Re: Too Tight... ! Is it??
It's pretty difficult to damage good equipment by means of tension. I tune my bass drum up pretty high not just because of a nice loud thump, but I love it when the batter tosses the beater back to me. I could never play without shoes, because the beater often gives the top of my foot a good smack.
Before you broke a hoop, I think you'd be more likely to over-stretch the head, or maybe even pull it from the ring. But drum heads are A LOT more sturdy than new drummers and non-drummers think they'd be. Think about a 2B drumstick - there are tree branches thinner than these, and you can break em' all day long and not harm a drum head.