Four-time world record holder Chris Parrish is back on Team GOODE and already feeling the difference after just a handful of sets on his GOODE.
“My 39s are feeling like 32s again,” said Chris, who posted a score of 4 buoys at 41-feet off in his very first tournament back on his ski. “With the ski’s efficiency and how light I feel on it, everything just feels easy again.”
Chris experienced considerable success during his previous stint on GOODE, setting and tying world records multiple times and holding No. 1 world ranking from October 2009 to April 2011.
“We are very excited to have Chris back on the team because he has already proven how good he can be on our skis,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “He skied extremely well for a number of years with us and in just the short time back on it he’s already putting up big scores. Watch out for Chris this upcoming season.”
Chris says he made the move because after an off-season of hard work in the gym, he wanted to put himself in the best position for his fifth world record.
“I put so much energy and grind into my offseason, getting my strength up and my weight at 198 pounds, that I just saw things lining up naturally,” said Chris. “At the end of the day, yes, I want my record back. I have a lot of confidence in GOODEs because I ran 22 41 offs in record tournaments on them over a two year period. I know they can get me there again.”
Chris’ return was welcomed by his fellow GOODE teammates, including two-time world champion Thomas Degasperi and current world No. 5 Freddie Winter.
“I like Chris a lot and he’s an amazing skier, so it’s great to have him back on the team,” said Thomas. “I hope that we’ll be able to ski and hang out with each other a lot more this year.”
“Chris is a great skier and he’ll be on a great ski,” added Freddie. “It’s going to be fun skiing with, and against, him this year.”