Your general opinion of this product.
I debated over and over for years on whether to invest in a rack. I don't like having the same look as every other drummer out there, but when touring, playing out every weekend etc...a rack is so much better for ease of setup and tear down(depending on the size of your kit including stands/accessories). I play a 7 piece kit, but when you add in the china, splash, hats, bell, ride, and 4+ crash cymbals, it adds up. Even with all the cymbals, I had my rig (including cymbals) down to 7 total pieces to setup and stage. A friend plays the PDP rack and I had a chance to play it, play with it, set it up, tear it down etc, and loved it. For a round bar rack system, the clamps are solid, they don't move, and the memory locks just add to it. When put together, cymbals, toms and all, this thing is solid. Getting it on stage and off, set up, tore down, I love it! So, I decided to purchase the PDP rack myself. I bought the basic rack, and just invested in the side rack extension as well.