Another thread existed regarding the changes in Volkl for next year which was eventually deleted by the Mods because of the constant badgering and attacking and insulting done. There was also lots of wild speculation and grossly bad information. I am taking the time to explain the situation as I know it, and ask that the Mods delete the forthcoming personal affronts or otherwise just delete this thread as well and we can declare this my last attempt to try and give people good tennis info in a tennis forum. if people think i am making this stuff up thats fine, but my info is certainly much better than those who say Volkl is going tube city because they have a friend who knows someone who owns a tennis shoppe and they heard from the Wilson rep that Volkl racquets arent selling. Effective the first of the year, Volkl (corporate) will be using a new Distributor for the US marketplace...Klip USA. Klip USA also distributes other tennis products so there are many more efficiencies than their previous Distributor VSA (Volkl Sport America) who was also doing the ski stuff. So now there is a Distributor who knows tennis rather than skiing and that is also an improvement. Also, I have the upmost respect for Sean Frost who will be serving as the NSM for VolklUSA and also I believe will be the Managing Dtr of KlipUSA. Sean is smart, really knows the Industry, works extremely hard, and is a quality guy. I hope he kicks some serious ass. How is Volkl doing? I dont know that any of us who knows with any certainty. The tennis biz in the US isnt exactly booming and the distrubution channels certainly are no longer about the independent tennis shoppe or racquet club as far as the volume goes. They launched the DNX stuff this year....they put it in the V1 frame to test the waters...if it didnt do well, i highly doubt they would have expanded it so broadly to a entire range of new frames. It also cost them a bunch of money to create the Power Arm which is quite an interesting piece of engineering..Volkl is, by far, the most engineered product line out there..whether that is winning them business, everyone can speculate away..they do consider the safety of the user and i also feel that's an impt element..i think they make fine products. you can actually see and feel the engineering and materials at work i'm done.....folks can proces this as they like.