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Want to be coached by one of the best water skiers in the world? Team Goode’s Nick Parsons is teaming up with Pacific Slalom to host a clinic at Creekside Lake in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 31st.
Participants will receive personalized expert one-on-one coaching and fin set up assistance from Nick, as well as a Pacific Slalom t-shirt. His fellow Goode skier, Big Dawg Champion Dave Miller, will also be on hand to help out.
The clinic will be held the day prior to a tournament sponsored by Pacific Slalom and Goode at Paradise Lakes in nearby Arvin, so skiers will be able to put their knew slalom knowledge to immediate use. Pacific Slalom will have a retail booth on site with the Goode NANO ONE available for purchase.
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Call (858) 353-2915 to book your clinic reservation and time slots. Please register no later than May 27, 2013. There will be 20 rides sold for the day. The cost per ride is $90. All payments must be received in full in order to participate. Pacific Slalom does not accept credit cards. Cancellations with a full refund must be received by May 25, 2013. Multiple ride discounts are available. Please note, the cost for the clinic does not include your entry fee for the Paradise Lakes tournament.
Congratulations to Goode skier and recently crowned Junior Girls slalom world champion Samantha Dumala for landing the cover of The Water Skier magazine.
In February Samantha and her NANO ONE led a Goode/USA sweep of the Junior Girls podium 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 came out on top in the runoff.
SOURCE: BallofSpray Atlanta Pro Am Water Ski Tournament press release
ATLANTA – APRIL 8, 2013 – The BallofSpray Atlanta Pro Am Water Ski Tournament is proud to announce that Goode Skis has agreed to sponsor the BallOfSpray Atlanta Pro Am for the second-consecutive year and host a Demo Day Thursday, May 24th 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Atlanta’s Princeton Lake prior to the Pro Am Tournament.
Skiers across the world have ridden Goode’s NANO ONE to countless personal bests and tournament victories, including the world’s No. 1 Women’s slalom skier, Regina Jaquess, who set a new world record and won the 2012 U.S. Masters on it. The ski’s big victories also include the 2012 Big Dawg Championships and Masters Men U.S. National Title. Goode Skis founder and owner, Dave Goode, will personally be on hand during the demo day to assist with set up and testing of the ski.
“We are excited to introduce even more skiers to the NANO ONE,” said Dave. “It’s the best ski we’ve ever had and we look forward to showing skiers just how much it will improve their skiing.”
Goode Skis has a history with the Atlanta Pro Am, playing a major role last year as the title sponsor and contributing to the success of this growing event. Also, both the 2012 Atlanta Pro Am professional event’s Men and Women titles were both won on Goode skis, by Thomas Degasperi and Regina, respectively.
“We are proud to once again support the event and the pro-am format which gets people from all levels of the sport involved,” Dave said.
The Atlanta Pro Am will exclusively use Goode BubbleBuoys turn buoys throughout the weekend. BubbleBuoys reduce risk of skier injury by compressing when struck by a ski then bouncing back to its original round shape once the skier passes. Traditional, compressed-air filled buoys do not compress or easily dislodge in the water, instead transferring the full force of impact to the ski and ultimately the skier.
Princeton Lake is located in southwest Atlanta and is hosting the BallOfSpray Atlanta Pro Am for the second consecutive year during Memorial Day Weekend. However, this is the first year the Demo Day program has been added to the event. Skiers of all levels are invited to partake in the Demo Days prior to the event and then compete in the C-class tournament held Saturday, Sunday and along side the professional skiers on Monday.
“The addition of the Demo Days turns Memorial Day weekend into the ideal waterskier’s weekend,” said George Obser, Atlanta Pro Am Event Director.
“It provides an opportunity for slalom enthusiasts to try the newest products on the market with the best skiers in the world. Then they have an opportunity to compete themselves and can even make the quick trip to Callaway Gardens to watch the world’s best compete at the prestigious 54th US Masters. The addition of the Demo Days creates a perfectly packaged weekend for any hardcore skier.”
To sign up for the 2013 BallOfSpray Atlanta Pro Am Goode Skis Demo Day, please email John Horton, Demo Day Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest list will be created on a first come, first serve basis.
Chet Raley has long been one of water skiing’s most sought-after coaches … and he’s a pretty good skier himself. Goode Skis recently spoke with Chet about two of the brightest young students he coaches at his Palm Beach Training Center, the ski he’s riding on and how he’s been able to do more than just hang with the younger Big Dawgs.
Two of your students, Yiannis Nathanail and Samantha Dumula, just won Junior world titles. How does that accomplishment stack up with some of the other things you’ve achieved in the sport?
I don’t really take credit for kids’ or students’ accomplishments because that is their hard work. I work hard with them but their success is theirs. It’s beautiful though and very, very rewarding to watch them try as hard as they try and have good things come to fruition.
Now that they’ve both experienced their first taste of success at the world level, what can we expect from them in coming years?
With both Yiannis and Samantha the sky is absolutely the limit. They are very bright, very smart kids that both have incredible parents that should get as much credit as anyone. They have the potential to do whatever they want, but school is going to be a major priority for both. But they can go as far as they want to go in skiing.
You’ve been skiing on the new NANO ONE since last summer and have put a lot of your students on the ski. What do you like about it?
First of all, it’s the best Goode ever created, no question about it. You can make almost any ski functional, but to make it more superior than anything else it has to be really good. And it’s a superior product. The addition of inserts is really cool and a lot of people have clamored for that for a long time, but that’s secondary to the way it performs. It has two good sides, which is not normal for skis of the last 10 years or so.
You’ve skied on many different Goodes in the past. How does this ski compare and contrast to those others?
Pro skiers are good about keeping a wet ski and in other sports that’s important too. The more of that edge you put into the snow, ice or water the better control you have. None of the other skis set an edge better than this ski and that is worth its weight in gold.
Like any sport, water skiing in continuously evolving. What new concepts or thoughts are you incorporating into your coaching?
It evolves almost yearly, and I’d say dramatically each year. The idea of skiing from buoy to buoy has really changed. That’s the net result, but there is a lot of interest in skiing from the apex near the buoy to the wake right now. Deliberately setting an edge that sustains angle that culminates in the center line behind the boat. It’s a much nicer way to ski than the old days of turning, stalling, grabbing the line and pulling like a mad man to gain back your losses.
The Big Dawg series seems to get tougher and tougher each year yet you are always at or near the top. How have you been able to stay so competitive even while new talent has entered the series?
Well, you better continue to change, evolve and learn if you want to keep up. As an old man (Editor’s note: Chet is 56) in a young man’s sport, you just continue to keep it up and not sit around and think that you have it all figured out. You have to evolve with better equipment and you have to work hard, just like the kids I coach do.
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.
Both Samantha and Yiannis train at Chet Raley’s Palm Beach Training Center, an official Goode demo center.
Get Goode on the water … and the snow! Visit www.goode.com to purchase a new NANO ONE and get $1,000 off a pair of Goode Carbon Series snow skis (regularly priced at $1,090 – $1,290). Use Coupon Code 2013WX2K at checkout to receive your $1,000.00 discount. Offer expires on February 28, 2013. Limit one per customer. Offer is subject to in stock snow ski availability.
The 2013 water ski season is officially underway as the first stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour has begun in Santiago, Chile.
A number of GOODE skiers are competing in the two-day event, including Ed Hickey, Tim Huston, Ruben Rosenberg, John Shealy, Fabrizio Merlo, and defending Big Dawg champion Todd Ristorcelli.
USA Water Ski has released the schedule of events for the 71st GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
Taking place Aug. 13-17, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., this year’s tournaments will also feature two additional events during the week, including the inaugural Swami Slalom Challenge.
From USA Water Ski:
The new Swami Slalom Challenge will consist of a head-to-head competition featuring the top-two placements from the Boys/Girls 2, Boys/Girls 3, Men/Women 1 and Open Men/Women slalom divisions from the Nationals. The Swami Slalom Challenge, sponsored by Nautique and Eagle Wetsuits, will take place on the North-South Slalom Lake at approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The Ski Club of the Palm Beaches also will host the finals of the Ski Nautique Big Dawg World Tour and the Nautique Senior Tour. Qualifying rounds will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13, with the finals to be held at night under the lights on Friday, Aug. 16.
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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