Originally Posted by JohnnySomersett
also, I'm finally trying to learn proper slide technique and the smooth footboard is a bonus...
I don't usually do that, but I tried it after your post. If you slide straight up the pedal - no problem. If you slide at an angle, you can see the front of the foot board move a bit in the direction your foot is moving. Pretty sure this isn't anything from the spring rods though - it's from the flexible belt.
Anyways, give a holler back when you get the pedal, to see how you're getting on with it.