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Regina sets pending world record with 3-1/2 at 41

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Goode releases limited number of NANO ONE pro stock skis for $1,490

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.

VIDEO: Regina ties her own world record of 3@41′ off

After setting the Women’s slalom world record of 3 buoys at 41-feet off at Cedar Ridge in June 2012, Regina returned to the lake again in June 2013 and tied the record again.

In this video interview, Dave Goode talks with Regina about her record tying feat and what it is like to ski on her Goode NANO ONE.

Raw bonus footage is included at the end of the interviews.

Mike Royal Sets Men’s Disabled V1 World Slalom Record

Mike Royal (center) celebrates his world record along with boat judge Dennis Longo (left) and boat driver John Shealy. Photo by Laurie Lindsey.

Mike Royal set the Men’s disabled V1 (blind) world slalom record of 2 buoys at 38-feet off back in 2009.  Since then he’s been battling lack of skiing time while chasing the record for the last four years.  But at the Miami Nautique International tournament two weekends ago that chase finally came to an end as he set a new world record of 2-1/2 buoys at 38-feet off.  

Goode recently caught up with the Magnolia, Texas, skier and talked to him about his skiing.

Hi Mike, thanks for talking with us.  How does it feel to finally top your old record after chasing it for nearly four years?

It just feels great to be skiing at a record level again.  In 2010 and 2011, during an extended drought my training lake’s water level dropped considerably resulting in limited training opportunities and very difficult conditions.  My skiing took a big step backward.

How did it all come together on the world-record pass?

Running the 35-off pass was the key.  In round one I misjudged the head wind and turned inside two ball.  In round two, I got more aggressive behind the boat and more patient at the buoy, which resulted in a complete pass.

The current version Audio Slalom Signal Generator (ASSG) blind skiers use does not incorporate all-buoy timing.  So, I was fairly confident in reaching 2-1/2 at 38 off as long as I did not do anything too stupid.

Disabled worlds are coming up later this summer, are you planning on competing?

Unfortunately, I skied horribly at the 2012 Team Trials, not even running an opener.  As world record holder I could enter Audio Slalom as an individual competitor, but Italy is a long way to go for one event.  Therefore I’ve decided to focus my time and funds to compete at record tournaments in the United States.  Hopefully, I will ski better at the 2014 Team Trials and earn my way back onto the U.S. Disabled Team.

You’ve skied in a worlds before.  How did you do?

In 2009 and 2011 I was a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Disabled Water Ski Team.  My best individual performance is a bronze medal in tricks in 2011.

How did you get into water skiing?

I started skiing at age ten a few times each summer just for fun.  In 2002, I learned about the ASSG and started to compete.  It requires blind skiers to ski wide enough, getting the handle to 10.1 meters from centerline, to cause a beep for the six buoys within the same time it takes the boat to travel the slalom course.  Maximum speed is 36 mph, which equals 16.1 seconds timed by the ASSG.  Probably like most of your readers, once I started using the ASSG to simulate the slalom course I was hooked.

How long have you been on Goode skis?

My NANO ONE just arrived and it is my third Goode Ski.  My first Goode was the 9800, on which I broke the world record for the first time with 4 at 28 off in May 2009.  On the 9900, in addition to the pending record, I skied record performances of 3 at 32, 1 at 35 and 2 at 38.

How far do you think you can push the world record?

I don’t know how far I can push it, but I plan to keep chasing it as long as I can.  Stay tuned!

GOODE’s Regina Jaquess named USA Water Ski female athlete of the year

The awards continue to roll in for Team GOODE’s Regina Jaquess, who can now add the USA Water Ski Female Athlete of the Year award to honors given her by WaterSki Magazine.

From USA Water Ski:

Jaquess, now a six-time recipient of USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year award, won women’s professional slalom titles in 2012 at the U.S. Masters, Malibu Open, Soaked Orlando and Diablo Shores Pro-Am. She set a new women’s world slalom record of 3 buoys at 41 feet off on June 17 at the Cedar Ridge Early Record in Canton, Miss.

She won gold medals in Elite women’s slalom, jumping and overall, and the bronze medal in tricks at the 2012 Malibu Pan American Water Ski Championships, Sept. 12-15, at the Pickos World Ski Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Her performances – including a Pan American tournament record 4-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in slalom – helped lead the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team to the overall team gold medal at the biennial event. Jaquess also won the women’s jumping title at the 2012 Rocketman Night Jump and placed third in women’s jumping at the U.S. Masters and Malibu Open.

USA Water Ski also named the U.S. Pan American Championships Water Ski Teams (Under 13, Under 17, Under 21, Elite, Over 35 and Over 45) its Team of the Year.  GOODE skiers on the team included: Caroline Hensley (Elite), Erika Lang (Elite), Regina (Elite), Adam Pickos (Elite), Lauren Morgan (Under 21), Kara MacIntyre (Under 17), Nicholas Lang (Under 17), Quinn Haines (Under 17), Lori Krueger (35+), Brandy Nagle (35+), Marc Shaw (35+), and Connie Bergmark (45+).

Final pro event of 2012 to take place this weekend in Indonesia

The world’s best water skiers will have one last chance to claim a podium in 2012 as the final professional tournament of the year, the Palembang IWWF World Cup stop, will take place Saturday and Sunday in Indonesia.  Events include Men’s and Women’s slalom and jumping.

Team GOODE will be there in force, including the world’s No. 1 ranked Women’s slalom skier Regina Jaquess, the defending Men’s world slalom champion Thomas Degasperi, and perennial podium finishers Karen Truelove and Nick Parsons.

Regina will have the opportunity to put a capstone on one of the most dominating seasons of all time.  In addition to upping her own world record to 3 buoys at 41-feet off last June, she and her NANO ONE claimed titles at the Masters, GOODE Atlanta Pro Am, Malibu Open, Soaked and Diablo Shores Pro Am.

Thomas has had a remarkably consistent year, with top four-finishes in each professional event he entered including at win at the GOODE Atlanta Pro Am.

The tournament (which is 12 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time) will be webcast at www.iwwf.tv.  For more information, visit www.iwwfed.com.

T-Gas Ski School named GOODE demo center

Skiers traveling to Florida this winter to get their off-season skiing fix now have another great reason to visit Thomas Degasperi’s ski school: they’ll be able to demo and purchase the latest GOODE products, including the record-setting NANO ONE.

Thomas’ T-Gas Ski School in Windermere, Fla., has been named an official GOODE demo center, giving students the opportunity to buy their GOODEs and have them dialed in by a two-time world champion who is very familiar with the skis.

“It’s easier for me to set up a ski for someone when I use the ski myself,” said Thomas, a member of Team GOODE and currently the No. 3 ranked skier on the IWWF’s Elite rankings list. “I really know GOODEs. I know exactly how they work. I can see how a student skis on it and adjust the ski accordingly.”

T-Gas jumps on the NANO ONE

Thomas is becoming especially familiar with the NANO ONE – the ski that debuted this year to world records, big tournament victories and lots of acclaim – having recently switched to it from his specially designed signature edition.

“I’ve been on the same ski for the last three years and I won worlds on it so it’s been a great ski for me,” said Thomas of his mid/traditional-width hybrid. “But everyone has really liked the NANO ONE so I thought I’d try it.

“On my offside it feels as good as my old ski, but on my onside it feels a lot better. With this ski I have great turns on both sides. I never thought it could be that good, but it’s quick and it turns unbelievably well on both sides.”

Within just a few days of getting on the NANO ONE, Thomas ran 41 off in practice, a feat he has done only once before. In his first tournament – and only second set – on the ski he ran into 41 off both rounds.

Demo a GOODE

To learn more about skiing at Thomas’ ski school and demoing a GOODE, visit his Facebook page or email him at thomskier@hotmail.com.

In addition to Thomas’ school, GOODE Skis can be demoed at Chet Raley’s Palm Beach Training Center, Miami Nautique and Arturo Nelson’s AQA Sports.

Regina, Risto and Budreau win at Diablo Shores

Regina Jaquess atop the podium at the Diablo Shores Pro Am. Photo by John Horton/BallofSpray.com.

The final U.S. pro tournament of the year ended like nearly all of the season’s previous events have, with Regina Jaquess and her GOODE NANO ONE atop the podium.

Regina (3 buoys at 39-1/2 off) beat Karina Nolan (1-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) in the head-to-head finals of last weekend’s Diablo Shores Pro Am to take the Open Women’s title, her sixth major win of the year.

If anyone knows how it feels to be as dominating as Regina has been in 2012, it may be Todd Ristorcelli.  Since hopping on the NANO ONE Todd has won a Big Dawg stop, the Big Dawg Championships, a national title, set a pending MM and 34 mph world record, and after this weekend, won at Diablo Shores.  Todd scored 1 buoy at 41-feet off to edge tournament host Greg Badal by a half buoy for the MM title.

In Open Men’s slalom, three of the top eight finishers were on GOODE, as Thomas Degasperi, Nick Parsons and Carlo Allais placed fourth, seventh and eight, respectively.  Karen Truelove also earned a spot on the podium, finishing fourth in Open Women.

But the pros were not the only GOODE skiers having a great weekend.  Kim Budreau, a NANO ONE skier from Medford, Oregon, earned the amateur title after taking down Jim England, Paul Matthews and Steve Cesnauskas in consecutive head-to-head match ups.  Kim had a strong 2012 season as well, finishing in a tie for eight in Women’s 3 at the 70th GOODE Water Ski National Championships and placing second at the Western Regionals.

For complete results from the Diablo Shores Pro Am, 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.