I had several people ask me at a recent band camp what kind of mallets I was using on suspended cymbal, so I thought I would post the answer here. Tony Oliver
The mallets were Nick Petrella Hard Suspended Cymbal Mallets by Encore (NPC1R with black yarn). The general version, which has gray yarn and is softer, is the NPC2R. They are some of the first "designed for a specific use" mallets that I think really work for what they were designed for (Nick put a lot of thought into the design). They are excellent for producing single attacks or rolls at all dynamic levels on suspended cymbals.