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Introducing the 2017 editions of the Nano 1™ and Nano 1 XT™, newly enhanced versions of one of the most popular and award-winning GOODE shapes of all time.

Available with either the traditional rocker (Nano 1), or asymmetrical rocker (Nano 1 XT), the skis feature the world-record breaking performance the Nano 1 series is known for, along with new graphics and an enhanced sidewall design that enlarges the sweet spot under the skier’s feet and improves tip-to-tail balance.

“This is a tested and tried shape that has helped countless skiers across the world break records, win tournaments and set PBs,” says Dave Goode, president and founder of GOODE Skis. “So the idea was to create updated versions that while performing at an even higher level would be immediately comfortable to skiers who loved the previous versions.”

“We’ve accomplished that with the 2017 Nano 1 and Nano 1 XTs.”

Both skis employ the same shape, construction material, exacting manufacturing process, and new sidewall design, but there is one key difference between them: the rocker profile.

The Nano 1 has a traditional rocker, meaning the ski’s rise from flat part of the ski to the tip begins at the same spot on both the on- and off-sides of the ski. The Nano 1 has a higher rocker quotient than the Nano 1XT, which many skiers find turns slightly better.

The Nano 1XT features the groundbreaking AsymRocker™, an asymmetrical rocker that begins at different points of the ski; earlier on the off-side, later on the on-side. Many skiers like the earlier rocker rise on their off-side because it allows the ski to finish the turn a bit better before engaging the fore body of the ski. The AsymRocker also allows the Nano 1XT to be slightly flatter than the Nano 1, which increases side-to-side speed, without sacrificing turning capabilities.

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Josefin Hirst of Florida won the inaugural Sportsinsurance.com Queen's Cup women's slalom tournament at Little Mountain Lakes in Maiden, N.C., on Sunday, defeating surprise finalist Joy Kelley in the head-to-head final.

Kelley outlasted No. 1 seed Chelsea Mills in the semifinals, but had a fluke early fall on her opening pass in the final, leaving Hirst with an easy path to the title. It was the fourth round of the day for both after two rounds of qualifying Saturday.

Kelley, a Women 5 skier from Tennessee, entered the Sweet 16 as the No. 4 seed. Hirst, a Women 2 skier, was the No. 2 seed.

Jennifer LaPoint finished third, Mills was fourth and Lori Krueger fifth.

The Queen's Cup, promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C., drew 24 entrants from across the nation and Canada, and saw three records fall during Saturday's qualifying. Legendary Leeza Harrison, skiing in her second tournament since moving into Women 7, broke the division record in the first round with four at 35 off. She ran 3.5 at 35 in the second round, which also would have broken the record.

Canadians Maureen Mosteller and Rhonda Powell played tug-of-war with their nation's Women 5 record. Powell ran 2.5 at 35 and Mosteller got 3 at 35. Both scores topped the division record in Canada.

The Queen's Cup had a $12,000 purse in cash and prizes, and attracted some 40 sponsors.

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Trent Welcome Home

Radar Skis is a family, a family that started small. Trent Finlayson was part of the iconic crew that built Radar into what it is today and at this moment we could not be more excited to welcome Trent back to Radar Skis with open arms.

Trent is a unique player in the game of slalom, he has embraced every aspect of skiing; he’s a pro, a coach, a visionary and a leader. He is the co-holder of the Men’s Canadian National Slalom Record and still knows how to find his way through the pack at the toughest of pro events. Trent has also embraced the life of a coach, knowing that his skills can be translated easily to make other skiers better has become his forte. His way of making the difficult nature of skiing easy to understand and implement has placed Trent on the shortlist of elite coaches. One of the best things about Trent is his passion for the sport. Every day he is out on the water not only thinking about but also doing what it takes to grow skiing and is an incredible ambassador for water skiing in the world.

Trent joins a stacked team at Radar and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him home. Follow Trent on Instagram @trentfinlayson to follow his moves and link up with him for coaching. #radarnation is out here, come ski with us.

 

Regional, national and world champions will be among the women's slalom skiers at the inaugural Sportsinsurance.com Queens Cup at Little Mountain Lakes in Maiden, N.C., on Aug. 27-28.

The lineup includes USA Water Ski Hall of Famer Jennifer LaPoint, a former world record holder, as well as national and regional champions Brenda Baldwin, Leeza Harrison, Joy Kelley, Trish Burt, Chelsea Mills, Shirley Coble and others.

The Queens Cup, with a purse exceeding $10,000 in cash and prizes, is promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C. The event is modeled after the men's Nautique Big Dawg World Tour and has the potential to propel the women into a series of their own.

Some 25 skiers, ages 30 and older from throughout the United States and Canada, will compete on a world-record lake at Little Mountain. The top 16 after two rounds of Saturday qualifying will advance to Sunday's Sweet 16 head-to-head finals.

Unique to the Queen's Cup -- and adding a level of excitement for spectators and skiers alike – are  attention-grabbing pink bibs distinguishing the top two seeds from the rest of the field, which will wear blue and chase those pink targets. Pink bibs will be handed down to anyone who knocks off one of those top seeds -- and becomes the next target for the crowd to pull for. 

Entry fee is $150 and includes an on-site Saturday night banquet. For more information, contact tournament director Jeff Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or do a tournament search at usawaterski.org. It's also on Facebook at Little Mountain Lakes Waterski.

 

Milwaukee welcomes world’s top professional and junior skiers to compete for elite world rankings at Malibu Open

Loudon, Tenn. | June 23, 2016 - The Malibu Open Waterski Championship will return to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran’s Park Lagoon August 19 and 20, where the world’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping divisions. This exciting two-day event is free and open to the public, attracting athletes and spectators from across the globe.

The Malibu Open Championship is set against the backdrop of beautiful Milwaukee’s skyline for the seventh consecutive year. It is the perfect venue for spectators, families and friends to witness and interact with the world’s best ski athletes. The athletes in attendance will compete for cash prizes and elite world rankings in slalom and/or jump divisions.

Athletes in the slalom division travel through a six-buoy course at a constant speed of 36 miles per hour with an initial rope length of 43 feet. After completing each pass the rope length is shortened, increasing intensity and difficulty. The athlete who rounds the most buoys with the shortest rope length, wins.

Skiers dart towards a 6-foot high ramp in the long-distance jumping division, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour as they take flight for distances over 200 feet. Each athlete gets three opportunities to jump the ramp, and ultimately, whoever travels the farthest, wins.

The Malibu Open event is produced by the Pro Ski Tour, sponsored by Malibu Boats and free for all to come & enjoy. Concessions and parking will be organized by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.

More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line at the Little Mountain Queens Cup women’s slalom tournament in Maiden, N.C., on Aug. 27-28.
The Queens Cup, with title sponsor Sportsinsurance.com and promoted by area Nautique dealer Race City Marine of Mooresville, N.C., is for women ages 30 and older. It will use a scoring system that counts buoys equally regardless of age group and corresponding boat speed. A 55-year-old skier whose top boat speed is 32 mph will be scored the same as a 35-year-old who runs the same pass at 34 mph.
Organizers have 25 entrants and have room for 30 to 35. Each skier is guaranteed two rounds of Saturday qualifying. The top 16 will advance to Sunday’s bracketed head-to-head finals.
Little Mountain Lake is the site of world record performances in Masters Men and Open Men, as well as numerous other national and international records. In addition to its annual pro-am tournaments, Little Mountain Lakes recently hosted a Nautique Big Dawg World Tour qualifier. The Queens Cup is intended to offer women their version of the men’s Big Dawg series.
Additional sponsors for the Queens Cup include Denali Skis, Connelly Skis, H2Oproshop.com, Masterline and many others.
The cash purse and prizes, valued at more than $10,000, were donated by sponsors and individuals. The event will also recognize the top 30-, 32- and 34-mph skiers from Saturday’s qualifying rounds with cash awards and prizes.
Entry fee is $150 and includes on-site Saturday night banquet. For more information, contact tournament director Jeff Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or do a tournament search at usawaterski.org. It’s also on Facebook at little mountain pro am waterski.

 

Edge Waterski is in the business of designing, engineering and selling waterski hard shell bindings. We deliver to customers worldwide. Edge Waterski is based in Groveland, Florida and was developed by Jon Travers in 2016. As the sport of Waterskiing grows, we grow with it - evolving and creating revolutionary products. Edge Waterski allows skiers from all levels, no matter strong or weak to gain a significant benefit. Core team members are among the most successful currently competing and we work together to provide the highest level of service.

http://www.edgewaterski.com

Mike’s Overall Bindingmobsystemrelease

The next generation of the releasable overall binding system from Mike’s Overall Binding, aka the MOB, is being introduced to water skiers at the USA Water Ski Nationals. The MOB system is available at the introductory price of $399 through the end of Nationals.

The MOB release system has reduced weight with a smaller spring housing than his previous OB system, and incorporates an easier to use plastic adjustment screw mechanism. The new MOB boot mounting plate has been designed using a lower profile composite G10 material, which allows better flex and rebound for improved performance. The redesigned boot plate also features mounting slots that allow easy mounting of most common styles of hard shell boots. You can also use the soft fit style boots available from most major water ski manufacturers.

Additional new features to the MOB are trick ski mounting slots forward of the boot, a sturdier solid mounting plate, and a micro-just system mounting hole. The mounting slots are set to the common water ski manufacturing insert pattern.

The MOB team is currently sourcing a stock boot for the system. We believe that the skier should have a choice of their boot. We encourage users to stick with their current boot so that they can retain the same comfort on their ski while adding the safety of the MOB system.
The system designer, Mike Mosley has been using this type system in competition for over twenty years, and continues to refine the system.

Check our website at : www.mobsystemrelease.com or on Facebook at @MikesOverallBinding

Information Contact: Mike Mosley, Owner-Dseigner

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At GOODE Skis we like to celebrate accomplishments. And as a long-time title sponsor and supporter of the U.S. Nationals, we think that qualifying for, and skiing in your first Nationals, is one of the biggest achievements in our sport.

That’s why this year we are paying the entry fees for 20 skiers competing in their first ever Nationals.

“We all remember our first Nationals,” says Dave Goode, who first competed in the tournament in 1983. “It’s a really big deal and we wanted to recognize that by rewarding some skiers who have worked really hard to get here.

“And the ski industry needs to do everything it can to get people excited about the sport. This is our way of making the experience even better for some deserving skiers who hopefully will keep coming back year after year.”

For at least one first-timer, the free entry was enough to help convince them to compete.

“I was honestly considering not skiing until this promotional opportunity was created,” said Sue Pickrell, a Women’s 5 competitor from Bellevue, Wash., who first skied in 2002 and didn’t enter her first tournament until 2011. “Thank you!”

Among the youngest skiers taking advantage of the offer are Sara and Sawyer Perez, Girl’s 1 and Boy’s 1 competitors, respectively, who both PB’d at this year’s Western Regionals.

“They are very excited to ski in their first Nationals,” says Shauna Perez, Sara and Sawyer’s mom. “And they are very much looking forward to meeting Team GOODE at Nationals.”

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Our newest construction moves what we know about ski building into the next realm. PMI is the next generation of lightweight reactive core foam. Its current application is aircraft construction based on its ability to easily shape and thermoform. PMI is structurally more rigid (simplifying the layup) and more reactive than other current hi-end cores available. The latter benefit offers more feel and forgiveness making the ski connected and controlled. PMI also displayed minimal structural fatigue after longevity cycle testing compared to PVC, which eventually broke down. There is a noticeable difference between other lightweight core skis and our new ProBuild. 

The new Pro Build Construction was modeled to offer you what the pros have known for more than a year. It’s knowing that there’s something better out there than PVC. Countless titles have been won under cloak during the development of this newest construction. Combine our new core with Textreme Carbon and structural Innegra and you’ll find nothing more technically advanced anywhere. 

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SioeyeSEATTLE, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, live streaming action sports brand Sioeye announced the release of the Sioeye Iris4G Blink, its first retail-ready camera and second 4G-enabled action camera that gives sports enthusiasts the ability to capture and broadcast adventures in real-time. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink edition follows the 2015 introduction of Sioeye's first device, the Sioeye Iris4G 4K. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink will be available in the U.S. in retail stores in the second half of this year and includes integrated live streaming as well as HD video capabilities. In addition to launching the new retail-ready camera, Sioeye announced that it would extend streaming capabilities to YouTube Live.

The Sioeye Iris4G Blink enables action sports enthusiasts and pros to live stream video, audio, and real-time stats including speed and altitude overlays to their fans at the touch of a button. The Sioeye Iris4G Blink live streams using 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity directly built into the smart device.

With the press of a button, the live stream is automatically broadcast through the SioeyeLIVE platform available on iOS, Android, the web and now with a new option to stream directly to your YouTube Live account. SioeyeLIVE simplifies streaming and enables fans to watch and interact with broadcasters as well as gain easy access to instant replay videos.

"The introduction of a high quality, affordable LTE connected device combined with the ability to broadcast to YouTube Live will fundamentally change how fans and friends interact with people in the action sports community," said David Abramowski, General Manager at Sioeye. "Live streaming and the action sports market naturally go together, and Sioeye is at the center of this convergence."

The Sioeye Iris4G Blink live streams at 480p with 30fps, providing a beautiful image and clear sound for mobile viewing with low data consumption using approximately 450MB per hour. The smart device can also simultaneously record HD video to local storage during a live stream session and runs on Android 6.0 with an internal GPS and barometer sensors, delivering additional information to viewers on stream including speedometer and altimeter dashboards.

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Pass the Handle came a week early this year at Centurion and Supreme Boats. These Correct Craft Companies combined Pass the Handle day with a Weekend of Giving on July 16, 2016. In addition to a canned food drive and Lake Yosemite clean-up, Centurion and Supreme chose to give the fun of towed water sports […] The post Centurion and Supreme Boats #PasstheHandle on Weekend of Giving (https://centurionboats.com/centurion-supreme-boats-passthehandle-weekend-giving/) appeared first on Centurion World Championship Towboats (https://centurionboats.com) .

About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture are sparking a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports boaters are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest market share growth in history. Re-imagine life in a Centurion boat.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com.

 

This weekend in southern Italy, Freddie Winter joined a very elite club of skiers to take a piece of 2 ball at 43off with 1.5 and in doing so set a pending European Record. With this score he breaks the record he currently holds alongside the great Andy Mapple with 1@43off. This would be the first European Record set in Europe in over 30 years since Mapple ran 4 @ 39off in 1985.

The record came while skiing in a tournament with a wealth of Europe's top talent in at TWS Ski School in Napoli. Along with the record, Freddie prevailed in the tournament, taking the win above Thomas Degasperi and rising star Robert Pigozzi in a hard fought head to head.

The record comes after a streak of 13 complete 41off passes in his previous 18 rounds of tournament including 5 in the last week in a Italy. The start of this spell can be pinpointed to the moment Freddie moved onto the MC17 model ski in mid April.

 

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POLK CITY, Fla., July 13, 2016 - USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the athletes selected to the 2016 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team, which will compete in the 4th 35+ Water Ski World Championships, Sept. 14-18, at the Seseña Water Ski & Wakeboard Complex in Seseña, Spain. The American Water Ski Association's International Activities Committee selected the team based on qualifications criteria previously approved by the American Water Ski Association's board of directors.
Athletes selected to the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: John Burris (West Point, Miss.), Brandy Nagle (Elk Grove, Calif.), Tony Knight (Jacksonville, Fla.), Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas), Mitch Grau (Carrollton, Texas), Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Kelly Zoellner (Jacksonville, Ill.) and Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.). Christy Kingsmill (Roselle, Ill.) will be the team manager for the U.S. contingent.

In addition to the team members, several athletes will be competing as U.S. independents at the biennial event. In addition, the 2016 35+ Water Ski World Championships is allowing each national federation to enter five wild card competitors who are not currently qualified from the world rankings list or a member of the federation's team. Along with these five wild card entries, the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation's Tournament Council also is allowing each national federation to enter five wild card entries for the 65+ division. The U.S. athletes with the highest NOPS (overall) score were selected by the AWSA's IAC provided their score in every event entered met the minimum standards as shown in Section 4 of the IWWF rulebook.

Selected as U.S. 35+ wild cards (35-44, 45-54 and 55-64 age divisions) were: Scot Ellis (Auburndale, Fla.), Benny Lohr (Orlando, Fla.), Eric Kolb (Stow, Ohio), Kim Contos (Fishers, Ind.) and George Levien (Aventura, Fla.).

Selected as U.S. 65+ wild cards were: Sarvis Bass (Wilson, N.C.), John Crane (Niceville, Fla.), Skip Dunlap (Lake Wales, Fla.), Joe Blair (Greenwood, Ark.) andKay Kelly (Milton, Fla.).

The 2014 U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team won the overall team gold medal at the 2014 World 35+ Water Ski Championships in Groveland, Fla.

The American Water Ski Association is one of nine sport discipline organizations of USA Water Ski.

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USA Water Ski 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.

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MCManon Costard arrived in Italy this weekend to the news that Air France had mislaid her ski bag. No ski, gloves, handle or any of the things that are necessary to compete in a top level pro event such as the San Gervasio Pro Am. Despite her hopes that the airline would get their act together and deliver her kit she had to plan to ski with anything she could find. She set about getting ready for a tough tournament on unfamiliar gear.

On the first day she qualified for the head to head finals as second seed by riding the ski of her MC team mate and competitor, Claire Lise Welter, as well as one belonging to an amateur skier in the event to two scores at 39off/ 10.75m. On finals day Manon went through two rounds of the head to head to make the Super Final bracket against France Team mate, Clem Lucine, again with two scores at 39off on a borrowed ski. Going out second she was set the score of 2 @ 39off to beat. She didn't just get a piece of 3 to get the win, she ran the whole pass, the third time she has done so in tournament. This was the first time a female skier had ever run 39off in Europe. She may have lost her ski but she found outstanding form just when it mattered.

This incredible performance is testament not just to such a brilliant athlete as Manon. MC Skis is very proud of how easy our skis are to pick up and instantly ski well on and the uniformity of each product.

On the men's side, Freddie Winter continued his run of form by qualifying top seed for the finals. He went out to World Champion Nate Smith after meeting him in the semi final head to head bracket to take home third place. He managed to complete three 41off/ 10.25m passes along the way, taking his tally for the season to 11.

Congrats to all who participated and thanks to those at Jolly Ski School who continue to push professional water skiing in Europe in such a positive way. As for Manon's ski bag, the search continues...

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www.montecarloskis.com

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Ellie Horton is three event and third generation competitive water skier. She grew up skiing at Horton Lakes, which was built by her grandfather Dr Jack Horton, and began competing when she was ten years old.

Currently, Ellie is a second year student at Florida Southern College. She is studying journalism and skis on scholarship for the FSC water ski team. is ranked 3rd overall in the nation, 9th in the U21 overall world standings, and has her open women’s rating in overall.

She is a member of the D3 water skis Factory Team and is sponsored by CAMARO wetsuits and NewCity Clothing.

Her recent successes have included winning Division I women’s tricks at the 2013 collegiate nationals as well as taking the tricks and overall title at the U21 2014 Pan Am Championships.