Hey guys. I've been back and forth between my DW 9002 double and hi hat stand, and my DW MCD and Direct Drive hi hat stand on my bigger kit. It seems lately I've felt I've had to work a little more to get the MCD to react as well as the 9ks with the shorter foot board. May be a mind thing, but the long board lately just hasn't felt as good. So today, I added the 9k pedals back to my bigger kit and also put the DW MCD Driveshaft on the 9ks. The 9ks felt immediately better. The 9k driveshaft had gotten a lot of lag in it and was a huge change with the mcd driveshaft. I'm far happier with the 9ks now. All my speed is back. For the mcd, I put the old 9k linkage on them to try. Oddly enough, there wasn't nearly the lag as on the 9ks. I use heavier beaters which may give it a bit more swing? But for my smaller setup, the pedal swap seems to have worked great. Anyone tried the Machined pedals and preferred the 9ks more?