does a lot of touring. He doesn't trust the safety of
his drums, cymbals, and hardware to just any cases.
XL’s Protechtor cases are made by a process called
rotational molding, which takes a powdered plastic,
melts it, and molds it into the exact shape of the case.
Protechtor cases are made of a high-density
polyethylene--the same as that used for the slides and
toys in McDonalds’ outdoor playlands. That equipment is
weather-resistant and unbreakable -- everything that
you’d want a drum case to be.
Impact resistance is among the highest in the industry.
And since the process tends to push more plastic into
the corners of the molds than onto the sidewalls, you
get an extremely durable, resilient corner. Also,
because the material was created originally for the
agriculture and RV industries, it’s great for
temperatures from 60 [degrees] below zero to 200
[degrees] above. It even lends itself to being drilled
or reinforced with metal plates or brackets for
transportation or lifting. With some of the thinner
plastic stuff, as soon as you drill a hole and put a
bracket into it, forget about it.
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