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I would normally list the good and the bad, but there is no bad. So the good is: a. The foot board is permanently attached, so it either fold up or down to become a '3rd leg'. There are only two actual legs allowing perfect positioning - especially important to all you double bass beaters! This also mean that set up and break down is ridiculously fast. b. The foot board can swivel left or right on the off chance that one of you two legs are still in the way. c. No pull action here. It's a patented lever action which is smoother, and adjustable to six different levels of tension. d. The whole stand can be angled off the vertical if required - use full if you like your hats close but have really long legs! e. The clutch will never loosen accidentally (in my experience), and has a swivel lock which means you can have a really loose top cymbal with or without a top felt if required. f. the bottom cymbal seat can be angled like most stands, but it's also spring loaded giving a better 'bark' g. The clutch and felts are designed so that, for transportation, attach the empty clutch to the tension rod and it all fits snugly in the bottom of the main shaft for protection - no more bent tension rods! h. The rubber feet have retractable spikes like a bass pedal if required.