Would you be interested in getting some free gear for doing some testing??I'm in Somerset UK.
I like the Big Dogs - the footplate has held up a little better than one of my Tama HP300s (one has a loose plate which can rattle - fixable but frustrating that it's happened with my Tamas).
harryconway, what the heck are those!!!! I never seen anything like that....whered you get them?
Not necessarily. It doesn't matter even if you're playing 'real heel-toe', with the heel touching the pedal plate. As soon as you're learning to keep your heel (slightly or higher) off the pedal plate altogether when playing heel-toe - and this works if you're practicing it a bit, aspects like foot size/short vs. longboard are completely irrelevant. After months of intense double bass practice (I guess about 60% heel-toe, 40% heel up) I just recently started getting my heel higher gradually when playing doubles, that would be the Tim Waterson "pump" technique (I don't know who first 'invented' this but Tim Waterson is terrific at that). So Longboards are absolutely no must for people with larger feet but they give a different feel because of the different leverage. Foot size isn't crucial but some/many claim longboards to be more powerful compared to shortboards (with any foot technique).on a similar topic, but a slight twist...I may have asked this already, but I play heel toe for doubles, and heel toe bass rolls albeit poorly. Anyway, I have a size 15 shoe and play on an Iron Cobra doublepedal. Should I be playing longboards? Would it even matter?