I used to use these pedals and loved them, technology has sure changed a lot but I was wondering if these would be considered direct drive? I have been using the DW 5000 and it's been a workhorse no question but even with fine tuning it, it still feels a bit bulky under my feet. I am using the Yamaha hard felt beater, not too crazy about the plastic ones. I was thinking of the Yamaha Direct Drive pedal? I am looking for smooth and quick. I know that technique and fine tuning come into play here as well. So no matter what you use there is a break in period if you will.
DW Performance, Magstar Drums, 1971 Slingerlands, Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Vic Firth, Remo