Congratulations on the progress. One of the things I did with double taps is experiment with beaters. Plastic was the worst. As well as wood beaters. Rubber was good but, it ends up disintegrating from friction. Felt just seemed a little too weak of a strike for me. I ended up placing leather on various wood beater heads I use. Also, Tama's silicone beaters are really nice for punch and no doubles.Well, luckily, I am teaching myself to NOT bury the beater. I think I used to last time I played over 30 years ago. lol I play heal up with foot in middle of peddle (Dyna-Sync). It's not a big problem if I concentrate on it. Good thing is, my feet are definitely starting to get stronger. It's just been a month. Will take a full year to get to where I want to be, I know this. Took that long with my hands. Started with one pad a year ago. Just thought it was odd this new problem came up after I started to progress. Will also be interesting how all this practice on my practice pad kit will transfer over to my acoustic kit once I get'r built.
Anyway, I'm up to 160 on the metronome. That's quarter notes at 160 and eighth notes on the bass drum. I'm just starting to feel myself using my ankle more (without the nervous twitch). BTW, this is with single pedal. I decided not to go with double pedal. I would rarely, if ever, use or need a double pedal. Anyway, rather pleased with my progress so far.
I can relate. After many years, I’m trying to develop the basics for a better foundation to then transition into more advanced techniques to do the ideas I have in my head. Single pedal for life!No. Just basic heal up (heal up, but, not very high up). I'm fresh out of the gate, so, just trying to develop my feet/legs, etc... for now. I like several of the advanced methods. Once I advance from beginner to intermediate, I will start to try some of the tricks for more speed.