i got a tama iron cobra power glide double pedal that i bought a couple of years ago. I'm having trouble with the idea of tensioning the spring. before i get into my question i have to say that im a beginner in drumming. i've had a drumset for the last 4 years, but i dont get much time to practice because i live in an apartment building and having drums may be annoying to neighbors. but which way does the spring gets tighter, or loose? and how does it relate to the way the pedal feels. ive been playing around with it today and cant seem to find a comfortable setting. i think its the slave pedal thats bothering me. or just my left leg. i cant make the pedals work with my feet movements. i dont care much about speed right now, more on getting the pedals to work before i can practice anything else. any tips would be good. i was thinking of gettin an entry level pedal. any recommendations?