For the 2014 edition of it’s annual gear guide, Skiing Magazine tested 264 snow skis. Of those, only 122 were deemed good enough to be reviewed, and thus receive an “Official Selection” designation, and a further 16 scored high enough to earn “Tester’s Choice” awards.
Those long odds are why GOODE Skis is immensely proud that two of its skis – the all-mountain Fire and free-skiing Sorcerer – were found by testers to be worthy of reviews, with the Fire being one of only 16 out of 264 skis designated as “Tester’s Choice.”
Here is what Skiing had to say about the Fire and Sorcerer:
If you know how to carve a turn, it’s hard to dislike the Fire, which is a total knife on groomers. Testers loved how it zipped from edge to edge. “Pure sweetness. This ski tears up the front side,” said one. Light, fearless at speed, and still plenty enjoyable in the bumps, trees, and crud, this Tester’s Choice is an all-mountain expert’s dream ride. See the full review here.
A confidence-inspiring ride for the more traditional skier, the Sorcerer ripped when we pressured our boot tongues. Though it uses a lightweight carbon-laminate construction, it felt incredibly stable at high speed and in chundery terrain. Plus, testers scored it highest for Hard-Snow Performance among skis of similar width. It’s a perfect one-ski-quiver or narrower powder ski that will still be sporty on groomer days. See the full review here.
Take a look at the additional skis in GOODE’s award-winning lineup here.
The First, and Most Beloved Carbon Fiber Ski to Hit The Water
Re-Capture the thrill of skiing on a genuine, newly built, handcrafted made in the USA, Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100 high performance water ski. This authentic limited availability ski will be built in the original molds and constructed using the same materials.
For the same introductory price as in 1996 when the ski was launched, you can take a trip down memory lane and own what many skiers feel was the best slalom ski to ever hit the water.
The innovative engineering of the carbon fiber GOODE 9100 revolutionized the sport of water skiing and changed water ski construction forever. “The ski was simply phenomenal,” says Dave Goode. “Shortly after the launch of the 9100 a new Men’s Open World Record was set – 1 buoy at 43’ off. I knew making skis from carbon fiber rather than fiberglass would change the industry and set a new norm. The challenge was getting skiers to try my new ski. Once they skied on it they were amazed with the performance. I’ve had many requests to bring this ski back to the water, so I’ve decided to do just that, by creating a Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100 one-time summer production run, not to exceed 200 skis.”
You can now purchase your own new Limited Edition Classic GOODE 9100. Custom ski orders will be accepted beginning June 5 with “first come, first served” delivery fulfillment starting July 1.
Experience all the high performance benefits this fantastic ski has to offer and see why it remains one of the all-time favorites of male and female skiers alike.
Order now, call 1-888-GO-GOODE or visit the GOODE online store. Be the first on your lake to own a new Limited Edition Classic Goode 9100. Each authentic ski will be handcrafted and built in our production facility at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, and will include our exclusive 5-Year Limited Warranty.