Goode skiers swept the girls slalom podium and nearly did the same in boys at yesterday’s Junior World Water Ski Championships in Mulwala, Australia.
Samantha Dumala led the Goode/USA sweep by winning the world title as Erika Lang finished second and Kara MacIntyre third. Samantha and Erika tied in the final round with 1 buoy at 38-feet off, but Samantha come out on top in the runoff. Kara scored 4 buoys at 35-feet off to win the bronze.
In boys slalom, Goode skiers finished first and second as Yiannis Nathanail of Greece earned the title with 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off and Santiago Robledo of Colombia took second with 3 buoys at 38-feet off.
GOODE Skis today announced an addition to its world-record breaking NANO ONE lineup; a 66-inch length model.
The ski joins the previously released 65.25- and 66.75-inch models, offering skiers who may have found themselves in between those two sizes a perfect ski.
“Testing the original 65.25-inch NANO ONE showed us that a vast range of skier heights and weights could ski great on it. And we saw that immediately when it hit the market,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “Skiing on the 65.25-inch model, Bailey Austin won the Girls 2 U.S. national title, Regina Jaquess won every tournament she entered on it and set a new world record, Chad Scott won the Houston Big Dawg, Todd Ristorcelli won both Big Dawg Canada and the Big Dawg Finals, and at 217 pounds, Mike Munn earned the 4th qualifying spot at the 35+ World Championships. Skiers from 100 to 217 pounds had great success on the ski.”
From there, the continuous evolution of design and testing resulted in the 66.75-inch model that was released late last summer.
“It’s proven to be a great length for the larger skiers, but again, it retains the versatility that the NANO ONE line has become known for,” Dave commented. “Dave Miller ran 39-1/2-feet off on it and he weighs less than 160 pounds.”
Even with a ski that was as big of a hit as the NANO ONE, the GOODE team, as always, felt there was room for improvement. Extensive testing concluded that sizing a ski in between 65.25 and 66.75 inches would be ideal for skiers who weigh between 170 and 200 pounds.
“I’m at 180 pounds and the new 66-inch model is the best ski I have ever skied on,” said Dave.
As with most slalom ski product lines, there is some overlap in sizes that ultimately depends on skier preferences. But GOODE’s 30-day guarantee makes it easy for skiers to find the right size for them.
“If you buy one size, but after skiing on it feel that another size would be better, just ship it back to us within 30 days and we’ll get you on a different length,” said Dave. “Ultimately, we want people to be on the size and model that works best for them. That’s what the R and D process is all about.”
Recommended ski selection guide for the NANO ONE
65.25″ – up to 195 pounds
66″ – 165 to 220 pounds
66.75″ – 195 pounds and up
Jaquess, now a six-time recipient of USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year award, won women’s professional slalom titles in 2012 at the U.S. Masters, Malibu Open, Soaked Orlando and Diablo Shores Pro-Am. She set a new women’s world slalom record of 3 buoys at 41 feet off on June 17 at the Cedar Ridge Early Record in Canton, Miss.
She won gold medals in Elite women’s slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks at the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships, Sept. 12-15, at the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Her performances – including a Pan American tournament record 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in slalom – helped lead the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team to the overall team gold medal at the biennial event. Jaquess also won the women’s jumping title at the 2012 Rocketman Night Jump and placed third in women’s jumping at the U.S. Masters and Malibu Open.
USA Water Ski also named the U.S. Pan American Championships Water Ski Teams (Under 13, Under 17, Under 21, Elite, Over 35 and Over 45) its Team of the Year. GOODE skiers on the team included: Caroline Hensley (Elite), Erika Lang (Elite), Regina (Elite), Adam Pickos (Elite), Lauren Morgan (Under 21), Kara MacIntyre (Under 17), Nicholas Lang (Under 17), Quinn Haines (Under 17), Lori Krueger (35+), Brandy Nagle (35+), Marc Shaw (35+), and Connie Bergmark (45+).
Regina Jaquess’ fellow Women’s slalom competitors are probably happy the professional season is over, if only because that means she can’t win any more titles in 2012.
Regina scored 2-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off to win the Palembang, Indonesia, stop of the IWWF World Cup and earn her sixth title of the year, all since she starting skiing on the GOODE NANO ONE. Anais Amade rounded 2 buoys at 35-feet off to place second, while Karina Nowlan (1 buoy at 35-feet off) and April Coble (1/2 buoy at 35-feet off) took third and fourth, respectively.
Regina’s winning streak began with a course record and Masters title, and has included consecutive victories at the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open, Soaked Orlando, and Diablo Shores Pro Am.
In Men’s slalom, Team GOODE skiers took two of the top-four spots as Thomas Degasperi and Carlo Allais tied for third place with 3 buoys at 38-feet off. Will Asher was first with 5 buoys at 38-feet off, Chris Parrish was second (4 buoys at 38-feet off), Nate Smith fifth (2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off), and Joel Wing sixth (2 buoys at 38-feet off).
The finish was Thomas’ fifth top-five of the year, while Carlo wrapped up his best season ever by adding another impressive showing to his second-place finish at the Moomba Masters.
The world’s best water skiers will have one last chance to claim a podium in 2012 as the final professional tournament of the year, the Palembang IWWF World Cup stop, will take place Saturday and Sunday in Indonesia. Events include Men’s and Women’s slalom and jumping.
Team GOODE will be there in force, including the world’s No. 1 ranked Women’s slalom skier Regina Jaquess, the defending Men’s world slalom champion Thomas Degasperi, and perennial podium finishers Karen Truelove and Nick Parsons.
Regina will have the opportunity to put a capstone on one of the most dominating seasons of all time. In addition to upping her own world record to 3 buoys at 41-feet off last June, she and her NANO ONE claimed titles at the Masters, GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open, Soaked and Diablo Shores Pro Am.
Thomas has had a remarkably consistent year, with top four-finishes in each professional event he entered including at win at the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am.
The tournament (which is 12 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time) will be webcast at www.iwwf.tv. For more information, visit www.iwwfed.com.
As the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships got underway today at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., GOODE Skis publicly unveiled the NANO ONE, a revolutionary new ski that already has the sport talking about its record-breaking performances.
“I’ve never been so excited to get a ski into people’s hands,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE. “Throughout the design and testing phases this ski simply blew people away. We’ve never had a ski as good as this one.”
“I matched a personal best from 10 years ago and I know a bunch of people who’ve already PB’d on it,” continued Dave. “As more and more people are getting to ski on it, the feedback we’ve been getting is absolutely amazing.”
A key feature of the NANO ONE is a new shape – narrower than the mid and wider than traditional – that boasts an exceptionally large sweet spot. Designed to keep the ski moving through the turn, the NANO ONE offers skiers a phenomenal turning performance, with a tighter turning radius and a forgiving ride that is solid and smooth.
Complimenting the shape are new, deeper bevels that provide skiers with greater “connection” with the water, increasing both stability and edge-to-edge turning performance.
“The new shape and deeper bevels work together to create a ski that is super fast across the wakes but shuts down in the turn,” said Dave. “Skiers will be able to pull wider and longer and still make smooth, on-a-rail turns that build angle.”
Additional NANO ONE features include:
One size – 65.25 inches – that will fit the vast majority of skiers … Nick Parsons (6’5”, 205 lbs) and Regina Jaquess riding the same size NANO ONE™ at the 2012 Masters and Malibu Open.
The NANO ONE is constructed with nano carbon fiber, first pioneered by GOODE last year. Skis made of nano carbon fiber have higher strength-to-weight ratios and are lighter and stronger than skis built from traditional carbon.
By eliminating the top and bottom acrylic layers, the NANO ONE is a quarter pound lighter than previous GOODEs, highlighting the raw nano carbon fiber and the uniqueness of each hand-made ski.
Available in right, left, or neutral stances, each NANO ONE™ comes factory installed with newly designed brass inserts that are a fraction of the weight of those used by other manufacturers.
In limited, pre-release action the NANO ONE™ has already proven itself in the record books and on the podium. Regina rode it to a new Women’s world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off and a course record and title at the Masters. Chad Scott and Todd Ristorcelli each won Big Dawg events on the ski.
The world record and Big Dawg wins – in addition to several personal bests set by test skiers – actually presented GOODE with a problem: keeping the ski’s details quite before its release at the GOODE Nationals.
“As the amazing performances continued to roll in, it became harder and harder to keep things secret,” said Dave. “I can’t tell you how many times people came up to me at a tournament and said, ‘What was that ski and how do I get one?’ In the end we had to let a little bit of information out just to handle the demand for information.”