DW designers, drummers and techs around the world insist on memory locks on the tube joints and the tripod leg assembly, plastic tube insulators, toothless tilters, large reset handles, secondary tilter locks, cymbal space adjusters and heavy gauge tubing. DW 9000 series stands deliver all of this and more.The lateral cymbal seat is a first in hi-hat design, allowing instant access for adjusting the bottom cymbal angle; a small detail that makes a big difference. (U.S. Patent No. 6570075B1)SM379 locking clutch (standard on 9500)The uni-body folding footboard stays attached to the base casting when secured in the folded position. (U.S. Patent No. 5105706)The DW 9500 two-leg hi-hat utilizes a patented double eccentric cam (shown above) that increases the sensitivity of the footboard in relation to cymbal movement, resulting in a unique, incredibly fast and responsive feel. (U.S. Patent No. 5266733)The infinitely adjustable locking spring tension feature allows for precise adjustment to offset the weight of the top cymbal, creating a customized feel. The high-tech ball bearing hinge provides smooth, quick action.