I was at a gig the other night when the drummer brought in the snare that came with his Yamaha Recording series birch drums. (older kit)
Anyway, this thing had these THICK massive hoops. They weren't exactly triple flanged, but they weren't die-cast either. The tag on the hoop said "Yamaha Powerhoops".
Are these hoops still available, and if so, where can I get them? Recently I have started making my own drums and a set of hoops like that would be really nice for a snare drum.