after earning her third-consecutive Moomba girls slalom title, new Team GOODE member Makayla Haw scored 1-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off to qualify for the Women’s slalom semis with the No. 11 seed.

In the first ever Moomba Big Dawg, Team GOODE skiers finished 1-2 in the first round as Chad Scott scored 5 buoys at 38 feet off to edge Dave Miller by a half buoy.  2011 Big Dawg Championship runner-up Jay Leach earned the sixth spot in the eight-man second round with 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off, and Australia’s John Adams earned the eight and final spot in the second round with 5 buoys at 35 feet off.  In all, four of the eight Big Dawgs that advanced to the next round were on GOODE skis.  GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode fought off a lack of practice time to score 3 buoys at 35 feet off.

Saturday’s action features the second round of the Big Dawgs and first round of Men’s slalom. For more information, visit www.moombamasters.com.au.

GOODE Big Dawgs to hit Moomba

When the Big Dawgs take to the waters of downtown Melbourne to compete in the 2012 Moomba Masters, it’ll mark quite a milestone for the 35-years-old-and-up series. It’ll be the first time it’s touched down in Australia and tens of thousands of fans will be lining the shores of what is arguably considered the world’s biggest water ski tournament.

But the Dawgs can’t get too caught up in the moment; they’ll have to deal with the legendary and unpredictable conditions of the Yarra River.

We caught up with Dave Miller and Chad Scott, two of the four GOODE skiers slated to ski in the eight-man Moomba field, and asked them about the newest, biggest stop on the Big Dawg series.

What came across your mind when you first heard that Moomba was going to host a Big Dawg?

Dave M.: I was excited to hear that Moomba invited the Big Dawgs. It made me realize that our division is getting more popular all the time and I really wanted to try to make the trip.

Chad: My First thought was what a great opportunity to get a chance to ski at the Moomba Masters. It’s a very prestigious tournament that I have never had an opportunity to ski. I really enjoy the format of having a chance to watch and ski in the same venue as the best skiers in the world.

Now that the Big Dawg has added a fourth continent, can you believe how big it has become?

Chad: It has certainly been fun to be part of the Big Dawg series since the beginning. It’s really amazing to see how it has grown to a global event and be able meet other skiers from across the world.

Dave M.: The Big Dawg has become quite successful and it seems it is getting bigger all the time.

Since Moomba is held during North America’s winter, how have you been training for the event?

Dave M.: Training is the difficult part for me this year. I’ve been busy working seven days a week which is not normal for me, but I’ve started up some new projects in business that needed my attention. I have not skied since mid October last year and my first day back on the water was the February 18th weekend on Southern California’s Imperial Lakes along with Dave and Dawn Goode, Nick Parsons and Paul Donatt. I will only get two more weekends of skiing in before Moomba so I hope I can be ready.

Chad: I’ve been skiing in Covington, La., with Dave Dipol and Bobby Franks, who’ve been nice enough to brave the cooler temperatures and pull me during these winter months. I have also been traveling to West Palm Beach, Fla., skiing with Becky Lathrop and Shelby Coke. These individuals have been available during these colder months and have provided me an opportunity to get some quality training in preparation for Moomba. I am also looking forward to seeing this extra skiing payoff for me throughout the season.

Have you been working on anything special to prepare for the notoriously unpredictable and fickle Yarra River?

Chad: I have not really done anything special in preparation for Moomba other than continue to ski during these winter months, but I plan on trying to ski in some rough water conditions before going to Moomba.

Dave M.: While we were skiing at Imperial Lakes Dave Goode had us try some different speeds to allow for the river current. Skiing one way through the course at 32 miles per hour and then the other way at 36. Very interesting to say the least. I hope the Yarra River isn’t that extreme.

What is your frame of mind heading down to Big Dawg Moomba … win it or experience it?

Dave M.: My mind set will be enjoying the experience, it is going to be very different feeling skiing on the river from what I have heard so I am not going in with anything on my mind except be ready for the unexpected and do my best.

Chad: Well, both. I am certainly looking forward to the experience. It’s another Big Dawg event with a group of great competitors. I think everyone that has signed up is going to Australia with the mind set to try to win the first ever Moomba Big Dawg title. That would be a great way to start the year.

Fans select Jaquess world record as GOODE Skis moment of the year

After a week of online voting by fans, Regina Jaquess’ new Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off has been selected as the GOODE Skis moment of the year.

“There were so many great moments in 2011 that I’m glad I didn’t have to decide between them,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “World records are pretty special and obviously voters felt the same way. Regina had one of the best years competitive water skiing has ever seen and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

Thomas Degasperi’s second career world slalom title finished second in the voting with Karen Truelove’s slalom victory at the Moomba Masters coming in third. Chad Scott and Dave Miller finishing first and second at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am was named the fourth-ranked moment, while Kyle Tate’s Big Dawg Finals victory – along with a sweet 16 comprised of eight GOODE skiers – was fifth.

“When you look back at the year it is a pretty impressive list of performances and victories,” said Dave. “We’re honored to have played our part in these great athletes’ accomplishments by arming them with the very best skis and boots in the sport.”

While the top 5 were determined by fans, moments ranked Nos. 10 through 5 were determined prior to the voting. They were:

10. Chris Parrish does a triple-opt up
9. GOODE moves all snow ski production to the U.S.
8. GOODE skis sweep Collegiate Nationals
7. New snow ski line introduced; wins major industry awards
6. The GOODE NANO-“twist” is released, introducing the industry’s first ever dual rockers and nano carbon fiber and resins

Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting and best wishes for an even more accomplishments in 2012.

Team GOODE Performs Well At The BIG DAWG

 
KATY, TEXAS – Canadian Todd Johnson won the first stop of the 2010 Big Dawg Series which took place on June 26 & 27, 2010 at the Lakes of Katy, near Houston, Texas.
 
GOODE Skis had an impressive showing. Of the 45 Big Dawg skiers, 25 were skiing on GOODE. Nine of the Sweet Sixteen (in photo above) were riding GOODE. 6 of 8 in the round of eight were riding on GOODE and 3 of 4 were into the finals (1 WIDE RIDE, 1 MID RIDE and 1 Regular 9900SL).
 
Over 10% of the qualifying Big Dawg competitors and 25% of the finalists were wearing the GOODE PowerVest.
 
31 different skiers ran 38′ off during the preliminary rounds.  In total, 38′ Off (or 11.25m) was run a total of 68 times between the preliminary & head to head events.  39′ Off (10.75m) was run a total of 14 times (8 times in prelims & 6 times by 5 different skiers during the head to head). 
 
Bruce Dodd (first row, second from the left), who finished second overall, kept the TC busy with two performances (both 1.5 @ 41′ off) which will be submitted for Canadian National Records for the Mens 5 Division.
 
Jerry Goodson won the special Night Finals event. When the sun set on the Lakes of Katy, 8 Big Dawg skiers took to the water to compete head-to-head under the lights for a winner take-all prize pot.  All the night time skiers had a memorable time skiing in the lighted course in front of the crowd.  GOODE Ski Technologies supplied the PowerBuoy lighted course. The event was capped off with a fireworks display.
 
GOODE is a proud sponsor of The Big Dawg Slalom Series which consists of two qualifying events and a series championship. The series, now in its seventh season, is open to slalom skiers 35 years of age or older who have not placed in the top 10 in a professional tournament in the past three years. The championship includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head final.

GOODE becomes an “Official Sponsor” of the Big DAWG Series for 2009

OGDEN, UTAH – GOODE Skis has announced that it has become an “Official” sponsor of the O’Brien Big DAWG Series, presented by Ski Nautique. GOODE has been a sponsor of the Big DAWG Series since its inception 4 years ago.
 
“GOODE is excited to be officially back onboard with the Big DAWG Series.”, said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “It was a bit awkward at the beginning of this season.”, Goode continues. “O’Brien stepped up to be the title sponsor which left GOODE sitting in the unusual position of having to be a sponsor for a tournament with another ski company holding the title of the series. It took me some time, along with some persistence from Greg Davis, to realize that GOODE really needs to be involved with this great Series as an “Official” event sponsor. GOODE is very proud to be back in 2009!”, Goode concludes.
 
With the two Big DAWG qualifying events complete, the stage is set for the finals, to be held August 13-14, 2009, during the 67th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held at Okeeheelee Park, in West Palm Beach, FL.

More Big DAWG Finalists will be using GOODE Skis than any other brand of water skis. David Miller (CAN) had the highest score in the qualifying events with 4 buoys @ 41′ off and uses a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots. In 2006, Mike Morgan won the first ever Big DAWG finals event using a GOODE 9800. In 2008, Ben Favret won the Big DAWG finals on his GOODE 9900SL.

GOODE has something very special planned for the Big DAWG Night Head-to-Head Finals. Stay tuned, more to follow….

BIG DAWG Finals – A Large Field of GOODE Skiers

With the two Big DAWG qualifying events complete, the stage is set for the finals,  to be held August 13-14, 2009, during the 67th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held at Okeeheelee Park, in West Palm Beach, FL.

Skiers could get automatic placement  into the Big DAWG Finals based on making the “Sweet-Sixteen” at one of the two qualifying events. The skiers that made the finals this way were; Thierry Malhomme, Scott Greenwood, Chad Scott, Harold Hintringer, Jay Leach, Todd Johnson, Ben Favret, Bruce Dodd, Greg Badal, Mike Baldwin, Jeff Danos, Scot Jones, Chet Raley, Mike Dehlinger, Marc Shaw, Scott Tynan, Kyle Tate, Steve Ware, Kim Contos, Darren Janzig, Jay Leach and Kreg Korinek.

The remaining field of skiers was selected as follows: the first 50 percent based on best single score, and the second 50 percent based on best cumulative scores at any of the two qualifiers.  SEE FINALS SKIERS HERE.

The preliminary rounds for the series championship will be on Thursday, August 13 on the North-South Slalom Lake. The 8-skier head-to-head finals will be held under the lights on Friday, August 14. The final 8 head-to-head can be seen via a live Webcast.

About 50% of the  Big DAWG Finalsists will be using GOODE Skis;  more than any other brand of water skis. David Miller (CAN) had the highest score in the qualifying events of 4 buoys @ 41′ off and uses a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.

GOODE to Support BIG DAWG Series


OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies announced today that it will be supporting the 2009 O’Brien BIG DAWG Series, presented by Ski Nautique, with a ‘GOODE Bucks Prize Package Contingency Program’ for GOODE skiers.

GOODE will be awarding $2,000.00 worth of ‘GOODE Bucks’ for first place, $1,000.00 for second place and $500.00 for third place at the BIG DAWG finals, which will be held in West Palm Beach, FL, August 13-14, 2009. To qualify for this program, skiers need to compete in the BIG DAWG events with a GOODE ski, GOODE PowerShell boot system or a GOODE PowerVest system. ‘GOODE Bucks’ can be used to buy products from GOODE (goode.com), such as CARBON Fiber water skis, snow skis, ski poles and much more.

“We are happy to announce this program.”, said Dave Goode. “We have been working with Greg Davis for a way that we could be involved with the BIG DAWG Series this year. Greg suggested this type of format as a good option as he explained that it is done quite regularly in other sports, such as motorcylce racing. Eagle Sports has a similar program in place already for the 2009 BIG DAWG Series.”, Goode continues. “The level of competition in the BIG DAWG Series is really high and we want to reward the top skiers for all of their efforts with some “DAWG FOOD”. GOODE skiers have won 2 of the past 3 BIG DAWG championships and we are looking forward to paying out this year!”, Goode concludes.

The two BIG DAWG qualifying tournaments will take place in Louisiana on June 13-14 and in Michigan on July 11-12. Each qualifying event will pit 50 skiers in head-to-head competition, all vying for cash and other prizes exceeding $20,000.00 and a chance to advance to the finals. The finals will be held in conjunction with the prestigious 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

The ‘head-to-head’ finals will be webcast live under the lights from Okeeheelee Park allowing a large number of ski enthusiasts worldwide to view this unique event.

BIG DAWG Entries Complete for Stop #1

 In an email to all BIG DAWG skiers, Claire DiPol wrote:

Thanks everyone for their entry for the Ski Ranch Big Dawg.  We are now officially full with 50 skiers listed below.  We will start a “wait list” for any other Big Dawg skiers that want to send an entry.

 Here are the 50 Skiers… 
Chad Scott
Jeff Danos
Mark Schneewind
Harald Hintringer
Hutch Haines
Paul Donatt
David  Miller
Bruce  Dodd
Scott Tynan
Todd Kuykendall
Greg Kuykendall
Dave Goode
Eric Kelley
Ted McColley
Chet Raley
John  Shealy
Joe  Pound
Jay Leach
Steven Allen
Thierry  Malhomme
Steve  Binkley
Marc Austin
Michael  Thompson
Sandy Treat
Kim  Contos
Mike Baldwin
Joe  Darwin
Jeff Kepchia
Dean Drozd
Tim Huston
Chad Baker
Mike Dehlinger
Jeffrey Smith
George Levien
Ed Hickey
Ben Favret
Richard Moyer
Todd Johnson
Rick Nadkrynechny
Chris Clark
Scott Thompson
Marco Bettosini
Jerry Goodson
Kreg Korinek
Scott Larson
Greg Badal
Kris LaPoint
Scot  Jones
Ward McLain
Mike  Munn

 

There will be two SNBD Qualifiers; one in Lousiana and one in Michigan. The Ski Nautique Big Dawg Finals will be held the week of Aug 10th (the week of the Nationals), in West Palm Beach at Okeeheelee Park, the site of the 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Champioinships. THE BIG DAWG CHAMPION will be determined at Okeeheelee Park during the HEAD TO HEAD FINALS.

GOODE Ski Technologies is proud to have many Big Dawg skiers using GOODE water skis and PowerShell Boots. Both the GOODE 9900SL and the 9900SL WIDE RIDE will be used by competitors. Last year’s BIG DAWG CHAMPION, Ben Favret, rode the GOODE 9900SL to victory.