VR Health Insider Podcast – Episode 6: Ryan Engle

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

Be a 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 along with your hosts. Preston Lewis and Ryan DeLuca, the founders of Black Field vr, who’re constructing the world’s first full health VR gymnasium and convey many years of expertise from creating among the largest health know-how firms on the planet.

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. Immediately we have now an superior visitor, the creator of Golf+, one of the vital enjoyable and fashionable 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 along with your background. What have been you doing earlier than creating Golf+ and stepping 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 enjoying 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 youngster. Clearly needed to construct video games, was sort of the dream. I received my Laptop Science diploma from Virginia Tech after which received into cellular growth fairly early on.

Bought 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, however it launched and not using a App Retailer, initially.

In order quickly because the App Retailer got here out this firm was sort of in good place to do cellular on iPhone. And the corporate pivoted into iPhone in a short time, and that sort 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 growing iPhone apps as anyone else on the planet.

So it was like degree the enjoying area, and I didn’t have a spouse or children so I might keep up lots later and get much more performed than plenty of my friends. [00:02:00] And from there I simply stayed centered on cellular for fairly some time, joined a consulting firm known as Mutual Cellular that was simply growing 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 that actually shouldn’t have been growing apps. After which we began to get larger and greater shoppers, like, we ultimately received Audi, and Google, and Pearson and Xerox. And I joined the corporate and there have been about ten folks in 2010, and by 2012 there have been 300 folks on the firm, and growing fairly important apps for these larger firms.

Ended up getting uncovered to AR. I sort 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 sort of work out what might we do now that might be fascinating to a possible shopper, develop a prototype, present it to the shopper, attempt to land an even bigger deal, after which incorporate some cool facet, however actually the vast majority of the income was from simply doing the broader challenge.

So, discovered the right way to simply develop actually shortly. [00:03:00] After which went and joined an organization known as Wiki Purchase, which was like a on-line procuring firm. I really did lots with bodybuilding.com. We might sort of see what you have been looking for, what merchandise you have been looking for, and it was like an computerized worth comparability software, a Chrome extension lots 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 worth. And it will additionally robotically run coupons. In order that received me uncovered to sort of net growth and server growth. And we did have some machine studying to do the product comparability.

After some time, actually needed to get again to type of video games, or VR and AR or one thing within the graphics realm. I used to be at all times actually excited about graphics, and that’s after I determined to begin, uh, initially known as Golf Scope, which was an augmented actuality iPhone app that will 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 grew to become 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 undoubtedly a ache within the butt for firms like Bodybuilding.com, you recognize, as a result of it made worth comparability simply really easy.

And it’d even be, like, affiliate hyperlinks sort of going by way of all that stuff, which, you recognize, clearly is superior for shoppers, however it’s like each single day a brand new cheaper price 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 area. And as you get deeper into the affiliate world, it will get just a little sort of grosser.

Preston Lewis: Superior background. You’ve had a ardour for know-how, and coding and product creation from sort 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 evening 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 laptop making an attempt to bang out a brand new concept. It’s simply essentially the most fascinating factor. Aside from enjoying rounds of golf, if the climate’s good, then I’ll most likely be out enjoying 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 characteristic.

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

Ryan Engle: VR’s an important area to be in, as a result of it’s lots like cellular was when it first got here out. Individuals haven’t actually developed the conventions but, it’s like an entire greenfield. There’s so many alternatives for brand 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 at all times 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 try”. Like, that wasn’t even a factor, actually, as a result of that sample needed to mainly be invented and adopted. And each month there’d be one thing new that you may see that some web site might do. After which, like, the primary like Ajax websites or, like, Flash, you recognize, or loopy stuff. And even simply video, this entire 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 cellular, you recognize, when it got here out just a few years in the past, such as you stated, an entire 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 lots higher, however that’s the place that chance is to create a tremendous firm.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, precisely. And there’s plenty of friction nonetheless. So I believe that makes it more durable to make the leap. However due to that, in the event you can work out one thing that does resonate with the market, there may be sort 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 sort of within the preliminary days of lowering the friction [00:07:00] to extend the adoption. I’m positive 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 appears like we nonetheless want, sort of, that first blue hyperlink to hyperlink us seamlessly throughout. And on this case it’d most likely 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 individuals 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 concerning the sample creation. First, firing up cellular 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 very fascinating thought, that we’re early days and the way a lot better the patterns are getting. That’s superior.

Ryan Engle: I believe Net is one other one the place like, you recognize, WebXR proper now could be simply very… I believe there’s some fascinating folks doing fascinating issues, however so far as I do know, there aren’t actually any companies which are doing very [00:08:00] effectively. Producing income or subscriptions or no matter, by way of WebXR and I believe it’s similar to what we noticed with cellular net initially. The place initially cellular net was like, “who’s gonna browse my desktop web site on this, like, little cellphone?” And it’s sort of enjoyable, however it’s not very sensible. Like coming into information’s not that nice. However fairly quickly, I imply, actually inside a pair years, you began to see these cellular web sites that seemed virtually precisely like they have been a local app. And so they’d even have the identical sort of UI inbuilt they usually’re responsive they usually scroll and also you don’t get misplaced.

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

Ryan DeLuca: Such a great 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 cellular or WebXR, simply experiences are simply not likely that good. It’s a bunch of individuals simply, sort 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 most likely gained’t really feel like, you recognize, the Oculus browser, I believe 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 believe is the dream of the metaverse for all of us. Together with enjoying golf. If I wanna go from my work and I need rapid to go to golf, there’s a portal proper there. You already know, 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 stated you have been a golfer and you’re keen on golf, so it appeared like a pure factor for you. However what made you resolve like, let’s go all in and create a VR golf expertise, and the way did that get began?

Ryan Engle: I really did a analysis challenge after school. I stayed at my college they usually had this huge room known as a Cave; it’s like a ten by ten room [00:10:00] they usually sort of rear challenge onto all of the partitions after which high down challenge 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 palms, you’ll be able to see every part, however it’s also possible to see the 3D world round you.

And I did that challenge and the challenge was for like thoughts security coaching. So that they have these huge 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 the right way to cope with these conveyor belt techniques that may legitimately kill folks, as a result of they’re so highly effective. And the right way to sort of cope with among the risks of it, so it was a fairly cool challenge and it launched me to VR. I used to be fairly excited about 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 may 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 sort 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 enjoying Area Pirate Coach, which was simply so enjoyable. I’m like breaking a sweat within the Microsoft retailer and I simply need to do it once more. So I purchase every part, get my laptop arrange, get a room devoted to it.

Performed it a bunch, after which it simply sort of began accumulating mud. I might present it to folks 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 stepping 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 huge. That is gonna be big. 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 essentially 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 believe you’ll be able to nonetheless attempt.

And it was only a port of just like the golf membership, however it was in VR and I performed it with the Vive. I keep in mind being very skeptical stepping into. I used to be like, “I don’t suppose golf’s gonna translate that effectively, 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, however it simply wasn’t excellent and I didn’t really feel like I used to be enjoying golf. Like, I couldn’t get the ball to go the place I needed 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 great 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 fascinating 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, effectively Apple, Apple is aware of what they’re doing. They’ve received a billion telephones that may now run this and their tech is wonderful.” So I used to be like, “alright, I believe AR is the precise approach to get into this immersive area.”

And that’s after I developed Golf Scope. So I used to be, I wasn’t even fascinated about golf to be sincere, however I used to be like, I actually wanna work on one thing that I’m captivated with, as a result of my whole profession had been at startups, and the one factor that I discovered fairly shortly is that startups are only a rollercoaster of like, “that is wonderful, nothing is healthier.” And like, “that is so laborious, every part sucks. Why am I working 5 occasions as a lot as my associates getting paid lower than them?” And like “why am I torturing myself with this startup factor after I might 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 fascinating, it’s lots simpler to get by way of these darkish occasions, as a result of I’ll simply give attention to the work that I’m doing and sort of ignore all the issues that might kill your startup. And similar to actually give attention to the work.

However after I’m engaged on a challenge that’s simply not that fascinating to me, it’s like double whammy. Like, I don’t even need to be doing this work and I’m killing myself to do that startup. Like, what is going on? What’s the level of this? So it was actually necessary to me to select a challenge that I might take pleasure in being a person of, even when the corporate didn’t work out. I’m gonna construct one thing the place I’m the core person of this product. I’m not, I’m not having to ask someone else like, “oh, it’s like a B2B factor and, like, your enterprise does this factor that I’ve by no means skilled. Like, what ought to I construct to make your life simpler?” I needed to construct one thing that I personally would get plenty of worth out of for myself, as a result of then I knew that in the course of the laborious occasions, a minimum of I might dive into it and be the person, and type of be motivated to maintain making it higher.

That’s sort of what led me to golf. After which, I used to be enjoying round to golf, making an attempt to [00:15:00] consider completely different concepts I might do in AR. And I used to be hitting photographs very well, enjoying 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 effectively.

And studying the greens is knowing the slope and mainly 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 in some way. And I used to be fairly satisfied, I used to be like hitting every part effectively, however simply not studying the greens very effectively, which is basically necessary to make putts.

And I puzzled if the AR tech was adequate to truly learn the 3D contours of the inexperienced, after which placing physics is sort of fairly effectively studied. It’s fairly nuanced in the end, however I figured, a ball rolling on a floor is fairly effectively studied. If I might get the floor, I ought to be capable of 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 information, went dwelling, constructed just a little app, and on the finish of it, I like, received a fairly tough concept of what the contours seemed like. And it sort 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 believe the tech’s adequate. I believe the information’s adequate 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 might inform me each break, that will be wonderful. And I talked to my buddies, my golf buddies about it, they usually instantly received the thought and have been like, “okay, that’s fairly cool.”

In order that’s what received me into sort of the AR golf facet 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 really helpful. So it received high of the App Retailer, it received app of the day a few occasions. Apple featured it within the AR part, within the sports activities part. Like, they actually went out of their approach to characteristic this tiny little app that I made. And even that wasn’t sufficient to get folks to subscribe to it and generate sufficient income.

In order that’s when it grew to become fairly clear to me that like, “okay, the AR stuff perhaps 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 wonderful, however there’s simply a lot friction. Like, I simply can’t justify stepping 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 an entire laptop 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 wonderful placing physics tech. I ponder what it will really feel like to simply hit putts in VR, as a result of the expertise is fairly wonderful.” So once more, I took, like, every week and ported sort of the tech over into Unity to get it operating in VR. I believe 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 believe this might work.”

Ryan DeLuca: The issues that you simply stated that sort 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 like it, in the event you didn’t care concerning the product for your self and perceive the worth of it, [00:18:00] there’s simply no method you’ll push by way of these laborious occasions. And that’s the wonderful thing about sports activities and health, you’re additionally serving to folks to alter their life by way of the product. It’s not simply, “oh, we wanna make a enjoyable sport that individuals are gonna pay us cash for”, you recognize? Which is nice, however it’s so cool to have the ability to really present a special 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 true sport of golf. Now you’ll be able to go in there and play one thing that you simply’re aware of and it feels good. And I imply, how did that work out with growing it, such as you stated, just like the bodily a part of it? Like placing, for instance, however holding management in a sure method, like making it as real looking as potential. 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 need to construct a software, not a toy. That was sort 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 wonderful putt coaching software, and anybody who makes use of it’s gonna study extra about their placing stroke, they usually’re gonna be capable of 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 sort of analyze your stroke and do every part, and we are able to do all of that, however we’re gonna do it in VR and it’s gonna be method cheaper and it’s gonna be method higher. And all of the golfers on the planet are gonna like it.”

And we did find yourself constructing sort of this like putt analyzer, and putt coaching instruments and a bunch of sort 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 folks to point out it to. And there was this group known as the Main Collection of Placing, which is sort of a reputable placing competitors. They’ve like 100 thousand {dollars} grand prize in Vegas. They constructed this huge stadium to do it. So it’s these, like, actually critical golfers which are into placing. Went to point out it to them, and everyone 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 seems 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 connected 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 connected, so now the controller’s in your putter, so that you’re holding your putter as a substitute of holding the controller. So the burden’s good. You possibly can faucet the bottom and you are feeling it along with your putter. You already know, if you hit the ball, you get a haptic, so that you sort of really feel it in your palms and it performs the sound, so it’s like a one-to-one. And it’s fairly wonderful, similar to holding the putter up and transferring it, and also you see it in VR, like, it’s a fairly wonderful expertise.

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

After which the largest difficulty was to ensure that us to persuade anyone that that is good, we have now to point out it to them. Now we have to demo it to them. And that’s not scalable in anyway, proper? You possibly can’t scale doing reside demos to each single individual you’re promoting to until 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 workforce, uh, that have been sort of extra centered on, like, what are some enterprise use circumstances? And coaching was like a large one. And we confirmed them the demo and every part, they usually received tremendous excited.

And so they just about have been like, “look, that is actually fascinating; we’d like to assist 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. In case you 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 perhaps 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 folks to purchase this coaching help, as a result of that’s the place it’s actually at.” That sort of received us authorized. 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 really fairly enjoyable and individuals are having fun with it and plenty of non-golfers are enjoying it and having enjoyable.” After which we had a multiplayer and that was like, okay, that is like actually enjoyable. And sort of simply put the coaching stuff on the again burner. Recognizing that, that’s gonna require folks to most likely have already got a headset, have already got a relationship with VR, earlier than they’re gonna be capable of make that leap to know that coaching is a viable possibility in VR. So coaching remains to be one thing I’m fairly critical about determining long run, however I believe we’re nonetheless fairly early in sort of the VR days the place it’s fairly clear that gaming is the use case that individuals are doing essentially the most [00:23:00] of. And actually proper now, it’s the one use case that I believe is ready to generate any income aside from health. You may sort 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 a lot of them on the market. However how did that come about and what made you resolve to do this?

Ryan Engle: So we’re based mostly 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 believe it was like 2013 or so. And I keep in mind considering like, “okay, effectively, 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 associates 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 associates they’d a blast, and I had a blast. And I used to be like, “okay, that’s actually fascinating, I wouldn’t have predicted that, however it’s working nice.” So Topgolf, you [00:24:00] know, simply has at all times had this wonderful model, and has simply been so good at attracting non-golfers to the game.

We have been sort 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 fascinated about VR in any method? Right here’s our demo, we predict it might be nice. Frankly, we’re not precisely positive what we’re gonna do with it but, however we simply needed to point out it to you to see if that is one thing that you simply might need any curiosity in — potential partnership, funding, no matter.”

They tried it they usually have been like,” that is really actually cool, however, you recognize, we’re so centered on cellular 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 predict it will be lots higher if we have been in a position to throw the Topgolf model on there. Let’s discuss what [00:25:00] that might seem like.”

And as soon as we received that approval they usually sort of acknowledged that this could permit them to be one of many first manufacturers to essentially be in VR, and have an expertise in there, despite the fact that on the time it didn’t actually have something to do with Topgolf per se. That was engaging, so we sort of had that dialog and we have been in a position to type a partnership round that. And so they took a sort of huge leap on us. We didn’t actually have any actual traction of any type. That was it. So that they took a guess on us and we partnered, and we did it for the precise cause that you simply’re saying, Ryan, we needed that legitimacy.

We figured one of the simplest ways for us to get some traction early is to have a companion the place we are able to 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 complete Topgolf venue to the sport. We rebranded it as Topgolf with Professional Putt for the vacation of 2020. And after we had added the complete 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 understand how many individuals really wanna play golf versus placing mini golf and Topgolf. Like, these are far more informal.” I’ve run into plenty of these sort of crossroads of like, “alright, can we go this fashion or can we go that method?” And apparently, even when each choices are fairly good, these are by far essentially the most hectic durations of my startup journey. Is when you’ve got two good choices or two dangerous choices, however you must decide one. And you’ll’t do each. Anybody who tries to do each, that’s like assured failure in my view, particularly if you’re a younger startup. So that you, sort of, have to select one and it’s simply actually hectic as a result of both one might fail, both one might work, you simply don’t actually know.

And in these moments, what has made it lots simpler for me to get higher at making these selections is having began the enterprise understanding that I’m the core person of this. I’m the facility person. I’ve been enjoying golf my entire life, I like video video games, I like know-how.[00:27:00] I simply go together with which of those experiences am I gonna take pleasure in essentially the most? After which I’ve crafted a workforce that additionally love golf and likewise love know-how. So, we’re in a position to say, like, “which of those do we predict can be the, the most effective?” After which we’re, like, “okay nice, we’re gonna go in that route.” That method, there’s type of no remorse, as a result of we have now a system for making these selections. And we additionally know worst case, we’re gonna have enjoyable enjoying it. That’s gotta be price one thing.

So determined to go on this golf route after which develop the prototype of enjoying a gap of golf. Confirmed it to somebody on the PGA of America, they usually 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 huge guess on our half. Everybody we talked to at Oculus was like, “you guys have already rebranded as soon as, we really useful you didn’t try this the primary [00:28:00] time, we’re undoubtedly 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 necessary that we begin constructing our model.”

And the way in which that we’ve checked out plenty of selections, even now could be, 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 preserve making an attempt to make selections with that understanding that almost all of our gamers, if we’re profitable, are gonna be new they usually gained’t know what selections we’ve made prior to now. If we predict we must always change one thing, as a result of it’ll be higher sooner or later, we must 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 sort 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 lots simpler.

Ryan DeLuca: We undergo the identical factor. It’s like we all know that at Black Field, like virtually all of our prospects or members over time are sooner or later. And so, we need to be certain that we care for those we have now now, however we’re actually considering like we have now to make these sort of choices, now could be the time to do it and to construct that.

And I believe the opposite factor you stated that resonated was, if 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 might be constructing it for your self, however you virtually get this recommendation and all these enterprise books not to do this. You already know? However I really suppose you’re completely proper. Like, in the event you’re constructing a product for what you need, for the precise causes of like, that is one thing that I need, there’s most likely plenty of different folks on the market such as you.

And it’ll make it so that you’d be capable of make higher product selections. You already know, clearly that’s not at all times the case. In case you have been in some huge paperwork, you recognize, huge enterprise, probably that’s not the case. However in terms of issues like this, like, it’s gotta be ardour based mostly and, and that simply comes from that subjective feeling of that is what we would like.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, I believe 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 performed in VR, or are simply type of out of the field, like very inventive video games. And plenty of ’em have performed very well.

However I believe the problem that a lot of them have is that they’re simply actually laborious to market, as a result of it’s so laborious to know what it’s gonna really feel like if 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 folks in America play golf. So we all know that lots of people do love golf, so if we are able to simply, sort of, persuade them that, like, you recognize, enjoying golf in VR feels just like enjoying golf in actual life, then we’re gonna go laborious on that sort of advertising and marketing route. I believe that additionally created a little bit of confidence in let’s construct golf. You already know, let’s construct it like golf feels.

Preston Lewis: That’s fascinating. You, sort of, are constructing for your self, you’re this tremendous person. The benefit of that’s you’ll be able to, sort of, shortcut plenty of [00:31:00] these focus teams and research you might need to run that, to your level, plenty of giant bureaucratic firms are mandated to do. And I believe 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 more durable, in addition to the fast iteration and having the ability to belief your intestine and never having to over validate, so to talk, you will get to market sooner and that’s when you’ll be able to really disrupt issues.

The second factor you stated that was fascinating was the One for One among golf. That’s one thing at Black Field VR that’s been tough for us is that we have now, it’s not like we are able to say, “oh yeah, you recognize, that like futuristic tower protection sport folks play each Sunday?” It’s like, “what? What are you speaking about?” Proper? So that’s fascinating to have the ability to use one thing like golf as just a little bit extra of a bridge to understanding the know-how. You already know? In order that’s undoubtedly 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 believe in the event you take 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 performed fairly effectively. Ping pong, or desk tennis, one other nice instance. All of them translate effectively. 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 really even higher than I anticipated.” Golf I believe is fairly comparable.

The opposite ones which have performed effectively, like shooter video games, you’ll be able to sort of think about what it will be wish to be a primary individual shooter. After which Beat Saber’s the one instance that is rather like a model new expertise. And I really feel prefer it’s performed extremely effectively, as a result of it’s one of many few VR experiences that, it’s received no buttons, proper? There aren’t any actual controls aside from hitting these items. And with the music, and the visible results and every part, it movies actually, very well. You possibly can watch someone enjoying Beat Saber on like a display screen and [00:33:00] instantly see like, “this really seems superior and I need to attempt it, and I instantly know the right way to play it.”

I’ve a six 12 months previous 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 performed extremely effectively that breaks the mould.

However many of the different high experiences do have an IRL part, 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 take a look at it, and it’s like, “whoa, this was really nothing like what I had pictured in my head. It’s completely, completely completely different.” So I believe for anybody constructing stuff within the VR area, it’s simply so crucial to consider how are you going to market this to those who haven’t essentially tried VR or simply do not know what it’s wish to be in your expertise. Even when which means [00:34:00] simply specializing in one characteristic 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 believe that’s simply completely crucial, as a result of in any other case someone’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 sort of makes me consider the entire “standing on the shoulders of giants” factor. And what I believe will profit everybody within the VR business will likely be that momentum construct of the advertising and marketing. Proper? It’s, sort 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 already know, these sort of comparisons.

And now in the event you take a look at Supernatural, let’s simply say, you’ll be able to, sort of, say “it’s Beat Saber with health”, just a little bit? Proper? And in order that’s, I believe, the good factor for all of us, is that because the ecosystem grows, you’re proper, that training, that sort of preliminary advertising and marketing price, so to talk, will at [00:35:00] least be just a little 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 are popping out the place we are able to begin to, sort of, examine and make that narrative just a little bit extra digestible for the common person.

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

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

And listening to what you’re saying, I believe it’s plenty of good classes for us, too, as a result of if something we’ve tried to, like, Future Forged even for farther than perhaps we must always have. Like, it most likely would’ve been simpler.

We even stated on the very starting, we didn’t wanna create only a cardio expertise the place the primary concept you’ve 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, “effectively, that’s solely just a little bit higher than having an precise coach or watching a [00:36:00] it on the display screen.” We needed to go the entire subsequent degree 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 folks to stay to their health program. As a result of we’d at all times 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 folks to stick? And video video games are simply so good at that, and also you don’t even know why that you’ve got that itch, that compulsion to maintain coming again. So it’s an fascinating factor.

Like, a part of it’s we have now to be sure you get the correct amount of train, and the precise sort of train. So it’s efficient and it really offers you outcomes. However we additionally, extra importantly, need it to be one thing the place you simply needed to proceed to come back again, and also you’re utilizing all these sport mechanics to do this. So if something, we’ve taken it to a degree that makes it extra complicated. Any individual’s gotta let you know like, “hey, no, you gotta come do this factor, let me carry you in.” As a result of there’s plenty of friction. Much more for us, having bodily areas, the place folks have to come back in, they will’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 area. 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 gymnasium and I appreciated setting new PR’s, and I appreciated pushing myself. And as I grow old, I don’t like going to the gymnasium as a lot. I like enjoying sports activities, pickleball and stuff. Like, I like burning energy that method. I’m going to the gymnasium, 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 need 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 fascinating, I’ve received seven minutes day-after-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 sort 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 an enormous 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 folks. Proper? In order you talked about earlier than, we have now after all our sort of intestine instincts so far as what we’d need within the expertise. [00:38:00] And plenty of the belongings you simply talked about come up after which folks resonate with. Health is such a tough sort of nut to crack. You already know, individuals are simply determined for an answer, proper?

Whether or not it’s the time stuff that you simply talked about, like fixing the effectivity and the time stuff. Or it’s simply straight up intimidation going into the gymnasium, proper? And so we’ve discovered folks resonating with the privateness of the cubicles, folks resonating with the information that comes by way of, as a result of we’re monitoring like 50,000 information 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 sort of aggressive battle. So ninety minutes every week for ninety days, and he misplaced like thirty kilos, placed on like virtually ten kilos of lean mass, like insane stuff.

So that’s the sort of enjoyable facet of it, is to sort of see, as you talked about earlier than, having these intestine instincts and seeing ’em really show out with folks. 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 information or…however yeah, very fascinating.

Ryan DeLuca: And it’s fascinating, too, such as you’re saying is everyone is aware of they need to work out. Just like the story you simply stated about, you recognize it is best to do it, you don’t wanna do it. I imply, that’s mainly what everyone says, ” and we’re busy and I was in higher form, however it’s like I haven’t had as a lot time and I’m off the plan.”

It’s an fascinating factor, as a result of it’s like ninety seven % of individuals understand how necessary train is and suppose they should do it. Whereas, actually, one thing like three or 4 % of individuals really do it. The really useful period of time. Like, they really observe it with exercise trackers versus simply asking them.

And so it’s this bizarre factor, however everyone needs to do it. Virtually no one’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 in that may make that distinction.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, we’re sort 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 repeatedly. Since many of the firm now are golfers, and like, I’ve been enjoying golf my entire 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 it is best to apply placing, or not even know the right way to hit the ball ,or what a stroke is like and what these golf phrases are. And since many of the workforce has performed the sport a ton, they usually 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 folks.

It was actually necessary for us to sort of set up our mission as an organization. To assist us prioritize these items. And the mission for us is we need 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 know-how we are able to really obtain it, as a result of we are able to make golf ten occasions cheaper, ten occasions sooner, ten occasions simpler to get began simply when it comes to like ability. And with that in thoughts, it’s so necessary for us to give attention to that fifty % of individuals which are just about model new to the game, as a result of we have now to get them… if our objective is to develop [00:41:00] golf, then it doesn’t actually matter if we’re simply taking golfers and getting them to play extra golf. To develop golf, we need to develop the variety of folks which are enjoying golf. So utilizing that mission, we actually take 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 very good job of prioritizing the issues that we predict are gonna affect new customers, as a result of our pure tendency is to construct the options that we’d use essentially the most, however we’re the hardcore energy customers. That’s been one other nice forcing perform for us, is to simply actually perceive who is that this characteristic for and the way is somebody even gonna know that this characteristic exists? As a result of because the app grows, you’ve 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 items? How can we let folks find out about all of the options which are out there? How can we make buyer assist higher and create a neighborhood, in order that when you’ve got 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 big.

Ryan DeLuca: I believe on that be aware, what sort of suggestions do you get from folks. Trigger such as you stated, it’s straightforward, we’re all on that sort of similar factor, we’re so near it that it’s laborious to know it from a brand new participant perspective. However what sort of suggestions have you ever gotten from gamers that shocked you? And like what sort of issues do they like essentially the most concerning the sport? As a result of clearly it’s the precise transferability of the abilities from VR golf to actual golf. After which there’s the aggressive facet, like multiplayer or leaderboard or simply mastery facet.

General, what’s been the kind of suggestions you get that individuals like essentially the most and what’s shocked you?

Ryan Engle: I believe what’s been actually stunning and inspiring to us is the variety of those who attain out and are like, “actually I had little interest in golf, however my buddy satisfied me to purchase this sport. I’ve been enjoying it day-after-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 sort of cease enjoying for no matter cause. And now that I’m enjoying 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 essentially the most to me, as a result of the way in which that we take a look at it’s there’s the golf pie and we’re not making an attempt to take folks from enjoying on the right track golf to play VR golf, and like substitute on the right track golf with VR golf.

The best way we take 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 fascinated about golf, the extra you’re gonna play golf. And I believe 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 need to eat proper.” And that’s what is critical.

So we take a look at golf the identical method, the place it’s like our final objective is to get extra folks to play golf in actual life.

As a result of that’s the head. What we have now in VR I believe 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 associates 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 wonderful that have is. And for me, Golf+ is simply pleasant reminders between my rounds that, sure, golf is nice. Subsequent time you’ve got a six hour block which you could take, go play golf as a result of it’s nice. So I believe all of the messages surrounding which are nice.

After which, we do get some humorous suggestions too. Like, it’s simply humorous to see all of the completely different folks which are coming into VR and we actually attempt to work on our onboarding expertise to make it as seamless as potential. However you recognize, it’s undoubtedly not good but. You at all times attempt to make it so easy, as a result of each step there’s gonna be just a little little bit of drop off, as a result of someone doesn’t know the right way to do one thing. And one in every of our steps, we needed to point out the controller fairly early on and be like, “listed here 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 huge 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 wanting 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 snicker, as a result of it’s like, ” alright, subsequent model we’re simply gonna have arrows which are fully round you pointing on the Proceed button to say that is what it’s.”

However I believe feedback like that really simply sort 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 folks, as a result of they’re simply so unfamiliar with this new terrain.

Feedback like that remind us that we are able to’t make this too easy. If we predict it’s easy now we must always return to the drafting board and acknowledge that for some folks that is nonetheless essentially the most complicated factor on the planet.

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’d simply, like, sort of, attain out for it. You already know? And we’re like, “no, no, go forward and take a bodily step ahead.” And so it’s fascinating, it’s such, it’s such early days. I imply, in a 12 months or two or perhaps a couple months, perhaps that’s not gonna be a factor. However it’s loopy to think about the patterns which are 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 an element two and ask you these different questions.

Ryan Engle: Nice. Thanks Preston.

Ryan DeLuca: I’m going {golfing}.

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