With the release of a new junior ski, younger skiers can now use the same revolutionary Goode performance and technology that Regina Jaquess used to set the world record and that Todd Ristorcelli rode to the Big Dawg Championships title.
At 64 inches in length, the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp uses the same shape, materials and construction methods of the tournament tested, world-record breaking NANO ONE.
“The Junior Team Comp gives younger, lighter skiers the chance to take advantage of exactly what the NANO ONE gives bigger, older skiers,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of Goode Skis. “We don’t think that just because a skier is younger or lighter that they should have to ski on inferior technology. In fact, it’s more important to ski on the very best while they are learning and refining their technique. That’s why nothing has been compromised to make this ski. It’s a world-class ski, just a bit smaller.”
The NANO ONE Junior Team Comp is recommended for skiers weighing up to 150 pounds. It features a special graphic designating it as a junior ski and is available in five colors: the traditional NANO ONE black, red, pink, blue, and green.
The decision to launch a junior-specific ski was fueled by a string of successful junior results on Goode skis.
“We’ve had an amazing last few months, with multiple Junior worlds, Junior Masters and Junior Moomba titles all being won on our skis,” said Dave. “This got us excited back at the factory in Ogden and really got us thinking about how we could help younger skiers ski even better.”
Goode Skis has appointed Justin Campfield to the newly created position of Junior Team manager. Justin, who has helped lead Goode’s marketing efforts for the past year-and-a-half, has been tasked with developing and executing a soon-to-be-announced Junior Team program.
A long-time skier and former member of the Florida Southern College Water Ski Team, Justin competes in Mens 3 and coaches a number of youth sports teams in the Norwich, Vermont, area.
“I’m approaching this exciting new role with two goals in mind: help kids have fun and become better skiers while doing it,” said Justin, a father of three young children approaching skiing age. “From my own experiences growing up, I know what it is like to be absolutely consumed by water skiing as well as the work and commitment it takes to get better at it. It requires a ton of family and community support and along with the team at Goode I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”
Company founder and president Dave Goode says that Justin’s familiarity with Goode and his enjoyment of the sport makes him well suited for the role.
“He knows our products better than anyone, but more importantly he just loves skiing,” said Dave. “He brings a lot of passion and creativity to the table so I thought he’d be the perfect person to lead us in this new area.”
Justin’s appointment and the corresponding creation of the Junior Team, coupled with the launch of the NANO ONE Junior Team Comp, demonstrate Goode’s commitment to the junior ranks.
“We are really making junior skiers a much bigger part of what we do on a daily basis,” said Dave. “They deserve to ski on the best available ski technology and we are working hard to make that possible.”