Re: 3.0mm hoops anyone?
My 2 shekels..The fact that it is such a deep snare drum may warrant the hoops. Bigger drum, bigger hoops sounds right, right? And like Bob said, they should retain their openness more than a die cast. Nothing wrong with a stiff hoop either, in case you want to crank er up.
Now go fetch your shine box like a good little Wumpus.