Re: I'm just a "feel" drummer so I don't need technique, right?
I spent a year working on technique with my drum teacher. He emphasized the Spivack/Wilson approach to technique and it has definitely paid off, especially when I play rock. I like to think of technique as a golf swing. If you don't maintain proper mechanics, the ball will start to hook and then you're off your game. If I could do it all over again I would have established my technique at much younger age. But, better late than never, right? There will be occasions where I'm just like "screw technique, hack away!" but even then, out of habit, I revert to what I was taught. If you get feel and technique right, it makes everything seamless which is what I'm trying to work on at the moment.
Pork Pie Custom 5 piece (but I play 4)
Zildjian Z Custom Crashes
Tama Iron Cobra Pedals