Hey that’s so cool. And there’s also the physical endurance/stamina required which is a great workout for the body, mind and soul.same here...I grew up in the hardcore punk/metal/thrash scene in the mid 80's....and never thought of trying double bass utill about 10 years ago...
in those days, most of my beats were D-beats of fast double stroke type beats on the single pedal. I originally bought the double pedal to do more of the groove type stuff a la Tim Alexander in Primus...not the machine gun endurance type stuff, but I have been recently working on that now just to say that I can do it
I am a long way off from blast beats, but that is a goal
There are times playing that I am meditating if that makes sense at all, times when I feel as if in a translike state of being- the mind, limbs, fingers and toes are all in complete harmony, rhythm and syncopation. It’s pretty cool and is such a rush of endorphins it’s a natural high with positive mental and physical results. Sort of like sex without any question(s).