I keep the Method Mini pad in my stick bag at all times. It's the perfect size for easy travel and it has a great feel and is great for a secondary practice pad. The green side provides a very quiet playing surface so I am not interfering with other's recordings or performances in the next room and the black side provides a great surface for chop building. I recommend this pad for all of my percussion students regardless of if they are a drum set exclusive player or a full percussionist playing in school ensembles, marching bands, and/or jazz big bands. It's well-rounded, budget friendly, and extremely solid for any and all percussionist to use.