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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:37 am

Clueless question.

What benefit does a longboard provide compared to a stock pedal plate? I was told they are better for Heel down.


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Post Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:31 pm

Big-footed people.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:51 am

Sounds logical. Do they use heel up or down?
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:06 am

theyre alot better for heel-toe strokes
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:53 pm

^^^ or guys with big feet!
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:31 am

But are they worth the huge price tag? I have relatively large feet that slip off my bass drum pedal sometimes. I've thought about changing over to an Axis longboard, but then that leaves my hi-hat stand the gimpy one. So unless I get a hi-hat stand with larger pedal it's all staying.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:21 am

I don't really have issues with my feet fitting on the pedalboard of my DW 5000's, and I'm a size 12. However, I don't have my foot all the way up the footboard.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:09 pm

That might be the problem; my feet slide way up to the toe-stops.

I have a DW5000 on my V-drums and I have to say it holds my foot better than my Pearl pedals, which I think have the nicer action.

Eh, it's all in the technique. I'll focus on that for a bit..
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:24 pm

As well as being good for bigger feet and even better for heel/toe strokes, another benefit is that the long boards help provide better leverage, power and speed by allowing the player to play further down on the footboards for heel-up single strokes.
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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:28 pm

Triple77 wrote:But are they worth the huge price tag? I have relatively large feet that slip off my bass drum pedal sometimes. I've thought about changing over to an Axis longboard, but then that leaves my hi-hat stand the gimpy one. So unless I get a hi-hat stand with larger pedal it's all staying.


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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:34 pm

^^

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Post Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:24 am

I'm pretty sure me and Derek Roddy have the same sized shoe...a 9 1/2 or 10 ( i read it somewhere....?) and we both use longboards. They aren't just for people with big feet.
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:56 am

That hi-hat stand looks slick. I think I'll stick with my Pearl hardware for quite some time though; wearing thin-soled, grippy shoes (PF Flyers in this case) helps keep my feet in position..

If I ever wear this stuff out I'll check into Axis. Thanks for putting that link up, Mitchell, I appreciate it.
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:24 am

i wear a size 8 and a half. i use longborads for the extra leverage and speed. after watching my newest video i hadnt realized just how much of the heel part of the pedal im using. my foot is almost falling off!!!

this may be a bad thing?
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