Regina Jaquess’ dominance over the Malibu Open, and really Women’s slalom in general, continued as she won her unprecedented 9th consecutive Malibu Open title Saturday at Trophy Lakes in Charleston, S.C.
The only female competitor to run 39-1/2 off the entire weekend, she did it all four rounds. To earn the win she defeated Manon Costard in the super finals with a score of 2 at 41 to Manon’s 3.5 at 38.
Four of the top-8 finishers in Women’s slalom rode GOODE skis as Karen Truelove (5th), Kassidy Hawkins (6th) and Ali Garcia (7th) put in strong showings. Karen’s first-round score of a half buoy at 39 set a pending U.S. Nationals Women’s 4 slalom record.
On the Men’s side, Thomas Degasperi advanced to the finals but unfortunately missed his gates at 39-1/2 to end up with a 4th-place finish. He put up very solid scores of 3 buoys at 41 off in each of the first two rounds, and did so again on his “provisional” pass in the finals, until his 39 gates were pulled.
Dane Mechler and Adam Sedlmajer each just missed out on the finals, finishing 6th and 7th, respectively.
The biggest technological leap forward water skiing has seen since the introduction of carbon fiber skis is now featured in two of the most legendary skis ever made.
GOODE’s revolutionary Carbon Core is the centerpiece of two new-for 2020 ski models: the XTRcc and the 9970cc.
The innovative Carbon Core drastically increases durability while giving it enhanced performance characteristics that can best be described as “supercharged.” The softer flex made possible by the ultra-strong core combines effortless, symmetrical turns with quicker rebound that leads to increased side-to-side speed. And the thinner profile allows the ski to ride slightly deeper in the water, creating a stable, predictable ride throughout the course.
“The ski seems to settle in, drop in and it’s fast out of the buoy so it kinda combines both worlds,” says Dave Miller. “Fast, easy yet very connected to the water and stable.”
“The carbon core ski is amazing,” adds Chet Raley. “For my money the carbon core ski is a winner in every way.”
The XTRcc and 9970cc join the first carbon-core ski in GOODE’s lineup – the ReVOcc – which was released at the 77th GOODE U.S. Water Ski National Championships last August.
“After seeing how the Carbon Core performed in the ReVOcc, we knew we were really on to something that was going to move this sport forward and help skiers get more buoys,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “This new core technology takes skis that were already very, very good to a whole new level.”