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Before we get into our side-by-side comparison of the two kick drum pedals, first let look at the details of the Iron Cobra Power Glide pedal.

Tama Iron Cobra Pedals

Increased power and speed for dynamic live performances! Every adjustment drummers have ever wanted and many they've never even thought of is incorporated into the radical design of the Iron Cobra Power Glide bass drum pedal.

The Power Glide features a double-chained offset cam that increases power and speed as the beater reaches the end of the stroke for dynamic live performances. It also offers the silence and sensitivity needed for professional studio recording. Includes case.

Speedo ring: Tama eliminated another source of friction by replacing the traditional nylon rocker cam with the Speedo-Ring, a rocker cam with a high quality built-in ball bearing rocker.

Oiles bearing hinge: Iron Cobra footboards feature the same Oiles bearings used in the aerospace industry, not only providing even smoother action and durability than ball bearings, but also increasing Iron Cobra's stability by eliminating the annoying side-to-side motion found in many pedals.

Spring tight washer: Twisting springs severely reduce pedal smoothness. Spring Tight, a clever half-moon shaped spring tension rod, keeps the spring from twisting so there's never any loss of power transmission.

Iron Cobra beater:The Iron Cobra beater adjusts the beater head angle to guarantee a flat hit to the bass drum head every time, translating your strike into maximum power. In addition, it's easy to obtain different bass drum sounds simply by changing the beater head.

Vari pitch holder: Vari-Pitch beater angle adjustments are completely independent of footboard angle. The Speedo-Ring allows you to adjust the angle of the footboard link independently of the beater angle. And with the combination of the Speedo-Ring and the Vari-Pitch, you can achieve any kind of stroke and also enjoy improved playability.

Para-clamp II: Para-Clamp keeps your pedal flat on the floor no matter what your bass drum angle. The Para-Clamp is tightened from the side so you never have to insert your finger under the footboard. And since you can clamp your pedal to hoops up to 14mm (9/16") in thickness, Iron Cobra will fit just about any bass drum in the market.

Tight lock: Tight Lock makes sure the beater shaft stays put. Tight Lock fixes and locks the square head bolt which fixes the beater shaft.

Pedal Anchor: To keep left-side double pedals from walking, a special stabilizer is mounted to the outside frame. This augments the stability of the floor anchor bolts.

Quick hook: Quick-Hook not only allows rapid spring attachment and reattachment for rapid set up and tear down, it also eliminates wobbling and allows maximum power transmission to the Speedo-Ring. And you never have to worry about it slipping off during performance.

Connecting Rod: A new aluminum twin pedal connecting rod provides lighter weight and smoother action. The connecting bolts are now screwed into a new steel plate instead of directly into the connecting rod for greater durability and much easier and less expensive replacement.

Carrying case: You know what pedals go through night after night. After being stomped on over and over, they get thrown in bags and roadcases where there's more hard rock and roll than the gig itself. That's why Tama Iron Cobras come with a specially designed protective carrying case.

 

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