Team GOODE skiers Regina Jaquess, April Coble-Eller and Karen Truelove make it a 1-2-3 sweep in Open Women’s at the 2013 GOODE Water Ski National Championships.
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Your next buoy?
Your next line length?
Your next championship?
Your next world slalom record?
WHAT’S YOUR NEXT?
Get it with the all new GOODE Nano OneXTTM
Prepare yourself for the best skiing of your life with the new Nano OneXT, a ski that takes the performance-proven Nano One and does the seemingly impossible – makes it even better.
How did we top a ski that won more major titles than any other ski during the past year? How about even better turns and off-the-charts cross-course speed?
The Nano OneXT introduces the groundbreaking AsymRocker, an asymmetrical rocker technology that will forever change ski design. The AsymRocker features different rockers for your on-side and off-side turns, completely eliminating any differences between the two turns. No matter which side of the course you are on, the ski’s all-important “kick point” has the right amount of rocker in it, leading to smoother, more consistent turns that build angle and add buoys.
Everyone loves cross-course speed, especially when you can link them up with Ferrari-like turns. The Nano OneXT features two advancements that get skiers to the next buoy quicker, wider and earlier.
First, our newly enhanced Genius Bevels work in perfect harmony with our new AsymRocker and legendary Nano One shape to increase cross-course speed while improving up-course tracking.
Second, and most importantly, is the role the AsymRocker plays in cross-course speed. A central theory of ski design holds that flatter skis are faster and skis with more rocker turn better. For decades, ski designers have had to make compromises between these two characteristics, resulting in skis that met their potential in neither speed nor turning. Until now. The Nano OneXT’s AsymRocker allows the ski to be flatter than the Nano One – adding speed – while employing more rocker to enhance turnability. Simply put, the Nano OneXT does both. Better.
The Nano OneXT – Our next.
When you’ve held a world slalom record since 1996, you get used to having to measure yourself against a pretty high standard of performance. With the Nano OneXT, we’ve achieved our “next.”
Learn more here.
GOODE is very excited to announce April Coble-Eller as the newest addition to Team GOODE.
April, the two-time defending U.S. National Open Women’s slalom champion, is a veteran pro skier who has consistently ranked in the top 10 in the Elite world rankings, including her current top-five ranking.
Besides her tournament accomplishments, April is one of the most respected coaches in the sport.
Since 1995 she has served as owner and head coach of the Coble Ski School, the world’s largest water ski and wakeboard camp.
Welcome to the team April!
The Year of Regina continues as Team Goode’s Regina Jaquess set a pending Women’s world slalom record of 3-1/2 buoys at 41-feet off today at the Freedom Slalom Fest 2 record tournament at Utopia River Ranch in San Marcos, Texas.
If approved by the IWWF, the score would surpass her current record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off that she set in June 2102 and tied last month. It would also make her eligible for a $10,000 world record bonus offered by the organizers of the Freedom Slalom Fest, a Pro-Am event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
Since hopping on her Goode NANO ONE in May 2012, Regina has set or tied three world records (two pending) and won every professional tournament she has entered. Her 14-month winning streak includes two Masters, two Malibu Opens and a slew of other titles.
The only person who might not be thrilled with Regina’s new record is Ben Favret, her opponent in the first round of the Goode Virtual Water Ski Bracket ChallengeTM. A score of 3-1/2 at 41, if she doesn’t improve upon it by the time July ends, will be a tough one to beat. Your turn Ben!
The NANO ONE continues to pile up the records.
In his first tournament on his new NANO ONE, Mike Royal topped his own Men’s disabled V1 (blind) world slalom record not once, not twice, but three times at last weekend’s Aquaplex Slalom Records in Creedmoor, Texas. By the end of the weekend he’d set a pending world record of 1 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off, dramatically topping his existing record of 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off that he set earlier this year on a Goode 9900.
At the same tournament defending national Girls 2 slalom champion Bailey Austin tied the South Central Regional Girls 3 slalom record with 2 buoys at 38-feet off. The mark ties Danyelle Bennett’s record from 2004. In her first year in Girls 3 Bailey is already ranking in the top 10 in the U.S. rankings list.
In the Eastern Region, Scott Cerosky scored a personal best 4 buoys at 39-1/2 off to break his own New York State Men’s 5 slalom record. He held the previous record of 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off, set in 2011 on his Goode NANO-twist.
Carlo Allais earned the gold medal and Clementine Lucine took home silver at the 2013 Mediterranean Games, held last weekend in Mersin, Turkey.
As the top seed heading into the finals, Carlo knew he only needed 4 buoys at 35-off in the rough conditions to take gold for Italy, doing just that to secure the win. France’s Dailland Thibaut fishished second with 3-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off and Italy’s Luzzeri Matteo was third with 1-1/2 buoys at 35-feet off.
The Women faced better conditions as Clementine scored 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off to finish second, a buoy-and-a-half behind her French teammate Manon Costard. Italy’s Beatrice Ianni finished third.
Eight countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Turkey) competed in the slalom event, which was part of the 4,000-athlete, 24-country, 32-sport games. For complete results, click here.
Want an unbeatable ski at an unbeatable price? Goode is releasing a limited number of its pro stock NANO ONEs for $1,490.
Held in reserve for members of Goode’s pro team, pro stock skis are brand-new, never skied on skis that meet all quality and performance standards, although they may have minor cosmetic imperfections.
Perfect for those looking for a great value on a ski or even a back up NANO ONE, these skis are available in very limited quantities. To take advantage of this special offer, call Goode HQ at 801-621-2300.
Despite its less-than-ideal weather, Great Britain has had a knack for turning out big time slalom skiers. Names like Mapple, Asher and Arthur come to mind.
Pretty soon we may have to add Winter to that list. At 23, Team Goode’s Freddie Winter has been quickly ascending the European and world rankings lists, currently sitting at No. 2 and No. 15 on the Euro and IWWF rankings, respectively.
With a number of European titles under his belt and university completed, Freddie is looking toward tackling the world stage as well as the North American competition scene.
Goode recently had the chance to talk to Freddie about his career, future goals and a new slalom ski that has him very excited.
Goode: Where do you do most of your skiing and who do you train with?
Freddie: JB Ski near London is my favorite ski site in the UK. I had my first ski there when I was six and have been training there pretty much ever since. The bulk of my skiing over the years has been with John Battleday, the former slalom world silver medalist. I’ve also skied a lot with Dimitri Kourounis out in Porto Heli, Greece, and he’s been a huge influence. He’s a top coach and a great friend.
How did you get into skiing?
My parents have both been skiing at JB Ski every weekend for over 25 years so I have always been around a lake. I guess it was inevitable that I was going to try it. I loved it and my parents supported my skiing from an early age.
When did you realize that “hey, I’m pretty good at this” and that you could become a top skier in the world?
Beginning at an early age I always wanted to compete. And over time my expectations and ambitions have changed a lot, from when I won my first under 12 national championship to now where I’m starting to compete with the top guys that I’ve admired a lot over the years.
You are tearing it up in Europe. Any chance we might see you at some of the big events in the states any time soon?
I am planning on coming to Diablo Shores in September for sure. I watched that event last year on the webcast and was so frustrated I couldn’t be there given how great it looked.
You just hopped on the NANO ONE. What happened when you first got on it?
To be honest I was a bit nervous because I really loved my previous ski, the NANO Twist. I swapped my Powershells over and jumped out on the water without even checking the fin. The first set was great; I got around 3 ball at 10.25 meters (41-feet off) on factory settings. From that point I knew there was no going back to the Twist.
So you haven’t been on it long. What do you think your potential is on it?
I’ve been on it less than a month but felt at home straight away. I just had my first tournament on it last week and equaled my best of last season. It’s early still and I feel that I’m improving as the season goes on so hopefully the only way is up.
You’ve skied a few previous Goode models. How are the characteristics of the NANO ONE different and the same as those?
I have been skiing on Goode ski’s since I was 12 or 13 years old when I was passed down my mother’s old 9200. So I’ve been on a load of Goode ski iterations, including the 9200, 9500, 9700, 9900 and NANO Twist. The most noticeable difference between my old Twist and the NANO ONE is the added stability I feel from the wider ski. It is a ski that allows you to ski really smoothly, but if you get in a bit of trouble and need a big turn, it has the ability to be really aggressive. My off-side turn feels improved and a lot more reliable.
What’s the plan for the rest of the year?
This year I am going to seriously focus on my skiing. This season is the longest I will have had with tournaments stretching right to the end of the year. I have a few tournaments lined up with special emphasis on a few. I have the World Games in Columbia in a month’s time, the Europe and Africa Championships in Greece in September, and the World Championships at the end of the year.
Great Britain has produced some amazing slalom skiers, with of course Andy Mapple and Will Asher coming to mind. How did their legacies help you start your own and what does it mean for you to have them go before you?
In my eyes those guys are the two best slalom skiers since the 80′s. I like to think that they have come from the same country as me and have had the same opportunities, as well as having to deal with the same pretty average weather, and still managed to come out on top. If anything that gives me confidence that I can do the same. When I was getting started in tournament skiing I always looked up to Will and his success showed me that a guy from England can be the best around. I’ve started competing against him a fair amount over the last couple of years and have always enjoyed the challenge.
With the Worlds coming up later this year, what are you hoping to accomplish there?
I am just waiting for the (May) IWWF World Ranking List to be published to confirm my place but I will likely be in the top 20, which I need to qualify as an individual (Freddie was 15th on the October 2012 list). It will be my first Worlds which I am really excited about. I will have to see how the season goes between now and then, as it is quite a way off, but right now I feel good and I’m hoping for a high placing.