This Zildjian K-Custom 17" China cymbal is just a great all rounder.
The sound is trashy, as you'd expect from a china cymbal, however not to the point where it intrudes over your other voicing's. The tones are dark and warm, and the cymbal responds well to a lighter touch... where as many other china cymbals have an 'All or Nothing' type threshold.
So all in all, its good for light playing as well. Though I wouldn't go as far as riding on it.
The hammering, as with all K-Custom cymbals, is not only beautiful but also delivers that K-Custom dark shudder we are all so fond of.
This has proved to be a great, beautiful, subtle and above all versatile china cymbal that I will no doubt enjoy for quite some time.