Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Exactopad (HHPPE)
Thing is amazing...The part that you hit is exactly the center of a 14" snare so you work on hitting your snare in the sweet spot, and the other 2 pieces are on velcro so you can move them to work on rimshots.
I have about 4 practice pads, 2 zimox ones, and 2 realfeal ones. they are all great, the real feel ones I have have 2 different tipes od rubben on one side and teh zimox ones have a diferent rubber for each side. and one of my real feel ones is 10x4 so its easy to jsut stick in my stick bag and take it anywere.
I'm looking into getting one of those bass drum pads so I can practice more bass without making somuch noice
I used to use the Vic Firth one that loop uses, but it was miles away from m snare o i tried a few more pads and the DW pads were alot closer as there a bit more "dead" - so i got the snare one that comes with the little stand and its in its own bag and everything so i can take it down the pub for a pint and a dabble while waiting for a mate or a meeting or something. great stuff.
i have a real feel and i have no complaints....except maybe the fact that i wanted to buy a double sided one,and in fact came in a double sided model package....but it was only a single side...lame....also about the moon gel thing...i think pillows are just as effective and way cheaper...