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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.

Larkin Wins 2010 Moomba Men’s Slalom – Chris Parrish 2nd, Nick Parsons 3rd

MELBOURNE, AUS – Aaron Larkin (NZL) won the men’s slalom event at the 2010 Moomba Masters today.

Larkin and current World Record Holder, Chris Parrish, tied with 2.5 buoys at 38′ off, after a reride was given to Larkin. Larkin won the run-off. Nick Parsons was 3rd place and ran 1.5 buoys at 38′off.

After the previous day’s rain and hail storms, water conditions were very difficult as many top skiers did not run the 35′off/12m line length.

Nick Parsons said, “The conditions were very challenging today. The fast moving current and the high water from the storms made the Yarra River’s waters very rough.”  “There was also lots of drama over the reride given to Aaron and the reride not given to April.”, continued Parsons. “My GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots skied great in these less than ideal conditions. I’d like to thank the sponsors of Moomba for hosting another great event.”

GOODE Skis are made in Ogden, Utah and are made of PURE Carbon Fiber.


MELBOURNE, AUS – Cathryn Humphrey (AUS) won the women’s slalom event at the 2010 Moomba Masters today beating World Record Holder, Karina Nowlan (AUS), who finished 2nd place, and current World Cup Champion, Karen Truelove (USA), who finished 3rd.
The Yarra River was swollen from the previous day’s hail storms and proved to be highly challenging to all of the skiers. Cathryn was the first skier off of the dock and scored 2 buoys @ 35′off/12m. Karina decided to start at the 32′off/13m line length and scored 1 buoy @ 35′off/12m.
GOODE Skis finished 1-2-3. GOODE PowerShell Boots finished 1-2.

GOODE & OGC Sign Distribution Agreement

OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies of Ogden, Utah and Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC) have concluded an agreement making OGC the exclusive Canadian distributor for GOODE snow products.
OGC will immediately begin taking orders for the 2010-2011 snow season.
GOODE is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of CARBON Composite Ski Poles, Snow and water skis. In 1990, Founder and President Dave Goode introduced the world’s first patented carbon composite ski pole. GOODE ski poles are now recognized throughout the ski world for their strength, light weight, aerodynamic and shock absorbent properties.
OGC is a leading distributor of high-quality cycling, snow and outdoor products and is the exclusive distributor of Giro snow and cycling products, as well as Camelbak, in Canada. They also share distribution of Thule and SportRack products with Thule Canada.
”We’ve built dominant market share in the U.S.A. over the past few years and now we’ve found the right partner to help us fully develop the Canadian market,” said Dave Goode.
”We work only with category-leading brands,” said Rob White, OGC’s Vice-President, Sales. ”GOODE is definitely one of those and, together with our Giro helmets, goggles and glasses, Camelbak hydration, and Thule – SportRack products,gives us a very powerful snow products program for 2010-2011.”
For more information, please contact:
Dave Goode
GOODE Ski Technologies
2450 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT  84401  USA
Rob White
Outdoor Gear Canada
Outdoor Gear Canada
phone – 705 444 0079
fax – 705 444 2339

GOODE and PrimaLoft Ink Deal

ALBANY, NY – GOODE Ski Technologies, the worldwide leader in carbon composite ski poles, snow skis and water skis, has selected PrimaLoft® – Insulation Technology™ as the exclusive insulation in its new GOODE-TEK™ glove line that was launched at the SIA Snow Show in Denver last month. 
GOODE-TEK™ gloves feature a patented InterLoc™ System, which is designed to be compatible with GOODE’s new ski pole grip.  All ten styles, designed for both men and women, are made with a new ultra pre-curved shape for superior pole handling.  The gloves and mittens are made with the finest materials to include drum dyed leathers, a GOODE-TEK™ waterproof breathable membrane, PrimaLoft insulation, and moisture wicking liners.
“After studying the glove market extensively, we determined that there was an opportunity to take our high-end quality approach to skis and poles and apply it to this category,” said Henry Deutsch, designer of the GOODE-TEK™ glove line.  We wanted to offer our customers gloves and mittens that are consistent with our other products.”
PrimaLoft was developed by Albany International Corp. under contract to the U.S. military to mimic the properties of down, while maintaining the performance aspects of a synthetic.   It is a unique microfiber polyester insulation that is as warm and soft as down, in addition to being water repellent, extremely light weight and compressible.
“PrimaLoft has changed the ‘feel’ of gloves,” said Eileen Berner, PrimaLoft Sales and Marketing Director. “Gloves insulated with PrimaLoft provide a complete thermal and moisture management package and also offer improved dexterity and comfort.”
When asked why GOODE selected PrimaLoft, Deutsch commented, “If we are going to be the best, we want to use the best.”

The suggested retail price range of the GOODE-TEK™ line ranges from $280 for its battery- heated gloves and mittens to $90 for its powder and spring gloves.  The glove line will be available at specialty ski and outdoor retailers nationwide this fall.
About GOODE Ski Technologies
Former U.S. Ski Team member, Dave GOODE, founded GOODE Ski Technologies in 1975.  During the first fifteen years, the then Michigan-based company manufactured and marketed a full line of ski accessories.  In 1990, GOODE introduced the world’s first patented CARBON Composite Pencil ski pole.  In 1994, based on the success of its composite ski poles, the company applied the same technology to the manufacturing of water skis.  In 1995, GOODE prototyped and built the snow ski industry’s first Carbon Fiber ski.  In 2001, GOODE expanded its factory and purchased the production assets of Volant Skis.  Today, GOODE produces a full line of carbon fiber snow skis.  In 2005, GOODE relocated it offices to Ogden, Utah to be closer to world-class snow and water skiing.  For more information, please visit www.GOODE.com.
About PrimaLoft®
PrimaLoft® is a registered trademark of Albany International Corp. PrimaLoft insulation was originally developed for the US Army as a water-resistant synthetic alternative to down.  Today, PrimaLoft is regarded as a research and development leader in high performance insulations and yarns, which provide warmth and comfort from head to toe.  Its family of products are manufactured in the US, Europe and Asia.  The PrimaLoft brand is recognized globally and is used in leading outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear and military applications. For more information, please visit www.primaloft.com and www.primaloftyarn.com.

Kearney wins Olympic moguls, first USA Gold of the Games

WEST VANCOUVER, BC CANADA – Freestyle Moguls skier Hannah Kearney wins the first USA gold at the 2010 Olympics by scoring 26.63 points and beating Canadian Jennifer Heil by 0.94 points. 

Kearney used speed and perfect form through the turns to score points in the event, opting for lower-difficulty aerial tricks. Heil did a more difficult second jump, but ran a slower time.


Hannah was disappointed in her finish in the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy and worked really hard for her Gold Medal in Vancouver.


Kearney said this was her best gold medal win ever. “Unbelievably rewarding,” she said.


After a disappointing 22nd place in the 2006 Olympics, Kearney knew she had to prove herself in Vancouver. “It was redemption. I was so disappointed after my 2006 experience. I’ve had a good feeling about this all summer and I am so glad I could perform at the highest level.”, said Kearney.


Kearney was not intimidated by the near-flawless performance of Canadian Jenn Heil, who preceded her down the track. “It was motivating.  I heard the roar of the crowd from the Canadians, cheering on Jenn.  I heard her score, so I knew I was going to have to go for it.”, said Kearney.


Best race she’s ever run? “Certainly close to it,” she said. “And the best prize ever.”


Hannah won Olympic gold using GOODE Ski Poles. GOODE Ski Poles are made of Pure CARBON Fiber, making them up to six times stronger and lighter than traditional aluminum ski poles.


“I am very happy for Hannah!”, said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE. “She has worked very hard for this win.”


GOODE is the first company to totally integrate Aerospace CARBON Fiber Composite technology into ski poles. GOODE produces more composite ski poles than all other ski pole companies combined.


GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, Utah.


Dina Mishev Set a World Record on her GOODE Skis

OGDEN, UT – Dina Mishev (USA) has been awarded a Certificate from Guinness World Records LTD for skiing the most vertical uphill ever by a woman.

Dina achieved this feat on February 8, 2009 while competing in the Annual 24 Hours Of Sunlight event held at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Dina writes to Dave Goode, “Having just (finally) got the certificate from Guinness stating I did in fact set a World Record at Sunlight last year, I wanted to thank you again for the skis.

I don’t think I could have done it without them. Or, if I had, I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed the downhill nearly as much!

They really are fun to ski given their mini-ness. In fact, the dozen or so times I’ve been out so far this year (always skinning uphill of course), those are the skis I’ve been on. Even in back- country powder.

Actually, there are two reasons those are the only skis I’ve been out on this year. The first is that they do in fact ski much better than their size would indicate. The second is that my AT powder skis weigh no less than 43 pounds (give or take a few).

You went above and beyond helping me with skis for Sunlight. Thank you!”

Dina set her World Record on the 160cm GOODE Pure CARBON Fiber Randonee Race skis. GOODE is the only company in the World to build a Pure CARBON fiber snow ski.

GOODE is the worldwide leader in CARBON COMPOSITE Ski Poles, Snow Skis and Water Skis.

30 Years Ago!

In December 1979, I was on a race team that won the SKI Magazine’s SKI BUSINESS ski race in Vail, Colorado. The other team members were my father, Paul, and a very good friend that now lives in Salt Lake City, Rick Newton.
We decided to have a 30 year Reunion and re-take our photos. Each of us found our silver (yes, real silver) bowls that were engraved “SKI Magazine’s SKI BUSINESS Ski Race 1st Place Team”. (We each had lots of polishing to do!)”

In 1975, at age 19, I started Ski Accessories Company (SAC) and attended every SKI Magazine SKI BUSINESS Week for many years. I learned alot about the ski industry because of attending the seminars and events hosted by SKI Magazine. During the 1979 SKI BUSINESS Week I assembled a 3 man team which included my father, Paul, and a co-worker at the time, Rick Newton, to join me to compete in the ski race held at the end of the seminar. It was a relay race held in a dual slalom format. We competed for the fastest time against other teams with members such as Bobby Burns, Denny Hanson, and the like.
Recently, I ran across the original photo (top) taken in 1979 following our victory.  I called my father and Rick to see if they could find their trophies and let them know of my idea for a Reunion photo opportunity. After a bit of digging in attics, basements and closets, we each found our respective trophies. The trophies were all tarnished since they were made of REAL silver!  The shine came back after a little elbow grease and silver polish.

During the first fifteen years of business, the then Michigan-based Ski Accessories Company manufactured and marketed a full line of ski accessories.


In 1990, we introduced the world’s first patented CARBON Composite Pencil ski pole. GOODE Ski poles are now recognized around the world for their strength, lightweight, aerodynamics and shock absorbent properties. GOODE ski poles have a dominant market share in North America.


In 1994, based on the success of GOODE COMPOSITE ski poles, the company applied the same technology to the manufacturing of water skis. GOODE patented the water ski industry’s first Carbon Fiber water ski. GOODE Skis currently hold both the Men’s and Women’s World Records. Over the past 14 years, GOODE Skiers have also won more National Medals than all other ski companies combined.


In 1995, GOODE prototyped and built the snow ski industry’s first Carbon Fiber snow ski. In 2001, GOODE expanded its factory and purchased the production assets of Volant Skis. Today, GOODE produces a full line of carbon fiber snow skis.


In 2005, GOODE relocated it offices to Ogden, Utah to be closer to world-class snow and water skiing.  GOODE is the worldwide leader in CARBON COMPOSITE Ski Poles, Snow Skis and Water Skis.


How time flies!





Dave Goode



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.

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