This Evans drum head is a result of years of research, testing and product development. Featuring the latest innovation from D’Addario, this drum head is the very first to market with patented UV cured coating. It is the most consistently applied coating ever seen on a drumhead. These heads are an extremely durable alternative in comparison to other traditional coatings. This is a great solution for drummers who are tired of flaked, chipped, and worn out coating. It has the added benefit of increased surface texture making it extremely responsive and sensitive for brush playing.