Re: About to purchase...thoughts before purchasing?
I'd avoid a little 16" crash and get another 18+
K custom hybrids are my choice of zildjian crash.
Also, the ping ride is cool if that's what you want but only makes one sound. I played a k custom dry ride the other week and it had that pingy rock sound but it wasn't so full on, it had some dark/complex sounds so it was more versatile to me.
I'd be getting a 22" k Constantinople (as I have) though. If you're in NSW Haworth has some good zildjians.