Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
All Things Hexcel

Hexcel Skis

SKIING Oct 1976 Hexcel - Pugski - Petersen.jpg


SKIING Oct 1975 - Hexcel - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
From Designs Unlimited - Mammoth, CA

Hexcel Tshirts.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
Hexcel Splitail - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
Hexcel 532 - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
1981
Hanson, Hexcel - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
GART BROTHERS Catalog - 1976

GART BROTHER 1976 - Pugski - Petersen.jpg
 

Philpug

Notorious P.U.G.
Admin
Pugski Ski Tester
Joined
Nov 1, 2015
Posts
23,775
Location
Reno, eNVy
Hexcel was based here in Reno, I wonder what I can find out about them.
 

slowrider

Making fresh tracks
Skier
Joined
Dec 17, 2015
Posts
1,897
Had a pro deal as an instructor at rose for Hexcel because the factory was in Reno. Split tails. Still have them.
 

Eleeski

Making fresh tracks
Skier
Joined
Nov 13, 2015
Posts
1,971
Location
San Diego / skis at Squaw Valley
Loved my Hexcels. Probably why I prefer light skis today.

First waterski I built had Hexcel honeycomb. Good stuff.

First engineering job was working on the Hexcel waterski (in Stockton, CA for Kimball waterskis who bought the molds). I wasn't good enough - it faded because I couldn't adapt it to mass production. I learned a lot.

Eric
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
SKIING Nov 1979 - Hexcel - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 

crgildart

Gravity Slave
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
7,515
Location
The Bull City
Didn't they have a core business in avionic frames, aircraft wings, stuff like that? When Hanson absorbed the ski division the rest of it probably went on with their main gig, probably eventually absorbed by Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus, Northrup Grummon or someone like that..
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
If I am remembering correctly THE SKI JOURNAL had a really good article on Hexcel. I can't remember if I bought it - I will need to check my archives.
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
Didn't they have a core business in avionic frames, aircraft wings, stuff like that? When Hanson absorbed the ski division the rest of it probably went on with their main gig, probably eventually absorbed by Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus, Northrup Grummon or someone like that..
image.jpeg

image.jpeg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
If I am remembering correctly THE SKI JOURNAL had a really good article on Hexcel. I can't remember if I bought it - I will need to check my archives.
image.jpeg


image.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Uncle-A

In the words of Paul Simon "You can call me Al"
Skier
Joined
Dec 22, 2015
Posts
3,317
Location
NJ
I had a pair of Hexcel Comp 200 CM back around 1973 - 1974 with the basic graphic of Navy Blue and Lime Green lettering. One of my top five skis of all time. I know that may start some controversy but unless you have skied them at the right length after a good tune you just don't know. They had no problem on our east coast hard pack and ICE. My only mistake was taking them through a field of bumps at high speed and bent the tip.
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
SKI Oct 1971 - Hexcel - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Thread Starter
TS
Dave Petersen

Dave Petersen

Graphic Designer/Social Media Manager
Admin
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Posts
6,875
SKI Nov 1973 - Hexcel - Pugski - Dave Petersen.jpg
 
Top