Was looking for a smaller pad for the purpose of travel and the Mini Method was the right solution. I'd say its only competitor is the Tap-Off Mini by Tapspace, but this pad is even smaller in diameter making it lighter in weight. The rubber side is also more resistant which is great for chop building on the fly, and it makes the pad sound quieter than other competitors. Lastly, the black articulate side is great for practicing in busy/noisy environments, and if you want to hear clarity in rudimental passages. Overall, it's a great pad for on-the-go practice, and I'm glad I got to add it to my Prologix practice pad collection.