Re: Thick vs. Thin Hi-Hat Top
All I can say about the Paragons is that when you fan them, instead of being able to get a long "shhhhhhhht", you get nothing but a very quick "shht". If you try to hit them hard, you get a clangy fan.
Whether thickness is indicative of weight or not, all I know is that my UFIP top is 826 grams, the A Thin Crash I put on as a top is 820 grams, and when eyeballed, they appear to be the same thickness, or close enough that you can't see the difference. The Paragon top appears to be twice as thick.
2011 Mapex Saturn - 8, 10, 12, 14 fl, 16 fl, 22x18
1974 Tama Royalstar - 8,10,12, 13,16 fl, 22x14