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Goode ski (good or not good)???

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I search a great all-mountain ski and one of my friends speak to me about the Goode ski company.A American company who make water and alpine ski with a all carbon fiber construction,no wood ,no fiberglass,no foam,just carbon.

My question are:
This is a good product?
What is the best choices for the east condition,carbon 68,74 or 82?
This ski are great in what?(Muggle,powder,hardpack,etc.)
What is the best length for a great stability and a good control?
5'11",165lbs

Thanks
Steph
post #2 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by steph_m
Hi,
I search a great all-mountain ski and one of my friends speak to me about the Goode ski company.A American company who make water and alpine ski with a all carbon fiber construction,no wood ,no fiberglass,no foam,just carbon.

My question are:
This is a good product?
What is the best choices for the east condition,carbon 68,74 or 82?
This ski are great in what?(Muggle,powder,hardpack,etc.)
What is the best length for a great stability and a good control?
5'11",165lbs

Thanks
Steph
I have skied every incarnation of the Goodes from the origonal back in 95 to the current ones. I am not a fan. ALTHOUGH the new ones are better then they ever have been, the ski has no soul. I skied the 74's and they felt like a "fake ski", like synthesized music. The carved well and held on hard snow fine, but there was no "feel".

But try them yourself, they are an aquired taste and I think the 74 would be the best choice for a single east coast ski. If you already have a 70ish ski in your quiver, go to the 82.
post #3 of 18
for most people they are too light for most off groomed runs, very light for touring, but just don't ski all that well in changing or changable conditions
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi,
Thanks for yours impression,
i go tested the Goode Carbon 82 this saturday in 176 length,i would give my impressions this monday.

steph
post #5 of 18
I skied the 74 @ 175 cm last year, two short runs on groomed. I'm 250 lbs.

I can't get the feeling of those skis out of my head. I loved them.

Very close in response to the Dynastar Omecarve 10, but longer and wider, and I thought alot more edge hold. The torsional rigidity is so high, that for me, the edges held like no other ski I've tried. IMO, not for skidders.

I want to try the 68 @175 w/15m radius. But I'm scared I'll like them too much.
post #6 of 18
i talked to a guy in town here who said the skis are so light that when he took them out and skied powder and moguls all day he was not the slightest bit tired
post #7 of 18
They're so incredibly light that if you've picked one up, you can't help but wonder if they perform well enough to spend the megabucks they charge for them. The light weight is truly astounding. I'd love to demo some.
post #8 of 18
If you liked the feel/sound of a Hexcel back in the 70s and 80s, you'd like these too. I found the 74 to be pretty good on groomed and cut up groomed with a little ice here and there. I skied the 175. I'm 5/6, 210 lbs. I overpowered the 68 in that length and felt it was definitely lower performance. Didn't get a chance to try the 82. I think the demo bindings weighed more than the skis.
post #9 of 18
Can a light ski bust crud?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Can a light ski bust crud?
no. thats one reason why volants worked so well in crud.
post #11 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikey_10
i talked to a guy in town here who said the skis are so light that when he took them out and skied powder and moguls all day he was not the slightest bit tired
Thats a joke, right? Skiing moguls and powder all day wipes me out regardless of whats on my feet.. I stopped noticing the weight of skis while skiing when check-hops went out of style.
post #12 of 18
These are great i just bought some 82 and they carve very well and are stable at speed. These are the best ski's i have tried.
post #13 of 18
I demod last years 82 and 95. ski felt ok on the groomer, but off trail in choppy snow you want to talk about suck. also on groomer(witha little bit of cut up to it) they were incrediably twitchy and want to dart everywhere at the slightest bump.

argh i would never buy them.
post #14 of 18
Mntlion:
wondering which models of the Goodes you have tested?
post #15 of 18
106's from 2 years ago

95 from 3 years ago

older versitle's

all skied different, but get bounced around WAY too much.


You selling them?

who is reping them now? old rep was not too much help overall.
post #16 of 18

Amazin' 64's...

howdy, kidz,

i've demoed the 64's 2x & really liked 'em...very responsive to good carving technique...

regarding the weight of the/a ski...i have the 1st year b5's (very heavy)...i also have the izor 9:7 (very light)...i can carve just as well on both but, if i really push the izor hard (read, less than average east coast conditions, high g force turns, tight/small fast turns), i don't have the confidence in the skis' performance as much as i would from the b5's.

so you'll want to consider what type of skiier you are/wanna be, if the goode's will be your only ski...but that's why we talk quivers here.

let me say, if i came across a pair at a very good price, i'd buy 'em!

hey, ppug, didn't i see a flexon wearing sos at blue yesterday?!

thx, boyz & gurlz,

bruce marks
post #17 of 18

goode ski

I recently had two days to demo the various goode ski's. I normally ski on fischer RX8, have racing slalom volkl ski's, used to own volkl vertigo's and still have my old tele and AT gear. We were able to ski all of their models up to the 82's. The 64 is an extremely fast edge to edge very short radius turning ski that forces you to follow the fall line. There is no relaxing on them. They were more hyper than the atomic slalom racing ski's I have demo'd. You pointed the ski and followed instantly. Edge hold was excellent. The down side was that you had to force the ski to get it out of its carve if you wanted to change course. That ski was committed. It is not a ski I could ski all day - they wear you out. The fun is in how lite they are. I found the 68 and 72's so-so. Not bad but not great. They all turn very fast and had great edge hold. All ski's we demo'd were 165 to 175 cm. The 82's made a believer out of me. I was very surprised how fast they were edge to edge and while you could ramp it up it they also let you cruise on auto-pilot. Demo's took place at labrador mt in syracuse NY late feb and early march. Cruising to me is 40-50 MPH. Did not do the bumps but by how easy they were to flex they should do great.
post #18 of 18
Khafner,

Sounds like you got to spend some time with one of the best ski reps around, Goode's Peter Hitchcock. I have known Peter for 15+ years and is truely a great guy.
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