I've been playing a lot of drums lately and spending time with some other drummers kits. What I've noticed is that the pedals I've been using (cheap Gibraltar set) have a lot less tension in the springs that pull the pedals back. And I do mean *a lot* less. As well as, just because of the design of the pedals, the "action" feels very different. There seems to be a bit of a tradeoff happening. With my own pedals, I can maintain a constant 16th note for much longer since I'm not getting much resistance from the pedals. But, when doing quick rolls, the pedals don't seem to return with my feet in the same way which makes short bursts hard to pull off without being really sloppy. As a middle ground, I cranked up the tension on the pedals I've got - but they seem to be limited just in terms of design, so that I can't really get the same feel as the more expensive pedals. Like if you ranked the tension on the pedals I've tried, mine were at like a 2, the ones I liked were a 6, there was a set I tried where the drummer had it TO THE MAX and it was too much work to fight against it. With the new adjustment on my own pedals it feels like I've gotten up to maybe 4, but I'd like it to be closer to that 6 I tried. I'm considering trying some shorter/tighter springs to see if it'll get me part of the way there. Does it sound like this is something I can accomplish with more tension, or is this just the effect of the design of the pedal? Is it possible I've reached a point in my drumming that a more "pro" quality pedal is really what I'm looking for? Any advice is appreciated.