Re: Opinions on picking a new hard pedal case
I got the new 9002 and the nylon case it came in is as sturdy as you could want. Unless you're stacking a ton of bricks on top I don't see why it wouldn't protect them. I don't take these pedals anywhere but I avoided that hard case like the plague.
I would just take the connecting rod in my backpack with my sticks or something.
I agree with Dre25