Agree! I have the 21 AAX RBDR and it is wonderful with nylon tips--not so much with wood unless they are brand new sticks. Almost ZERO crash ability however, compared to my K Custom and A Custom Ping Rides. My regular A Ping has the "classic" Zildjian" sound that is so ingrained in many of us thoSabian 21" Raw Bell Dry Ride in any of its incarnations: AA, AAX, HH, HHX, doesn't matter. For pop/rock, this is the cymbal of cymbals - in my opinion. Right now, I have only my Sabian 20" HH medium. I like it much.