Re: High End Hat Stands....Godsend or Gimmick?
FWIW, the Axis hihat stands feel almost identical to their pedals. If you are one to enjoy the feel of an Axis pedal, you will find some really great feel with the hihat stands too.
They do have a pronounced disadvantage though. The legs are light and springy, which means they don't feel as stable as a heavier built stand like an IC or DW.
Its been a trade off for me, as it plays so smooth and quickly and foot splashes on the hats are super easy and the transition from BD pedal to hihat pedal is effortless and comfortable. I just wish the thing was more solidly built so it feels more stable to play.
If it was built a bit more heavily in the legs, it would be the perfect hat stand...but I am not willing to trade it out because it feels so perfect to play.