Aff I'll keep that upgrade for later, my ability is not where I want it to be just like you say and like GetAgrippa said.. the gear is not going to solve my ability problem.There is a misconception that better gear makes one a better player. It is both true and false.
It is true when your ability exceeds the ability of the gear. For example, I had to buy a new driveshaft for my double pedal because it was worn and I couldn't do heel/toe doubles with it on the left side. The new driveshaft solved that problem, and now I can work on heel/toe properly.
It is false when ones ability is not where they want it. The new gear will not magically make them a better player. A new drummer will only benefit from better gear if their gear is faulty. The basics can be learned on any gear that functions properly.
That being said, I dont see this specific pedal falling into either category. It's mechanics are different, so definitely worth a try to see if you like it.
Just to give you an example, I am back from behind the kit and tried to practice this specific exercise:
I have difficulties repeating these 2 bars twice, my bass drum foot can't keep up with these triplets. I ordered the Bass Drum technique book from Colin Bailey in an attempt to reinforce my bass drum foot. And I also intend to practice the rudiment between the bass drum and Hi hat along with some Hi-Hat comping exercises.
But the first step will be the bass drum foot, it's by far my weakest link.