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Tournament Season Concludes for Many Skiers

Covington, LA – Last weekend marked the end of the tournament season for many skiers. Dave and Dawn Goode traveled to Ski Ranch, located in Covington, LA, to compete and watch some of the World’s best skiers.

 Top weekend scores include GOODE Team members, Chris Parrish (GOODE 9900SL), running ½ buoy at 43’ off/ 9.75m behind the new Correct Craft Ski Nautique 200, just 1 buoy from his World Record of 1-1/2 buoys at 43’ off/9.75m; Thomas Degasperi (GOODE 9900SL-MID) and Nick Parson GOODE 9900SL-MID) running 3 buoys @ 41’ off/10.25m in several rounds; Co-World Record Holder, Regina Jaquess (GOODE 9900SL), running ½ buoy at 41’off/10.25m, just ½ buoy off of her World Record of 1 buoy @ 41’off/10.25m; Co-World Record Holder, Karina Nowlan (GOODE 9900SL) running 5 buoys @ 39-1/2’ off/10.75m; Chad Scott (GOODE 9900SL-MID) running 1 buoy @ 41’off/10.25m and Steve Raphael (GOODE 9900SL-WIDE RIDE) tying the Men’s 6 National Record of 2 buoys @ 39-1/2’ off/10.75m.


Skiers circled around Dave Goode after he received an ankle fracture in the first round of Sunday’s event.

“It was 41 degrees Fahrenheit at 7:30 am when the tournament started.”, said Dave Goode. “I skied about 9:00 am and it was still very cold. I was wearing a wool hat while skiing to help keep from getting an ‘ice-cream headache’. I did not get a good start at 38’ off and came into 2 buoy narrow and ran right over it. The buoy sent my ski airborne for a few feet and then the ski bit as it hit the water in a series – 3 times; almost like skipping. My Single Boot RTP PowerShell binding did not release as all of the forces were a downward force (like jumping off of a second story balcony). There is currently not a boot system designed that will allow you to release through the bottom of the ski.”, Goode continues.

 “In 1975, my left ankle became partially fused after 3 surgeries to try to repair it from a snow skiing incident. Since then, I have broken it twice and sprained it once in rubber boots by hitting buoys water skiing. Enough is enough!”, Goode continues.

 “I find it ironic, that with the development of the GOODE PowerBuoys, we had already identified the dangers of hitting a traditional air-inflated buoy and have developed several prototypes of safer buoys. I personally know many skiers who have broken their ankles in a similar fashion. On GOODE Ski Lake, I keep the buoys very low in the water for practice to help prevent such an accident. However, for tournaments, the buoys must meet AWSA specs, so up they go.”, Goode continues.

 “I told Dawn, ‘At age 54, I am too old to have this happen, again. I am committed to find or develop a safer buoy and I will NEVER ski around another traditional air-inflated buoy again, in my life.’”, Goode said.

“I just finished the best tournament season of my life with an unfortunate ending.  I’ll have several months of rehab and then, hopefully, my life-long “glass” ankle will give me a few more years of water ski enjoyment.”, concludes Goode.

Dave Goode is encouraging anyone with ideas on how to make a safer water ski buoy to contact him directly at dave@goode.com.

You are also encouraged to complete the following on-line survey of your experiences with water ski related injuries and, more specifically, water ski buoy related injuries. Click Here to take survey

Chris Parrish’s Video of his 2nd World Record from the “before-unseen” Offical’s Boat Camera

OGDEN, UT – Chris Parrish joined Team GOODE on September 4, 2009. He tied the Men’s World Slalom Record of 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off / 19.75 m line length on September 5th and then again on September 6th at Ski Ranch, in Covington, LA. 

In this Video, Chris describes his feelings about joining Team GOODE and his impressions of his new GOODE 9900SL Water Ski. The video also shows, until now, the “before-unseen” Official’s Boat Camera from his September 6, 2009 World Record run.

During Chris’s interview section of the video, Dave Goode’s GOODE Ski Lake is featured, along with the new GOODE PowerBuoy.

GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, Utah, USA, and is the World Leader in the manufacture of CARBON Fiber Water Skis, Snow Skis and Ski Poles. GOODE Water Skis hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records. For more information, visit www.goode.com.

GOODE Atheletes Compete at the USA XTERRA Championships

OGDEN, UT - The USA XTERRA Championships took place on September 26, 2009 in the beautiful setting of Snowbasin Ski Resort, located near Ogden, Utah.  Nicolas “Nico” Lebrun chased down the defending champ Conrad Stoltz during the last quarter of the run while Melanie McQuaid held off a hard-charging Shonny Vanlandingham to capture the men’s and women’s XTERRA USA Championship titles on an absolutely epic day in Northern Utah’s Wasatch Range.

GOODE Sponsored atheletes Josiah Middaugh and Brian Smith finish 3rd and 9th respectively.

GOODE Skis Sweep All Divisions at Diablo Pro-Am

BRENTWOOD, CA – Skiers riding on GOODE Skis made a clean swept all of the divisions. Chris Parrish (USA) defeated Will Asher (GBR) in the Open Men’s Division by running 3-1/4 buoys @ 41′ off.

Karen Truelove (USA) won the Open Women’s Division by running 3 buoys @ 39-1/2′ off to defeat fellow GOODE Team member, Regina Jaquess (USA).

Chad Scott (USA) won the Master Men’s Division by running 2 buoys @ 39-1/2′ off and beating fellow GOODE Team Member, Dave Miller (CAN).

Danny Anderson (CAN) won the Amateur Division on a 13 year old GOODE 9100.

GOODE Skiers Ben Favret and Marc Shaw, 1st and 2nd in Big DAWG Finals

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Ben Favret (Windermere, FL) won the 2009 O’Brien Big Dawg Slalom Series Night Finals Championship, presented by Nautiques, for the second consecutive year. He won on his GOODE 9900SL Friday night, with the course lighted with GOODE PowerBuoys, at Okeeheelee Park.  Marc Shaw (Orlando, FL) finished in 2nd place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots. Thierry Malhomme and Scott Larson were 3rd and 4th and Chad Scott finished in 5th place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.

50 of the top 34mph/55kph skiers in the world skied twice on Thursday during the two qualifying rounds. The first round of the “Sweet-Sixteen” then competed head-to-head in daylight on the North/South Lake.  The competition then moved to the East/West Lake, where GOODE had prepared a special treat for the skiers and the spectators for the night finals that would determine the eventual “Big DAWG”.

The entire water ski course was lit with the GOODE PowerBuoy System. GOODE PowerBuoys have a 7.5 watt Xenon Bulb in the center of the buoy which is powered by an underwater battery pack that provides over 3 hours of illumination. The GOODE PowerBuoy was developed by Mens 3 skier, Jeff Milford (Draper, UT), and GOODE Ski Technologies.
“It was a great night for water skiing!”, said Dave Goode, President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies (Ogden, UT). “The Big DAWG Finals were a great venue to debut the new GOODE PowerBuoy System. It was also nice to see the GOODE 9900SL take 1st, 2nd and 5th place in such a competitive field!”, continues Goode. “The entire night finals event took a lot of coordination by GOODE, the Big DAWG staff, the organizing club and the officials, but it will certainly set a new standard for spectator appeal.  It looked as if there were over a thousand spectators on site and an estimated 10,000 fans were viewing on-line during the live webcast.”, continues Goode.  “The Big DAWG Night finals, lit by GOODE PowerBuoys, appeared to be a tremondous success and I am sure there will be many more night events in the future.”, concludes Goode.

You can learn more about the GOODE 9900SL and GOODE PowerShell Boots by visiting www.goode.com . For more information about the GOODE PowerBuoy System, you can email GOODE at goode@goode.com.

BIG DAWG Finals – A Large Field of GOODE Skiers

With the two Big DAWG qualifying events complete, the stage is set for the finals,  to be held August 13-14, 2009, during the 67th GOODE Water Ski National Championships held at Okeeheelee Park, in West Palm Beach, FL.

Skiers could get automatic placement  into the Big DAWG Finals based on making the “Sweet-Sixteen” at one of the two qualifying events. The skiers that made the finals this way were; Thierry Malhomme, Scott Greenwood, Chad Scott, Harold Hintringer, Jay Leach, Todd Johnson, Ben Favret, Bruce Dodd, Greg Badal, Mike Baldwin, Jeff Danos, Scot Jones, Chet Raley, Mike Dehlinger, Marc Shaw, Scott Tynan, Kyle Tate, Steve Ware, Kim Contos, Darren Janzig, Jay Leach and Kreg Korinek.

The remaining field of skiers was selected as follows: the first 50 percent based on best single score, and the second 50 percent based on best cumulative scores at any of the two qualifiers.  SEE FINALS SKIERS HERE.

The preliminary rounds for the series championship will be on Thursday, August 13 on the North-South Slalom Lake. The 8-skier head-to-head finals will be held under the lights on Friday, August 14. The final 8 head-to-head can be seen via a live Webcast.

About 50% of the  Big DAWG Finalsists will be using GOODE Skis;  more than any other brand of water skis. David Miller (CAN) had the highest score in the qualifying events of 4 buoys @ 41′ off and uses a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 Boots.

Ogden City Mayor Honors Karina Nowlan and Dave Miller

OGDEN, UT – Ogden City’s Mayor, Matthew Godfrey, honored Dave Miller and Karina Nowlan for their achievements by proclaiming a day named in each of their honor.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 was named, “Dave Miller Day” in Ogden. Wednesday, June 17, 2009, was named “Karina Nowlan Day” in Ogden.

“I am very proud of your accomplishments!”, said Mayor Godfrey. “We are glad
that you have come from your home countries, Canada and Australia, to visit us
here in Ogden.”, continued Mayor Godfrey. “Whereas, you compete on water skis
and water ski bindings made right here in Ogden, by GOODE Ski Technologies, I do
hereby proclaim the next two days named after you!

Congratulations!”, Mayor
Godfrey concluded.

GOODE Ski Technologies relocated its corporate headquarters to Ogden, UT in 2004.

Karina Nowlan tied the women’s slalom World Record in September, 2008. Dave Miller set a pending 34.2mph/55k slalom World Record earlier this month. Both Karina and Dave are sponsored by GOODE Ski Technologies and ski on a GOODE 9900SL with PowerShell Boots.

Dave Miller Wins Big Dawg #1, Sets Pending World Record

COVINGTON, LA – Dave Miller (CAN) won the Big Dawg Qualifier #1 on June 14th, which was held at beautiful Ski Ranch. In the finals, on his way to victory, Dave set a new pending Canadian and World Record by running 4 buoys at 41′ off/10.25m at 34.2mph/55k.

“I could have run that pass.”, said Dave Miller. “I was so wide and early at 3 buoy, I really think that I could have run the whole thing!”, Miller continued. “My firm flexing GOODE 9900SL really helped me in the warm/soft water to keep the ski moving at the end of the turn. I want to thank Dave Goode for building a great ski for me.”, Miller concludes. 

Dave rode a GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell 5 boots during his record setting runs.

Click on the above YouTube link to see a video of Dave’s record setting run. At the end of the video are some Raw Video Outtakes for more runs and Big Dawg event video clips.

Family wins with GOODE Skis

Congratulations to the Bradstreet Family, from Australia, who sent the following email and photos to Dave Goode.

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know about some fantastic results achieved by my family riding GOODE skis.

My 17 year old daughter, Alyce and her 16 year old brother Tim are 3 event skiers and my husband James is a single event skier. Recently, at our NSW state titles, Alyce, skiing in U/17 girls, won all of her events and slalomed into the 12m line on both rounds. Tim opted to ski in the Open Men’s division and won all three disciplines. The slalom was nail-biting stuff with the scores being tied for first place (2 @ 11m), a run-off was held. Tim backed up his previous rounds with a 2 1/2 @ 11m to win gold. James placed second in the O/45 men’s slalom.

The Nationals were held the following week and Alyce & Tim skied U/17 division. They both won all events and are both U/17 National champions. Tim equaled the Australian U/17 slalom and jump records and broke the U/17 and U/21 overall records. James again placed 2nd in the O/45 men’s division.

Alyce rides a GOODE 9800 SL Maika’i, Tim rides the GOODE 9600 (185amp), and James the GOODe 9600 (175amp).

I have attached some photos from the competition.

Kind regards,


GOODE to Support BIG DAWG Series

OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies announced today that it will be supporting the 2009 O’Brien BIG DAWG Series, presented by Ski Nautique, with a ‘GOODE Bucks Prize Package Contingency Program’ for GOODE skiers.

GOODE will be awarding $2,000.00 worth of ‘GOODE Bucks’ for first place, $1,000.00 for second place and $500.00 for third place at the BIG DAWG finals, which will be held in West Palm Beach, FL, August 13-14, 2009. To qualify for this program, skiers need to compete in the BIG DAWG events with a GOODE ski, GOODE PowerShell boot system or a GOODE PowerVest system. ‘GOODE Bucks’ can be used to buy products from GOODE (goode.com), such as CARBON Fiber water skis, snow skis, ski poles and much more.

“We are happy to announce this program.”, said Dave Goode. “We have been working with Greg Davis for a way that we could be involved with the BIG DAWG Series this year. Greg suggested this type of format as a good option as he explained that it is done quite regularly in other sports, such as motorcylce racing. Eagle Sports has a similar program in place already for the 2009 BIG DAWG Series.”, Goode continues. “The level of competition in the BIG DAWG Series is really high and we want to reward the top skiers for all of their efforts with some “DAWG FOOD”. GOODE skiers have won 2 of the past 3 BIG DAWG championships and we are looking forward to paying out this year!”, Goode concludes.

The two BIG DAWG qualifying tournaments will take place in Louisiana on June 13-14 and in Michigan on July 11-12. Each qualifying event will pit 50 skiers in head-to-head competition, all vying for cash and other prizes exceeding $20,000.00 and a chance to advance to the finals. The finals will be held in conjunction with the prestigious 2009 GOODE Water Ski National Championships.

The ‘head-to-head’ finals will be webcast live under the lights from Okeeheelee Park allowing a large number of ski enthusiasts worldwide to view this unique event.