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GOODE skiers dominate 35+ World Championships

From left to right, Dave Miller (3rd), Jeremy Newby-Ricci (1st), Dave Goode, Jeff Milford (4th), and Greg Badal (2nd). Click image to view video.

GOODE skiers once again dominated slalom at the 35+ World Water Ski Championships, claiming four of eight slalom gold medals (50%) and 14 of 24 total slalom medals (58%) awarded during the 2016 version of the biennial event, held last weekend at the Sesena Waterski & Wakeboard Complex in Sesena, Spain.

Carol Brooks (l), Joy Kelley (c) and Janie Fausold

The weekend was punctuated by GOODE medal sweeps in two divisions: Women’s 55+ and Men’s 45+.

Joy Kelley successfully defended her 2014 title by taking the 55+ crown, with fellow GOODE skiers Carol Brooks and Janie Fausold earning silver and bronze medals.

And in perhaps the most competitive event of the championships, Jeremy Newby-Ricci edged fellow GOODE skiers Greg Badal (2nd) and Dave Miller (3rd) to take the Men’s 45+ slalom title. GOODE skier Jeff Milford was close behind in fourth.

Two more medal sweeps nearly took place in Women’s 35+ and 45+.

In Women’s 35+ GOODE skiers Valerie Jaquier and Mariana Ramirez Abelson finished second and third, respectively, behind gold-medal winner April Coble-Eller. Marie-Helene Lanthier and Kristy Kraus took fourth and fifth to give Team GOODE four of the top-five spots in the division.

And in Women’s 45+, Lori Krueger won her second-consecutive gold medal in the event and GOODE skiers Stephanie Stange and Shannon Strickland finished third and fourth, respectively.

GOODE skiers Lori Krueger (1st) and Stephanie Stange (3rd)

Closing out the Team GOODE gold medals was Steve Raphael, who dominated the Men’s 65+ field with a 3-1/2 buoy-winning margin. GOODE skier Bob Hardeman earned the bronze.

Additional Team GOODE skiers earning top-five placements were: Marie-Helen Lanthier (4th, Women’s 35+), Kristy Kraus (5th, Women’s 35+), Janet Piercy (5th, Women’s 65+), Frederic Halt (2nd, Men’s 35+), Bruce Dodd (3rd, Men’s 55+), Dave Phillips (4th, Men’s 55+), David Bentall (5th, Men’s 55+), and, Dennis Longo (5th, Men’s 65+).

In the team competition, the United States earned the gold with 12,239.46 points.  France finished second (10,228.02) and Canada finished third (9,721.30).

Slalom results (GOODE skiers in bold): 

Women’s 35+ slalom
1 April Coble Eller
2 Valerie Jaquier
3 Mariana Ramirez Abelson
4 Marie-Helene Lanthier
5 Kristy Kraus

Women’s 45+ slalom
1 Lori Krueger
2 Olga Gubarenko
3 Stephanie Stange
4 Shannon Strickland
5 Jennifer Lapoint

Women’s 55+ slalom
1 Joy Kelley
2 Carol Brooks
3 Janie Fausold
4 Jan Johnson
5 Cristina Medem Segners

Women’s 65+ slalom
1 Gabriele Hueller
2 Janice Prociw
3 Donna Switzer
4 Shirley Coble
5 Janet Piercy

Men’s 35+ slalom
1 Ivan Morros Peyri
2 Frederic Halt
3 Geoffroy Lavoue
4 Doug Ross
5 Genadi Guralia

Men’s 45+ slalom
1 Jeremy Newby-Ricci
2 Greg Badal
3 Dave Miller
4 Jeff Milford
5 David Smart

Men’s 55+ slalom
1 Kris Lapoint
2 Greg Tate
3 Bruce Dodd
4 Dave Phillips
5 David Bentall

Men’s 65+ slalom
1 Steve Raphael
2 Philippe Leprince
3 Bob Hardeman
4 Pierre Plouffe
5 Dennis Longo

Click here for full results.

It’s difficult to track nearly two hundred skiers over the course of five days of action, so if we failed to include you as a GOODE skier in the list above, or mistakenly did so, please accept our apologies and email us the details at team@goode.com.

World University Championships underway in Japan

The 2016 FISU World University Water Ski Championships are underway in Ogato Village in Akita, Japan, with two Team GOODE skiers already advancing to the finals of the Men’s slalom event.

Dane Mechler and Benjamin Stadlbaur each scored 3.5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the preliminary round to tie for second heading into Saturday’s finals, just a half-buoy shy of top-seed Robert Pigozzi.

Women’s slalom begins tomorrow, with GOODE skiers Ambre Franc, Chiara and Giannina Bonnemann, Jenna Morgan and more hitting the water.

Live scoring, running orders and schedule available here.

T-gas and Stadlbaur go 1-2 at European Championships

For the second-straight major tournament, Thomas Degasperi and Benjamin Stadlbaur have finished atop the podium.

The Team GOODE skiers repeated their Malibu Open finishing order by placing first and second, respectively, in Men’s slalom at the 2016 European Championships. Both skiers scored 2 buoys at 41 off in the finals, with Thomas edging Benjamin (6 at 39 to 5 at 39) in the tiebreak to win his sixth career European championship.

Team GOODE skiers took home seven of the top-10 spots in Men’s slalom as Martin Bartlasky finished fifth, Adam Sedlmajer seventh, Daniel Odvarko eighth, Carlo Allais ninth, and Brando Caruso tenth.

In Women’s slalom, Clementine Lucine added to Team GOODE’s medal haul by finishing second, one buoy behind champion Manon Costard’s winning score of 2 at 39. Recent Team GOODE addition Ambre Franc finished fourth, while Alice Bagnoli joined her in the top-10 with a sixth-place finish.

For full results, click here.

Introducing the new-for 2017 Nano 1 and Nano 1XT

Introducing the 2017 editions of the Nano 1™ and Nano 1 XT™, newly enhanced versions of one of the most popular and award-winning GOODE shapes of all time.

Available with either the traditional rocker (Nano 1), or asymmetrical rocker (Nano 1 XT), the skis feature the world-record breaking performance the Nano 1 series is known for, along with new graphics and an enhanced sidewall design that enlarges the sweet spot under the skier’s feet and improves tip-to-tail balance.

“This is a tested and tried shape that has helped countless skiers across the world break records, win tournaments and set PBs,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “So the idea was to create updated versions that while performing at an even higher level would be immediately comfortable to skiers who loved the previous versions.”

“We’ve accomplished that with the 2017 Nano 1 and Nano 1 XTs.”

Both skis employ the same shape, construction material, exacting manufacturing process, and new sidewall design, but there is one key difference between them: the rocker profile.

The Nano 1 has a traditional rocker, meaning the ski’s rise from flat part of the ski to the tip begins at the same spot on both the on- and off-sides of the ski. The Nano 1 has a higher rocker quotient than the Nano 1XT, which many skiers find turns slightly better.

The Nano 1XT features the groundbreaking AsymRocker™, an asymmetrical rocker that begins at different points of the ski; earlier on the off-side, later on the on-side. Many skiers like the earlier rocker rise on their off-side because it allows the ski to finish the turn a bit better before engaging the fore body of the ski. The AsymRocker also allows the Nano 1XT to be slightly flatter than the Nano 1, which increases side-to-side speed, without sacrificing turning capabilities.

For more information, click here.

Brian Detrick joins GOODE, sets new PB of 5@41 (twice)

For nearly three years Brian Detrick couldn’t get past his personal best of 3 buoys at 41 feet off.

But in less than two weeks on the RéV 6, the newest member of Team GOODE’s PB now stands two buoys higher at 5 at 41 off.

Brian set the new PB not once, but twice during last weekend’s Shortline Lake Record in Elk Grove, Calif.

For more about how the new PBs went down, watch the video above.

Prior to setting the new PB, Brian predicted big things to come for him this summer on the RéV 6.

“It’s very symmetrical in the turns and fast across the wake, which creates a lot of space into the next buoy,” said Brian. “I’ve never had so much space coming into the buoy. As the line continues to get shorter that space is still there.

“There’s just a lot of potential in this ski and I’m very excited about that and where it can go this season.”

Currently the No. 4 ranked Open Men’s skier in the United States, Brian’s score of 5 at 41 off will likely vault him into the top-6 of IWWF’s continuous world rankings list. He ended the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the top-10 of the IWWF’s Elite rankings and was named the 2014-15 WaterSki Magazine Ambassador of the Year.

RéV 6s take 3 Big Dawg Final 4 spots at year’s first stop

GOODE skiers, and notably the RéV 6, kicked off the 2016 Big Dawg World Tour with a great showing this weekend at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., nabbing three spots in the Final Four.

Greg Badal ran 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the finals to take second behind Jeff Rodgers (4 at 41), while Dave Miller and Chad Scott finished third and fourth, respectively.

GOODE skiers occupied 11 Sweet 16 spots, as Ben Favret, Marc Shaw, Greg Sund, Darin Montgomery, Marco Bettosini, Tim Huston, Bruce Dodd, and Robert Marking joined Badal, Miller and Scott in advancing out of the preliminaries.

The competition was tough, as it took an average of two scores in the mid-39 range to advance to the Sweet 16.

For complete results, click here.

BallofSpray’s John Horton reviews the GOODE PowerVest

To help him get back on the water after his recovery from a torn bicep tendon, BallOfSpray’s John Horton turned to the GOODE PowerVest. Luckily for anyone who has ever wondered if the vest could help them get back – or stay – on the water, he put together a video review.

The full video above is worth watching, but here are a few of John’s comments about the PowerVest:

“The more time I spend in the vest the more secure I feel, the more I feel like I’m protecting my body.”

“When I’ve gone from not wearing the vest for a couple rides to wearing the vest, to not wearing the vest, what I notice is when I put the vest on the effort to ski drops radically, and I’m rounding the same number of buoys at the moment.”

“Darn, I’m glad I have one and I’m an advocate and if you’ve got any worries about the health of your arms and elbows and shoulders or back you should definitely consider this.”

To see a second video of John skiing with the PowerVest, click here, while more information about it is available here.

T-Gas takes third, Clementine wins overall at Moomba

Photo courtesy Des Burke-Kennedy/IWWF

Team GOODE skiers Thomas Degasperi and Clementine Lucine kicked off the 2016 professional season with impressive showings at this weekend’s Moomba Masters in Melbourne, Australia, with T-Gas landing on the Men’s slalom podium with a third-place finish, and Clementine advancing to the Women’s slalom finals on her way to the overall title.

T-Gas, who won Moomba in 2014, finished in a tie for third place with Freddie Winter with an impressive score of 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off on the rocking and rolling Yarra River. T-Gas earned the bronze over Freddie on the strength of his tie-breaking semi finals score. Will Asher edged Nate Smith (Nate’s gates were cut while Will got 4 at 39 off) in a runoff for the title after both tied in the final round with a score of 1 buoy at 41 off.

Clementine went down early (0.5 at 35 off), in the Women’s slalom finals, but it was enough to snag a 5th-place finish. Clementine, who had stood in 3rd after both the slalom prelims and semis, topped Whitney McClintock (2nd) and Abbi Grathwohl (3rd) for the overall title.

Two-time defending world champion and Team GOODE skier Regina Jaquess missed the event to tend to her pharmacy business in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

For full results, click here.

Introducing the all new RéV 6

Entering it’s 20th uninterrupted year with a world record to its name, GOODE Skis is once again transforming ski design and performance with the RéV 6, a giant leap forward for the FlexTail, a ski that powered Chris Parrish to the No. 1 spot on the IWWF world rankings list, won multiple Big Dawg titles and pushed skiers across the globe to countless new line lengths.

The magic in the all-new RéV 6 lies in it’s highly refined length-to-width ratios. A rigorous R&D process discovered a longer length that works in perfect harmony with the lateral flex induced by the FlexTail – creating the speed and stability of a longer ski and the turning characteristics of a shorter one. The result is a ski universally loved by GOODE’s testing and design teams.

“It’s the best ski I’ve ever ridden,” says Chet Raley, a world-renown coach, Men’s senior world slalom champion and a key member of the R&D team. “The FlexTail to me was mind blowing, but there was more work to be done, as is always the case with all things, like cars, boats and skis. The work over the winter was relentless, but we took the FlexTail and made it a way better ski. This ski accentuates the FlexTail technology better than the original ski did. It’s more stable, more balanced tip-to-tail and side-to-side. It maintains a really tight turning radius without destabilizing the ski.”

The higher length-to-width ratio is manifest by additional length between the boots and the fin, in essence elongating the tail of the ski.

“You have more ski behind you so you can ride a bigger ski, utilize the advantages that that offers, but still be able to turn it because the FlexTail technology is giving you a huge assist,” said Dave GOODE, founder and president of GOODE Skis. “That extra length in the tail generates more speed from the buoy line to the first wake, leaving you up-course and ahead of the boat, all with more line control and less physical exertion and fatigue.”

The RéV 6 is the result of an R&D process that began as soon as the FlexTail hit the market last year, with the testing and design team focused on taking full advantage of the industry-first lateral flex found in the FlexTail technology.

“Whenever there is a huge leap forward in technology in any industry or sport, it takes a bit of time – and a lot of hard work – to fully maximize the potential,” says Goode. “The extra year of R&D has allowed us to do that with the RéV 6 and it’s paying off for the test team in extra buoys.”

For World No. 1 Regina Jaquess, the extra R&D led to a ski that is markedly better than the FlexTail, and has her skiing a preferred style of skiing.

“The FlexTail was a great ski, but now we have this 12 months of data from everyone skiing on it at different lengths and different conditions,” said Regina Jaquess, the Women’s slalom world record holder and two-time defending world champion. “The biggest thing is I feel it’s lighter in the course, and of course we want to be light, we want to have that feeling of being light.”

The RéV 6 will come with GOODE’s standard five-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee, and will be available in six sizes: 64”, 65”, 66”, 66.5”, 67”, and 68”.

Skiers wanting to order the RéV 6 can add their names to a waiting list beginning on March 3rd. Orders are expected to begin shipping in mid-March.