A tolerance and small play was intentionally added to the MYT Hi-Hat for easy release when taken off with our patented 1 latch 3-in-1 system. The tension can be adjusted with the little screw located on the inside, underneath your mount. However, we do not recommend that you tighten it too much. You'll still have a slight play no matter what. If you want absolute lockdown, we recommend the MYT SRP Locking Bolts. They are specifically designed for this purpose. You simply unscrew the rod plugs at the bottom of the MYT SR rods on the Hi-Hat, latch the MYT Hi-hat in the carriage and secure it with the SPR Locking Bolts from underneath.