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GOODE veteran Chris Roberts named general manager

GOODE Skis has announced that Chris Roberts has been promoted to the position of general manager.

Chris started with GOODE on the manufacturing floor while in college, then putting his degree in business and finance to use in progressively more responsible roles in the company, including accounting and Human Resources.

“Chris has worked closely with Dave and me since 2006 and has an excellent understanding of our manufacturing processes, employee relations, sales and marketing direction, customer needs, and the financial aspects of our company,” said Dawn Goode, president of GOODE Skis. “Chris has shown great leadership abilities and business management skills during our transition period following Dave’s passing in January 2020. We are excited to welcome Chris in his new role as we move into 2021.”

For his part Chris, hopes to keep Dave’s legacy alive and continue to see GOODE grow and innovate.

“I hope to continue to build the GOODE brand with commitment to excellence and innovation and see all areas of the business get even better over time,” said Chris. “I also hope that Dave will continue to be honored and missed, but that we will be able to pick up where he left off and continue to see his dreams come to fruition.”

In his new role, Chris will be responsible for both the water and snow ski divisions, as well as general aspects of the company.

Q&A with Womens 1 National Champ Kelley Breeden

Ten GOODE skiers won slalom titles at the 2020 GOODE Water Ski National Championships held at Tri-Lakes in Zachary, La.

One of those 10 skiers was Florida Southern College’s Kelley Breeden, who earned her third career National title and second Women’s 1 title in the last three years.

GOODE recently chatted with Kelley about what if feels like to be a national champion, how this year was different and what skiing has taught her over the years.

GOODE: How long have you been skiing and how did you get into the sport?
Kelley: I have been skiing since I was seven. I got into it through my dad who was just a river rat back in the day. I was first introduced to competitive waterskiing through Cory Pickos and his ski school.

GOODE: How did you prepare for Nationals? Anything different than in the past?
Kelley: This is the second summer I’ve trained at Lucky Lowe, and this year because of COVID I lived at his ski school. I was able to ski multiple times every day and even on off days I was on the water coaching or trick skiing. It was super helpful just by having a huge amount of time on the water. Lucky is also extremely knowledgeable and has a ton of experience. He is always very positive and looks for the good in every practice.

GOODE: What does it feel like to be “NATIONAL CHAMPION!”?
Kelley: To be a national champion is a pretty cool thing. I definitely think each time you win nationals it’s a little different and means something different. This time I was happy to be able to win it for Lucky and do it with a bigger support system as I trained with some younger kids this summer.

GOODE: Besides winning the National title, what are some other highlights in your skiing career?
Kelley: Obviously, the other national titles [editor's note: Kelley previously won titles in Girls 2 and Women's 1] were a highlight. I’ve also started competing in more pro events the past two years which has been really exciting. Also just being able to compete with the Florida Southern ski team has been really great.

GOODE: Why do you ski?
Kelley: I ski because its fun and it provides a space where I don’t have to think about anything else but skiing. Its like an escape. I don’t have to think about school or grades or any of life’s other problems, just time to focus on skiing and myself. Its very freeing.

GOODE: What’s the most important thing skiing has taught you and/or given you over the years?
Kelley: Skiing has taught me many life lessons, but I think patience is a big one. Lucky talks a lot about trusting the process, and that’s pretty hard when you don’t see improvement sometimes. But that’s kind of how life is. You just have to trust that the process is going to take you in the right direction and that it will lead to improvement even when you can’t see it, so be patient and things will come with time.

GOODE: Who are some people that have been important to your skiing success?
Kelley: Some people that have been important to me in skiing are obviously my mom and dad, Betsy and Wes. They brought me into the sport and dedicated my childhood to it. My first coach, Cory Pickos, was also very pivotal and taught me a lot of basics. Keith Albritton and crew at Lake 38 and the crew at Lake Bradford were also very important in my career as that’s kind of where I grew up skiing in Tallahassee. Nowadays, Lucky Lowe and his family are very important to me and help tremendously. Also, the Florida Southern ski team which have helped me the past four years and become my closest friends.

Regina caps undefeated year with MasterCraft Pro title

Regina Jaquess capped a dominate 2020 season Saturday with a win at the MasterCraft Pro held at Action Water Sports in Polk City, Fla.

The victory secured an undefeated season that saw her win her 8th consecutive Malibu Open title and 6th consecutive Swiss Pro Slalom in addition to victories at the GOODE Nationals and the Stillwaters Team Challenge, among others.

Saturday’s final round also served as a season capstone for Team GOODE’s Elizabeth Montavon who set a personal best of 2.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the Women’s slalom finals to finish second, her highest ever professional finish. Elizabeth’s 2020 season saw her emerge as a pro podium threat on the strength of top-three finishes at the Hilltop Pro Am and Travers Grand Prix and a spot in the finals at Moomba.

The Men’s side saw one of the toughest final rounds in the history of the sport as three skiers – Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi, Nate Smith and Freddie Winter – tied with a huge score of 5 buoys at 41 off. In the ensuing run off, Nate emerged with the win (1 at 43), while Freddie (4 at 41) and Thomas (3 at 41) finished second and third, respectively. For Thomas it was the second-straight professional podium following his third-place place finish at the Swiss Pro Slalom.

Click here for final results.

Regina wins 9th straight Malibu Open title

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.

For full results, click here.

The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Dave Goode, with Dawn Goode accepting a special award on behalf of the company for GOODE Skis’ long-time support of the Malibu Open.

 

Regina sets pending world overall record; Team GOODE racks up titles and podiums at Stillwaters and Hilltop

The pros were back on the water this weekend in two separate events and Team GOODE put on a show.

At the Stillwaters Pro Team Challenge in Oconomowoc, Wis., Regina Jaquess won titles in slalom, jumping and overall, setting a pending Women’s World Overall record in the process. She scored 2.5 buoys at 41 off, 8,420 point in tricks and jumped 180 feet for 4,234.6 overall points. If approved as a new world record, it will be the fifth time Regina has held the record.

Even after setting a pending world record, perhaps the most memorable thing Regina did over the weekend was muscling through a scrappy 39-off pass that has internet tongues wagging. To view the mind bending pass, click here or on the image above.

Joining Regina atop the slalom podium at Stillwaters was Team GOODE’s Daniel Odvarko. Daniel ran 1 buoy at 41 off to top second- and third-place finishers Nate Smith and Ryan Canepa, respectively. Felipe Miranda took home titles in Mens jumping and overall.

GOODE skiers also hit the podium at the Hilltop Pro Am in Arlington, Wash., as Chelsea Mills finished second and Elizabeth Montavon third. Jamie Bull earned the win.

GOODE launches new slalom demo program

Want to try a high-performance GOODE at your own site and at your own pace?

With GOODE’s new $200 demo program you can demo the most technically advanced slalom skis in the sport for 21 days. If you like the ski, keep it. If you want to send it back, just call GOODE HQ to schedule next-day pick up.  It’s that easy.

How It Works

1) Call 1-888-GO-GOODE and talk to a GOODE customer service representative to select your ski model, length, etc.

2) Your credit card will be charged for the full price of the ski, including shipping, and a ski will be handmade for you and shipped asap.

3) Once you receive the ski you will then have 21 days to ride it.

If at the end of the 21-day demo period you want to keep the ski, simply do nothing and the original credit card charge is the final result of the transaction.  Enjoy!

We are confident you will love the ski and our customer service team stands ready to help you dial it in if adjustments are needed, but if you want to return the ski after the 21-day demo period, carefully repack the ski in its original packaging and call GOODE HQ to schedule a next-day pick up.  Once the ski is received and inspected to make sure no abnormal wear and tear occurred, you will be refunded the purchase price of the ski, minus the $200 demo fee and the original and return shipping.

Call 1-888-G0-GOODE to order your demo today.

The 9970cc: Odvarko

What do you get when you take the most successful ski shape of all time and pair it with the biggest technological leap in water skiing in the last 25 years?

You get the 9970cc.

Learn more here.

GOODE skiers claim 8 medals at Senior Pan Am Championships

GOODE skiers took home eight medals at last weekend’s Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships in Bujama, Peru. The event

featured international 3-event competition in four age divisions: 35+, 45+, 55+ and 65+.

Carol Brooks and Dave Phillips led the way for Team GOODE, winning gold medals in Women 55+ and Men 55+ slalom, respectively.

Also medaling in slalom were Renee Jaquess (silver, Women 35+), Alberto Soares (silver, Men 45+), Luca Mantegazza (bronze, Men 35+), Adriana Dementereco (bronze, Women 45+), and Daniel Anderson (bronze, Men 55+).

And in tricks, GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode took home the bronze medal in Men 55+.

For full results, click here.

 

 

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Detrick takes BallOfSpray cash prize title

Congratulations to Team GOODE’s Brian Detrick for winning the NorCal MasterCraft BallOfSpray Cash Prize event held last weekend at Bell Aqua in Rio Linda, Calif.

Brian, who ran 39 off three times on the weekend, scored 2 at 39 off in the head-to-head finals against Terry Winter (1@39) to earn the win.

Greg Badal took third and Mark Menisci fifth.

For full results, click here.