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Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess Win The Alizée Cup

EUROLAC, FRANCE – Team GOODE skiers, Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess, won the Alizée Cup yesterday.

Chris Parrish Writes:

Guys wow what a amazing amazing event .. Where do I start ? The ladies slalom final kicked things off with a good pace, I didn’t watch the first couple of skiers but I saw Nicole, Whitney, Anais and Regina all run 38 but nobody looked as tough and strong on her ski as Regina did !! Her 39 start to get to three was awesome !

1. Regina 2 1/2 @ 39
2. Nicole/ Anais 2 @ 39
4. Whitney 1 1/2 @ 39

The guys final started off with a bang quickly , TGas was first off the dock and ran 39 and got 1 at 41 but got his gates pulled, JB was next and ran 1/2 @ 41 and Rossi was right after and ran the same .. Sasha, Carlos, Fred all missed 39 and Asher had a good start but messed up pretty bad and couldn’t recover and missed 6 ball at 39.

I felt really good last night and really felt dialed from my first pass through 39 , I was so pumped when I won guys , I just made sure I didn’t overturn one ball and put myself in a runoff… Got the win !!

So let me back track a little bit and tell you what all went on last night lol , when we had the opening ceromonies , we had a stage with lights and a laser show and fireworks, well the fireworks were putting super high sparks that we had to cover up and run through the stage cause the ash was so bad , TGas got ash in his eye and ended up scratching it and having to see a doctor but he said it ended up being ok .. So that was kinda a wild opening for the comp !!

So after I won the Nautique 200 pulls up and Regina and I get in the boat and they tell me to get on the nose of the boat and Regina stand on the back of the boat as the boat slowly goes down the lake , they hand Regina 2 flares and light them , will Gilles (the lake owner) lights mine and hands it to me and he had it pointed at me and it fires and nails me right in the forehead and burning my head and some hair to go along with it!! I didn’t even care though and acted like it never hap.. I was to excited that I won!!

Thanks Dave for getting me on the best ski brand possible to have moments like these that I will never forget , you have no idea how much I appreciate it and how much it means to me …

Cheers

CP

1st – Chris Parrish – 1 @ 41′
2nd – Chris Rossi – 1/2 @ 41′
3rd – Jamie Beauchesne – 1/2 @41′
4th – Thomas Degasperi – 0 @ 41′
5th – Will Asher – 5 @ 39-1/2′

Both Chris Parrish and Regina Jaquess ski on the GOODE 9900SL pure CARBON Composite Water Ski.

An Email From A Satisfied Customer

A letter from a satisfied customer:

Hi Dave,

My name is Michael Kerzie and we have actually met at the 2007 or 2008 Nationals that were held in Bakersfield, CA. I have also had the pleasure of staying at Villa Buena Vida twice with Jim Kilsdonk as our host and looking forward to going back for a 3rd :-) I actually tried to call you twice today to send my appreciation to you in person, but being a business owner myself, I know how difficult it can be to get a hold of. I am a brand new course skier and tried the course for the first time in Costa Rica on my honeymoon 2 years ago in ’08… I was instantly hooked… This led to an immediate need to upgrade my equipment.

Last year it was a new boat and this year it was time for an upgrade from my Radar Anex. I tried the WIDE RIDE in Costa Rica last year and thought it was a great ski (and this was after over 70 passes and 6 days of skiing.. needless to say, I was completely skied out!). I just purchased a WIDE RIDE two weeks ago and took delivery of it last Thursday.

I can only tell you this…. My PB before this weekend was 4@34mph- 15off…. on my first set on the ski I ran 3@36mph and ran 34mph every time the pass came up. My second set, 5 @36mph- 15off. (and I ran this 3 times) Being 1 ball away from cutting line is such an amazing feeling… I have never been so early at EVERY buoy in my life.

The WIDE RIDE is sooo fast and carries so much angle, I was literally waiting at every buoy. Not only is it fast, but it is extremely stable allowing me to get into a great offside pull position (Which I have had problems with).. with all of these great attributes you would think there is a give and take somewhere… but not with the GOODE WIDE RIDE, the ski turns on a dime.

I am so impressed with my new ski… People that I ski with on a regular basis could not believe what they were seeing… it made several people seriously consider buying a GOODE !!!

All I can say is THANK YOU!!!

Michael Kerzie

Global Invitational Webcast – Women’s Finals

Click to watch the Webcast of the Women’s Finals at the Global Invitational – June 26, 2010. The GOODE BubbleBuoy with the GOODE PowerBuoy option is featured. Karina Nowlan and Regina Jaquess compete on Team GOODE.

Team GOODE Performs Well At The BIG DAWG

 
KATY, TEXAS – Canadian Todd Johnson won the first stop of the 2010 Big Dawg Series which took place on June 26 & 27, 2010 at the Lakes of Katy, near Houston, Texas.
 
GOODE Skis had an impressive showing. Of the 45 Big Dawg skiers, 25 were skiing on GOODE. Nine of the Sweet Sixteen (in photo above) were riding GOODE. 6 of 8 in the round of eight were riding on GOODE and 3 of 4 were into the finals (1 WIDE RIDE, 1 MID RIDE and 1 Regular 9900SL).
 
Over 10% of the qualifying Big Dawg competitors and 25% of the finalists were wearing the GOODE PowerVest.
 
31 different skiers ran 38′ off during the preliminary rounds.  In total, 38′ Off (or 11.25m) was run a total of 68 times between the preliminary & head to head events.  39′ Off (10.75m) was run a total of 14 times (8 times in prelims & 6 times by 5 different skiers during the head to head). 
 
Bruce Dodd (first row, second from the left), who finished second overall, kept the TC busy with two performances (both 1.5 @ 41′ off) which will be submitted for Canadian National Records for the Mens 5 Division.
 
Jerry Goodson won the special Night Finals event. When the sun set on the Lakes of Katy, 8 Big Dawg skiers took to the water to compete head-to-head under the lights for a winner take-all prize pot.  All the night time skiers had a memorable time skiing in the lighted course in front of the crowd.  GOODE Ski Technologies supplied the PowerBuoy lighted course. The event was capped off with a fireworks display.
 
GOODE is a proud sponsor of The Big Dawg Slalom Series which consists of two qualifying events and a series championship. The series, now in its seventh season, is open to slalom skiers 35 years of age or older who have not placed in the top 10 in a professional tournament in the past three years. The championship includes two rounds of 34 mph record-capability slalom action followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head final.

Chris Parrish Sets a New Official World Record – 2 buoys @ 43′off

COVINGTON, LA – Chris Parrish set an Official Men’s Slalom World Record of 2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) in the first round of the Sunday, June 13, 2010 Ski Ranch tournament. This scores beats his previous record of 1-1/2 buoys @ 43’off (9.75m) that he originally set on August 28, 2005.

“Wow, unbelievable!” said an excited Chris Parrish. “I can’t believe it! I am stunned.” After gaining composure from the moment, he said, “The Ski Nautique 200, with its great pull and small flat wake, let my GOODE 9900SL take me to a new Personal Best and the World Record! Chad (Chad Scott, boat driver) was dialed in and in a zone! I still can’t believe it!”

When asked about the new GOODE BubbleBuoys that were being used at the tournament, Chris said, “It is such a comfort to know that if you hit a BubbleBuoy you have less of a chance of having an injury.”

“Chris has been knocking on the door ever since he switched to GOODE Skis,” said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “The weekend after he joined Team GOODE in September 2009, he tied his previous World Record twice in back to back days. And, just yesterday he tied his previous record twice, again, in the same day! His 39-1/2’ offs look like 32’ offs and his 41’ offs look like 35’ offs!” Goode continues. “This was the first World Record that I got to personally witness. In the mid 1990’s, I was not present to see Jeff Rodgers or Kristi Overton-Johnson set their World Records on GOODE 9100’s. I did, however, get to see Karina Nowlan on her GOODE 9800SL and Regina Jaquess on her GOODE 9900SL, each tie Kristi’s record. I then got
to see Chris on his GOODE 9900SL tie his own record four times.”

“Chris is such an impressive skier,” continues Goode. “With his 6’5” height, superb technique, timing, physical strength and mental toughness, Chris is able to mechanically add length to the rope. For his weight, he skis very light on the line, which allows him to keep his ski moving side to side and not load the boat. His pure Carbon Fiber GOODE 9900SL provided him great cross course speed and precise turns. Add the driving talent of world-class driver Chad Scott along with Claire and David DiPol’s fabulous site, Covington Ski Ranch, and what do you get?…… A New Men’s Slalom World Record! This is a day that Dawn and I will always remember!” concludes Goode.

GOODE Carbon Fiber Skis are built in Ogden, UT.

GOODE BubbleBuoy Announced!

COVINGTON, LA – The BubbleBuoy was announced on May 23, 2010 at the Ski Ranch 6 Round Record water ski tournament.

 
“The BubbleBuoy is a new water ski turn buoy that is designed to reduce the risk of injury when impacting a buoy during shortline competitive skiing,” said Dave Goode. ”Last October, I broke my left ankle when I hit 2 buoy at 38′ off. I spent the last 8 months healing and developing a buoy that would be safer than traditional, old-school, air inflated buoys,” Goode continues.
 
“Over my water skiing years, I have broken my ankle 3 times from buoy strikes. I also have personally spoken to 51 skiers who have broken their ankles last year alone due to contact with buoys!,” Goode states. ”The injury mechanism develops when a ski hits a traditionally air inflated buoy and it is sent into the air. When the ski impacts the water again, generally on your offside turn, the stored energy while airborne is concentrated to the water impact, which is like jumping off of a 2nd story balcony! No binding can be designed to release through the ski, we just need to reduce the possibility and height  of the ski going airborne. One hour after I broke my ankle last fall, I vowed never to ski around another traditionally air inflated buoy!”, Goode concludes.
 
Click Here to watch the video of the BubbleBuoy (created on an iPhone).
 
GOODE is now accepting orders for the BubbleBuoy. Contact GOODE at 1-801-621-2300 email goode@goode.com.
 
Notice: Please note that the BubbleBuoy is designed to reduce and not eliminate the possibility of injury. Water skiing is a dangerous sport and injury is still possible when hitting a BubbleBuoy.

Bryan Wickenhauser & Brian Smith Win 13th Annual Elk Mountain Grand Traverse


An Email from Bryan Wickenhauser:

Folks -

A quick THANK YOU to all our equipment supporters who make the gear that we race on.  Brian Smith & I over the weekend won the 13th Annual Elk Mountain Grand Traverse! 

Unfortunately due to some intense weather that rolled in the night of the race, the route was changed and we didn’t get to finish in Aspen.  The surrounding Elk Mountains due offer some great terrain and the organisers were able to scramble and salvage a great “plan B” course that had nearly 7000 ft of vertical gain/loss over nearly 35+ miles of racing, with a finish back at the base area of Crested Butte Resort.

The top five teams were all on lightweight AT gear!

Thanks for your support!

Bryan Wickenhauser & Brian Smith

Both Bryan and Brian won while using their GOODE Pure Carbon Fiber Randonee Race Skis. GOODE Skis are made in Ogden, Utah.

Kirk Langford Named Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Goode Ski Technologies

OGDEN, UTAH – Goode is pleased to announce that industry veteran Kirk Langford has accepted the position of Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Goode Ski Technologies.  Langford has strong, proven leadership experience in premium brand marketing, advertising, product management, sales, and executive management in the outdoor winter sports market.  He has extensive industry experience.  For the past three years he was Vice President of Sales for Nordica USA, where he helped strengthen and increase brand share, broaden product strength, and improve retailer relations.  Prior to that, Langford was Executive Vice President of Marker USA.  During his 19 year tenure at Marker his leadership was instrumental in helping Marker grow into a market leader.

In announcing the appointment, President and CEO Dave Goode said, “We are pleased and excited Kirk will be joining the Goode team.  Goode Ski Technologies is the leader in carbon innovation for snow skis, ski poles, water skis and water ski bindings.  We are planning to launch new and even bigger product innovations in the near future.  We’re confident that the knowledge, experience, professional dedication, and passion Kirk brings to this new position will help Goode grow our brand – through strong product innovation, improved distributor and retailer relationships, and by developing an even stronger worldwide consumer franchise for all our products.”

In commenting on his new position, Kirk Langford stated, “I look forward to working with Dave and Goode Ski Technologies.  Dave has proven to me that the strong consumer performance benefits related to innovative carbon product construction are unparalleled.  I’m impressed with the existing products and very excited about the tremendous possibilities the future holds for new consumer products designed with even more advanced engineering and carbon innovation.  I share Dave’s passion and mission – to build only the very best products out of the highest quality materials, to exceed consumer performance expectations, and to be an excellent worldwide business partner with our distributors and retailers.  I’m excited to bring my experience and energy to this new position and help contribute to Goode’s success, and to the success of our partners, and to all the consumers who ultimately use our products.” 

Founded by Dave Goode in 1975, Goode Ski Technologies, a privately held international company, located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, is a market leader in carbon innovation for snow skis, ski poles, water skis, and water ski bindings.  Goode is a leading supplier to the best athletes and specialty shops throughout the world.

GOODE Announces the all new 9900SL MID

OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies introduced today a new tournament-class water ski – the GOODE 9900SL MID.

Dimensionally, the MID fits right between the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and standard GOODE 9900SL. The MID creates fluid starts to each turn, like the standard 9900SL, and finishes each turn “clean”, like the WIDE RIDE.  The MID is a great choice for skiers who are undecided between the WIDE RIDE and standard 9900SL.

“The MID was first tested in the fall of 2009 on GOODE Ski Lake by 2009 World Cup Slalom Champion Nick Parsons (pictured to the right),” said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies, Ogden, UT. “Nick had only skied on the MID 3 sets before we flew to a 6 round Record Tournament at Ski Ranch, in Louisiana.  During that tournament, Nick ran his Personal Best (3 buoys @ 41′off/10.25m) three of the six rounds!” Goode continues. “The 9900SL MID is a mix of the standard 9900SL and the 9900SL WIDE RIDE. It is designed to take a skier’s performance to the next level and to a new Personal Best,” concludes Goode.

The 9900SL MID uses GOODE’s SL asymmetric features.  There are two models of skis in each length and flex, each designed for a specific skier, Right-Foot Forward or Left-Foot Forward. The 9900SL MID is made with a premium grade PURE Carbon Fiber construction. 

Each 9900SL MID ski compensates for the flex and torsional differences introduced by different skiing styles and virtually removes the idea of an “Off-Side” turn.

“My best three scores of 2009 were on the MID! Very fluid in the turn and a clean finish, too,” said Nick Parsons.

Dean Drozd said, “It carries out great in the pre-turn, supports my weight well through the turn and has a smooth finish. Very fast across the wakes. I have run more 38′offs on the MID than any other ski.”

“The GOODE 9900SL MID is the perfect combination between the standard 9900SL and the WIDE RIDE.  The MID creates excellent course width and maintains its speed in the turns,” said 2009 Diablo Shores Master Men’s Champion, Chad Scott.

The 9900SL MID can be ordered directly from GOODE by calling 1-888-GO-GOODE (888-464-6633) or by going on-line at www.goode.com.

GOODE Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Slalom Records.