This double side practice pad is heavy. So when you use it on a surface and not on a snare stand it does NOT bounce around. Also the soft surface is perfect to work with rebound techniques and it gives you a feel of very tight snare. The black hard surface has a lower rebound response. This makes is perfect for practising on your finger techniques with out depending on the rebound.
I live in an accommodation and i am able to play any time i want without disturbing my flatmates