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T-Gas to chase after different kind of trophy

If you are going to miss one of the world’s biggest water ski tournaments, it better be for a good reason, right? Well, Team GOODE skier and reigning world slalom champion Thomas Degasperi will be missing next month’s Moomba Masters for what is perhaps the best reason in the history of the sport … he’ll be home in Italy participating in its version of Dancing With the Stars.

If T-Gas’ moves on the dance floor are half as good as they are on the water, he’s got a pretty good chance at winning it all.

Check out the video below:



Q&A with March 2012 WATERSKI cover boy Nick Parsons

With Team GOODE’s Nick Parsons ripping it up on this month’s cover of WaterSki Magazine — see a sneak peak of the issue here — and the season-starting Moomba Masters a little over a month away, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the world’s No. 5 ranked skier.

First, congrats on being on the cover of WATERSKI for the second time in your career.  How does it feel?

Nick Parsons:  It feels pretty good. You don’t get too many covers in your life.

What have you been up to this off season?

NP:  I’ve been busy with a couple of my hobbies here in Utah.  I’ve been doing a lot of skate skiing and I ski in an amateur alpine racing league a couple nights a week in Park City.  My father owns a small retail bakery so I’ve been helping him with that too.

When was last time you were on the water?

NP:  I went down to Florida for Thanksgiving and stayed and skied couple weeks after that, so it’s been more than a month.

How will you get ready for the upcoming season?

NP:  I’ve got Moomba coming up so I’ll be going down to Phoenix and maybe Southern California.  Then I’ll head up to Sacramento for some training with Marcus Brown.  It’s good to ski against someone. Then we’ll be off to Australia.

With three straight years in the top 5 on the IWWF elite rankings list you’ve established yourself as among the very best skiers in the world.  What are you working on that will hopefully help you nail that top spot?

NP:  Staying in the top five is tough but getting that extra one or two percent to get into the No. 1 or 2 spots is really tough.  To me the difference is the mental aspect of having confidence in your equipment.  When you have the right equipment that works for your style, you get confidence from that.  I look to the snow skiing world cup too.  The top guys aren’t 20 to 25, they’re 30 to 35.  They’ve got that experience to know what works best for them.

Is there any one tournament that you’re really focused on this year?

NP:  I took second at the Masters in 2010, but other than that I’ve struggled at that tournament and I’ve never gone into it with a lot of confidence.  I think I’m learning how to do that now and I really want to do well there.  It’s a really cool experience to ski there and it would be an even cooler experience to win it.

Any goals for 2012?

NP:  My personal best has been 3 buoys at 41-feet off for at least five years, so this year I’d like to make it over to that four ball.

Thanks Nick.

NP:  Sure thing.

Fans select Jaquess world record as GOODE Skis moment of the year

After a week of online voting by fans, Regina Jaquess’ new Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off has been selected as the GOODE Skis moment of the year.

“There were so many great moments in 2011 that I’m glad I didn’t have to decide between them,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “World records are pretty special and obviously voters felt the same way. Regina had one of the best years competitive water skiing has ever seen and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

Thomas Degasperi’s second career world slalom title finished second in the voting with Karen Truelove’s slalom victory at the Moomba Masters coming in third. Chad Scott and Dave Miller finishing first and second at the Diablo Shores Pro-Am was named the fourth-ranked moment, while Kyle Tate’s Big Dawg Finals victory – along with a sweet 16 comprised of eight GOODE skiers – was fifth.

“When you look back at the year it is a pretty impressive list of performances and victories,” said Dave. “We’re honored to have played our part in these great athletes’ accomplishments by arming them with the very best skis and boots in the sport.”

While the top 5 were determined by fans, moments ranked Nos. 10 through 5 were determined prior to the voting. They were:

10. Chris Parrish does a triple-opt up
9. GOODE moves all snow ski production to the U.S.
8. GOODE skis sweep Collegiate Nationals
7. New snow ski line introduced; wins major industry awards
6. The GOODE NANO-“twist” is released, introducing the industry’s first ever dual rockers and nano carbon fiber and resins

Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting and best wishes for an even more accomplishments in 2012.

Regina sets pending overall world record at Pan Ams

Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess sure is keeping the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Technical Committee busy with new world records to approve.

Just three weeks after setting a Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist”, Regina scored 3,033.01 points at the Pan American Games in Chapala, Mexico, to win a gold medal in Women’s overall and set a pending Women’s world record. Regina also took gold in slalom (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and jumping (166 feet), and a bronze in tricks (6,090 points).

During her record-setting overall event round, Regina scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, jumped 173 feet (both Pan Am records) and tricked 8,200 points to beat her own world record of 2,945.85 points set in June 2010. Since she set the record last summer, Regina’s score has been topped by the still-to-be approved records of Whitney McClintock, Natallia Berdnikava and Clementine Lucine.  However, if her new mark is approved by the IWSF, it will exceed them all.

“With two pending world records in less than a month, Regina has absolutely been on fire lately,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “It’s even more impressive that she did it while representing her country at one of the biggest tournaments of the year.  I can’t wait to see what she does in 2012.”

Regina won four of the seven medals earned by U.S. athletes and led the Pan Am water ski competition with three golds. Other event winners were Javier Julio (Men’s tricks and overall), Jonathan Travers (Men’s slalom), Freddy Krueger (Men’s jumping), Andrew Adkison (wakeboarding), and McClintock (Women’s slalom).

Texas Hosts Final 2011 Pro Tour Stop

Photos by www.JulieParkerPhotography.com.

The 2011 pro tour season ended under the lights in Katy, TX, last weekend as top pros competed at the Katy Ski Jam Presented by Eagle Sports.

With the GOODE PowerBuoys lighting the way, Nate Smith scored 3 buoys at 41 feet off to beat Chris Rossi (5-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) in the head-to-head final and claim the title. Team GOODE skier Thomas Degasperi took third on his T-Gas edition NANO with PowerShell boots and bindings. Thomas scored 2 buoys at 41 feet off in the semi-finals, but was unfortunate to run up against Nate’s 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the head-to-head match up.

In the Women’s slalom exhibition, Team GOODE skiers took first and third as Regina Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist” and Karen Truelove Krueger rode her GOODE 9900SL with PowerShells to 3 buoys at 38 feet off. April Coble finished second with 1 buoy at 41 feet off.

Freddy Krueger won Men’s Jumping and Greg Badal won Master Men’s slalom.

Only 147 days until pro skiing returns, March 7, 2012, at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia.

Dave Goode is Inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame

FENTON, MICHIGAN – Dave Goode was inducted into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame in a ceremony that was held following the banquet at the Big Dawg Qualifier #2, on August 27, 2011.

“The Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame was created to recognize people that have made a significant contribution to the sport of water skiing within the state of Michigan,” said Bill Murbach, MWSA President. “Inductees come from one of three categories; competitors, officials/administrators, and pioneers. The nominating committee selected Dave for innovation within the industry.”

“I am honored to be the 28th inductee into the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame,” said Dave Goode. “It is nice to be recognized for something that you are so passionate about and love to do,” Goode continues. “I have so many fond memories of Michigan and its water ski community. This award will be held close to my heart,” concludes Goode.

Dave was awarded a plaque that will hang in his office and another plaque that will be on display along with fellow Hall of Fame members at the Michigan Water Ski Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located at Krupa’s Boat Mart, in Jackson, MI.

Introducing the All New Goode NANO “Twist” Competition Water Ski

In this video, Dave Goode of Goode Ski Technologies introduces their newest new competition water ski, the NANO “twist”. Go onboard the NANO “twist” with 34pmh/55k World Record Holder Dave Miller and Imperial Lakes Owner, Paul Donatt.

Discover what makes the All New NANO “twist” be the “Best Ski I have ever been on”.

Enjoy watching unique camera angles while the NANO is being discussed.

Online orders are now being accepted at http://www.goode.com/wsNANO.html

Goode Skis Moves All Snow Ski Production to Ogden Plant


OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – If you’re a skier, you’ll love this story. Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it’s moving its entire production line from China to Ogden. It’s expected to create roughly 100 jobs. It’s the first time a major ski manufacturer is making everything here in Utah.

The sound of custom built skis is something you’ll soon be hearing a lot more of in Ogden.

“We’re moving our snow ski production from China, here to Ogden, Utah, U.S.A.,” said Dave Goode, President of Goode Ski Technologies.

Monday, Goode Ski Technologies announced it will now begin making all its skis here in Utah.

“Here at the foot of the Wasatch, with neighboring skiing so close, it’s a tremendous opportunity for us,” said Goode.

Managers tell ABC 4 that means converting its Ogden prototype plant into full scale production, and quadrupling its workers.

“Over the next few months we’re going to be developing, bringing on 20 to 30 new jobs, and within the next couple years we believe that number will be close to 100 here,” Goode said.

Ogden’s Mayor believes those jobs will be a big spark to the economy.

“You do the math on the dollars that generates, and that’s millions of additional dollars flowing into the people of this community, so it’s a big deal,” said Matthew Godfrey, Ogden City Mayor.

It’s a big deal to Goode too. They said they want their exclusive carbon fiber skis made here in Utah to be best the world. It says so right on a sign the front door that reads “Beyond this door we build the best snow skis and water skis in the world.”

“Every day we walk in this building we want everyone to know, and remind all of ourselves, we have an obligation to build not just good skis or great skis, but the very best skis in the world,” said Kirk Langford, Vice President, Goode Ski Technologies.

And here’s how you know you got a ski made right here in Utah, each one comes with a sticker that says custom handmade in Ogden Utah. Goode expects to be making them here in Utah for a long time to come.

ABC 4 is told Goode skis plans to start hiring right away. You can see the skis made in Ogden at stores this fall.