Originally Posted by kettles
No photo sorry. When the beater flies toward the head, the axle (which the beater/cam is mounted on) is doing a spinning motion, which is fine. But when the beater contacts the head, the axle can no longer spin so that force (from your leg) now becomes downward pressure on the axle, so it is bending the axle against the bearing (which is fixed and can't move). If you compare the Raptor to a Demon Drive, the housing on the raptor is short and screwed together, whereas the DD is much longer and is all one piece of solid metal.
Sounds like a super-heavy foot action, can't imagine how much pressure it would take to do something like that. I'd suspect my drumhead would tear first if I put pressure after the beater made contact.
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