A patented new drum hoop designed by the President and Founder of Safehoop Company, Rick Barrickman.
The Ahead S-Hoop has many advantages to offer every drummer no matter what level of player they may be. The S-Hoop is like a triple flange hoop except with a different design. From this new design came an overlying edge that turns in and bevels down towards the drum head covering the bearing edge and leaving plenty of room for different tuning tensions. The added steel density made the hoop more rigid like a die-cast hoop therefore giving it the consistent tuning characterisitcs of a die-cast hoop.
This new design also gives the S-Hoop a smoother playing surface for rim-shots and side stick creating less impact to the hands and wrist. The patented design allows the toms to sing more and give's the snare a fatter sound than hoops of previous design.