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Old 09-15-2010, 01:06 AM
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Default New Tama SpeedCobra pedal

I'm considering purchasing a new single pedal,seen the new "speed cobra",I guess it's
Tamas' answer to the Pearl Demon. Anybody got one yet?
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:18 AM
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They're not out yet.

...but I got to play one. Long story short? it's a great pedal, and it IS a longboard, it just has a heel plate as well for some reason.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: New Tama SpeedCobra pedal

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I'm considering purchasing a new single pedal,seen the new "speed cobra",I guess it's
Tamas' answer to the Pearl Demon. Anybody got one yet?
I think it's not answer to Demon. Because Demon is direct drive.
It's more like move to longboards. So basically it's the same IronCobra but just with longer board.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:29 AM
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Default Re: New Tama SpeedCobra pedal

It looks really cool,but the footboard isn't very wide,I tend to bounce my heel off the footboard near the hinge, a longboard may be useful.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:37 AM
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The entire pedal seems lighter in weight than one of their Iron Cobra Power Glides. It really didn't interest me enough to play it.

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Old 09-16-2010, 11:38 AM
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i played on axis's.. after getting speed cobra's im not switching back to axis's.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:51 PM
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The entire pedal seems lighter in weight than one of their Iron Cobra Power Glides. It really didn't interest me enough to play it.

Dennis
Probably because of it being all silver/aluminum colored.
Black does make the others seem "heavier".

I'm interested in at least trying it, and I like the all silver look.

Wish more pedals were like that--like the old Speed King, and the Camco's.

Just weird that they bring it out, but don't release it for months and months.

I still like the IC Flexi, & the coil spring on the bottom makes a difference from the Flexi I used to have.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:34 PM
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i played on axis's.. after getting speed cobra's im not switching back to axis's.
you switched from axis to speedcobra!? surprise!
can you explain?
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:33 AM
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I have the IC pwrglide,whats your opinion for straps vs.chains? A fellow drummer has a flexiglide and wants a powerglide,I considered a trade,but I've never played a strap drive before.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:51 AM
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you switched from axis to speedcobra!? surprise!
can you explain?
the axis broke and he doesn't have enough money for a new set....
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They're not out yet.

...but I got to play one. Long story short? it's a great pedal, and it IS a longboard, it just has a heel plate as well for some reason.
Isn't the idea of a longboard kind of the elimination of the heel plate?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:29 AM
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you switched from axis to speedcobra!? surprise!
can you explain?
they felt better for my feet.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:22 PM
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i played on axis's.. after getting speed cobra's im not switching back to axis's.

Are you sure what you got are the new 'SPEED COBRAS', the ones that aren't even released yet, or is it the standard black face IRON COBRA'S?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:28 PM
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Are you sure what you got are the new 'SPEED COBRAS', the ones that aren't even released yet, or is it the standard black face IRON COBRA'S?
the speed cobra's.. i mean the box it came in says speed cobra, and they're silver long boards.

and they are released here in australia.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:37 PM
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the speed cobra's.. i mean the box it came in says speed cobra, and they're silver long boards.

and they are released here in australia.

How about a video or pics and tell us poor bastids in America all about em please... like how much they weigh (each), how long the long board is, how wide, and what's so 'super' about the SUPER SPRING?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:33 PM
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the speed cobra's.. i mean the box it came in says speed cobra, and they're silver long boards.

and they are released here in australia.
They are released here in the US too. I just got off the phone with Dales and they have them in stock right now.
They are only $320 for the double.
Cheaper than the regular Cobras!.
Wow...I might have to snatch some up for that price.
So now its between the new Tamas, Gibraltar Intruders or Mapex Falcons...Hmmmm?.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:26 AM
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They are only $320 for the double.
Cheaper than the regular Cobras!.


Be prepared for a glut of lumbering, black face IC's on ebay
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They are only $320 for the double.
Cheaper than the regular Cobras!.


Be prepared for a glut of lumbering, black face IC's on ebay
if you look hard enough there's a few companies selling new ic powerglides on ebay for around $250. although i am surprised they didn't move in the direct drive direction with a new design....
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: New Tama SpeedCobra pedal

That's right, TAMA doesn't have a horse in the direct drive race.

They could'a, should'a made SPEED COBRA modular... direct drive/chain, include both drives in the package.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:06 AM
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ill put a few pics from my phone up because i don't have a good camera. the video recording quality as absolute JUNK on my phone too. give me a min


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022

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Old 09-19-2010, 01:29 PM
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ill put a few pics from my phone up because i don't have a good camera. the video recording quality as absolute JUNK on my phone too. give me a min


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g?t=1284885022


So, IYO what's so 'super' about the SUPER SPRING?

Looks like they continue on with their feeble drive shafts- major fail.

Thanks for the pics!
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:54 PM
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oh i've been drowned in assignments all weekend so i havn't had the time to mess around with spring tension, just in the shop i set the tension prettty tight (how i played on my previous pedals) and i liked it better.

i think the spring is like any other spring. i don't really know what could be different to it tbh. what i have noticed though on lower end pedals (like my first kicks the cheapest gibraltar ones i could find) you can't get the same tension as you can with higher grade springs etc.

the spring is very similar to the one on iron cobras i think.


you can see in this picture from their website
http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/speedcobra...pperSpring.jpg
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:12 PM
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the spring is very similar to the one on iron cobras i think.

I can 'see' it, but that means nothing other than its chrome.

IC doesn't ship out with a 'SUPER SPRING', so although it 'may be' similar to the IC's, something (other than chrome) has to make it 'super' I would think.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:10 PM
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I just tried the Speed Cobra out (single & double) at GC on Saturday.

Ehh....it's like a Long Board, but the action was lame, and the pedal seemed only a little more sturdy than my old Camco.

Same old connector for the DP.

I liked the look of all silver, but the length of the foot board was a drag to me. It made it feel SLOWER....not too "speedy"....

Bummer.

Of pedals from Tama, the Flexi with the coil is still my Fave.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:36 PM
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bam!



Just picked up my new single SC pedal. I've finally decided to ditch double pedals all together since I never use the slaves anyway.

Feels good man.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:30 PM
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I just tried the Speed Cobra out (single & double) at GC on Saturday.

Ehh....it's like a Long Board, but the action was lame, and the pedal seemed only a little more sturdy than my old Camco.

Same old connector for the DP.

I liked the look of all silver, but the length of the foot board was a drag to me. It made it feel SLOWER....not too "speedy"....

Bummer.

Of pedals from Tama, the Flexi with the coil is still my Fave.
Same here.

I messed around quite a while with the Speed Cobra at the local GC and I just couldn't get a good feeling with it. Maybe my feet don't like longboards. I just wasn't a fan of it. I'm staying with my trusty IC Powerglide.

If all you guys upgrading from the IC want to make a 'donation' to me, that would be just fine.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:56 PM
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can't say I like the look of the footboard much. then again I would never buy a pedal that isn't direct drive... hope it works out well for you dudes though.
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Default Re: New Tama SpeedCobra pedal

I'm sorry to bring back a dead thread in my first post but I'd like to know how much weight the single pedal thanx guys
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