Re: DW9002 beater position
After watching your video again, I think I start to see where you're coming from.
Once your foot is in place, the pedal is actually depressed quite a bit - looking nothing at all like your first pic. And while you're playing, it looks like the beater never really comes back much more than 45 degrees.
So, as long as you don't release the tension on the pedal completely, you're probably not getting whacked in the foot from the main pedal. LOL
Except for the spring tension, it could almost be a normal setup.
Sorry - no more input from here.