COVINGTON, LA – SKI RANCH – It was only hours after, World Record Holder and Current season point leader, Chris Parrish, had signed a sponsorship agreement with GOODE Skis, that he tied the Men’s World Record that he set over 5 years ago, by running 1-1/2 buoys at 43′ off (9.75m).
In addition to the agreement of GOODE Skis becoming Parrish’s primary ski and equipment sponsor, GOODE has also become a lead sponsor of the Chris Parrish Academy, in Daytona Beach, FL .
“After a ten year search to find a ski that could catapult me beyond my current record and level it appears that I finally have found the “Ski “, as well as a Company that is devoted to our sport like no other!”, said Chris Parrish. “Working closely with Dave Goode for just a while, I have already seen the support he brings to the lake and to his athletes everyday.”, Parrish continues.
“I am proud and honored to join World Champion Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, Thomas Moore and World Record Holders; Regina Jaquess, Karina Nowlan, Kristi Overton-Johnson, and so many more, as the newest member of the Team GOODE.”, Parrish continues. “Additionally, Dave and GOODE’s support of my newly launched SKI and SURF Academy, will help develop the next generation of skiers reach their full potentials. We will sell, train and teach all levels of skiers. With GOODE products available in our proshop, our skiers will enjoy the best of the best. To say I am excited would be a understatement! I intend to use this partnership to attain the level of consistency and improvement that will secure my position as the World’s #1 slalom skier for many years to come!”, concludes Parrish.
“It was an amazing day!”, said Dave Goode , President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “This morning Chris joined Team GOODE and hours later, from the boat, I watched him tie the World Record!”, continues Goode. “While sitting in the water, after Chris ran a beautiful 39-1/2’ off, he told the boat crew a story that he had just received a phone call from Lyman Hardy, who told him that Regina Jaquess had just tied the Women’s World Record of 1 buoy @ 41’ off (10.25m). I think this helped spur Chris on!”, continues GOODE.
“I am excited for the water ski world to see what Chris Parrish and GOODE can do together! This was only day one!”, concludes Goode.
Both Chris Parrish and Regina tied their own World Records today by skiing on stock GOODE 9900SL skis.