Slalom water ski Technical manual - 16 Pages

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Slalom water ski Technical manual

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Water Ski Technical Manual 1

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Introduction Dear GOODE Skier, Congratulations on your recent purchase of a GOODE Carbon Composite water ski! I hope you find our skis to be the finest in the world. The performance advantages of GOODE Skis are evident by looking at tournament results. Over the past 15 years, GOODE Skis have held both the men's and women's World Records longer than any other brand of ski. GOODE Skis are reigning World Champions and have won more U.S. National medals than all other ski brands combined! We've designed water skis that are lighter and faster than anything on the market. Each GOODE ski is...

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Technical Diagram The carbon/graphite design of GOODE water skis gives them six distinct advantages over anything on the market: Lighter - It weighs less than half of a conventional mass-produced fiberglass water ski. Less weight means faster acceleration from buoy to buoy. Stronger - Hands down, carbon fiber beats fiberglass, titanium, steel and aluminum in stiffness-todensity ratios. It provides the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any water ski. Thinner - Its thin profile allows it to perform deeper in the water, slowing better at the buoy, is quicker from edge-to-edge, and is...

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Water Ski Terminology Bevels - the transition area between the ski's sidewall and the ski's base. Sharper, flatter bevels keep the ski riding smoother, rounder and higher in the water. Larger bevels allow the ski to ride deeper in the water. Concave - the edge-to-edge channel that runs down the ski base. Dampening - the reduction of ski vibration or "chatter". Fin - the underwater foil on the tail of the ski that aids in turning and tracking. Fin box - the device that secures the fin to the ski and allows the fin to be adjusted fore and aft, as well as up and down. Length - the measurement...

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Bindings All GOODE bindings are designed for ease of entry and exit, maximum performance, control and stability. We offer three models: the rubber "Performance Series" High Wrap on a PowerPlateTM, the GOODE patented PowerShellTM Binding System (see separate PowerShellTM Binding System Technical Manual when using the PowerShellTM Binding System) and the Universal PowerPlateTM System. Performance Series Bindings The Performance Series High Wrap is used by tournament water skiers worldwide and offers excellent lateral support for a conventional binding. The Performance Series Highwrap boots...

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Binding Installation If you are not using the PowerShellTM or the PowerPlateTM System then your bindings should be installed using #10 stainless steel sheet metal screws (provided), 5/8" long. The heel of the front boot should be located at the following area: MOD E L/LE N GTH 62" 64" 65.5" 66.25" 67" 69" 8000 27.75" 29.00" 29.375" --- 30.375" --- 9100 N/A 29.25" 29.50" --- 30.50" --- 9200 27.75" 29.00" 29.375" --- 30.375" --- 9200 LTD 27.75" 29.00" 29.375" --- 30.375" --- 9300 28.00" 29.25" 29.50" --- 30.50" --- 9400 27.75" 29.00" 29.25" --- 30.25" --- 9500 27.75" 28.875" 29.125" 29.50"...

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Fin Adjustment The adjustable fin on GOODE skis is designed to "fine-tune" the ski's behavior, which varies between individual skiing styles, skier weight, boat speed, and site characteristics. There are three types of adjustments that can be made to the fin: horizontal, vertical and diagonal. Differences of a few thousandths of an inch are known to make the difference between a personal best pass and a fall, so please use dial calipers to calibrate and adjust your fin. You can purchase a high-quality dial caliper that is the perfect size for fin calibration factory-direct from GOODE. If...

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Using GOODE Dial Calipers When you receive your new GOODE Ski, we strongly recommend that you take your calipers, measure and record the fin placement. We ship all skis with a factory setting; yet each caliper may be calibrated differently. By doing this you will have a clear idea of the base setting for your fin. Follow these easy steps to measure the position of your fin. Every time you change fin settings, record the measurements into your fin log. The log is your record of fin adjustments, so that you can better account for changes in your skiing. You can also record measurements for...

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Using GOODE Dial Calipers Follow these easy steps to measure the position of your fin. Every time you change fin settings, record the measurements into your fin log. The log is your record of fin adjustments, so that you can better account for changes in your skiing. You can also record measurements for different sites and conditions, for future reference. Prior to adjusting you fin, record your wing angle using a wing angle gauge. Remove the wing from your ski and begin the steps below. Problem Solution Difficult to initiate turn Decrease fin depth (Vertical Adjustment) and/or move fin...

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Factory Fin Settings FIN pre 9800 9800 9800SL DISTANCE FROM TAIL 0.690" 0.690" 0.711" LENGTH OF FIN 6.872" 6.872" 6.871" DEPTH OF FIN 2.449" 2.449" 2.449" WING ORIENTATION Upside-Down Upside-Down Upside-Down WING ANGLE 9 DEGREES 9 DEGREES 9 DEGREES Wing Positions for GOODE Skis STANDARD FIN OPTION FIN 12

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GOODE Ski Care Instructions STEP 1: Preparing Wash the bottom of the new ski with mild dish soap and a sponge and rinse well with clear water. It is normal for a black residue to come off during initial cleaning. Grease and oil on the ski will inhibit performance by reducing the ski's adherence to the water. Water beading up on the base of the ski indicates the presence of grease or oil. Reclean the bottom to restore surface. STEP 2:Transporting The ski should always be transported in a bag. To avoid making white water marks on your ski, DRY your ski when done skiing. The GOODE ski bag has...

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Warranty Procedures Warranty service is very important to everyone concerned. Therefore, GOODE asks that the following procedures be complied with to ensure efficient service or replacement. No returns will be accepted without prior Return Authorization from GOODE. Compliance with these procedures will ensure the quickest possible resolution of the warranty claim. To Obtain Return Authorization Number (RA#) A Return Authorization number (RA#) may be requested by emailing goode@goode.com or calling GOODE factory-direct customer service at 801-621-2300. Be prepared to provide the following...

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