Its not a case of thinking there is a monopoly its accepting that there is one.This may or may not be beneficial to the sport for reasons explained in contrasting posts earlier.Anyone who thinks this not to be case needs to look at numbers of boards produced by "manufacturers".(And there viability; AHD?)
On numbers sold Cobra must produce 90% ???
And as far as setting up a plant to compete thats a purely spurious argument.The level of investment required to now compete with Cobra would simply not be profitable in what is at best a constant market.
Brand are now at the mercy of Cobra pricing.
PS look in a dictionary for meaning of "manufacture". (Derived from manual;by hand ???)