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post #31 of 43
Here you go, Hexcel Blue Ice, 195's, made for coming off #6 at Whiteface in January. Along with a set of Yamaha Paramount Custom II and my favorite Spaulding Squads.
post #32 of 43
Better daylight pics and close-ups of the Blue Ice edge design.
post #33 of 43

How did Dan M. fit in  to the Hexcel Picture?

post #34 of 43

If you stil have those Hexcel skis, I would like to buy them.

post #35 of 43

If you are willing to sale the Hexcel Blue Ice, please contact me at csclark12@hotmail.com

post #36 of 43

My dad and I were skiing in Telluride back in 2003 when a guy walked up to him in the lodge and asked him if he wanted to sell his Hexcel Competition 205 cm Skis.  He says he doesn't know why he didn't sell them to the guy back then.  Ten years later they're still sitting in his garage in Boulder.   They were fast but didn't do the bumps well because of their length.

 

 

 

 

 

post #37 of 43

In production Hexcel skis were originally made in Livermore, CA, then in Reno, NV.

post #38 of 43

actually Parsons was a customer of Hexcel - al honeycomb was invented and developed by Hexcel in the late 40's in Berkeley, CA

post #39 of 43

My hexcel 200 comps, got them in 72 and the first pair delamed and theses were the replacements. tyring to figure what I can make out of them

ron

post #40 of 43

make them ski-able again. then take them out for a couple of runsThumbs Up

 

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My hexcel 200 comps, got them in 72 and the first pair delamed and theses were the replacements. tyring to figure what I can make out of them

ron

post #41 of 43
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they would more than likely tell me that I was a dinosaur out there.. the last time i was on them was 84.  at 71 I still ride my bikes every day but don't know about skiing. I would say though that the new eqipment out there is more tha likely a lot more forgiving than these are.

why I drug thme out was I got in a discussion on a wood working forum that they depend to much on newer equipment to do the job for them. out came the dinosaur comment. I smiled.

 the one comment came from a fellow in Ca. that flies 767s commercially and trained pilots on f16 or 18s. he stated seeing that I was from BC that I more tha likely skied and rode a mountain bike and that my skis were more than likely primitive and that I had lace up leather boots. he was pretty close on the boots as they were leather, but the heschungs are pretty good boot. then he went on to state that my mountain bike was more than likely 30 years old. he was clode it is a 20 yr old rocky mountain but has been updated.

he went on to say how the electronics in the 767 made him a better pilot. I said that it makes a better plane but only you can make yourself a better pilot. I would love to see him ski

ron

post #42 of 43
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Where were they made? I used to work for a company in Bellingham WA, that was formerly known as Hexcel

In the early years (mid 70's) the factory for Hexcel was in Livermore, CA. I think the building they used was a former BOMB factory of some kind. They later moved the factory to Reno, however, they really didn't make skis for much longer after the move.

post #43 of 43
I was quite inspired by the Hexcel Blue Ice photo and the Hexcel Comp and Dynamic VR17
photos and felt compelled to contribute.




The Hexcel Super Comp was perhaps the stiffest ski ever built, made the Graves seem noodlely. The binding is a Geze Olymp SE-R, it was a race stock binding and the heel cup was embossed in bright red with " Caution for racers only". This made them a must have.

Also take note of the Dynamic Equipe Medaille D'Or. The binding is a Tyrolia 360RD, the bright orange version was a limited version only for us shop rats. It was one of my favorite skis of all time and when the base delaminated, as did all of the Dynamics of this particular era, I was crushed. The shop I worked at during this time was a Hexcel dealer and I was able to talk Hub Zemke from Hexcel into rebasing my Dynamics.




I skied them for a couple more seasons, they are assuredly the only pair of Dynamics with Hexcel bases. Despite both skis being of similar vintage, the Super Comps bases have dried up and flaked off, the "Dynacels" are still intact.

They live on as a snow fence that shelters our wood pile from the prevailing westerlies that rule our weather and bring the snow.

jl
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