"For live shows, I love using the rather dark and big sized cymbals for playing hiphop. I am able to get the long, warm sustain especially from the 20" K Dark Crash Thin Crash which easily cuts through the fat bass scape of the genre. For the same reason, I prefer the 15 inch hats. Somehow they are fast to play despite the size, and they can make quite some noise. Now and then I choose the 14 inch K Dark Hi-Hat depending on the given situation, but the first choice is normally the 15 inch hats. I find that the 14 inch hats are even faster and maybe even actually a bit more crisp. Also, my 20 inch K Constantinople serves well as both crash and ride."