I have been playing drums for the last 10 years and i never thought i would come across a pair of hi-hats like these. After many years of playing Sabian i finally switched to Zildjian cymbals. What promted the purchase of these hats was cracking my 14" Sabian X-celerators. I went to my local Sam Ash thinking I would stick with the traditional size of 14" hi-hats or even bump up to 15". However after a live audience in the store helped me further analyze these 13 1/4" hats there was no doubt these were perfect for my alternative rock & blues sound. K Hybrids are now my favorite cymbal line currently on my kit. Give these guys a whack you wont be disappointed.