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GOODE BubbleBuoy Announced!

COVINGTON, LA – The BubbleBuoy was announced on May 23, 2010 at the Ski Ranch 6 Round Record water ski tournament.

 
“The BubbleBuoy is a new water ski turn buoy that is designed to reduce the risk of injury when impacting a buoy during shortline competitive skiing,” said Dave Goode. ”Last October, I broke my left ankle when I hit 2 buoy at 38′ off. I spent the last 8 months healing and developing a buoy that would be safer than traditional, old-school, air inflated buoys,” Goode continues.
 
“Over my water skiing years, I have broken my ankle 3 times from buoy strikes. I also have personally spoken to 51 skiers who have broken their ankles last year alone due to contact with buoys!,” Goode states. ”The injury mechanism develops when a ski hits a traditionally air inflated buoy and it is sent into the air. When the ski impacts the water again, generally on your offside turn, the stored energy while airborne is concentrated to the water impact, which is like jumping off of a 2nd story balcony! No binding can be designed to release through the ski, we just need to reduce the possibility and height  of the ski going airborne. One hour after I broke my ankle last fall, I vowed never to ski around another traditionally air inflated buoy!”, Goode concludes.
 
Click Here to watch the video of the BubbleBuoy (created on an iPhone).
 
GOODE is now accepting orders for the BubbleBuoy. Contact GOODE at 1-801-621-2300 email goode@goode.com.
 
Notice: Please note that the BubbleBuoy is designed to reduce and not eliminate the possibility of injury. Water skiing is a dangerous sport and injury is still possible when hitting a BubbleBuoy.

GOODE Skiers Ben Favret and Marc Shaw, 1st and 2nd in Big DAWG Finals

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Ben Favret (Windermere, FL) won the 2009 O’Brien Big Dawg Slalom Series Night Finals Championship, presented by Nautiques, for the second consecutive year. He won on his GOODE 9900SL Friday night, with the course lighted with GOODE PowerBuoys, at Okeeheelee Park.  Marc Shaw (Orlando, FL) finished in 2nd place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots. Thierry Malhomme and Scott Larson were 3rd and 4th and Chad Scott finished in 5th place on his GOODE 9900SL and PowerShell Boots.

50 of the top 34mph/55kph skiers in the world skied twice on Thursday during the two qualifying rounds. The first round of the “Sweet-Sixteen” then competed head-to-head in daylight on the North/South Lake.  The competition then moved to the East/West Lake, where GOODE had prepared a special treat for the skiers and the spectators for the night finals that would determine the eventual “Big DAWG”.

The entire water ski course was lit with the GOODE PowerBuoy System. GOODE PowerBuoys have a 7.5 watt Xenon Bulb in the center of the buoy which is powered by an underwater battery pack that provides over 3 hours of illumination. The GOODE PowerBuoy was developed by Mens 3 skier, Jeff Milford (Draper, UT), and GOODE Ski Technologies.
 
“It was a great night for water skiing!”, said Dave Goode, President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies (Ogden, UT). “The Big DAWG Finals were a great venue to debut the new GOODE PowerBuoy System. It was also nice to see the GOODE 9900SL take 1st, 2nd and 5th place in such a competitive field!”, continues Goode. “The entire night finals event took a lot of coordination by GOODE, the Big DAWG staff, the organizing club and the officials, but it will certainly set a new standard for spectator appeal.  It looked as if there were over a thousand spectators on site and an estimated 10,000 fans were viewing on-line during the live webcast.”, continues Goode.  “The Big DAWG Night finals, lit by GOODE PowerBuoys, appeared to be a tremondous success and I am sure there will be many more night events in the future.”, concludes Goode.

You can learn more about the GOODE 9900SL and GOODE PowerShell Boots by visiting www.goode.com . For more information about the GOODE PowerBuoy System, you can email GOODE at goode@goode.com.