Re: Billy Ward here!
Hey there Mr. Hayward -
Most of the time, I am able to maintain what I want with the hat and still use mechanisms with the same heel.
Sometimes, I need the hats to be a VERY exact amount semi-open and in this case the mechanisms move to another place - most frequently, it is the right (Bass drum) heel that chips in then. But, in all honesty, It's kind of like water. Water will simply keep running downstream. That's the way my wiggling is - if one thing stops, then another starts up. It is that automatic for me. I realize that in the beginning, it is not that automatic for you - but once you get to enjoy the benefits (peace of mind and better timing for two benefits) of having mechanisms, you won't want to leave them out - ever.
(and thanks again!)