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NANO takes water skiing world by storm, becomes GOODE’s surprise best seller

When the GOODE NANO hit the market last spring, Dave Goode expected it to be well received by the marketplace, but didn’t expect the quantity of sales to exceed the 9900 line that had been GOODE’s flagship product.

Boy, was he pleasantly surprised.

Not only did the NANO burst on the scene to quickly become GOODE’s top-selling ski, its success powered the company to its best year ever; quite an achievement considering the state of the economy.

“I thought our most popular ski was still going to be the 9960,” says Dave during a recent interview from GOODE’s headquarters in Ogden, Utah.  “Regina Jaquess and Chris Parrish had both just set world records on the 9900 and the 9960 was an improvement on that.  So it was really awesome to see skiers step up so quickly and make the NANO our number one selling ski.”

While the nano carbon fiber and resin used in the ski provides more stiffness and performance than traditional carbon, its higher material costs also leads to its higher price tag.

“I knew it was a great skiing ski,” says Dave, “and even though it was going to require more costly materials I wanted to build the best ski that I could, even if it meant it wouldn’t be our top unit seller.

“But it didn’t work out that way.  People wanted to get the best.  They understood what the advantages were and went in that direction.  It was a really cool.”

If the overwhelming sales success of the NANO was a surprise, the ski’s performance certainly wasn’t.  Early on in the testing process it was evident to Dave and other testers that the ski’s new materials and twist dual rocker combined to make a high performance slalom machine.

“I took it down to test at Imperial Lakes with Dave Miller and Paul Donatt,” recalls Dave.  “Dave Miller and I were on the dock when all of a sudden we heard whooping and hollering. Someone’s yelling ‘Paul just ran a super easy 38.’  So Dave says ‘give it to me,’ goes out and just loves it.  That’s when we knew we really had something.”

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“It’s the best ski I have ever been on,” says Dave Miller, winner of the 2010 Big Dawg Championships.  “The “twist” allows the ski to come through the turn on each side quicker and smoother allowing you to stay more open with less rotation.”

Meanwhile, 1,500 miles away in Covington, La., perennial Big Dawg power house Chad Scott caught wind of the new design and called Dave to ask him for a chance to try it.  Dave obliged and sent him the third NANO ever made.

“I ran a practice personal best the first day I skied on it,” says Chad.  “It is so easy to ski, it’s unreal.”

Chad liked the ski so much that he never sent it back, skiing on it for the rest of the 2011 season, winning the Texas Big Dawg and tying the Master Men’s U.S. National record with 3-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off in the process.

BIG WINS, BIG SCORES

Chad hasn’t been the only one to find tournament success on the ski, as it’s proven itself on the professional, elite and world stages.

Just two weekends ago Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons and Javier Julio rode the NANO to a 1-2-3 sweep of the Proa Nautique Mexico Open.

Kyle Tate rode it to win the Big Dawg 2011 Championships and earlier this year skiers on it swept the podium at the Peru Big Dawg with David Miller, Todd Kuykendall and John Shealy placing first, second and third, respectively.  In the junior ranks, Makayla Haw clinched the Junior Women’s slalom title at the Moomba Masters while riding the ski.

JAQUESS SETS WORLD RECORD ON NANO JUST MONTHS AFTER SKI’S INTRODUCTION

But the ski’s biggest performance took place last October when it joined its 9900 brethren in the record books with Regina Jaquess’ Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41-feet off.  Prior to setting the record, Regina and the ski had been on a tear, running 39-1/2-feet off all three rounds of a tournament in Santa Rosa Beach, running it again a week later in Okeeheelee and then finally breaking her own world record of 1-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off set on the 9900.

Shortly after setting the record, Regina complimented her NANO.

“It’s working awesome,” said Regina.  “It’s definitely a great ski.”

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While the NANO had a breakout 2011 and has gotten off to a good start in 2012, the man who designed and engineered it thinks that there is still much more to come.

“Like any technologically advanced product, there are early adopters who are very eager to try the latest and greatest,” says Dave.  “But a lot of skiers, the bulk of the market really, take more of a wait-and-see approach before they make their decision.  This ski has proven itself with big scores and big wins, so those wait-and-see skiers don’t need to wait any longer, especially as they see their friends and competitors on starting docks holding a NANO.  We are seeing more and more people buying NANOs, so we know there are going to be a lot of personal bests go down this year.”

Team GOODE’s T-Gas, Parsons and Javier sweep in Mexico

There must be something about GOODE skis and Latin American water.  A little over a month after GOODE skiers went 1-2-3 at the Peru Big Dawg, pro Team GOODE members Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons and Javier Julio swept the podium at the Proa Nautique Mexico Open.

T-Gas scored a half buoy at 41-feet off to earn his first professional title of the year, while Nick and Javier placed second and third with 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off and 4-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off, respectively.  Like the top three finishers at the Peru Big Dawg, all three rode the GOODE NANO-“twist” with PowerShell 5 boots.

The tournament was held at the Urban Wake Water Ski Complex in Querétaro, Mexico, and featured a field that included Brooks Wilson, Jason McClintock, Daniel Odvarko, and several of Latin America’s top skiers.

GOODE Skiers sweep Top 3 spots at Big Dawg Peru

(From left to right) Todd Kuykendall, Dave Miller and John Shealy on the podium at the Peru stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour

Skiers on the GOODE NANO-“twist” took the top three spots at the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour’s Latin America stop in Bajuma, Peru, as Dave Miller topped Todd Kuykendall in the head-to-head final round to take the title.

Dave ran 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to Todd’s 2-1/2 buoys at the same length to earn the win, while John Shealy scored 3-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off to finish third. Half of the Elite Eight rode the GOODE NANO-“twist.”

The six-stop tour continues June 30 to July 1 at The Lakes at Cypress Hills in Cypress, Texas.  For more information about the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour, visit www.NautiqueBigDawg.com.

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.

Team GOODE skiers top first rounds at Moomba

Team GOODE skiers enjoyed an outstanding day No. 2 at the Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, as both rounds of slalom competition were topped by skiers riding the GOODE NANO-“twist.”

In Women’s slalom Regina Jaquess secured the top seed in Sunday’s semifinals with 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, while defending champion Karen Truelove earned the No. 5 seed with 1 buoy at 38 feet off. Just one day after earning her third-consecutive Moomba girls slalom title, new Team GOODE member Makayla Haw scored 1-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off to qualify for the Women’s slalom semis with the No. 11 seed.

In the first ever Moomba Big Dawg, Team GOODE skiers finished 1-2 in the first round as Chad Scott scored 5 buoys at 38 feet off to edge Dave Miller by a half buoy.  2011 Big Dawg Championship runner-up Jay Leach earned the sixth spot in the eight-man second round with 2-1/2 buoys at 38 feet off, and Australia’s John Adams earned the eight and final spot in the second round with 5 buoys at 35 feet off.  In all, four of the eight Big Dawgs that advanced to the next round were on GOODE skis.  GOODE Skis founder and president Dave Goode fought off a lack of practice time to score 3 buoys at 35 feet off.

Saturday’s action features the second round of the Big Dawgs and first round of Men’s slalom. For more information, visit www.moombamasters.com.au.

Regina sets pending overall world record at Pan Ams

Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess sure is keeping the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Technical Committee busy with new world records to approve.

Just three weeks after setting a Women’s slalom world record of 2 buoys at 41 feet off on her GOODE NANO-”twist”, Regina scored 3,033.01 points at the Pan American Games in Chapala, Mexico, to win a gold medal in Women’s overall and set a pending Women’s world record. Regina also took gold in slalom (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and jumping (166 feet), and a bronze in tricks (6,090 points).

During her record-setting overall event round, Regina scored 1-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off in slalom, jumped 173 feet (both Pan Am records) and tricked 8,200 points to beat her own world record of 2,945.85 points set in June 2010. Since she set the record last summer, Regina’s score has been topped by the still-to-be approved records of Whitney McClintock, Natallia Berdnikava and Clementine Lucine.  However, if her new mark is approved by the IWSF, it will exceed them all.

“With two pending world records in less than a month, Regina has absolutely been on fire lately,” said Dave Goode, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “It’s even more impressive that she did it while representing her country at one of the biggest tournaments of the year.  I can’t wait to see what she does in 2012.”

Regina won four of the seven medals earned by U.S. athletes and led the Pan Am water ski competition with three golds. Other event winners were Javier Julio (Men’s tricks and overall), Jonathan Travers (Men’s slalom), Freddy Krueger (Men’s jumping), Andrew Adkison (wakeboarding), and McClintock (Women’s slalom).

Kyle Tate becomes 2011 Big Dawg Champion – NANO-”twist”


OKEEHEELEE PARK, FL – Kyle Tate became the Big Dawg Champion by beating Jay Leach in the final bracket in the 2011 Big Dawg Championships.

“The level of competition was ‘unreal’ this year,” said Dave Goode. “In the qualifying rounds, 39-1/2′ off was run 24 times by 19 different skiers! You could run 1 @ 41′off and not make the Sweet-Sixteen,” Goode continues. “I was really happy to see 8 of the Sweet-Sixteen riding GOODE Skis! And then to have Kyle win on is NANO-”twist”, PowerShell Boots, Raley Ventral Fin and Jay to finish 2nd on his 9900SL Wide-Ride, PowerShell Boots and the PowerVest made it a good day for Team GOODE.” concludes Goode.

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