The Goode Nano One XT is already a classic. The XT, along with the original Nano One, have been reissued by Goode because skiers demanded it. Both of the Nano One models are not only hugely successful in terms of skis sold but also in terms of tournaments won.
General Feel: Considering the small size of the ski, you might expect the XT to feel quirky. It is just the opposite. At 180 pounds, I find the 65.25 XT to be extremely stable and predictable.
The ski’s relatively small size means that the skier has the ability to manipulate the ski more than on traditionally sized skis.Perhaps a better way to explain this is that the ski goes where the skier's feet naturally go much more readily than with most other high end skis. The skier has more leverage over the ski. When the rope get short and the skier starts to panic is where this attribute becomes most apparent. The result is that the ski is supremely forgiving when the skier is at their limit.
Toe Side (Off Side) Turn: Off side turns on the XT feel more like a fast pivot than an arc. The front of the ski offers noticeable support before and after the apex of the turn. This gives the skier confidence to move forward approaching the ball and provides stability exiting the turn.
Heel Side (On Side) Turn: On side turns on the XT are nearly foolproof. The skier can approach onside in any number of ways and exit the ball with angle. As with the off side turns, the on side turn is fast and sharp. If a skier is in trouble, he or she can throw caution to the wind and make up a lot of ground on this side.
From Ball to Second Wake: The XT holds substantial angle from the ball to the second wake. While many other high end skis will punish skiers for adding too much load between the ball and the wakes, the XT will allow the skier to push hard if needed.
One of the perceived negatives of this ski is that it requires more strength from the ball to the wakes than many other high end skis. The XT makes plenty of speed but the skier has to work for it. This is partly do to how fast the ski turns. More arcing turns will put less load on the skier and sharper turns will require a more strength.
From Second Wake to Ball: Typically skis that require more strength also require the skier to have superior technical skills to get wide at the ball. The XT does not fit this stereotype. The ski easily makes space and width on both side of the course even with less than perfect skier technique. This is yet another example of the ski’s extremely forgiving performance attributes.
Quirk: The XT is more setting and water temperature sensitive than most high end skis on the market. At the beginning of the test period the test ski was set exactly to stock and worked extremely well. As the water cooled off by 10 -15 degrees the performance of the ski dropped off noticeably and the fin had to be adjusted.
This ski was especially hard to review. Because the XT is unusually forgiving it was challenging to define what the ski does and does not do. I owe thanks to a number of skiers who took my calls last month and talked to me about what I was feeling.
I increased my all time tournament BP by one ball on my third ride on the XT. Clearly, I am a fan of the XT.
ORLANDO, FLA (October 25, 2016) – Nautique athlete Jacinta Carroll’s Jump World Records set behind the PCM powered Ski Nautique 200 set on September 26th have been officially approved by the IWWF Tournament Council. Carroll shocked the world during the Ski Fluid Invitational in Polk City setting back-to-back world records of 194 feet (59.2 meters) and 198 feet (60.3 meters). Carroll’s final record-breaking jump marked the first time a female has ever broken the 60-meter barrier.
"Jumping 60 meters has been a goal of mine ever since I can remember. I learned to ski behind a Nautique; I grew up behind Nautiques and to be able to achieve such a feat of 60m behind the Ski Nautique is simply overwhelming. I am so thankful to have the ability to jump and compete behind the industry’s best boat which enables me to push the world record limits day in day out!” said Carroll.
The Ski Nautique 200 has now officially pulled twenty-one world records among all three waterski disciplines (slalom, trick, and jump) since it hit the water in 2010. In addition to Carroll’s records, three pending trick world records have been set behind the Ski Nautique 200 within the past month and once approved will officially bring the 200’s world-record count to twenty-four.
“Congratulations to Jacinta on the approval of her amazing world records set behind the Ski Nautique 200,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “With three more world records awaiting approval, the rapid progression we continue to see behind the 200 is exciting. Our innovation on the water is proven as history is made time and time again behind our boats. Our team remains committed to the development of products that create the ability to explore what’s next,” added Meloon.
About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique 200 has changed water skiing with 19 world records, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our Sport Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit Nautique.com.
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Bailey Austin is a Jr Moomba Masters Slalom Champion, a Jr Malibu Open Champion, a Jr US Open Champion and a National Champion. In addition to being bhaaaad on the water, she's also a very cool individual. AND, she had a breakout season, ending up on the podium with some of the best women water skiers in the World.
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|EL CENTRO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2016 - The University of Louisiana-Monroe water ski team won the Division 1 national title at the 38th Collegiate Water Ski National Championships, Oct. 13-15, at Imperial Lakes. The Warhawks tallied 11,260 points in winning their 27th national team title since the inception of the tournament in 1979. Louisiana-Lafayette, the 2015 national champion, finished second scoring 11,135 points. Florida Southern College, which tallied 10,970 points, placed third. Alabama finished fourth with 10,705 points and Rollins College was fifth with 9,145 points.
The Nationals, organized and hosted by the San Diego State water ski team, the Imperial Lakes Water Ski Club and the National Collegiate Water Ski Association, included 12 teams in Division 1 and 12 teams in Division 2. National team champions were declared in both divisions. Individual medals for slalom, tricks and jumping were awarded based on athletes' placements within their division. Overall titles were awarded in each division to athletes competing in all three events. Athletes finishing in the top-five in each event of slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in Division 1 earned All-American honors.
The Division 1 field was comprised of: Alabama, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida Southern, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Rollins and San Diego State.
Athletes winning individual national titles in Division 1 were: Louisiana-Lafayette'sGiannina Bonnemann (Germany), women's overall (1,700 points); Rollins College'sJoshua Briant (Australia), men's tricks (6,820 points); Rollins College's Natalia Cuglievan (Peru), women's tricks (4,500 points); Louisiana-Lafayette's Taryn Grant (Canada), women's jumping (147 feet); Louisiana-Monroe's Martin Kolman (Czech Republic), men's jumping (175 feet) and overall (1,560 points); Louisiana-Lafayette'sDane Mechler (Loveland, Ohio) and Florida Southern College's Thibaut Dailland (France), men's slalom (tie: 4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off); and Florida Southern College's Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.), women's slalom (2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).To view the Division 1 scorebook, click here.
The Division 2 field was comprised of Arkansas, Auburn, UC-Davis, UCLA, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State, Iowa State, Miami of Ohio, Texas, Texas A&M, Western Washington and Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Miami of Ohio won the Division 2 title for the first time, scoring 8,535 points. Western Washington University, the 2015 champion, finished second with 8,520 points. Wisconsin-La Crosse (8,235 points), Grand Valley State (8,115 points) and Cincinnati (7,800 points) rounded out the top-five placements.
Athletes winning individual national titles in Division 2 were: Texas A&M's Ryan Bridgford (Red Oak, Texas), men's slalom (3 buoys at 35 feet off); Texas A&M's Jade Hanson (Rosharon, Texas), women's slalom (1 buoy at 35 feet off), tricks (1,760 points) and overall (1,490 points); Western Washington's Matthew Kienbaum (Liberty Lake, Wash.), men's jumping (137 feet); Western Washington's Jaye Morris (San Diego, Calif.), women's jumping (119 feet); Arkansas' Nick Newton (Hot Springs, Ark.), men's tricks (1,780 points); and Texas A&M's Cullen Parker (Martindale, Texas), men's overall (1,620 points).To view the Division 2 scorebook, click here.
|About USA Water Ski
|The National Collegiate Water Ski Association is one of nine sport discipline organizations of USA Water Ski, which was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States. This press release, as well as other information, is available at www.USAWATERSKI.org.|
Team Connelly skier Sacha Descuns set a (pending) French national record this past weekend scoring [email protected] at the Sport Center Slalom Cup in Frespech of Southern France. Sacha joins a short list, of now 10 skiers, to run 41 and get into 43-off at 36mph.
“Running 41 was really special for me because I wanted to run it since 4 years old, but I never had the opportunity to do it because of my multiples injuries. After the exit gate, I thought about all the time spent on the couch with my cast and all the pain in my leg I had to deal with, and I realized how much effort I had to make to be here, in the water, ready to enter the course at 43 for the first time in a tournament.” Sacha explains.
The 24 year old Frenchman has been a huge contributor in the development of the Connelly GT the past few years, but has unfortunately been battling injuries, limiting time on the water and keeping him out of the tournament scene. Suffering a broken tibia, fibula as well as bones in his ankle and foot dampened Sacha’s expectations as to where he could get back to in terms of his skiing.
Coach Vinny, of Vincent Soubiron Ski School, explains, “As he couldn’t use his front leg due to strength and pain, I asked Sacha to move his center of gravity further back on the ski. Immediately his center of mass was moving much better… We were both very impressed at how this allowed him to get back in the game. For 6 weeks straight we only worked at 32 off until the 2 sides were symmetric and he was used to the new body placement and vision phases.” He continues, “…The Connelly GT was absolutely perfect for it. It helped Sacha gain even more confidence with a ski he knows he can trust, that won’t blow out the tail… The GT has a singular way of sitting on the water that allows you to play with a lot of things… Sacha has a lot of potential and I am sure he is going to improve his record even more, whether this year or next.”
ORLANDO, FL (September 29, 2016) – During Monday’s Ski Fluid Invitational in Polk City, Florida Nautique athlete Jacinta Carroll set two new pending Jump World Records pulled by the PCM HYPERFORMANCE H6DI powered Ski Nautique 200. It proved to be an historic day in the world of tournament waterskiing, as Carroll flew 194ft (59.2m) followed by a 198ft (60.3m) jump, making her the first female to ever break the 60-meter barrier.
This isn’t the first time Carroll has broken back-to-back world records. At the 2015 Sunset Cup, the tournament debut of PCM and GM Marine Technology’s powerful Direct Injection engines (H5DI and H6DI), she shattered the previous world record three times with jumps of 193ft (58.8m), 193ft (58.9m), and 194ft (59.1m).
“It’s always amazing to come to America and get a chance to jump behind the PCM H6DI engine. I know that every jump I will get a strong consistent pull giving me the best opportunity to fly far,” said Carroll.
In addition to Carroll’s World Records, there were numerous personal bests pulled behind PCM’s HYPERFORMANCE H6DI with industry leading horsepower and torque at last weekend’s Sunset Lakes Fall Classic. The outstanding performance of the H6DI pulled Centurion athlete Alex Laurentano 184ft to tie her Open Women’s National Record, two M4 Jump Records of 180ft and 182ft, a Chilean Junior Women’s Record of 144ft, and a Finnish Open Women’s Record tie of 179ft.
PCM President Mark McKinney stated, “We couldn’t be anymore proud of Jacinta and her accomplishments. The team here at PCM is excited to see the incredible power and torque of our engines taking these athletes to the highest level and making history.”