COVINGTON, LA – The BubbleBuoy was announced on May 23, 2010 at the Ski Ranch 6 Round Record water ski tournament.
“The BubbleBuoy is a new water ski turn buoy that is designed to reduce the risk of injury when impacting a buoy during shortline competitive skiing,” said Dave Goode. ”Last October, I broke my left ankle when I hit 2 buoy at 38′ off. I spent the last 8 months healing and developing a buoy that would be safer than traditional, old-school, air inflated buoys,” Goode continues.
“Over my water skiing years, I have broken my ankle 3 times from buoy strikes. I also have personally spoken to 51 skiers who have broken their ankles last year alone due to contact with buoys!,” Goode states. ”The injury mechanism develops when a ski hits a traditionally air inflated buoy and it is sent into the air. When the ski impacts the water again, generally on your offside turn, the stored energy while airborne is concentrated to the water impact, which is like jumping off of a 2nd story balcony! No binding can be designed to release through the ski, we just need to reduce the possibility and height of the ski going airborne. One hour after I broke my ankle last fall, I vowed never to ski around another traditionally air inflated buoy!”, Goode concludes.
Click Here to watch the video of the BubbleBuoy (created on an iPhone).
GOODE is now accepting orders for the BubbleBuoy. Contact GOODE at 1-801-621-2300 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice: Please note that the BubbleBuoy is designed to reduce and not eliminate the possibility of injury. Water skiing is a dangerous sport and injury is still possible when hitting a BubbleBuoy.