My prayers have been answered! Just read today that Ludwig will offer the Speed King again, available this spring.

Looks like itís an exact copy of the Vintage SK, except with more robust linkage and bearings instead of bushings in the pedal hinge.
Hopefully, it will also have a more modern hoop clamp design that will fit modern hoops as well.

Thereís not much I want in terms of new drum gear, but this is definitely on my list