After a week filled with rain, wind, sun and
tremendous performances, the 62nd GOODE Water
Ski National Championships concluded on
Dawn and I always look forward to seeing our
many friends and acquaintances each year at the
Nationals and this year was no exception!
For many skiers, the conclusion of the
Nationals marks the beginning of a new season.
It is a good time to start to work on that new
technique or make that long awaited fin
adjustment. It is also a great time to try new
equipment. Please let me know if I can help you
in any way.
Thank you for choosing GOODE!
9600 ANNOUNCED AT NATIONALS
GOODE Skis announced its newest
tournament slalom ski, the GOODE 9600,
last week at the 2004 GOODE Water Ski
National Championships. "I am
really happy with the acceptance of the
new 9600", said Dave Goode.
"The feedback I am receiving from
all of the skiers, like Dr. Mike Morgan,
is very encouraging.", Goode
continues. "The 9600 is working
very well for me and I am glad to see
others having similar results.",
Goode concludes. The 9600 features the
20% Lighter - You will notice the
quicker edge change and the faster
New Flex/Torsion Ratio - Softer
longitudinal and stiffer torsional flex.
You will create tighter turns which
leave you up course and early for the
New Bevel Configuration - Straighter
Side Edge Bevels - You will make
smoother turns; less apt to bite.
Wider Tail Tapering to the Tip - You
will feel increased stability and
2 Extra Layers of Carbon Fiber -
Added for additional binding screw
Altered Internal Carbon Laminates -
The result is the total "feel"
of the ski.
New 9600 Graphics and Top Ribs - a
You can try a new GOODE 9600 by
calling GOODE at 1- 888-GO-GOODE or
Here for additional 9600 info... »
1,000 water ski athletes - ages 5
through 91 - from across the United
States competed for national titles in
slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in
26 age divisions and two Open divisions
during the five-day tournament that
culminated on Saturday. Advancement to
the Water Ski National Championships -
the world's largest 3-event water ski
tournament - is earned through
exceptional performances during the
summer tournament season and by
placement at regional championships held
in the five USA Water Ski regions in
The Website -
www.WATERSKINATIONALS.com - contains
information, news and results.
The 62nd annual GOODE Water Ski
National Championships took place Aug.
3-7 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
here for the Nationals Website and
COBLE-ELLER WINS OPEN WOMEN'S SLALOM
Coble-Eller (Lillington, N.C.) rode her
GOODE Ski to victory by skiing 2 buoys
at 38 off to win the Open Women's
"April used excellent
strategy.", said Dave Goode. April
'Opted-Up' so that she ran her 35' off
into a head wind. This was the first
time April ever skipped a pass in
JAQUESS SETS RECORD IN TRICKS
Jaquess of Suwanee, Ga., set a pending
Women 1 national tricks record of 8,400
points in winning the Open Women
national tricks title. The score was
just 230 points shy of the current
Women's world record.
Regina is the first woman ever to
land a front flip in the trick
MIKE MORGAN WINS MASTER MEN
against the best 55K (34mph) skiers in
the country, Dr. Mike Morgan (Odessa,
FL) showed them who was the best. Riding
his GOODE Ski, Dr. Morgan skied an
incredible 3 buoys at 41' off despite
the strong crosswind.
"Mike came prepared to take on
the challengers.", said Dave Goode.
"I sent Mike a new 9600 just last
week to try. After only the first day
skiing on the ski, Mike reported the
performance of the 9600 as 'STUNNING'.
"I want to thank my family,
GOODE Skis, USA Water Ski and the
organizing club for putting on a great
National Championships", concludes
Dr. Mike Morgan.