Goode - which one?

clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
edited June 2010 in Skis Fins Bindings
Considering trying a Goode. Seems to be several Goode skiers over here. How would I choose between the 3 (wide, mid and regular)? I'm a new school skier, 34mph, avg 5 @ 38, 174#. What are the attributes of each?

dave
Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
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  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
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    Clemsondave,
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    I really like the 9900sl (regular) and have not tried the wide or mid.  Although I would love to give them a try.  I can tell you my ski buddy (200 lbs) went from a Nomad to a wide ride and his skiing shot up significantly, 6 bouys by tournament score.  Milford has had great success with the wide as well.  Scott Chipman may have tried a few of the Goodes but not sure.  I would like his 2 cents on this.
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    I don't think you can go wrong with any of them, but I would also would like to know the difference in the sl, mid and wide.  I vote mid or sl for you, not that it means anything.  Good luck.
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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,842 Mega Baller
    clemsondave - what are you using for bindings ?
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Thanks Boody. I was leaning towards the mid, but no reasoning behind it. I'd be happy with 1-2 buoys, but 6 would do as well, heh heh.



    I have my own creation for bindings. I used rollerblade boots for a few years, but got tired of them falling apart. Now, I'm on Reflex boots, my own G10 plate and dual lock.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,304
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    Dave,
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    Having skied the Reg. and currently the Wide, my vote is for the Mid. The reason being that the Mid is suppoose to have the cross course speed of the Reg, plus the turning capability of the Wide. In other words, the best of both worlds. I plan to try the Mid. but not till after Nationals.
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    CD,
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    STRADA
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  • scokescoke Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2010
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    Dave you obviously run a ton of buoys now so your technique is established as you are also a leaner built guy.
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    You wont go wrong with either ski, MR or Regular.
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     I've seen a few buoys run on the Mid-ride as well as the 9900.
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    At first glance, it probably depends more on your style which ski will fit you.
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    If you have a big reaching forward countering move, the 9900 would be perfect.
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    If you are quiet, centered on the ski, the MR would be ideal as it'll engage the tip on the backside of the buoy for you. With it's curvature and surface area, it's going to do the work for you.
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    Either way, you'll run 38 easily on one of these skis.
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  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    thanks for the help guys.



    My style - - I pay a lot for these skis, better use ALL of them! ;-) I do ride the front quite a bit and counter rotate.



    The guys that are on the Mid and Wide, are they old school, new or mixed?
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Interesting.... Thanks JD. Size chart says 63.75" 168a. Wow, that seems short!
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • Ed_JohnsonEd_Johnson Posts: 2,304
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    Dave,
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     Speaking for myself, I use New School with the Wide Ride. In fact that is why I switched from the Reg. to the WR since it really enhances New School Technique..............ED
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  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Sweet! I've got it narrowed down to 3! ;-)



    thanks everyone, guess I'll just have to give one a shot.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,575 Mega Baller
    <em>If you ride the front and counter rotate you need an elite, last ski you will buy for a long time. 2 yr warranty and guaranteed not to break in half and leave you riding crutches!  ;-)</em>
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
  • scokescoke Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    Of course your going to have the Elite/strada salesman!!

    Quite a few guys have moved off the WR to the mid especially the guys that are under 6' and 185lbs. MR fits them a bit better. Better space before the buoy.
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Yea, I'd love to try them all, but this time of year, time is limited b/t tournaments. I'm mainly looking for some consistency that seems to have disappeared. Of course, it has to be the ski.... ;-) If that doesn't work, I'm going to go steal my '06 X5!
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • scokescoke Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
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    Verdict?
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  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 259 Baller
    not much help, but I have an 06 x5 67.5" available.  Definitely cheaper....
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    edited July 2010
    Shelby, OB flew all the way up here to brainwash me into a mid. Hoping to try one soon. Oh, he also said ya'll were going to join our club.



    I think that X5 is still in demand. I assume you have it listed on ski-it-again?
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 259 Baller
    x5. not listed yet.  I'm thinking of moving to z7 and if it sells that will force my move to z7.
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Your back will love the Z7. I loved the X5, but it definitely took some effort. Not sure your time frame, but if I like the mid, I'll probably sell my Z7.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
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    Really looking forward to hear how the MR works, let us know.
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    Dave Goode, if you are reading I am willing to accept a mid ride for no cost and give you my honest feedback.  Its a win-win Dave!
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    Or, I will also accept a MR at cost and make payments of $50 a month, let me know.....
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  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    I'm hosting a last minute tournament next Wed. One round in the dark with my own lighted buoys. I'm hoping to convince the boss to let me try the Mid after that.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 259 Baller
    cd you on a z7 or z7st?
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    OB could sell ice cubes to eskimos!
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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I have a 68" Z7 ST I'll sell for $790.  Very few sets - mfg date:  4-29-10.
    Joe Darwin
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Jack - I'm on a 66" Z7.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • clemsondaveclemsondave Posts: 369 Baller
    Slight set back. I think I broke my foot. Crazy thing is that I have no clue how. It wasn't skiing. OB must have stepped on it when he came up here. I tried skiing today and there is no way it's happening. Guess I'll be the designated driver for our night tournament this Wed.
    Dave Satterfield - Richmond Water Ski Club
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 259 Baller
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    thanks guys, I'm quite interested in JD's z7.  I rode a 67" as it's all that was local and need the 68" as I'm over 200lbs.  didn't notice until I got back on my x5 but it's a bit easier to hold on, I suppose this is what Dave was talking about?
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    If I can sort out some deadbeat tenants (by the way, never get into landlord situations if you can help it, it truly blows) I will buy JD's ski.  Just wish there were some local stradas to try out but there are not. 
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    I like the z7 because it feels comfortable first set due to riding kd and d3 for the last few years and I'm in Canada so demo's are not easy to come by.  Anyone try a strada from D3 esp. X5?  thanks all
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  • RogerRoger Posts: 1,620 Mega Baller
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    I know know three different people who have hurt their back on the mid ride (as opposed to none on the wide-ride and none on the 9900), so be careful.
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    Chet Raley measured his Mid-Ride and his Warp and the Warp is wider... Not really sure what the Mid in Mid-Ride means? It's certainly not area...
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    Roger B. Clark - Okeeheelee skier. Senior driver, Senior Judge
  • tru-jacktru-jack Posts: 259 Baller
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    I'm inquiring about the z7 compared to the x5.  Not interested in the Goode skis. 
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    I am interested in the x5 to z7 and maybe the strada if anyone has made a similar transition.
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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,575 Mega Baller
    There have been back injuries on the wide ride also!
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,065 Mega Baller
    I am not a Goode apologist but have there never been any back injuries on the regular Goode?? What makes the new skis more prone to back injuries?
    Mark Shaffer
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