Ok...I went to my buddy's place the other day to check out his skills in efforts to start a band. The plan was for him to play drums and for me to do vocals. However I totally blew him away on the kit. He uses a Pearl Eliminator double pedal with the black cams and I flew on it! It felt so smooth to me. I had zero lag on the slave pedal. It was amazing. I went home and just didn't feel the same on my DW 5002's. What's so special about the black cam? I thought about it all day at work today. I thought maybe I should tighten my spring tension. Tried it....still isn't as smooth. I'm at a loss. The only thing left I can think of is mess with how my bass drum is tuned. His was really punchy which makes me think it was really loose. Any one able to toss me some ideas or advice?