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GOODE unveils revolutionary NANO ONE

As the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships got underway today at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., GOODE Skis publicly unveiled the NANO ONE, a revolutionary new ski that already has the sport talking about its record-breaking performances.

“I’ve never been so excited to get a ski into people’s hands,” said Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE. “Throughout the design and testing phases this ski simply blew people away. We’ve never had a ski as good as this one.”

“I matched a personal best from 10 years ago and I know a bunch of people who’ve already PB’d on it,” continued Dave. “As more and more people are getting to ski on it, the feedback we’ve been getting is absolutely amazing.”

A key feature of the NANO ONE is a new shape – narrower than the mid and wider than traditional – that boasts an exceptionally large sweet spot. Designed to keep the ski moving through the turn, the NANO ONE offers skiers a phenomenal turning performance, with a tighter turning radius and a forgiving ride that is solid and smooth.

Complimenting the shape are new, deeper bevels that provide skiers with greater “connection” with the water, increasing both stability and edge-to-edge turning performance.

“The new shape and deeper bevels work together to create a ski that is super fast across the wakes but shuts down in the turn,” said Dave. “Skiers will be able to pull wider and longer and still make smooth, on-a-rail turns that build angle.”

Additional NANO ONE features include:

  • One size – 65.25 inches – that will fit the vast majority of skiers … Nick Parsons (6’5”, 205 lbs) and Regina Jaquess riding the same size NANO ONE™ at the 2012 Masters and Malibu Open.
  • The NANO ONE is constructed with nano carbon fiber, first pioneered by GOODE last year. Skis made of nano carbon fiber have higher strength-to-weight ratios and are lighter and stronger than skis built from traditional carbon.
  • By eliminating the top and bottom acrylic layers, the NANO ONE is a quarter pound lighter than previous GOODEs, highlighting the raw nano carbon fiber and the uniqueness of each hand-made ski.
  • Available in right, left, or neutral stances, each NANO ONE™ comes factory installed with newly designed brass inserts that are a fraction of the weight of those used by other manufacturers.

In limited, pre-release action the NANO ONE™ has already proven itself in the record books and on the podium. Regina rode it to a new Women’s world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off and a course record and title at the Masters. Chad Scott and Todd Ristorcelli each won Big Dawg events on the ski.

The world record and Big Dawg wins – in addition to several personal bests set by test skiers – actually presented GOODE with a problem: keeping the ski’s details quite before its release at the GOODE Nationals.

“As the amazing performances continued to roll in, it became harder and harder to keep things secret,” said Dave. “I can’t tell you how many times people came up to me at a tournament and said, ‘What was that ski and how do I get one?’ In the end we had to let a little bit of information out just to handle the demand for information.”

Big Dawg finals to feature large GOODE contingent, skiing legend Andy Mapple

Taking place in conjunction with the GOODE Water Ski National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finals start a week from tomorrow.

Nearly half of the field will be on GOODEs, including 2012 tour stop winners Chad Scott, Dave Miller and Todd Ristorcelli.  Five of six Big Dawg finals championships have been won on GOODEs.

For the first time ever, the man widely recognized as the best skier of all time – Andy Mapple – will be in the field of 50 skiers.  Andy secured his spot in the finals by winning the European Big Dawg, July 8th, in Baurech, France.  Click on the video above to see Andy in action in France, as well as be interviewed by Dave Goode.

The Big Dawg finals webcast will begin Friday, Aug. 17 ant 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Regina takes Malibu Open title, vaults to World No. 1 ranking

Regina Jaquess won the Women’s slalom title at the 2012 Malibu Open this weekend in Milwaukee, in the process reclaiming the top spot on the IWSF Elite world rankings list.

Regina topped April Coble-Eller in the head-to-head final round to earn the win, her first ever Malibu Open slalom title after finishing second three separate times.  Regina dominated the weekend on her soon-to-be released new GOODE ski and PowerShell5 boots, posting the highest Women’s score of the weekend of 5 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the semis, only four buoys off her world record.

Regina’s fellow GOODE teammate Karen Truelove took fifth, while rising young star Makayla Haw continues to impress at the professional level as she finished ninth.

In Men’s slalom, Nate Smith beat Chris Rossi in the final round to earn the title. Team GOODE’s Thomas Degasperi made it to the semis, finishing fourth and Terry Winter finished seventh.  Terry skied especially well, scoring 3 buoys at 41-feet off in the second round, which unfortunately still landed him in a run off that included T-Gas.  Team GOODE members Carlos Allais and Adam Sedlmajer finished 11th and 15th, respectively.

Italian Junior and Team GOODE skier Brando Caruso took the boys slalom title, running 1 buoy at 39-1/2-feet off to top Canadian Jonah Shaffer in the final round head-to-head match.

For complete results, click here.

Water skiing’s biggest names to compete at this weekend’s Malibu Open

Water skiing’s best will return to Veteran’s Park Lagoon in downtown Milwaukee for this weekend’s Malibu Open.

Organizers are expecting an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 spectators to watch athletes compete for $70,000 in prize money in Men’s and Women’s slalom and jumping.  For the first time ever at the Malibu Open, Junior slalom and jumping events have been added to the event.

Team GOODE will be well represented as the Men’s slalom field includes Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons, Terry Winter, Carlo Allais, Adam Sedlmajer, Tyler Scott, Carlos Lamadrid, Alvaro Lamadrid, and Adam Pickos.  Regina Jaquess, Karen Truelove and Makayla Haw will represent Team GOODE in Women’s slalom, with Makayla pulling double duty by skiing in the Under 21 Junior events.

At last year’s event, five of the top-10 finishers in Men’s slalom were on GOODEs and Regina Jaquess earned a spot on the Women’s podium.

To see the Malibu Open running order, click here.

Regina’s latest world record approved by IWWF

Regina Jaquess’ latest Women’s world slalom record has been approved by the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s Tournament Council.

Regina set the new mark of 3 buoys at 41-feet off at the Cedar Ridge Early Record II June 17, in Canton, Miss.  Skiing on a new ski that will be released during next month’s GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Regina topped the previous record of 2 buoys at 41-feet off that she first set last October and that Whitney McClintock tied in April.

The full-buoy increase is the largest jump in the Women’s world record since 1996, when Kristi Overton-Johnson upped it by two buoys while also on a GOODE ski.

Nearly half of Big Dawg finals field on GOODEs

The list of Nautique Big Dawg World Tour finals qualifiers is out and nearly half of all skiers invited are on GOODEs. Of the 50 skiers who earned invites, 21 ski GOODEs … easily the most of any manufacturer.

It’s been a great year for GOODE on the Big Dawg tour, as three of the five qualifying events – Dave Miller in Peru, Chad Scott in Texas and Todd Ristorcelli in Canada – were won on its skis.

The Big Dawg Finals will take place Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla., in conjunction with the 70th GOODE Water Ski Nationals. Friday’s head-to-head Sweet 16 will take place under the lights of Okeeheelee Park. For more information, visit NautiqueBigDawg.com.

Five of six Big Dawg championships have been won on GOODEs.

Jay Leach and Ruth McCreary set pending records on GOODEs

Skiers on GOODEs continue to tear up the water at Cedar Ridge in Canton, Miss.

Just three weeks after Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess set two pending world records on the site, Jay Leach and Ruth McCreary rode their GOODEs to new records of their own at the July 7th Cedar Ridge Summer Record I.

Jay scored 4 buoys at 41-feet off to set a pending Men’s 3 South Central Region record, while Ruth upped her own Girls 2 national record to 5 buoys at 38-feet off.  She set the previous record of 3 buoys at 38-feet off earlier this summer.

Todd Ristorcelli rides GOODE to victory at Big Dawg Canada

For the third time in 2012, a Nautique Big Dawg World Tour title has been won on a GOODE ski.

Todd Ristorcelli took the win this weekend in Abbotsford, Canada, to join Chad Scott (Texas) and Dave Miller (Peru) as 2012 Big Dawg champions on GOODE skis, topping Scott Larson in the head-to-head final to earn the victory.  Todd skied on the soon-to-be-released GOODE ski that was also ridden by Chad Scott during his Big Dawg Texas win and Regina Jaquess’ Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off.

Team GOODE’s Dave Miller and Eric Kelley took third and fourth, respectively, while 10 of the Sweet 16 skiers were also on GOODE.

The Big Dawg finals will be held on Aug. 16 and 17, in conjunction with the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Chad Scott defends title at Big Dawg Texas

For the second year in a row Chad Scott rode his GOODE ski to victory at the Cypress, Texas, stop of the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour.  And also for the second year in a row, he had to beat a fellow GOODE skier in the final head-to-head face off to earn the win, as Jay Leach was this year’s runner up.

In addition to Chad and Jay, eight GOODE skiers – Dave Miller, Todd Kuykendall, Ben Favret, Todd Johnson, March Shaw, Mike Dehlinger, Tim Huston, and Jeff Kepchia – advanced to the Sweet 16 to qualify for the Big Dawg Finals Aug. 16-17, in West Palm Beach, Fla.  Chad, Dave and Todd Kuykendall had each already secured a spot in the finals with their top-three performances at the Big Dawg Moomba and Peru events.

To view the final Big Dawg Texas bracket, click here.

The Big Dawg World Tour continues this weekend in Baurech, France, where the top-eight skiers will qualify for the finals in August.