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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.

From GOODE to Great? – from The Ski Show Daily


SIA SHOW, DENVER, CO – Kirk Langford will look you in the eye and say “these are the best skis I’ve ever been on.”

Langford, who spent about three decades as a Marker and Nordica exec, joined up with David Goode a year go and got right to work in Goode’s Ogden, Utah, factory. Besides producing 27 new models of the composite pole that put Goode on the ski map, Langford led a ski renaissance that has 20 new Goode skis (encompassing seven shapes and molds) gracing the walls of their booth here at the Show.

Working in tandem with Goode, Langford says he soon realized that carbon fiber opens a new realm of possibilities as the perfect high-performance material for ski construction. After all, would you be using a tennis racquet or a golf club shaft that isn’t made of carbon fiber?

The team developed a simple rocker glossary: slight, rising and strong, along with traditional camber. With waist widths ranging from 74mm up to a hefty 128mm, key models include the Beyond (82mm), Impact (88mm), and the Fire (98mm).

A traditional woodmetal- laminate kind of guy, Langford admits he’s even starting to convert to fatter skis like the strong-rockered 126mm-waisted Rahu. The Goode catalogue includes a host of women’s specific models—carbon is ideal for a female’s needs—and even randonee and backcountry.

“I’m skiing better than I ever have,” says Langford of his conversion to carbon fiber—and the opportunity to test skis with company colleagues just a halfhour drive away at Snowbasin. He says working with David Goode, who has an impressive engineering background, revolutionized ski poles and then went on to become a legend for his water ski designs, is a good fit.

- by Andy Bigford, Ski Show Daily

It is “Official”! Regina’s World Record Approved.

It is “Official”!

Regina Jaquess’s October 23, 2010 Pending World Record of 1-1/4 buoys @ 41 off (10.25m) has been approved by the IWWF.

In less than 2 weeks, the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation approved Regina’s record, therefore removing the “Pending Status”, which now makes Regina the sole holder of the Official Women’s Slalom World Record.

You can click this link to watch the YouTube video of her runs – http://bit.ly/c5D7he

Regina Jaquess Sets 2 New Pending Women’s World Slalom Records

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Regina Jaquess (USA) set two pending Women’s World Slalom Records on Saturday and Sunday at the 2010 Red Bar Belgian Cup at Cory Pickos’s Shortline Lakes in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  Saturday, Regina skied 1-1/4 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). During the Sunday round, Jaquess scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off (10.25m). 

“It feels just awesome! That was an incredible weekend. Priceless!”, said Regina. 

Regina’s records are “Pending” approval from the IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) Technical Committee. If and when approved, Regina will become the sole owner of the women’s world slalom record.

The current record of 1 buoy @ 41 feet off (10.25m) was originally set by Kristi Overton-Johnson in September, 1996 on her GOODE 9100. Kristi held that record by herself until Australia’s Karina Nowlan tied it 12 years later, in September, 2008 while riding her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell 4 Boots.  Regina then tied that World Record in July, 2009, while riding her GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.  The three-way tie remained until this weekend. 

“Regina is just an amazing athlete and competitor”, said Dave Goode. “She has been knocking on the door since July of 2009 when she first tied the record. She has tied the record several times since and most recently during the finals of the Diablo Shores Pro-Am. In August of this year, Regina’s Overall World Record was approved, too!”, continues Goode. “Regina had told me that she had run 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in practice just a few days before. It was just a matter of time before she broke that 14 year-old record!”, concludes Goode.

 Regina Jaquess skied behind a 2011 Malibu Response LXI with world-class driver, Chad Scott, behind the wheel. Chad had driven Chris Parrish to the Men’s World Record (2@43’ off (9.75m)) in July, 2010.

Regina skis on a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.