Re: Bass drum pedal(s) setting : The “effortless” method.
Interesting thread - if I may...
The centre of the head is the deadest part and has less rebound than off centre. Off centre also offers more tone from the drum. Also,
Try altering the angle of the bass drum so the beater hits the batter head at the highest point of the 'beater arc'. That is to say pushing the beater past the highest point of the beater arc starts activating the springs - which is working against finding 'the optimum balance point'. Check it out n see what you think.
Just little things but they all contribute to making things a bit more natural.