I just acquired a Sound Creation Short Crash, and happily concur with this. The distinctive bell, which is quite shallow is designed to limit the ring according to Paiste. What TPC describes as a flat ride-like tone I would call more of a narrow frequency range. Doing an A-B against a 16“ Signature Fast Crash, the Sig is quicker, darker, more explosive, and not as long of a decay. Apples and oranges I know (the 16“ which IMHO is such a great dynamic crash, being the only one in the stable) yet still interesting to note.I own a SC 18” Short Crash.
It’s very … polite. Nice, quick, higher-pitched crash, and an almost flat ride-like ride tone. The bell, while it feels weird to hit due to the shape, sounds quite good.