Flat rides had been on my radar for the last couple months. I had narrowed it down to the 20" Zildjian K light flat ride and the Paiste. I stopped by Maxwell's in Illinois Saturday to have them re-lathe some 15", 70's Zildjian hi hats that were very close in weight. So I start perusing the shop and there it was. I immediately set it up and I couldn't stop playing the thing. The stick response on these is incredible and the controlled but expressive sound just left my mouth agape. I'm really going to enjoy this one!