I mix heel-up and heel-down reactively, but it includes some side-to-side wiggling. I do jam the toe of the shoe* up to the strap/chain for leverage (trying to quickly pivot at the ankle with the heel off the board a bit - emphasis on 'trying' ).
My joints only operate to a certain degree
( * - Shoes only : Can't play barefoot or in just socks )
OldFart edited on Jan 24, 2013 7:48 AM
Mapex Saturn * Paiste Terry Bozzio Single-Ply Coated
Joined: Aug 11, 2012
Location: Illinois, USA
I recently had soles repaired on the boots and they were in the shop for a week. Wearing the Shechers during gigs was not a happy time for me. They are like walking on a soft rubber ball with hardly any heel at all.
K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple System
Joined: Aug 28, 2012
Location: Drummer Island