The X-Hat is basically a CH-750 with the short cymbal arm replaced with a short boom arm, which is fitted with a 9000 step free tilter mechanism with integrated X-Hat fitting on a central spindle. A small amount of height adjustment is available on the bottom seat mechanism. The felts supplied did not feel to be of the quality of Yamaha products but are adequate. The bottom Hi- Hat cymbal securing lock is functional. A disappointment is that there is no cymbal protection on the spindle for the bottom cymbal. The top cymbal clutch is secure on the central spindle, again the felts are adequate but again no protection for top cymbal within the clutch. The overal length of the central spindle does not allow the use of a DW 3 position clutch. In use on the Yamaha Hex rack system, with both 10 and 14 inch Hi-Hats the mechanisms were firm and secure and allowed a range of closed to open positions but the boom arm memory lock was an added benefit to ensure no movement with the 14 inch cymbals. The step free tilter is a welcome addition and does provide infinite adjustment but adds weight to the overall assembly. User needs to check the position for the use of the X-Hat as there is no way to attach to a longer boom arm of the non 9000 series cymbal arms because of the integrated central spindle on to the step free tilter. in use Yamaha felts were changed for the Cympad product. X-Hat is also being used as China Cymbal holder with effects cymbal mounted into Hi-Hat clutch. Overall a good addition to the Yamaha range and secure in use.