Re: what ride stands are you using?
Im using the pre-atlas ludwig flat based stands for my cymbals. And yamaha single braced hi-hat and snare stands. I am not a fan of heavy hardware I like it to be as light as possible. I can put everything besides my throne and hi-hat stand in a small duffle bag. I have a zildjian K custom dry ride that weighs a ton and have never had a problem. I am not a cymbal basher but even if I do it holds up. But really its all up to you.