Re: what ride stands are you using?
I use a Yamaha single braced boomstand for my ride. I also have stands from Tama/Pearl/and Gibralter. The easiest to adjust in a hurry is the Yamaha. The Gibralter stuff would stand up to a nucluer war, but is heavy. I have a Gibralter stand, double braced from the mid 90's, the only serial number on it are the words "The Rock"