Dean Markley sticks? I searched on the forum and could only find one mention of them. I used to use Dean Markleys as my main stick--I can't remember what model, I think it had "Rock" in the name, but that was YEARS ago, and I actually forgot about them until I was looking at a 1981 Modern Drummer today and ran across an ad for them.
I guess their stick sales just weren't so hot so they got out of the game, but is there any more to the story than that?
I can't even remember not being able to find them. I guess I just started gravitating to some other stick (Vic Firths at the time if I remember correctly . . . although I could have went back to Pro-Marks for awhile, too) and didn't think too much about it.