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I've never heard of them either. Looks like they're under Big Bang Distribution. Musician's Friend and Guitar Center carry them. I wonder if they can work their way into replacing cheap brass and B8 cymbals on beginner kits based on the price alone. If they can get more people playing them by default, they can expand their customer base.
Sounds like they're still working on getting a repeatable sound in the manufacturing process.
I actually don't watch the fastest drummer contests. You would think someone who both plays drums and raced (swimming) would be into that, but nope. I don't care.
There are a few different techniques out there, and a few different techniques for your feet as well. As long as the one you like isn't causing injuries of any sort, I'd say that's the best one for you.
I will agree with you to a point, and building speed at a later age might hinder people more, but I see no reason why everyone cannot play between 180-200bpm if they are building speed properly. They might not be able to play like that for a 30 minute set in a club with inadequate air conditioning, but the speed is attainable by everyone. Of course if someone believes they cannot do it, then they won't. I'm trying to conceptually stay within the speeds that are more commonly used in music, not the outliers in WFD competitions. No, you might not win a body building competition, but anyone who practices can do 20-30 push-ups in a row.