old volkl

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  1. SEVASTASE

    SEVASTASE New User

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    does anybody know the old volkl model with diagonal strings? from mid 80s, it was yellow, a lot of players from eastern europe used it.
     
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  2. alfa164164

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    Volkl made a "World Cup" racket that was bright yellow, similar in construction to the Servo Soft rackets, but these were all conventionally strung. The Big Diagonal line was obviously diagonally strung, but I don't remember any yellow models.
    There were several variations of the yellow World Cups (V throats with the plastic yokes, mono shafts, etc.).
     
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  3. AAAA

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    I know MadRaq made frames with diagonally strung strings.
     
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  4. Colpo

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    Volkl's early composites with diagonal stringing always featured the word "Diagonal" in the model names (e.g., Big Diagonal). The yellow World Cup series did not feature a diagonally strung model. While this doesn't rule out an earlier, yellow diagonally strung model, it's unlikely. You're probably looking for an off-white or black frame with black/white/red accenting.

    By the way, talk about lumber! The World Cups were Volkl's serious pro series of the mid-eighties. Just about every Eastern Bloc pro played these behemoths. IMO, not impressive frames. Heavy and head-heavy, poor feel, little power, but they did look pretty nifty.
     
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    Do you know the names of the players that used the Volkl Servo?

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