Full disclosure for this review, I've been a guitarist for almost 20 years and have only recently begun to satisfy my inner 13-year old by learning how to play the drums. While I have a general understanding of devices and mechanics, my drumming-specific experience is a bit limited. Please consider the following with that in mind.
Originally I bought this stand solely to hold a practice pad with the intention that I would move it into a kit when ready. I've had some experience with repetitive stress injuries brought on by poor body mechanics in the past, so I wanted to make sure that I was doing things properly with my daily practice. A basket-style snare stand seemed like the best way to make sure I don't develop any bad posture habits and the other reviews made it seem like the Millenium Prod series was a solid bet. I did waffle back and for quite a bit on whether this was *really* necessary or a bit overkill for practicing, but man am I glad I pulled the trigger.
-This is one chunky boi and sturdy as heck. I haven't attempted it, but I bet you could drop this down a flight of stairs and it would be just fine at the bottom.
-The rubber pads of the drum "claw" and the bottom of the stand feet are serious business and don't look like they're going to wear out anytime soon.
-Position adjustment is fairly straightforward.
-Once the position is set, I've not had any issues with the position sliding out of place, even after several hours of practice or physically moving the stand around.
-This is a hefty stand. While that's definitely a pro, this isn't exactly lightweight and easy to transport.
-It would be nice if you could adjust the "fingers" of the claw without a tool, but this is a pretty minor inconvenience.
-As with many budget device options, QA has a tendency to overlook small things. The tension bolt for height adjustment that arrived with my stand was significantly bent and was not able to hold the stand at any height. It was easy enough to bend this back into the correct shape and I don't have any problems with the stand holding height.
All in all, I think this was a great purchase and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a durable stand that provides more adjustment options than the standard fare.