I’m a drummer. I carry a lot.
I carry a kick drum, tom tom, floor tom, snare, 2 cymbals, hi hat, stands, throne, stick bag, and previously, a carpet.
From my experience being a semi-pro drummer, playing an assortment of odd gigs in cramped spaces, I’m always trying to lighten my load.
I like having a small efficient drum set up. One of my issues has been carrying a carpet and in some of the smaller bar gigs, fitting a carpet into the space I’m playing. If I can’t fit a carpet or, God forbid, forget my carpet, then my kick drum as well as my hi hat slide forward to a point where I have to pull them back between each song.
Finding something to hold my kick and hat from sliding that actually fits into my stick bag was a huge plus for lightening my load! The two solutions I found were: K-Brakes and KickStrap by Benson Music.
Both KickStrap and K-Brakes have their pros and cons but both work very well.