It doesn't allow you to attach a bass drum pedal with a larger base plate. Other manufacturers (Sonor immediately comes to mind) have been swapping out those bottom two batter side lugs for ones without T-rods for decades. This was my first experience with Rogers drums, as I would expect it would be for many other people.Found it odd the guy wearing the hat talking about the fact the two tension rods on the bass drum where the pedal goes had Ts on them like it was some big surprise as I would assume most people over the age of 40 knows that all or most drums American or otherwise were that way till well into the 80s. Now I am trying not to be prejudice but the old BD kit sounded much better than the new ones, not just different. Now the new kits did sound good but not as good as the old kit but I believe the old BD kit had the tall boy hoops and that might have made a difference . In saying all of this plus being born and raised and still living about 90 miles from Covington Ohio I was never a huge fan of Rogers but I do have 15 plus kits basically because they were plentiful in Ohio.