Wouldn't a duplicate of the top mount on the bottom rim share the load, add to the sturdiness and offset any potential long-term damage?
I just had the idea of using a RIMS type mount for my snare. Could mount it from the hat stand. Has anybody tried this? Would there be much benefit?
It could allow the snare to resonate more freely, and cut down on the weight of the hardware case. And I always have a problem with the legs of my snare stand making me comprimise where I have my kick drum and hat stand. AND it could make for easier placement of a slave pedal if you use a double pedal.
I've never seen this done before.
A few years back Tama made one called the Air Ride snare system, everyone feel free to correct me on that one. I remember seeing Simon Phillips demo one. The only thing with that one was that you had to only use Tama Starclassic snares with the mount built into the stand. It wasn't universal. I haven't seen one in years. Mounting it from the Hi-Hat stand you'll probably need a real good bracket to support the weight. It's a good idea, and I also hate having the legs of the snare stand get in the way too...