In 1967 Volkl skis thrilled the world with their new Zebra skis which featured the legendary striped zebra pattern. Although critiqued by many in the industry for going against their, until then, conservative image, the zebra-ski was a worldwide hit. Three years later, in 1970, Volkl made its first step into the international alpine ski racing side of skiing and soon become a source for innovation. This started Volkl skis becoming a big name in international ski racing with World Cup victories, world Championship titles and Olympic medals. Volkl skis were the ones to beat. In 1973 the Zebra skis had to move over and make way for the Renntiger, a new Volkl ski introducing carbon fiber in the skis which proved to add a great bit of performance to the skis.