OGDEN, UT - GOODE Ski Technologies introduces a new tournament-class water ski - the GOODE 9900SL MID.
Dimensionally, the MID fits right between the GOODE 9900SL WIDE RIDE and standard GOODE 9900SL. The MID creates fluid starts to each turn, like the standard 9900SL, and finishes each turn "clean", like the WIDE RIDE. The MID is a great choice for skiers who are undecided between the WIDE RIDE and standard 9900SL.
"The MID was first tested in the fall of 2009 on GOODE Ski Lake by 2009 World Cup Slalom Champion Nick Parsons (pictured to the right)," said Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies, Ogden, UT. "Nick had only skied on the MID 3 sets before we flew to a 6 round Record Tournament at Ski Ranch, in Louisiana. During that tournament, Nick ran his Personal Best (3 buoys @ 41'off/10.25m) three of the six rounds!" Goode continues. "The 9900SL MID is a mix of the standard 9900SL and the 9900SL WIDE RIDE. It is designed to take a skier's performance to the next level and to a new Personal Best," concludes Goode.
A common problem I encounter when coaching a waterski lesson is the skier's lack of proper body alignment. What I mean by body alignment is how do the head, the shoulders, the hips, and the feet line up. And, where does that put the skier's weight over the ski?
What the skier should be striving for is perfect alignment through the body at almost all points throughout the course. If you were to draw a straight line through the skier's body it should go through the center of the head, the shoulders, the hips and right in between the feet. This type of alignment will give the skier the strongest possible body position against the hard pull of the boat, and it will also put the skier's weight directly over the "sweet spot" of the ski making it turn sharper, and making it faster across the course during the cuts.
The problem most skiers experience is that usually their body is out of alignment. This creates a weak body position against the pull of the boat, and inhibits the ski from performing as it should. A weak body alignment is easy to spot... The upper body is usually too far forward with a bend at the waist, and the lower body is sitting back too far towards the tail of the ski. A weak body position makes it nearly impossible to hold on to a big turn, and it makes the ski want to slide more down the course instead of being able to dig in and carve a path going across the course.
Of course, there will be some changes throughout the slalom course where the upper body moves around a bit, and the ski will swing out in front and then move behind the central balance point of the body. However, if you can learn to limit some of this movement, and focus on keeping the body more quiet and aligned you'll find that you can increase the power of your pulling position and increase your ability to turn and carve the ski more in the direction you want to travel across the course.
Ski with Terry at Ski Sunset Ranch
Written by Terry Winter
PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 01, 2010 – (March 1, 2010 –Montreal, Canada) – ID Communications Inc. announces acquisition of worldwide distribution rights for "Gifted” documentary by Brad Priekulis. Featuring noted water skiing pros Freddie Krueger, Willy Asher, Ryan Fitts, Karina Nowlan, Thomas Moore, Billy Suzi, Tom Asher, Damian Sharman, Trent Finlayson, Ian Trapp, and many more top skiers, "Gifted" delivers impact action in a documentary format, featuring a top soundtrack, with a range of top recording artists. For trailer: http://www.idcommunications.org/gifted.html
I would like to formally announce my partnership with Doug and Robby Trimble at SkiSunsetRanch. Earlier in my career I worked fulltime, coaching, traveling around the country giving clinics and skiing tournaments. After a life-changing event in 2005, I greatly reduced my availability to be on the road for coaching. Instead, I focused more on my own skiing and re-establishing my life, coaching some here and there, but nothing like previously.
I am now back where I began my skiing career on the West Coast of Northern California, settling in the Sacramento area. Now the timing and opportunity are right to resume coaching on a full time basis, while also focusing on training close to home.
I'm inviting everyone to come to Sunset Ranch and see what I'm so excited about. Take this opportunity to come experience the ultimate water-ski vacation with individualized coaching and skiing at Sunset Ranch, one of the best sites I've skied. It's one of the premier slalom facilities in the world, with it's surrounding of vineyards and location in sunny Northern California (just 30 minutes south of the Sacramento Airport).
Come ski the West Coast and learn about "west coast slalom". And when you ski with me we'll work on the techniques that I have used and developed for myself through my personal skiing experience, as well as that of a coach. Some of the things we'll work on are...
Each coaching session will be customized to fit your personal needs. All levels are welcome!
During your time at Sunset Ranch you'll also be able to learn more about, and ride the line of D3 skis including the new Z7 ST, along with trying-out my new T-Factor bindings due to come out this Spring.
Contact SkiSunsetRanch today to book your ultimate water-ski vacation and come ski with me!
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Horton: This interview is about ski design, but I think we need to start by telling the readers about you. How did you get started skiing?
The comeback of pure water ski design by Nick Parsons
If you've been skiing for several years and you've been hunting for an increase in buoys and overall better performance, then perhaps the next generation of skis might be something you need to invest in. Over the past decade materials for skis have changed drastically. Between the amount of carbon used and the types of cores within the skis almost all manufactures now produce top world cup stock skis. Now, to narrow it down a bit, ski shapes have drastically started to change for the better. At the moment four ski companies have really started to think out of the box and get back to actual ski shape design. There is a new phase coming in water ski design where water ski companies are designing skis with and for pro athletes. In previous years there has been a lot of ski shape copying only to make small changes and then call it their own. Ski shapes now are starting to be built with a specific style and person in mind and the shape design starts from scratch. These are the fundamental elements that make up pure ski design.
MELBOURNE'S Moomba Masters has been described as the "Super Bowl" of water skiing as it reaches its 50th anniversary.
The largest field in the event's history - 180 competitors - has been assembled on the Yarra River.
American skier Scott Ellis, who has been coming to Australia for 24 years to compete in the Masters, said it was his favourite event.
"It's just the biggest and the best water skiing tournament of the year for us," the former Moomba champion said.
Compatriot Chris Parrish, competing in his 11th Masters, is aiming to win his fourth Moomba title.
Competition in the men's and women's events starts today and continues until Monday.
POLK CITY, Fla. – U.S. water ski athletes Makayla Haw (Rio Linda, Calif.), Lauren Morgan (Odessa, Fla.) and Zane Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.) won titles in respective events Thursday as the 2010 Junior Moomba Masters concluded on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia.