+1Here's a good video showing what it really looks like when a person plays the hihat with the right hand. It often seems that the open handed enthusiasts dislike the idea of right hand crossing over but don't really understand the reality of it.
The first words I'd use to describe Keith's stick work aren't "uncomfortable", "constrained", "limited" or "disadvantageous".
If it is that bad then someone better tell Weckl to not switch back from his x-hats to his main hats during a song because he's doing himself a dis-service.... Though I think he's got the nouse to work that out for himself IF it were true.
I hope this doesn't turn into a daft divisive argument like the whole matched/traditional argument. At the end of the day, surely if you've spent enough time on both ways you can then make your own decision.
With all the technology for x-hats these days, we can basically stick 'em where we want, IF we so wish.. but please don't tell me what is and is not comfortable and awkward *for me* and everyone else.
EDIT: Sorry didn't mean to lose my temper there, must be something to do with being at work! Anyway.. it's all groovy man just hit them shiny thangs.. ;-)