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Since its debut earlier this summer, the GOODE NANO ONE has been the sport’s most talked about ski.  That’s what a couple world records, a handful of big tournament wins and countless PBs and titles will do.

In the just-released video above, learn more about the all new, revolutionary NANO ONE by seeing it in action and hearing Dave Goode interview top skiers about why they think it is the best ski to ever hit the market.

Orlando to get Soaked this weekend

Soaked Orlando, professional water skiing’s newest and most certainly boldest tournament will take place this Friday and Saturday on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando.

Featuring Men’s and Women’s slalom and jumping, the event – which is billed as an extreme water sports and music festival – is aiming to bring water skiing to the masses by putting on an extravagant show that also includes exhibition freestyle tricking and wakeboarding, carnival rides, live graffiti art, and performances by more than 20 bands, including many nationally known acts.

Team GOODE will be well represented in the slalom competition as Karen Truelove, Lauren Morgan, Danyelle Bennett, Regina Jaquess, Adam Sedlmajer, Carlos Lamadrid, Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, and Terry Winter are all scheduled to compete.

For ticket and schedule information, click here.

Dane Mechler wins second international competition of the season

Dane Mechler and his GOODE ski continue to rack up victories on the international level.  Dane scored 3 buoys at 38-feet off at last weekend’s 5th Can Am Challenge at Lake of Dreams in Jerseyville, Ill., to win the gold medal in Under 17 Boys slalom.

It’s the second big victory of the season for the Loveland, Ohio, resident, after having also won the Boys slalom title at the 12th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships in June.

In the Under 13 competition, Quinn Haines of Avon, Conn., rode his GOODE FIRE to the gold medal in Boys slalom with a score of 2 buoys at 32-feet off.  Quinn’s victory came just a couple weeks after taking the Boys 2 overall title at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

The Can Am Challenge was a two-day, world-record capability event featuring team competitions between Canada and the United States. A six-member Under 17 Team and a six-member Under 13 Team represented each country.

For complete results, click here.

GOODE Utah State Championships a growing success

Photo by JulieParkerPhotography.com

The GOODE Utah State Championships, held last weekend at SunTen Lakes in Rush Valley, were a great success as it drew the biggest turnout in the tournament’s recent history.

Among the highlights of the event were:

  • Bryce Tolman taking Mens 4 with the tournament’s top score of 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off;
  • 71-year-old Stan Short rounding 1.5 buoys at 35-feet off to win Mens 8;
  • Laurie Liddell winning Women’s 4 with 1.5 buoys at 32-feet off;
  • Stacy Roberts claiming the title in Women’s 2 with a half buoy at 22-feet off;
  • Scot Chipman running 3 buoys at 38-feet off to win a competitive Mens 3 division;
  • Dave (4 buoys at 38-feet off) and Dawn Goode (2 buoys at 22-feet off) earning titles in Maters Mens and Womens 5; and,
  • Each of the 46 competitors receiving a medal.

GOODE has been the title sponsor of the tournament since 2007.

GOODEs dominate Nationals podium

Nick Parsons on his way to a second-pace finish in Open Men. Click on the image to view a Facebook gallery of photos from the 70th GOODE Water Ski Nationals Championships.

GOODE continued its podium domination as skiers riding its skis won fourteen national titles – including eight of 12 Men’s slalom events – at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held last week at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Winning titles on GOODEs were:

  • Bailey Austin, G2
  • Kara MacIntyre, G3
  • Kerri McClure, W1
  • Mary Parcheta, W8
  • Loretta Morris, W9
  • Artis Price, W10
  • Matt Richardson, M2
  • Jay Leach, M3
  • Michael Robinson, M4
  • Ed Hickey, M5
  • Jim Kinney, M7
  • Jerry Hosner, M8
  • Robert Morris, M9
  • Todd Ristorcelli, MM

Other GOODE highlights from the week included:

  • Todd Ristorcelli setting pending world 34 mph and MM national records with 5 buoys at 41-feet off (see article below);
  • A 1-4 finish in Mens 5 (Ed Hickey, John Shealy, Ted McColley, and Lonnie Harris);
  • Bailey Austin, Ruth McCreary and Kelley Breeden finishing first, second and fourth in Girls 2;
  • Six combined medals for Harry and Artis Price;
  • Nick Parsons and Makayla Haw each tying for first place and ultimately finishing second after runoffs in the Open divisions;
  • Terry Winter finishing fifth in Open Men and Danyelle Bennett third in Open Women; and,
  • Overall titles won by Danyelle Bennett (OW), Kerri McClure (W1), Marc Shaw (MM), Jerry Hosner (M8), Erika Lang (G3), Loretta Morris (W9), and Artis Price (W10).

Congratulations to all 2012 national champions.

For final results, click here.

NANO ONE factory settings

Binding placement: 28.75″ (+- 1/8) from the tail of the ski to the rear of the front boot.
Fin: .705″, 2.491″, 6.770″
Wing: 9.5 degrees (+- ½ degrees – The NANO ONE is wing sensitive. Try different settings)

Binding placement: 29.25″ (+- 1/8) from the tail of the ski to the rear of the front boot.
Fin: .705”, 2.500”, 6.761”
Wing: 9.5 degrees (+- ½ degrees – The NANO ONE is wing sensitive. Try different settings)

For a PDF of the settings, click here.

Truelove, Winter medal at Calgary pro event

Karen Truelove (second from left) and Terry Winter (far right) on the podium at the Calgary Pro Water Ski Shootout.

Congrats to Team GOODE’s Karen Truelove and Terry Winter as they both landed on the podium at the Calgary Pro Water Ski Shootout.

Karen rode the all new NANO ONE to the title in Women’s slalom with Whitney McClintock and Breanne Dodd placing second and third, respectively.

Terry continued his great skiing of late – he finished fifth at the U.S. Nationals and ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the Malibu Open – by finishing second in Men’s slalom, behind first-place finisher Nate Smith and ahead of third-place’s Chris Parrish.

Todd Ristorcelli rides the NANO ONE to world record, Big Dawg and national titles

Prior to the 2012 season, Todd Ristorcelli had never won a Big Dawg event or medaled at Nationals.  Since jumping on the all new GOODE NANO ONE earlier this summer, he’s now done both in record-breaking fashion.

Todd had what has to be one of the best weekends in the history of water skiing.  It began on Friday when he won the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour championships by out dueling living legend Andy Mapple head-to-head under the lights of Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.  He followed it up the next day by setting a pending world 34 mph record of 5 buoys at 41-feet off on his way to the Master Mens title at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

In the Big Dawg final round against Andy, Todd watched as Andy bobbled a bit around four ball and skied just inside six ball at 39-1/2 feet off.  Seizing the opportunity, Todd ran a clean 39-1/2 feet off pass for the win, raising his fist in victory as he rounded the GOODE PowerBuoy-lit six ball.  For an encore, Todd skied an amazing 4 buoys at 41-feet off, much to the delight of the large crowd gathered on shore.  The win marked his second-straight Big Dawg victory after winning the tour’s Canadian stop in Abbotsford, B.C., in July.

GOODE Skis had a great showing in the Big Dawg finals, as eight of the Sweet 16, five of the Elite 8, three of the Final Four, half of the final pairing and the champion all skied on GOODEs.

Todd Ristorcelli celebrates his Big Dawg championship with his family.

In the next day’s Master Mens division of the GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Todd improved on his previous night’s 41-feet off score by squeaking around five ball and getting back to the wake.  In the process he set pending world and Master Mens national records and ensured that his first Nationals medal was golden.

GOODE skiers Chet Raley and Kyle Tate joined Todd on the podium, finishing third and tied for fifth, respectively.