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Team GOODE skiers take multiple Moomba podiums

New Team GOODE member Makayla Haw riding her GOODE NANO-"twist" on the way to a third-consecutive Moomba girls' slalom title.

Team GOODE jumped out to a great start to the 2012 season by winning podium spots in four slalom events this weekend at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia,.

In Men’s slalom, Italy’s Carlo Allais scored 4 buoys at 39-1/2 off to finish second, one of the best finishes of his professional career. Javier Julio finished 10th while Nick Parsons and Adam Sedlmajer finished 13th and 14th, respectively.

Team GOODE skiers earned two of the top-four spots in Women’s slalom as Regina Jaquess and Karen Truelove tied for third with 3 buoys at 38 feet off, with Regina being awarded the tie breaker due to a higher semi-final round score. In an encore to her third-consecutive Moomba girls slalom championship, new Team GOODE member Makayla Haw finished 11th in the Women’s event.

And in the first ever Moomba Big Dawg, Team GOODE skiers Chad Scott and Jay Leach comprised half of the final four, with Chad taking second and Jay fourth.

For final Moomba results, visit www.moombamasters.com.au.

Next up for Team GOODE, the 53rd Masters Water Ski Tournament, May 25-27, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga.

Q&A with March 2012 WATERSKI cover boy Nick Parsons

With Team GOODE’s Nick Parsons ripping it up on this month’s cover of WaterSki Magazine — see a sneak peak of the issue here — and the season-starting Moomba Masters a little over a month away, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the world’s No. 5 ranked skier.

First, congrats on being on the cover of WATERSKI for the second time in your career.  How does it feel?

Nick Parsons:  It feels pretty good. You don’t get too many covers in your life.

What have you been up to this off season?

NP:  I’ve been busy with a couple of my hobbies here in Utah.  I’ve been doing a lot of skate skiing and I ski in an amateur alpine racing league a couple nights a week in Park City.  My father owns a small retail bakery so I’ve been helping him with that too.

When was last time you were on the water?

NP:  I went down to Florida for Thanksgiving and stayed and skied couple weeks after that, so it’s been more than a month.

How will you get ready for the upcoming season?

NP:  I’ve got Moomba coming up so I’ll be going down to Phoenix and maybe Southern California.  Then I’ll head up to Sacramento for some training with Marcus Brown.  It’s good to ski against someone. Then we’ll be off to Australia.

With three straight years in the top 5 on the IWWF elite rankings list you’ve established yourself as among the very best skiers in the world.  What are you working on that will hopefully help you nail that top spot?

NP:  Staying in the top five is tough but getting that extra one or two percent to get into the No. 1 or 2 spots is really tough.  To me the difference is the mental aspect of having confidence in your equipment.  When you have the right equipment that works for your style, you get confidence from that.  I look to the snow skiing world cup too.  The top guys aren’t 20 to 25, they’re 30 to 35.  They’ve got that experience to know what works best for them.

Is there any one tournament that you’re really focused on this year?

NP:  I took second at the Masters in 2010, but other than that I’ve struggled at that tournament and I’ve never gone into it with a lot of confidence.  I think I’m learning how to do that now and I really want to do well there.  It’s a really cool experience to ski there and it would be an even cooler experience to win it.

Any goals for 2012?

NP:  My personal best has been 3 buoys at 41-feet off for at least five years, so this year I’d like to make it over to that four ball.

Thanks Nick.

NP:  Sure thing.

Karina Nowlan and Will Asher Win the 50th Masters

PINE MOUNTIAN, GA – Karina Nowlan (AUS) won the women’s slalom title at the 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® today. Karina Nowlan ran 3 buoys at 38′ off in extemely difficult lake and weather conditions.  Will Asher (GBR) won the men’s slalom title by running 2 buoys at 41′ off.

“Karina is a true champion!”, said Dave Goode. “She was nursing a sore shoulder for the past week and she not only skied through the pain, but through some to real difficult weather conditions, too!”, Goode continues. “Karina combines all of the elements of a champion; she has great technique, she is in top physical condition, she is super-tough mentally and we work closely with her to make sure her equipment is perfect. I know Karina is real happy with this victory.”, Goode concludes.

For the first time, both Co-World Record Holders, Krisit Overton-Johnson and Karina Nowlan found themselves in competition. Kristi set the Women’s World Record 12 years ago on her GOODE 9100. Karina Nowlan tied the record of 1 buoy at 41′off last September on her GOODE 9800SL and PowerShell boots. Karina currently uses a 64.25″ GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.

The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.

The 50th Masters Get Underway – Large GOODE Skis Field

PINE MOUNTIAN, GA – The 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® began today. The Masters is known throughout the world as the most prestigious watersports tournament. The event began in 1959 at Callaway Gardens and is held annually during the Memorial Day weekend.

You can see the MASTERS Live starting at 8:00am EDT Saturday at: masterslive.net

Today, Caroline Hensley (USA) won the Jr. Women’s semi-finals at the 2009 Junior Masters by running 1 buoy at 38′off. Ambre Franc (FRA) was second by running 1.5 buoys at 35′ off. The Jr. Women’s finals will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

“Thank you for the best ski (9900SL) and boots (PowerShell 5) ever!”, said an excited and exhausted Ambre Franc to Dave Goode as he helped her onto the dock. “I just love them. It is very difficult conditions here.”, Ambre continued. “It was very rolly and windy. I am happy to advance to the finals.”, Franc concluded.

GOODE Ski Technologies has the largest field of entered slalom skiers at the 50th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament®.

Skiers include Rhoni Barton Bischoff (USA), World Record Co-Holder, Kristi Overton Johnson (USA), World Champion, Nicole Arthur (GBR), current Masters Champion, Regina Jaquess (USA), Clementine Lucine (FRA), Karen Truelove (USA), World Record Co-Holder, Karina Nowlan (AUS), World Champion, Thomas Degasperi (ITA) and US National Champion, Nick Parsons (USA).

GOODE wishes all skiers a great Masters Tournament!

GOODE will be on-site to support its athletes and to provide tournament updates.

Click here for the MASTERS Schedule…..