What hoops do you prefer?

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Post Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:56 am

What hoops do you prefer on your drums? Die-cast, 2,3 SuperHoops, wooden or maybe 1,6mm? :) Why? :)
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:18 pm

I prefer Super Hoops. I do a lot of rim shots on the snare and toms and the Super Hoops keep up with the abuse. Die casts choke the sound to much and create too sharp an angle to hit the drum.
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Post Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:30 pm

I prefer triple-flanged hoops. They are very malleable and sound good.

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:07 am

and (gasp) a china, not even turned upside down. Oh the shame.....[/quote] LOL!!

I like triple flange hoops as well. I had an Ayotte set with wood hoops, and although I liked the sound and look, they weren't very hardy. I like to do lots of rim shots on the toms and after awhile the hoops began to wear away.
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Post Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:13 am

I also like superhoops it's a nice tradeoff between diecast which I think choke the sound too much and triple flange.
I wish they still made the old Slingerland hoops which had the flange that bowed in a little.
I also love wood hoops especialy on a snare.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:51 am

I prefer Triple Flanged Hoops. I HATE DIE CAST HOOPS--Chokes the drum and is really rough on sticks.
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Post Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:59 am

Triple-Flanged all the way.
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Post Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:52 pm

I like triple-flanged hoops on toms and depending on the drum, die-cast hoops on snare drums.
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Post Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:06 pm

I prefer Diecast for a more focused sound. I do also like the flanged hoops for a more open ringy sound as well. Wood hoops give a really cool vibe. Depends on my mood.
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:49 pm

I like die cast hoops because of the way they "choke" (I call it "focus") the sound of the toms.