Please review our Gong Purchasing Guide for helpful information on how to purchase a gong and what gong will fit your needs. The Solar Flare gong is very similar to a wind gong, as it is more or less a flat plat. While a wind gong is completely lathed, the solar flare gong is only partially lathed in circular bands. The bands help control the tone of the gong. While a wind gong will come to a crash very quickly, the solar flare gong with maintain its fundamental tone better, and come to a more controlled crash a little more slowly. What you achieve then is a wind gong, with its deep rich cosmic vibrations, with more expansive potential of sound before achieving the crash. We typically suggest buying these gongs 26” or larger, to achieve a richer and deeper note. Though, please listen to the sound files to hear if the solar flare gong is right for you.