The Slow Mo Guys come up with some odd ideas, but their aim is to show us neat stuff in slow motion, so it really doesn’t have to make sense in the real wold. Would a drummer put powdered paint on drum heads? Maybe, if it would make the show more interesting, but what a mess! But Gav and Dan have no problem with a mess.
They go on to try variations, like drumming from underneath and using a cymbal. What they’re demonstrating is the powerful vibration response, but it all just looks neat. -via Viral Viral Videos