Just a quick heads up after I bought two v3 Kriggs from Triggera. First of all, like many before I must highlight the absolute professionalism and friendliness of the company's staff. My order was processed rapidly and efficiently, I was updated at every step and the guys were very responsive to help me troubleshoot a small cabling problem (nothing to do with the product!) when the gear arrived. I had almost forgotten what customer-centric companies were like and it was a real pleasure to deal with Triggera.
Now onto the kriggs themselves. My problem was two fold :
1) typical flat situation with angry downstairs neighbours and newborn baby that did not get used to drumming and
2) a burning desire to get rid of my KD9 pad that I bought after the KD8 foam went. The KD9 feels horrible to me, bouncy, unstable and very noisy as well. I am a light hitter and the damn stuff just wouldn't stay in place, partly due to the fact I suspect that I am using Axis A longboards and their weird off-axis clamping system..never managed to find a good solution with the KD9.
I actually felt the KD9 was badly affecting my foot technique. I play mainly prog/speed/heavy metal and this was frustrating as hell - A quick work out on the acoustic kit confirmed that my feet were ok and the pad was to blame.
So I read here about the krigg after thinking about building a riser etc. been using them for recording on own material and on clients stuff and, although it's still the honeymoon phase I must say I am delighted!
First of all volume wise, these things are quiet! Granted they're not silent and the clicking noise and transfer to floor is still there but quiet enough that my partner now complains about the mesh pad noise and cymbal impact noise where before she was not noticing them...no idea if the neighbours are happier but since I have been playing a lot these past few days and I didn't have anyone ringing the bell with a baseball bat, I will assume they are!
In terms of feel and playing, the kriggs feel surprisingly natural to play. I am still in the middle of the dilemma - do I keep the beaters on the pedals (I find I am used to them and my technique is adjusted to them, their weight actually helps with speed and heel-toe on a light pedal like the Axis) or remove them (would be keen to hear others on that). Anyway it was very quick to get fast-ish 180-200 bpm 16th notes beats going and with minimal noise.