My bassdrum foot goes dead after a while


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and I cant play 16ths...,or anything relatively demanding,like bossa nova or samba bass drum ostinatos...does that happen to you ?


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You're using too much force, which creates tension, which tires your foot and leg. Let the beater rebound off the head and keep your entire leg and foot as relaxed as possible. Take it slow and take your time. Eventually this will transfer to your everyday playing.