Re: what ride stands are you using?
depends what you do. If you gig a lot, and travel with packing up/down, may want some heavier duty stuff, well built, double-braced
IMO you can't go wrong with Yamaha hardware, or Tama for the price.
If you gig locally, or lightly, I find single braced stands are fine, and/or modest engineered boom stands. I use a Yamaha boom stand or Tama Roadpro. Either one of them can hold plenty.....even my 40 inch ride (just kidding on that).