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Post Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:51 pm

ok well with the numerous views of mikes demon drive post i wanted to ask a couple things

Question number 1...
which longboard single pedal is the best?

we have the trick bigfoot at 350
then theres the axis AL longboards for 212
and then the pearl demon drive for 320

question 2...
how many people actaully use heel toe regularly in their music?

question 3...
does having the sonic hammer beater really make a difference while you bass drumming?

so yeah that it, thanks again :D

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Post Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Thank you for referencing me. I feel special :mrgreen:

1) Which ever feels best under your foot. With that being said, I've played some Tricks that weren't even dialed in and I liked them more than my Axis. Dales doesn't carry the Demon Drive at the moment so I can't say anything about them

2) I don't. I try heeltoe on occaision but I don't like it very much. Then again, you know that I don't really play that stuff anymore so it's not an advantage to me. Longboards aren't meant specifically for heeltoe though, they have a completely different feel to them than shortboards which is why I bought my Axis. Heeltoe is much easier on longboards though.

3) With the Sonic Hammer, you have the ability to shorten the length of your strokes by adjusting the beater head position. Shorter strokes mean you can go faster, but in return, you'll be transmitting less power with each stroke which makes your strokes quieter, which could pose as a problem if you're already a light hitter or if your left foot isn't as developed as your right or vice versa with lefties. George Kollias explained why he always plays full strokes vs very short strokes in one of his clinics. He explains shorter lighter strokes vs longer harder strokes. He can go equally as fast with both techniques, he just prefers full strokes for the power

Hope that helps you!
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:55 am

dave mcclain used heel toe for a bit.
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Post Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:24 am

blastbeats666 wrote:ok well with the numerous views of mikes demon drive post i wanted to ask a couple things

Question number 1...
which longboard single pedal is the best?

we have the trick bigfoot at 350
then theres the axis AL longboards for 212
and then the pearl demon drive for 320

question 2...
how many people actaully use heel toe regularly in their music?

question 3...
does having the sonic hammer beater really make a difference while you bass drumming?

so yeah that it, thanks again :D

blast


1. Best is subjective

2. Enough to drive more and more companies to offer longboard pedals.

3. Other then snagging on your shoelaces, not really
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Post Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:58 pm

whats the difference ill feel if i switch from chain drive to direct drive?
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Post Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:09 am

The pedal will be infinitely smoother and the ratio of power is 1:1, which means you'll get out as much energy as you put in
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