The flagship of the OffWorld Percussion fleet is the Invader™ V3 Series pad. Originally catering to the needs of the marching world, the Invader™ V3 represents the apex of rehearsal tools. Among the features that make the Invader™ so desirable is the signature DarkMatter™ playing surface. This advanced polymer is a custom material that comes as close to replicating the feel of playing on a Kevlar style marching head as any that have come before.
The bottom surface also sports DarkMatter™ which displays an amazing non-slip reaction when placed on various surfaces. This surface is so non-slip in fact that it may be used at extreme angles and on surfaces like no other pad of it’s kind. Additionally, the bottom surface can also be used as a more common drum pad. When the executing of rim shots on the rim produces a level of volume beyond what is appropriate in certain practice situations, you can just flip it over.
Another key feature is the patented Rim available in Black and Maroon Red. Nearly unbreakable, and designed to inflict far less damage to sticks than metal rims, the Invader™ V3 rims produce great shots at a volume and tone that allow for clear distinction between the shot and the amazingly articulate DarkMatter™ surface.
The INVADER™ V3 VML is available with a Black, Gunmetal, or Blue Chameleon Vinyl/Mylar Laminate surfacing. The Vinyl/Mylar Laminate covers the full span of a 12″ diameter playing surface, maximizing volume and articulation across the entire pad.
The INVADER™ V3GR combines Offworld Percussion’s signature Invader Rim technology with the more established feel of authentic gum rubber. The INVADER™ V3GR (in Black or Maroon Red rim) allows for a further augmented rebound favored by more kit-based and traditional drummers, without sacrificing proper technique.
Offworld Percussion joined forces with the renown Blue Devils System Blue® and legendary marching percussion guru Scott Johnson to create a unique version of the INVADER™ V3. This pad is augmented with a slick Silver/Black authentic Carbon Fiber Oval (CFO) at the 12 o’clock position, designed for enhanced volume and articulation. It features Offworld’s Patented 360˚ stick-saving rim finished in the Blue Devils’ signature Cobalt Blue, a Darkmatter™ playing surface, and a non-slip neoprene base.
OffWorld Percussion Invader V3 Practice Pad
In order to produce the unique look and feel of DarkMatter™, this special material is mixed under heat and pressure and poured directly onto each practice pad then allowed to “open-air” cure. Any product which begins life as a hot liquid that solidifies once cooled will naturally show variation between each version. Swirls, tiny bubbles, even the occasional dust speck, are all normal variations. Be assured that an enormous amount of care goes into mitigating these effects as much as possible, and know that these differences in no way effect the playability or quality of the DarkMatter™ surface.
All OffWorld Percussion products sold by Flam 7 Percussion carry a limited manufacturer's warranty. We will do everything possible to assist you with your concerns, and will put you in touch with OffWorld Percussion directly if we are not able to assist.