Yamaha's original Hexrack system amazed percussionists the world over with its forward-thinking design and amazing versatility. To take it to the next level, Yamaha listened closely to user feedback, consulted with staff artists, and went back to a clean slate to build and all new system one that delivers flexibility and strength even greater than before. The design of the all-new HexrackII starts with a new aluminum alloy that delivers strength far beyond what the original system offered while being amazingly light in weight. A refined clamp system features a new design that provides drummers with infinite possibilities and flexibility. The HexrackII also offers compatibility with the original Hexrack system, so owners of the original can use what they have with the new system.