Before joining this board, I didn't even know about the existence of this company, but after being introduced to it (even though seeing a player with one in real life is still rare for me) the overall feedback is that they're great rackets to play with. I've never seen any kind of ad or promotion from Volkl, and I was wondering if I'm just missing them or whether or not they are just quiet about promoting the company. Especially since such few players seem to know about it (provided that they're not TT regulars ). They're not sold in a variety of common sporting goods stores like Big 5 and Sports Chalet, and while I know that they're not exactly good places to get rackets, isn't the company missing out on a lot of exposure from not even having rackets to retail at those places? What's the deal here?