I've used the falam slam and I prefer Evans patches. I used all of them. The clear one is my favourite for all around playing. AF patches are good for heavy stuff(especially with wooden beaters). The soft patch smoothens the attack for some jazz playing. Great patches.
I use Remo falams, I prefer Evans, but the Remos are easier to get here (plus I seem to have loads of them from various sources). I usually put one of the large pads on the head to over the print of two beaters and then two of the smallers ones where the beater actually hits. I find this gives the drum a lot more 'attack' without sacrificing the warmth and tone of the drum.
I use Bigfoot Impact (skull) beaters and I also have a pair of 'dice' beaters when an double extra powerful groove is needed!