Dennis, that's something we have in common, & for exactly the same reasons. Only difference is, I play matched. I was taught classical percussion on snare, & my teacher always had her snare tilted slightly away fom her. I just transferred that to kit when I took it up. Seems very natural, especially for a backbeat rimshot player like me. Was your dad into classical percussion by any chance?I've had my snares positioned basically the same since my dad started teaching me almost fifty years ago. It's usually tilted just slightly away from me. It's very comfortable playing into the snare and makes left and right handed rim shots a breeze. I find it very uncomfortable trying to play a snare drum that's tilted towards me.