Originally Posted by drumming sort of person
Direct drive pedals feel strange to me. I did play a Ludwig Speed King a million years ago, but whenever I try a direct drive now, it's a bizarre sensation.
I also played the Speed King and the only suitable direct drive replacement I enjoy is the Yamaha Flying Dragon direct drive. I have had it a while and prefer it to the DW5000. Its infinitely adjustable which is nice. I did a side by side comparison yesterday and the Yamaha just felt more smooth to me.