The sixteenth-note feel uses sixteenth-notes as the basis for the rhythm. Instead of playing eighth notes on the hi-hat, you play sixteenth notes or variations based upon the sixteenth note. You still play the snare drum on the second and fourth beats. Generally, songs using this feel are slower than those that use an eighth-note feel.
At slower tempos, you play the hi-hat with your right hand (or your left hand if you play left-handed), but at faster tempos, these rhythms work best with alternating strokes (right, left, right, leftOe). When you play these rhythms using an alternating stroke pattern, you play the snare drum with your right hand. Because you play the hi-hat with both hands, you won’t be able to hit the snare drum and the hi-hats at the same time. So to play the backbeat, your right hand has to come off the hi-hat in order to strike the snare drum.