I really am not 100% sure if they stopped completely. If you read Badgers comments, it sounds like they passed the handling of the Sotar off to another company (WynWyn), but that company has the same address as Badger, or is located in the same town. They are also still readily available through quite a few retailers on-line. I do not think that Badger produces brushes in such numbers to have inventory for this long... They did completely discontinue the version that had just a small lip at the front of the cup, as well as the shape of the cup changed to what is now on the Renegade Velocity vs a taller, straighter wall. I have both versions.