Hi Dave. Couple of questions for you.
#1 Going through my collection the other day I ran across a couple of Ontario mold Stingrays. I know the original mold was San Marino and the current mold for quite awhile is the SM. Any insight on how long you ran the Ont. mold and why you switched back.
#2 I saw you shooing some footage down in Rock Hill before the USDGC. Actually sat back and watched for awhile. I'm hoping you're doing this to release an instruction video. Who better to teach the masses than the person who invents all of our toys.
Keep up the good work and thanks again for taking time out of your life to answer our questions.
The Ontario Stingray, AKA flattop, was a short lived try to make the Stingray mold better. It didn't work well as people wanted the slow continuing curve of the original Stingray. We have been using that mold for the Cobra for years as the extra speed and stability wasn't as critical for the Cobra. We only used the Ontario Stingray for a short time. We now use the retooled original mold for both Stingrays and Cobras. At this point both types of Cobras are in the market, but when we run Cobras again, the new type will be the main offering. Stingrays remain essentially unchanged, except for the engraving.
The video we shot at USDGC was mainly for an EDGE instructional video. We may also do a generic, but that's a long way off, on the other side of scripting, dubbing, editing, etc..