Originally Posted by Reggae_Mangle
What I meant was more in the way of shiney new toys will make you sit on your drums more, lifting your game in the long run through practice, rather than voodoo :)
We all try to get the maximum out of our new pedals when we get them home from the store. If you just channel that initial enthusiasm and refuse to get off those pedals for a few months, guaranteed you will improve. It won't be just the pedal, but it might just be pedal, if you get my drift!
Oh, no, no, no... I was agreeing with you. New shoes = new pedals. It gets me outside running around = playing drums.
I'm the same way with cymbals... When shiny and new, I tend to practice different styles.