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The foundation of the remote HiHat is very similar to the regular Darwin. The base plate, footboard, footboard adjustment and main pillar are the same.
The difference starts with the connection from the main unit to the cable. Unlike the regular version there are no threads, just a simple "hook & play" solution to connect the moving HiHat with the footboard. The remote version of the Darwin HiHat also does not need any additional legs for a solid performance due to a very simple design with a low centre of gravity.
The end of the cable has a fixed connection with some sort of hook that allows to attach and remove the HiHat and cable from the pedal unit easily for a quick and compact packing.
The top part is also based on the regular Darwin HiHat, broken down to the most compact setup possible. It offers the same features, including a retractable pulling rod. The result is a travel friendly Cable Hat at about 1800 grams that almost fits in a pocket.
One of the toughest details on any cable HiHat is, you guessed it, the cable itself. The biggest problem is just friction.
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The special design protects the cable and housing from dirt or anything else that can cause friction. But because the liner runs the full length of the cable, a specially developed cable coating and lube are used to keep friction to a minimum.