Re: Bass drum pedal choice
I'v played on a speed king a few times. I don't own one but I quite like it. I would describe it however as an 'easy' or 'light' pedal, and not one I associate with 'tension'.
I use mostly a Tama Iron Cobra and find it a very durable and versatile pedal, easy to adjust. But I prefer lower tension. Got it used for only $70.