I played the Pearl's Demon Drive before this (which I still own). I tried this pedal and there was just something about it that had a much better comfort factor. I did an A B on both pedals and really just liked the feel of the cobra much better. I play further back on the pedal so the long board factor was great. It is actually the smoothest chain drive I've ever played. This is a quick and comfortable pedal. I would totally recommend.