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Anyone know this guy?

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  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,406 Crazy Baller
    I do believe it is @GOODESkier
    CWiedmer
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,552
    Yeah pretty sure its @GOODESkier I recall a thread about his progress not so long ago. Great story, wonder how much better he would be skiing on a Quest. :)
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski: KD Platinum

  • rawlyrawly Posts: 463 Solid Baller
    The guy is a freak of nature.little dog to Big Dog in just a few years. Actually appears to be a humble person. Congrats to you on your success Steve. How bout a shout out to BOS in your next interview. Don't want to see you get banned : )
    CWiedmer
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    Cool story - that's amazing progress in a short period of time. I certainly can't make a claim anywhere close to that
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • rawlyrawly Posts: 463 Solid Baller
    Sure did give props to The Ball. Thanks for not bashing me on my poor reading skills @OB. Would be interesting to have Horton interview Steve so we could learn the keys that got him through the various line lengths.
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    I don't claim to know what he did specifically, but I can certainly vouch for time on the water, skiing with people who ski better than you do, and listening really intently to their advice
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • TeamWallyTeamWally Posts: 121 Baller
    I like the pic from the INT Championships, right next door to Horton's new place. I think Steve drove for t-Gas while he was there
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    @Goodeskier - don't sell yourself short though, very few mortal athletes can do what you did even with those variables in place - the accomplishment certainly didn't make itself happen - cool story
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  • ctsmithctsmith Posts: 281 Baller
    This settles it. I just picked up a Nano. Recon I will order Powershells. Skiep, you play the roll of Dave Miller. If I don't run 28 off by the end of summer its your fault. :)
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    edited February 2014
    @ctsmith don't forget you need a 2 and 4 year old in the boat throwing sippy cups and children's toys out of the boat as you are trying to run 38.......... I can loan you mine for a long weekend if you don't already have your own?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
    wilecoyote
  • ctsmithctsmith Posts: 281 Baller
    edited February 2014
    Goodeskier, we have Chad. At nearly 40 It's safe to say he is equal to 10 four year olds.
    wilecoyotefootloose42
  • wawaskrwawaskr Posts: 160 Baller
    @GOODESKIER was there a reason you went with a 66.75" Nano XT instead of a 66"?
    Matt
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @wawaskr I was on the 66" XT and it worked really well. I PB-ed 2 @ 39.5 on that ski in October 2013. I just got the 66.75" XT during this winter and have only skied 10 sets on it in CA after having not skied for 2.5 months.... BUT, I ran 35 on it and had [email protected] 38 in my 5th set on the ski. So, I do think it is going to work really nice.

    I could get all technical about why the 66.75" XT....... but in reality Dave Miller told me to. I try hard to be a good listener!
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @OB I am 180 lbs and 6' 3"

    The 66.75" XT is new this fall. It is not the same as the previous Nano One 66.75". They worked hard for a specific rocker/flex numbers and redesigned bevels to make the ski turn like a little ski. I was on the 65.25" Nano One to begin with in the Fall of 2012. Then in August 2013 it was suggested that I get a 66" XT and I LOVED IT! I PB-ed like 3 sets in a row after the change. My wife is going to ski my 66" XT this coming season.

    IMO: The 66.75" XT turns like a little ski, builds great angle, and runs cross course speed like a long ski. Really the best of both worlds. It skis easier than you think. After 8 sets on the 66.75" XT I went back and skied the 66" XT and just felt like I worked a little harder to run 32. I know I could have re-adjusted and skied fine on it, but the bigger ski just felt better and didn't seem to have any adverse effects due to the added length. Next set I went back on the 66.75" and my 35's really felt like 32's. It is worth a demo if you are looking to upgrade to the XT from the previous version of the Nano One.

    DFT is close to factory spec of 0.705 , water temp was in the 50's so we shallowed up the fin depth a bit to 2.492 . Bindings were at a hair less than 29 1/2 inches.

    I learned to ski behind a 1987 21' Four Winds Liberator (sweet wake...NOT). That was a "character building" experience.......... We downsized to a 1985 Ski Supreme when I was in High School, and learned how to get up on 1 ski. I worked at a children's recreational summer camp in NY during college as a ski boat driver and met my wife there. It was the first time I saw someone really "cut" on a slalom ski (a 12 year old camper). Got to try a course there a few times in Northern VT. I moved to WA and bought a budget minded 1987 Dixie Super Skier 299 (Google that one......). Started skiing the course, but no speed control and not the best tracking/wake/spray. In 2009 we upgraded to a 2003 Nautique 196 and began skiing a bit more. From 2009 to 2010 I worked on getting the speed up to 34.2 . I never skied any 36 in my life. In 2011 I decided to dedicate real time, energy, and money to practice and learn how to ski with the help of those around me. My open water skiing was never very good, basically cause I never had a very good boat, location, or anyone that was a good skier t learn from.
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    @OB Did you ask if he would build you an XT and you pay a hair to get int that ski?
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
  • GOODESkierGOODESkier Posts: 1,107 Crazy Baller
    edited February 2014
    It is cool how GOODE makes those offers to customers. I had a buddy here on the river that had a blemish in the top layer, he was offered a sweet deal on a new XT from his mid-ride. It is nice to have those options when there is an issue. Not many other companies do that sort of thing, that I am aware of.
    2003 Nautique 196 LE Star Gazer & ZBox - GOODE NANO OneXT 66.75" - Powershell 5 (LFF) - Tournament PB: 2 Balls @ 39.5' OFF (34.2 MPH) on 7/18/2015 at BIG DAWG BROHO!
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