VR Health Insider Podcast – Episode 6: Ryan Engle

Welcome to a brand new episode of the VR Health Insider Podcast!

Be part of us as we welcome Ryan Engle of Golf+. He’s a digital health pioneer utilizing VR applied sciences to enhance the world of sports activities and health.

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Episode 6 – Ryan Engle

Preston Lewis: [00:00:00] Welcome to the VR Health Insiders podcast, for the creators who’re constructing the way forward for the VR and AR sports activities and health industries that can revolutionize the way in which the world will play sports activities, work out and get match together with your hosts. Preston Lewis and Ryan DeLuca, the founders of Black Field vr, who’re constructing the world’s first full health VR fitness center and convey a long time of expertise from creating a number of the largest health expertise firms on the earth.

They’re bringing collectively the most effective and brightest minds that can assist you and your organization succeed within the VR health revolution.

Welcome to the VR Health Insider podcast. Right now we’ve got an superior visitor, the creator of Golf+, some of the enjoyable and in style video games for VR, Ryan Engel. Ryan, thanks for being right here.

Ryan Engle: Thanks for having me, Preston. It’s a pleasure to be right here.

Preston Lewis: So why don’t we simply begin together with your background. What have been you doing earlier than creating Golf+ and moving into VR growth?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, so I’ve been a software program engineer, just about began coding after I was 13. I’ve been taking part in golf since I used to be like eleven. So, love golf, love [00:01:00] coding. Performed some highschool golf, did plenty of highschool coding. My highschool had Laptop Science, which was fairly uncommon on the time. However yeah, fell in love with it as a teen. Clearly wished to construct video games, was form of the dream. I received my Laptop Science diploma from Virginia Tech after which received into cell growth fairly early on.

Acquired my first job in like 2008 at an organization that constructed video games for flip telephones, consider it or not. So this was like a pair months earlier than the App Retailer launched for the iPhone. The iPhone had been out, but it surely launched and not using a App Retailer, initially.

In order quickly because the App Retailer got here out this firm was form of in excellent place to do cell on iPhone. And the corporate pivoted into iPhone in a short time, and that form of uncovered me to it and it was fairly cool, as a result of as a really junior proper outta school I had as a lot expertise creating iPhone apps as anyone else on the earth.

So it was like stage the taking part in subject, and I didn’t have a spouse or youngsters so I may keep up so much later and get much more executed than plenty of my friends. [00:02:00] And from there I simply stayed centered on cell for fairly some time, joined a consulting firm known as Mutual Cell that was simply creating apps for anyone that had an concept for an app.

And at first it was all the everyday, you recognize, bakery app, and canine strolling app and apps for those who actually shouldn’t have been creating apps. After which we began to get larger and larger purchasers, like, we ultimately received Audi, and Google, and Pearson and Xerox. And I joined the corporate and there have been about ten individuals in 2010, and by 2012 there have been 300 individuals on the firm, and creating fairly vital apps for these larger firms.

Ended up getting uncovered to AR. I form of discovered a distinct segment because the R&D man. Anytime new {hardware} got here out or new SDKs got here out, my job was to form of determine what may we do now that could possibly be attention-grabbing to a possible consumer, develop a prototype, present it to the consumer, attempt to land an even bigger deal, after which incorporate some cool side, however actually the vast majority of the income was from simply doing the broader venture.

So, discovered how one can simply develop actually rapidly. [00:03:00] After which went and joined an organization known as Wiki Purchase, which was like a on-line procuring firm. I truly did so much with bodybuilding.com. We’d form of see what you have been searching for, what merchandise you have been searching for, and it was like an computerized value comparability software, a Chrome extension so much like Honey. And it will acknowledge the product after which look throughout the web to see who else had that product and who had it at a greater value. And it will additionally mechanically run coupons. In order that received me uncovered to form of net growth and server growth. And we did have some machine studying to do the product comparability.

After some time, actually wished to get again to type of video games, or VR and AR or one thing within the graphics realm. I used to be all the time actually taken with graphics, and that’s after I determined to begin, uh, initially known as Golf Scope, which was an augmented actuality iPhone app that may learn the contours of the inexperienced, and present you the road out of your ball to the opening. After it was out for a few 12 months, it turned fairly clear that that enterprise was simply not likely going [00:04:00] wherever. So pivoted into VR and that’s how we received right here.

Ryan DeLuca: These web site add-ons, the chrome extensions and issues like that, that was positively a ache within the butt for firms like Bodybuilding.com, you recognize, as a result of it made value comparability simply really easy.

And it’d even be, like, affiliate hyperlinks form of going by way of all that stuff, which, you recognize, clearly is superior for shoppers, but it surely’s like each single day a brand new lower cost on some random nook over there. So I’ve to be actual, I may not say some good issues about you.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, no, don’t fear. I gained’t do it personally. Truthfully, a part of why I left was I didn’t have a ardour for that house. And as you get deeper into the affiliate world, it will get a bit of form of grosser.

Preston Lewis: Superior background. You’ve had a ardour for expertise, and coding and product creation from form of the get-go, huh? So that you’ve been, what’d you say? Twenty years sturdy?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, twenty. Sadly, extra like twenty 5, getting older, however yeah. Over twenty now of writing code just about each night time and weekend that I can get away with it. And even now, I’ve received a spouse and children, so clearly attempt to spend so much of time with them. But when I’ve received [00:05:00] free time on the weekend I’m sitting in entrance of my pc making an attempt to bang out a brand new concept. It’s simply probably the most attention-grabbing factor. Apart from taking part in rounds of golf, if the climate’s good, then I’ll in all probability be out taking part in golf or pickleball, but when it’s not good or if it’s nighttime, I’m in entrance of the pc making an attempt to construct a brand new function.

Preston Lewis: Sounds such as you created your excellent candy spot, then.

Ryan Engle: VR’s an important house to be in, as a result of it’s so much like cell was when it first got here out. Folks haven’t actually developed the conventions but, it’s like a whole greenfield. There’s so many alternatives for brand spanking new interactions that simply haven’t absolutely been realized or found. And the extra I spend engaged on it and making an attempt new issues, I simply really feel like I’ve by no means been studying sooner in my life. When you’re within the VR headset, it’s like, you are able to do something. You’re not restricted to this tiny little display screen of, like, having the ability to scroll and faucet issues, you are able to do something. So the extra I play with it, the extra it results in extra experimentation, which has simply been plenty of enjoyable.

Ryan DeLuca: We all the time used to say that with Bodybuilding.com. The [00:06:00] first early years, there wasn’t a such factor as a procuring cart. It wasn’t like, “oh, add to cart after which take a look at”. Like, that wasn’t even a factor, actually, as a result of that sample needed to principally be invented and adopted. And each month there’d be one thing new that you could possibly see that some web site may do. After which, like, the primary like Ajax websites or, like, Flash, you recognize, or loopy stuff. And even simply video, this complete new functionality would come. And clearly, after years that stuff has been came upon and that there’s not likely a lot new methods to get into that stuff. However that’s what’s so enjoyable about cell, you recognize, when it got here out just a few years in the past, such as you mentioned, a complete new greenfield, like, alternative. After which with VR, we’re precisely in that. The place it’s that, early days the place we’re all figuring it out, there’s not as many instruments. I imply, it’s clearly getting so much higher, however that’s the place that chance is to create an incredible firm.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, precisely. And there’s plenty of friction nonetheless. So I feel that makes it tougher to make the leap. However due to that, in the event you can determine one thing that does resonate with the market, there may be form of a window of alternative to have an effect and construct one thing that hopefully lasts.

Preston Lewis: Yeah, it does really feel like we’re form of within the preliminary days of decreasing the friction [00:07:00] to extend the adoption. I’m certain it’ll come out quickly, however somebody must, whether or not it’s Meta or another platform, come out with the primary blue hyperlink, proper?

It looks like we nonetheless want, form of, that first blue hyperlink to hyperlink us seamlessly throughout. And on this case it’d in all probability be a blue portal or one thing. Much more epic than only a hyperlink, proper?

After which the cool factor is like seeing all of the magic moments persons are already having with VR, you recognize, as a result of I keep in mind after I first received my iPhone, you guys have been speaking in regards to the sample creation. First, firing up cell Safari, and naturally there was no responsive net or any of that stuff. And it was simply thoughts blowing, simply even to pinch and zoom these webpages. After which now it’s like hyper optimized. Sure. That’s a extremely attention-grabbing thought, that we’re early days and the way significantly better the patterns are getting. That’s superior.

Ryan Engle: I feel Internet is one other one the place like, you recognize, WebXR proper now’s simply very… I feel there’s some attention-grabbing individuals doing attention-grabbing issues, however so far as I do know, there aren’t actually any companies which can be doing very [00:08:00] properly. Producing income or subscriptions or no matter, by way of WebXR and I feel it’s similar to what we noticed with cell net initially. The place initially cell net was like, “who’s gonna browse my desktop web site on this, like, little telephone?” And it’s form of enjoyable, but it surely’s not very sensible. Like coming into knowledge’s not that nice. However fairly quickly, I imply, actually inside a pair years, you began to see these cell web sites that appeared nearly precisely like they have been a local app. They usually’d even have the identical form of UI in-built and so they’re responsive and so they scroll and also you don’t get misplaced.

And now, I imply, cell net is huge, you recognize? Now it’s form of exhausting to justify constructing an app, as a result of cell net is cross platform, all people has it, you’ll be able to simply click on it out of your electronic mail, do no matter you want to do, and it syncs throughout units. So I do suppose that net is gonna be fairly large for VR as soon as adoption grows. However we’re in these early days now the place it’s a lot like cell and persons are form of like [00:09:00] testing the perimeters, however nobody’s actually fairly figured it out.

Ryan DeLuca: Such a superb level. I imply, having to obtain a full app for each new VR expertise you wanna attempt is plenty of friction.

And also you’re proper, like, the present cell or WebXR, simply experiences are simply not likely that good. It’s a bunch of individuals simply, form of, making an attempt various things and there’s no actual methods to linking between experiences. However I agree, like, that’s the place it’s gonna go. And it in all probability gained’t really feel like, you recognize, the Oculus browser, I feel they nonetheless name it that. It gained’t simply be like tapping on there after which open issues up, it’ll be extra going from location to location. Uh, I feel is the dream of the metaverse for all of us. Together with taking part in golf. If I wanna go from my work and I need rapid to go to golf, there’s a portal proper there. You recognize, I could be in Golf+.

Preston Lewis: Yeah.

Ryan Engle: We love that.

Ryan DeLuca: What received you into to golf, uh, for VR? I imply, clearly you mentioned you have been a golfer and you’re keen on golf, so it appeared like a pure factor for you. However what made you determine like, let’s go all in and create a VR golf expertise, and the way did that get began?

Ryan Engle: I truly did a analysis venture after school. I stayed at my college and so they had this large room known as a Cave; it’s like a ten by ten room [00:10:00] and so they form of rear venture onto all of the partitions after which high down venture onto the ground, and also you put on these energetic stereo glasses, so that you’re seeing various things out of every eye. However you’re standing within like this Holodeck sort of a factor, and you’ll see your arms, you’ll be able to see every part, however you may as well see the 3D world round you.

And I did that venture and the venture was for like thoughts security coaching. In order that they have these large conveyor belts and coal mines, and that is at Virginia Tech, so it was actually near West Virginia. And it will type of prepare you how one can cope with these conveyor belt techniques that may legitimately kill individuals, as a result of they’re so highly effective. And how one can form of cope with a number of the risks of it, so it was a fairly cool venture and it launched me to VR. I used to be fairly taken with VR even from that stage, like, “wow, that is transformative, however like, who’s gonna have this ten by ten room of their home? This isn’t sensible for shoppers.” And all of the headsets have been actually thirty kilos that needed to be mounted to a ceiling and like you could possibly barely transfer, and the decision’s like 640×480 or one thing ridiculous. So, when the unique [00:11:00] DK1 got here out, I attempted that and I used to be like, “that is actually cool”. But it surely doesn’t do head monitoring, so, like, it’s solely 3 DoF. So it’s like, “eh”. And there’s not likely good controller for it. So I confirmed it to a bunch of individuals; just about everybody will get nauseous and that’s form of it.

When the HTC, um, VIVE got here out, I went to the Microsoft retailer and tried that, and my first blown away second was taking part in Area Pirate Coach, which was simply so enjoyable. I’m like breaking a sweat within the Microsoft retailer and I simply wish to do it once more. So I purchase every part, get my pc arrange, get a room devoted to it.

Performed it a bunch, after which it simply form of began amassing mud. I might present it to individuals once they came visiting, however like half the time you attempt to run it, it doesn’t work, and such as you gotta replace your drivers and replace the software program. After which the lighthouses, like there’s a lot friction with simply moving into it. At first, I used to be very tempted in 2016 to, like, stop my job at Wikibuy and be like, “I’m going all in in VR. That is large. That is gonna be large. The Vive is thoughts blowing.” After which after like just a few months, I [00:12:00] couldn’t consider a good suggestion, and I noticed I simply stopped utilizing it myself for probably the most half. So I used to be like, “alright, I’m gonna maintain off on this.” One of many experiences that I attempted straight away was Golf Membership VR, which I feel you’ll be able to nonetheless attempt.

And it was only a port of just like the golf membership, but it surely was in VR and I performed it with the Vive. I keep in mind being very skeptical entering into. I used to be like, “I don’t suppose golf’s gonna translate that properly, like, with out the burden of the membership, I simply don’t know the way it’s gonna work.”

And I performed that sport and, you recognize, to not trash that sport, but it surely simply wasn’t excellent and I didn’t really feel like I used to be taking part in golf. Like, I couldn’t get the ball to go the place I wished it to. It was simply very irritating. And at that second I used to be like, “yeah, golf’s simply not gonna work in VR.”

Prefer it’s simply not a superb match. I used to be fairly dedicated to that opinion for fairly some time. After which, as soon as Apple launched ARKit, in like 2017, they launched ARKit, and I used to be like, “okay, there’s AR after which there’s VR. Each of ’em are tremendous attention-grabbing to me. I don’t know which one’s gonna, type of, take maintain first.” However as soon as Apple launched [00:13:00] ARKit, I used to be like, “okay, properly Apple, Apple is aware of what they’re doing. They’ve received a billion telephones that may now run this and their tech is superb.” So I used to be like, “alright, I feel AR is the proper technique to get into this immersive house.”

And that’s after I developed Golf Scope. So I used to be, I wasn’t even enthusiastic about golf to be trustworthy, however I used to be like, I actually wanna work on one thing that I’m enthusiastic about, as a result of my whole profession had been at startups, and the one factor that I discovered fairly rapidly is that startups are only a rollercoaster of like, “that is superb, nothing is best.” And like, “that is so exhausting, every part sucks. Why am I working 5 instances as a lot as my buddies getting paid lower than them?” And like “why am I torturing myself with this startup factor after I may go get a soft job as an engineer at one in every of these larger tech firms?” That’s simply the character of the beast.

So what I noticed is that after I’m engaged on one thing that I’m simply intrinsically excited to do, one thing that I might be doing [00:14:00] throughout my free time, as a result of I discover it attention-grabbing, it’s so much simpler to get by way of these darkish instances, as a result of I’ll simply concentrate on the work that I’m doing and form of ignore all the issues that might kill your startup. And identical to actually concentrate on the work.

However after I’m engaged on a venture that’s simply not that attention-grabbing to me, it’s like double whammy. Like, I don’t even wish to be doing this work and I’m killing myself to do that startup. Like, what is occurring? What’s the level of this? So it was actually essential to me to choose a venture that I might get pleasure from being a consumer of, even when the corporate didn’t work out. I’m gonna construct one thing the place I’m the core consumer of this product. I’m not, I’m not having to ask any individual else like, “oh, it’s like a B2B factor and, like, your online business does this factor that I’ve by no means skilled. Like, what ought to I construct to make your life simpler?” I wished to construct one thing that I personally would get plenty of worth out of for myself, as a result of then I knew that through the exhausting instances, a minimum of I may dive into it and be the consumer, and type of be motivated to maintain making it higher.

That’s form of what led me to golf. After which, I used to be taking part in round to golf, making an attempt to [00:15:00] consider completely different concepts I may do in AR. And I used to be hitting pictures very well, taking part in very well, however simply lacking plenty of my putts and I used to be fairly satisfied that I simply wasn’t studying the greens very properly.

And studying the greens is knowing the slope and principally making an attempt to guess how the ball’s gonna roll on the inexperienced, as a result of it doesn’t go flat fairly often. It often curves come what may. And I used to be fairly satisfied, I used to be like hitting every part properly, however simply not studying the greens very properly, which is absolutely essential to make putts.

And I questioned if the AR tech was ok to truly learn the 3D contours of the inexperienced, after which placing physics is form of fairly properly studied. It’s fairly nuanced in the end, however I figured, a ball rolling on a floor is fairly properly studied. If I may get the floor, I ought to be capable to predict how the ball rolls on it. So I ended up taking every week off of labor and type of prototyping this. And went to a inexperienced, captured all of the uncooked knowledge, went dwelling, constructed a bit of app, and on the finish of it, I like, received a fairly tough concept of what the contours appeared like. And it form of matched what the ball did after I recorded a video of it, and that [00:16:00] was it. I used to be like, “alright, I feel the tech’s ok. I feel the info’s ok to do one thing with it. It’s gonna take plenty of refining, however like I’ve gotten far sufficient on this one week that I’m fairly satisfied that this might work.”

And after I talked to all my golf buddies about it, like one myself as a golfer, I used to be like, yeah, in the event you may inform me each break, that may be superb. And I talked to my buddies, my golf buddies about it, and so they instantly received the concept and have been like, “okay, that’s fairly cool.”

In order that’s what received me into form of the AR golf aspect of issues. After which after a 12 months of making an attempt to make it work, I launched it, it received featured by Apple. It was like high of the App Retailer when it launched, as a result of they have been actually looking for cool AR tech that wasn’t tremendous gimmicky, however truly helpful. So it received high of the App Retailer, it received app of the day a few instances. Apple featured it within the AR part, within the sports activities part. Like, they actually went out of their technique to function this tiny little app that I made. And even that wasn’t sufficient to get individuals to subscribe to it and generate sufficient income.

In order that’s when it turned fairly clear to me that like, “okay, the AR stuff possibly isn’t prepared.” And proper about that very same time the Quest had come [00:17:00] out, and I nonetheless was like, “VR is superb, however there’s simply a lot friction. Like, I simply can’t justify moving into it. I haven’t seen any breakout successes.” However then when the Quest got here out, I demoed it, a buddy had one and he confirmed it to me early. And I attempted it and I used to be like, “oh my God, this factor is like VR in a field, it’s 4 hundred {dollars} in comparison with a complete pc setup.” You simply put it on and also you’re in VR.

And I used to be like, “man, we’ve received this, like, fairly superb placing physics tech. I ponder what it will really feel like to only hit putts in VR, as a result of the expertise is fairly superb.” So once more, I took, like, every week and ported form of the tech over into Unity to get it operating in VR. I feel I set myself up with like a twenty foot putt, hit the putt to, like, inside just a few inches of the opening. It simply felt proper, and I used to be like, “okay, I feel this might work.”

Ryan DeLuca: The issues that you just mentioned that form of hit me was having the fervour for what you’re doing and really caring about it. Like, we discuss that on a regular basis. Like, throughout these darkish days of constructing an organization, in the event you didn’t find it irresistible, in the event you didn’t care in regards to the product for your self and perceive the worth of it, [00:18:00] there’s simply no manner you’d push by way of these exhausting instances. And that’s the wonderful thing about sports activities and health, you’re additionally serving to individuals to alter their life by way of the product. It’s not simply, “oh, we wanna make a enjoyable sport that persons are gonna pay us cash for”, you recognize? Which is nice, but it surely’s so cool to have the ability to truly present a unique sort of worth that improves our life, which is what’s so cool about golf, is it has that actual sport really feel. They really use the actual sport of golf. Now you’ll be able to go in there and play one thing that you just’re conversant in and it feels good. And I imply, how did that work out with creating it, such as you mentioned, just like the bodily a part of it? Like placing, for instance, however holding management in a sure manner, like making it as lifelike as attainable. How tough was that versus making one thing that’s extra like an arcade model of golf?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, that’s an important query. I went into it with this type of mindset of like, I wish to construct a software, not a toy. That was form of the purpose of the Golf Scope app was like, it’s a software for AR, it’s not simply one other gimmicky toy. Like, these gimmicks come and go actually quick, however I wanna construct one thing with some lasting worth, so I wanna construct a software.

And I went into the placing factor, initially, with that very same [00:19:00] mindset of like, “I’m gonna construct this superb putt coaching software, and anybody who makes use of it’s gonna be taught extra about their placing stroke, and so they’re gonna be capable to apply their placing at dwelling and it’s for golfers.” And like, you recognize, “there’s this 5 thousand greenback tools on the market now that may form of analyze your stroke and do every part, and we will do all of that, however we’re gonna do it in VR and it’s gonna be manner cheaper and it’s gonna be manner higher. And all of the golfers on the earth are gonna find it irresistible.”

And we did find yourself constructing form of this like putt analyzer, and putt coaching instruments and a bunch of form of coaching stuff that was actually cool and labored. We’d go to those completely different driving ranges and placing greens and stuff like that, and discover individuals to indicate it to. And there was this group known as the Main Collection of Placing, which is sort of a respectable placing competitors. They’ve like 100 thousand {dollars} grand prize in Vegas. They constructed this large stadium to do it. So it’s these, like, actually critical golfers which can be into placing. Went to indicate it to them, and all people that we talked to is like, “hey, we’ve received this VR factor and, like, it’s gonna make you a greater [00:20:00] putter. And you recognize, you’re gonna be amazed.” And also you simply get these like humorous appears to be like of like, “alright, what are you even like, is it a online game? Like, what are you speaking about? I’ve by no means tried VR. Like, I do not know what on Earth you’re speaking about, however I don’t actually purchase it.”

After which we put it in, we put ’em within the headset, and we set it up in order that we took the controller and simply hooked up it to a putter utilizing like a motorbike clamp, like a clamp to place a flashlight in your bike. Discovered some on Amazon, you recognize, received ’em hooked up, so now the controller’s in your putter, so that you’re holding your putter as an alternative of holding the controller. So the burden’s excellent. You possibly can faucet the bottom and you are feeling it together with your putter. You recognize, once you hit the ball, you get a haptic, so that you form of really feel it in your arms and it performs the sound, so it’s like a one-to-one. And it’s fairly superb, identical to holding the putter up and transferring it, and also you see it in VR, like, it’s a fairly superb expertise.

So we put individuals in there, and we, you recognize, take them by way of this type of little program that we had. Everyone got here out with identical to, “oh my God, that is superb and this factor’s solely 4 hundred bucks? Are you kidding me? This needs to be [00:21:00] hundreds of {dollars}. That is loopy.” So we did {that a} bunch and received form of satisfied like, “wow, there’s a market want for this, that is actually attention-grabbing. “However then once we began to dig into like, who’s gonna spend hundreds of {dollars} on putt coaching?

After which the largest concern was to ensure that us to persuade anyone that that is good, we’ve got to indicate it to them. We’ve got to demo it to them. And that’s not scalable in anyway, proper? You possibly can’t scale doing dwell demos to each single particular person you’re promoting to except you’re promoting one thing for lots.

We then talked to Oculus, and this was like 2019. Went to the Oculus Join Convention. Initially received related with their enterprise group, uh, that have been form of extra centered on, like, what are some enterprise use instances? And coaching was like an enormous one. And we confirmed them the demo and every part, and so they received tremendous excited.

They usually just about have been like, “look, that is actually attention-grabbing; we’d like to help this, however proper now the market’s like ninety 5 % video games. That’s simply who’s shopping for it. Players are shopping for it. They wanna play video games. It’s a less expensive machine, the entire thing is simply [00:22:00] constructed for video games. If you happen to can simply flip this right into a sport, we’ll approve it for the shop.”

And my preliminary thought is like, “okay, nice, we’ll make a sport and possibly we’ll make it free or like 5 bucks. We’ll make it tremendous low cost and we’ll simply use it as a funnel to get individuals to purchase this coaching help, as a result of that’s the place it’s actually at.” That form of received us accredited. We began constructing the sport after which in a short time we’re like, “you recognize what? Screw this coaching factor. The sport is the place it’s at. That is truly fairly enjoyable and persons are having fun with it and plenty of non-golfers are taking part in it and having enjoyable.” After which we had a multiplayer and that was like, okay, that is like actually enjoyable. And form of simply put the coaching stuff on the again burner. Recognizing that, that’s gonna require individuals to in all probability have already got a headset, have already got a relationship with VR, earlier than they’re gonna be capable to make that leap to know that coaching is a viable possibility in VR. So coaching continues to be one thing I’m fairly critical about determining long run, however I feel we’re nonetheless fairly early in form of the VR days the place it’s fairly clear that gaming is the use case that persons are doing probably the most [00:23:00] of. And actually proper now, it’s the one use case that I feel is ready to generate any income apart from health. You would form of argue is, like, type of someplace in between.

Ryan DeLuca: How did the model partnerships come along with, uh, like PGA and Topgolf? I keep in mind after I first heard about your sport, seeing precise actual sports activities manufacturers being part of this has made it have this cache of simply, like, a legit factor versus, like, some random indie golf sport that there’s been so lots of them on the market. However how did that come about and what made you determine to do this?

Ryan Engle: So we’re primarily based in Austin and have a bunch of community overlap with of us at Topgolf. I went to Topgolf after I first got here out in Austin in, like, I feel it was like 2013 or so. And I keep in mind considering like, “okay, properly, I’m in cuz I like getting golf balls and I like, you recognize, having drinks and hanging out and no matter. However I don’t know why any of my buddies would come as a result of they don’t play golf. I don’t perceive how this enterprise is gonna work.”

And each time I introduced buddies they’d a blast, and I had a blast. And I used to be like, “okay, that’s actually attention-grabbing, I wouldn’t have predicted that, but it surely’s working nice.” So Topgolf, you [00:24:00] know, simply has all the time had this superb model, and has simply been so good at attracting non-golfers to the game.

We have been form of chatting with them, and as soon as we had this placing demo working, went out to go to Topgolf, confirmed them the demo. Like, “hey, are you guys enthusiastic about VR in any manner? Right here’s our demo, we expect it could possibly be nice. Frankly, we’re not precisely certain what we’re gonna do with it but, however we simply wished to indicate it to you to see if that is one thing that you just may need any curiosity in — potential partnership, funding, no matter.”

They tried it and so they have been like,” that is truly actually cool, however, you recognize, we’re so centered on cell and our venues and all this different stuff that’s rising very well, that like VR simply isn’t even on our radar in anyway. So let’s keep in contact, however there’s nothing particular to do proper now.”

After which we had the assembly with Oculus and received verbal approval for the shop. So then we went again to Topgolf and we’re like, “hey, we’re gonna construct this placing sport, we expect it will be so much higher if we have been in a position to throw the Topgolf model on there. Let’s discuss what [00:25:00] that might appear like.”

And as soon as we received that approval and so they form of acknowledged that this may enable them to be one of many first manufacturers to essentially be in VR, and have an expertise in there, regardless that on the time it didn’t actually have something to do with Topgolf per se. That was attractive, so we form of had that dialog and we have been in a position to type a partnership round that. They usually took a form of large leap on us. We didn’t actually have any actual traction of any kind. That was it. In order that they took a guess on us and we partnered, and we did it for the precise purpose that you just’re saying, Ryan, we wished that legitimacy.

We figured one of the simplest ways for us to get some traction early is to have a companion the place we will put their model on there and there’s computerized model recognition, as a result of nobody has heard of our model. So we did that and we launched Professional Putt by Topgolf. That began to get some traction. We added the total Topgolf venue to the sport. We rebranded it as Topgolf with Professional Putt for the vacation of 2020. And after we had added the total swing, you recognize, Topgolf venue and we had the placing from Professional Putt, the primary request from our gamers was “are you able to not simply mix these and let me play [00:26:00] 9 holes of golf?”

On the time I keep in mind considering like, “man, that sounds nice to me, however I don’t know the way many individuals truly wanna play golf versus placing mini golf and Topgolf. Like, these are way more informal.” I’ve run into plenty of these form of crossroads of like, “alright, can we go this manner or can we go that manner?” And apparently, even when each choices are fairly good, these are by far probably the most irritating intervals of my startup journey. Is when you have got two good choices or two unhealthy choices, however you must decide one. And you may’t do each. Anybody who tries to do each, that’s like assured failure for my part, particularly once you’re a younger startup. So that you, form of, have to choose one and it’s simply actually irritating as a result of both one may fail, both one may work, you simply don’t actually know.

And in these moments, what has made it so much simpler for me to get higher at making these selections is having began the enterprise understanding that I’m the core consumer of this. I’m the facility consumer. I’ve been taking part in golf my complete life, I like video video games, I like expertise.[00:27:00] I simply go together with which of those experiences am I gonna get pleasure from probably the most? After which I’ve crafted a group that additionally love golf and likewise love expertise. So, we’re in a position to say, like, “which of those do we expect can be the, the most effective?” After which we’re, like, “okay nice, we’re gonna go in that route.” That manner, there’s type of no remorse, as a result of we’ve got a system for making these selections. And we additionally know worst case, we’re gonna have enjoyable taking part in it. That’s gotta be value one thing.

So determined to go on this golf route after which develop the prototype of taking part in a gap of golf. Confirmed it to somebody on the PGA of America, and so they thought it was fairly cool. We had some traction, we had some fairly good opinions on the shop and we have been in a position to shut the cope with the PGA of America. And that’s once we launched Golf+ and rebranded the entire expertise to Golf+, which was one other fairly large guess on our half. Everybody we talked to at Oculus was like, “you guys have already rebranded as soon as, we advisable you didn’t try this the primary [00:28:00] time, we’re positively recommending you don’t do that the second time; you’re type of taking Topgolf out of the identify and also you’re placing Golf+ up there, nobody’s heard of Golf+. You’re gonna confuse all of your customers, da da, da.” We’re like, “yeah, that’s high quality, however we’re gonna do it anyway. We actually suppose it’s essential that we begin constructing our model.”

And the way in which that we’ve checked out plenty of selections, even now’s, in a 12 months or two the vast majority of our gamers are gonna be new. They’re not gonna know that it was known as Professional Putt, or Topgolf or no matter else it was. All they’re gonna know is what it’s like once they first received it. So we simply hold making an attempt to make selections with that understanding that almost all of our gamers, if we’re profitable, are gonna be new and so they gained’t know what selections we’ve made up to now. If we expect we should always change one thing, as a result of it’ll be higher sooner or later, we should always change it now, as a result of we’re by no means gonna have fewer gamers than we do now. In order that’s form of been one other one in every of our mindsets going into it.

However that’s how we received the primary two companions. And as soon as we received these two companions, and launched Golf+, and began to achieve some traction and ended up like within the [00:29:00] high promoting charts, each future dialog simply received so much simpler.

Ryan DeLuca: We undergo the identical factor. It’s like we all know that at Black Field, like nearly all of our prospects or members over time are sooner or later. And so, we wish to be certain we deal with those we’ve got now, however we’re actually considering like we’ve got to make these sort of selections, now’s the time to do it and to construct that.

And I feel the opposite factor you mentioned that resonated was, once you first begin out as making a enterprise, all the recommendation is like, “don’t create it for you, do the main focus teams and, you recognize, be sure you create it for some, for the precise buyer that’s gonna be utilizing it.” You’re constructing it for your self, however you nearly get this recommendation and all these enterprise books not to do this. You recognize? However I truly suppose you’re completely proper. Like, in the event you’re constructing a product for what you need, for the proper causes of like, that is one thing that I need, there’s in all probability plenty of different individuals on the market such as you.

And it’ll make it so that you’d be capable to make higher product selections. You recognize, clearly that’s not all the time the case. If you happen to have been in some large paperwork, you recognize, large enterprise, most probably that’s not the case. However in relation to issues like this, like, it’s gotta be ardour primarily based and, and that simply comes from that subjective feeling of that is what we would like.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, I feel we had a bit further [00:30:00] validation, as a result of there are plenty of VR experiences on the market that our model knew have by no means existed earlier than. These new video games that, that might solely be executed in VR, or are simply type of out of the field, like very inventive video games. And plenty of ’em have executed very well.

However I feel the problem that lots of them have is that they’re simply actually exhausting to market, as a result of it’s so exhausting to know what it’s gonna really feel like once you’re doing it in VR. However for us, we’ve actually leaned into the truth that like, yeah, we’re golf. Like, that’s why the identify’s Golf+. That is golf and thirty million individuals in America play golf. So we all know that lots of people do love golf, so if we will simply, form of, persuade them that, like, you recognize, taking part in golf in VR feels much like taking part in golf in actual life, then we’re gonna go exhausting on that form of advertising and marketing route. I feel that additionally created a little bit of confidence in let’s construct golf. You recognize, let’s construct it like golf feels.

Preston Lewis: That’s attention-grabbing. You, form of, are constructing for your self, you’re this tremendous consumer. The benefit of that’s you’ll be able to, form of, shortcut plenty of [00:31:00] these focus teams and research you may need to run that, to your level, plenty of massive bureaucratic firms are mandated to do. And I feel that’s the place the benefit is with startups, is that in the event you can strike that steadiness between the fervour that makes you clearly work tougher, in addition to the fast iteration and having the ability to belief your intestine and never having to over validate, so to talk, you may get to market sooner and that’s when you’ll be able to truly disrupt issues.

The second factor you mentioned that was attention-grabbing was the One for Certainly one of golf. That’s one thing at Black Field VR that’s been tough for us is that we’ve got, it’s not like we will say, “oh yeah, you recognize, that like futuristic tower protection sport individuals play each Sunday?” It’s like, “what? What are you speaking about?” Proper? So that’s attention-grabbing to have the ability to use one thing like golf as a bit of bit extra of a bridge to understanding the expertise. You recognize? In order that’s positively a bonus, I might see that as a bonus of what you guys are doing is having that in actual life [00:32:00] analog.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, I feel in the event you have a look at plenty of the highest experiences in VR, plenty of them do have that analog. I imply the sports activities ones are fairly apparent, however there’s boxing, basketball, the brand new soccer expertise and golf have all executed fairly properly. Ping pong, or desk tennis, one other nice instance. All of them translate properly. As quickly as you say “yeah, let’s play desk tennis in VR”, in my thoughts I can image precisely what that’s like. After which after I play it, it’s like, “wow, it’s truly even higher than I anticipated.” Golf I feel is fairly comparable.

The opposite ones which have executed properly, like shooter video games, you’ll be able to form of think about what it will be wish to be a primary particular person shooter. After which Beat Saber’s the one instance that is rather like a model new expertise. And I really feel prefer it’s executed extremely properly, as a result of it’s one of many few VR experiences that, it’s received no buttons, proper? There are not any actual controls apart from hitting these things. And with the music, and the visible results and every part, it movies actually, very well. You possibly can watch any individual taking part in Beat Saber on like a display screen and [00:33:00] instantly see like, “this truly appears to be like superior and I wish to attempt it, and I instantly know how one can play it.”

I’ve a six 12 months outdated and I haven’t had him use VR a lot. He’s received loads of distractions anyway. However I did have him attempt Beat Saber and instantly he simply will get it and it’s such as you’re smashing the blocks. So, I really feel like that’s the one instance that has simply executed extremely properly that breaks the mould.

However many of the different high experiences do have an IRL element, as a result of it’s simply a lot simpler to market. Particularly to individuals who could not have even tried VR but. And even to individuals who have tried VR; I’ll see a trailer for a sport after which purchase the sport and check out it, and it’s like, “whoa, this was truly nothing like what I had pictured in my head. It’s completely, completely completely different.” So I feel for anybody constructing stuff within the VR house, it’s simply so essential to consider how are you going to market this to those that haven’t essentially tried VR or simply do not know what it’s wish to be in your expertise. Even when meaning [00:34:00] simply specializing in one function of the broader expertise, so to get them simply enthusiastic about, “oh okay, I get what it’s gonna be like to do that one sport mechanic, this one motion”, no matter it’s. I feel that’s simply completely essential, as a result of in any other case any individual’s simply taking a pure gamble as a result of they actually do not know what it’s gonna be wish to get within the expertise.

Preston Lewis: That form of makes me consider the entire “standing on the shoulders of giants” factor. And what I feel will profit everybody within the VR trade shall be that momentum construct of the advertising and marketing. Proper? It’s, form of, like earlier than Uber, now you hear within the VC world, like “oh, it’s just like the Uber for transport” or it’s the “such and such for this”. You recognize, these form of comparisons.

And now in the event you have a look at Supernatural, let’s simply say, you’ll be able to, form of, say “it’s Beat Saber with health”, a bit of bit? Proper? And in order that’s, I feel, the good factor for all of us, is that because the ecosystem grows, you’re proper, that training, that form of preliminary advertising and marketing value, so to talk, will at [00:35:00] least be a bit of bit simpler with the story storytelling.

And that’s, once more, one of many issues that we’ve actually needed to do with Black Field, is as a result of it’s such a brand new factor. However the good factor is now there’s all these new apps which can be popping out the place we will begin to, form of, examine and make that narrative a bit of bit extra digestible for the common consumer.

Ryan Engle: How would you describe it to somebody that’s new to VR or somebody that you just meet on the subway sort of a factor? Is there form of a one minute, like, that is what it’s?

Ryan DeLuca: That’s an important query. Mainly we all the time say it’s resistance coaching, excessive depth interval coaching, nearly like CrossFit, however inside an eSport sport.

And listening to what you’re saying, I feel it’s plenty of good classes for us, too, as a result of if something we’ve tried to, like, Future Solid even for farther than possibly we should always have. Like, it in all probability would’ve been simpler.

We even mentioned on the very starting, we didn’t wanna create only a cardio expertise the place the primary concept you have got for making a VR or health sport is, like, “oh, your headset in your coach’s standing proper there telling me what to do.” And we’re like, “properly, that’s solely a bit of bit higher than having an precise coach or watching a [00:36:00] it on the display screen.” We wished to go the entire subsequent stage of let’s use all these, like, superior sport mechanics, as a result of the issue that we’re actually making an attempt to resolve greater than something is adherence. Like, getting individuals to stay to their health program. As a result of we’d all the time say at, like, BodyBuilding.com, “we misplaced most of our prospects to the sofa.” To not one other competitor or one thing else. And the way can we get individuals to stick? And video video games are simply so good at that, and also you don’t even know why that you’ve that itch, that compulsion to maintain coming again. So it’s an attention-grabbing factor.

Like, a part of it’s we’ve got to be sure you get the correct quantity of train, and the proper sort of train. So it’s efficient and it truly offers you outcomes. However we additionally, extra importantly, need it to be one thing the place you simply wished to proceed to return again, and also you’re utilizing all these sport mechanics to do this. So if something, we’ve taken it to a stage that makes it extra complicated. Any individual’s gotta inform you like, “hey, no, you gotta come do this factor, let me deliver you in.” As a result of there’s plenty of friction. Much more for us, having bodily areas, the place individuals have to return in, they’ll’t simply attempt it at dwelling.

Ryan Engle: Yeah. I really feel like health is such a tricky one, as a result of it’s such a aggressive house. However I’m personally so bullish on VR health as a class, [00:37:00] as a result of after I was youthful I appreciated going to the fitness center and I appreciated setting new PR’s, and I appreciated pushing myself. And as I grow old, I don’t like going to the fitness center as a lot. I like taking part in sports activities, pickleball and stuff. Like, I like burning energy that manner. I’m going to the fitness center, as a result of I do know I ought to and I’ve to, and I do know it’ll make me really feel higher. Not as a result of I wish to go.

I really feel like good advertising and marketing for somebody like me, all I actually care about is the comfort and the time issue. Like this concept of seven minute abs sort of a factor. It’s like, “oh, that’s attention-grabbing, I’ve received seven minutes day by day. And I can do it from dwelling? Like, unbelievable. Alright, who doesn’t need abs for seven minutes?” For me, after I’m taking a look at that stuff, I’m form of simply taking a look at how easy is it? What’s the promise? And what’s the time dedication? Since, with the spouse and children and enterprise and stuff, time is such a giant issue now.

Preston Lewis: That’s an important level. I imply, that’s been the enjoyable factor about this journey is like studying what these issues are that resonate with individuals. Proper? In order you talked about earlier than, we’ve got after all our form of intestine instincts so far as what we’d need within the expertise. [00:38:00] And plenty of the stuff you simply talked about come up after which individuals resonate with. Health is such a tough form of nut to crack. You recognize, persons are simply determined for an answer, proper?

Whether or not it’s the time stuff that you just talked about, like fixing the effectivity and the time stuff. Or it’s simply straight up intimidation going into the fitness center, proper? And so we’ve discovered individuals resonating with the privateness of the cubicles, individuals resonating with the info that comes by way of, as a result of we’re monitoring like 50,000 knowledge factors of exercise. We simply had, what was it? A 90 day transformation, the place we had two guys undergo, and one of many guys his largest worth he received from it was the time effectivity, as a result of they solely did three exercises, each exercise’s solely thirty minutes. Thirty minute form of aggressive battle. So ninety minutes every week for ninety days, and he misplaced like thirty kilos, placed on like nearly ten kilos of lean mass, like insane stuff.

So that’s the form of enjoyable side of it, is to form of see, as you talked about earlier than, having these intestine instincts and seeing ’em truly show out with individuals. However for us proper now, it’s, it’s a pair completely different buckets, proper? [00:39:00] Whether or not it’s effectivity, or knowledge or…however yeah, very attention-grabbing.

Ryan DeLuca: And it’s attention-grabbing, too, such as you’re saying is all people is aware of they need to work out. Just like the story you simply mentioned about, you recognize you need to do it, you don’t wanna do it. I imply, that’s principally what all people says, ” and we’re busy and I was in higher form, but it surely’s like I haven’t had as a lot time and I’m off the plan.”

It’s an attention-grabbing factor, as a result of it’s like ninety seven % of individuals know the way essential train is and suppose they should do it. Whereas, actually, one thing like three or 4 % of individuals truly do it. The advisable period of time. Like, they really monitor it with exercise trackers versus simply asking them.

And so it’s this bizarre factor, however all people desires to do it. Virtually no person’s doing it, and we simply haven’t solved that but as a society, like how to do this. That’s the place we actually suppose that the sport ideas are available that may make that distinction.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, we’re form of operating into one thing comparable with Golf+, proper?

As a result of about half of our gamers both don’t play golf, or they solely play like a few times a 12 months, after which the opposite half play fairly recurrently. Since many of the firm now are golfers, and like, I’ve been taking part in golf my complete life, it’s straightforward to overlook what it’s wish to be a newbie. And to [00:40:00] not know all the small print or not know why you need to apply placing, or not even know how one can hit the ball ,or what a stroke is like and what these golf phrases are. And since many of the group has performed the sport a ton, and so they love golf and every part, it’s very easy for us to over-index on constructing issues that the facility customers would love to make use of, however are fully international to new individuals.

It was actually essential for us to form of set up our mission as an organization. To assist us prioritize these things. And the mission for us is we wish to develop the sport of golf by making it extra accessible. That’s so simple as it will get.

A number of golf firms have that mission, however we firmly consider that with this expertise we will truly obtain it, as a result of we will make golf ten instances cheaper, ten instances sooner, ten instances simpler to get began simply when it comes to like talent. And with that in thoughts, it’s so essential for us to concentrate on that fifty % of individuals which can be just about model new to the game, as a result of we’ve got to get them… if our purpose is to develop [00:41:00] golf, then it doesn’t really matter if we’re simply taking golfers and getting them to play extra golf. To develop golf, we wish to develop the variety of individuals which can be taking part in golf. So utilizing that mission, we actually have a look at our options and we are saying, “is that this gonna have an effect on energy customers or is that this gonna have an effect on new customers?”

And we’ve been making an attempt to do a extremely good job of prioritizing the issues that we expect are gonna influence new customers, as a result of our pure tendency is to construct the options that we’d use probably the most, however we’re the hardcore energy customers. That’s been one other nice forcing operate for us, is to only actually perceive who is that this function for and the way is somebody even gonna know that this function exists? As a result of because the app grows, you have got so many new options and if somebody can’t uncover it, then they’re by no means going to make use of it, irrespective of how nice it’s.

So we’ve been considering extra about how can we message these things? How can we let individuals learn about all of the options which can be accessible? How can we make buyer help higher and create a neighborhood, in order that in case you have a query you don’t simply should ask us, however you’ll be able to ask the neighborhood.[00:42:00]

Preston Lewis: Large. That’s large.

Ryan DeLuca: I feel on that observe, what sort of suggestions do you get from individuals. Trigger such as you mentioned, it’s straightforward, we’re all on that form of identical factor, we’re so near it that it’s exhausting to know it from a brand new participant perspective. However what sort of suggestions have you ever gotten from gamers that stunned you? And like what sort of issues do they like probably the most in regards to the sport? As a result of clearly it’s the precise transferability of the talents from VR golf to actual golf. After which there’s the aggressive side, like multiplayer or leaderboard or simply mastery side.

Total, what’s been the kind of suggestions you get that folks like probably the most and what’s stunned you?

Ryan Engle: I feel what’s been actually shocking and inspiring to us is the variety of those that attain out and are like, “truthfully I had no real interest in golf, however my buddy satisfied me to purchase this sport. I’ve been taking part in it day by day. I simply purchased my first set of golf equipment and I’m going to the driving vary and I’m getting classes and I’m gonna go play my first spherical of golf.” Together with messages from people who find themselves like, “I used to play golf a ton, however I form of cease taking part in for no matter purpose. And now that I’m taking part in this, it jogged my memory how enjoyable golf is, so I’m going to play once more.” And [00:43:00] these are the messages that imply probably the most to me, as a result of the way in which that we have a look at it’s there’s the golf pie and we’re not making an attempt to take individuals from taking part in on track golf to play VR golf, and like change on track golf with VR golf.

The best way we have a look at it, every part grows the pie. The extra you watch golf, the extra you play golf, the extra you play VR golf, the extra you play golf. The extra you’re enthusiastic about golf, the extra you’re gonna play golf. And I feel health might be precisely the identical factor. It’s not a query of “if I do cardio, I’m not gonna do weights. Or if I do weights, then I’m not gonna do cardio. I wanna be well-rounded, so the extra I do cardio, the extra I wanna do weights, the extra I wish to eat proper.” And that’s what is critical.

So we have a look at golf the identical manner, the place it’s like our final purpose is to get extra individuals to play golf in actual life.

As a result of that’s the top. What we’ve got in VR I feel is nice. I play much more VR golf than actual golf, however there’s no substitute for being on the market on the course in actual life. Hitting an actual golf ball with buddies with good climate. [00:44:00] That’s the pinnacle of it. And each time I’m going out and play a spherical, I’m reminded of how superb that have is. And for me, Golf+ is simply pleasant reminders between my rounds that, sure, golf is nice. Subsequent time you have got a six hour block you can take, go play golf as a result of it’s nice. So I feel all of the messages surrounding which can be nice.

After which, we do get some humorous suggestions too. Like, it’s simply humorous to see all of the completely different individuals which can be coming into VR and we actually attempt to work on our onboarding expertise to make it as seamless as attainable. However you recognize, it’s positively not excellent but. You all the time attempt to make it so easy, as a result of each step there’s gonna be a bit of little bit of drop off, as a result of any individual doesn’t know how one can do one thing. And one in every of our steps, we wished to indicate the controller fairly early on and be like, “listed below are all of the buttons on the controller and right here’s what they do. Okay, nice, when you’re prepared, click on the proceed button to maneuver ahead. And on the display screen in entrance of you, there’s this large inexperienced Proceed button. It’s the one button on the display screen.” And we received an electronic mail from [00:45:00] somebody who’s like, “I’m on the Controller step, and it’s telling me to hit the proceed button, and I’m trying on my controller and there’s no proceed button wherever. I see the grip button, I see the set off button, I see the A button, the B button. However there’s no proceed button on this controller.” And it’s like, “it says Proceed. It’s on the display screen, it’s proper in entrance of you.” And stuff like that simply makes you chortle, as a result of it’s like, ” alright, subsequent model we’re simply gonna have arrows which can be fully round you pointing on the Proceed button to say that is what it’s.”

However I feel feedback like that really simply form of reminds you of how early we’re on this journey, the place the truth that the buttons in your controller are known as buttons and the buttons on a display screen are known as buttons, creates confusion for some individuals, as a result of they’re simply so unfamiliar with this new terrain.

Feedback like that remind us that we will’t make this too easy. If we expect it’s easy now we should always return to the drafting board and acknowledge that for some individuals that is nonetheless probably the most complicated factor on the earth.

Preston Lewis: Early on, in our onboarding, we needed to even put little [00:46:00] “faucet me” buttons round a room, as a result of we’d have somebody put the earphone up and we’d say, “hey, go forward and step ahead and hit that Affirmation button.” And they might simply, like, form of, attain out for it. You recognize? And we’re like, “no, no, go forward and take a bodily step ahead.” And so it’s attention-grabbing, it’s such, it’s such early days. I imply, in a 12 months or two or perhaps a couple months, possibly that’s not gonna be a factor. However it’s loopy to consider the patterns which can be wanted this early. Yeah. Good level.

Alright, Ryan. Superior. That was so nice to listen to these solutions. Thanks a lot. We received a bunch of different nice inquiries to ask you that I do know our viewers would love to listen to. So we’ll meet once more for a component two and ask you these different questions.

Ryan Engle: Nice. Thanks Preston.

Ryan DeLuca: I’m going {golfing}.

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