The great thing about UFO's Low Volume ride cymbal is that it's a full-sized 20 inches. This allows you to play on a ride cymbal of standard size, so you don't need to alter your playing style, as you might have to if the cymbal were only 18 inches (as is the case with some competitors' ride cymbals).
A UFO ride cymbal weighs approximately 1300 grams and is made of zinc.
Imagine the possibility of playing drums in your apartment, your summer house, or virtually anywhere, without your regular cymbals generating too much noise.
With a set of UFO cymbals, you can actually play the drums without disturbing your neighbors (provided your drums are equipped with mesh heads or are dampened in some other way).
UFO cymbals can also be combined with practice pads, allowing you to transition from simple snare drum exercises with just one practice pad to playing full grooves, creating a much more drum set-like experience. This is achieved by using practice pads for both the snare and kick drum, along with a UFO hi-hat and possibly other UFO cymbals.
Finally, you can also use them on an electronic drum set if you want a more realistic alternative to the rubber pads typically found on such kits. (If you're using headphones, it might be a good idea to consider using two microphones to capture the sound of the cymbals so they can blend with the electronic drum sounds.)
The best part of it all is that these cymbals are not particularly expensive.
The reason UFO cymbals don't produce a very loud sound is that they feature a series of small holes. This reduces the amount of material in the cymbals and, as a result, their ability to generate sound.
You might be concerned that cymbals filled with small holes could feel strange to play. However, they actually feel quite similar to regular cymbals when you're playing them.
UFO cymbals are also perfect for schools and music schools since they allow for teaching without subjecting the music teacher to unwanted ear and head fatigue, which often occurs when using standard cymbals.