Been awhile lots happening (positive) things in my life, one being a missionary to foreign countries. Anyway, below is a picture of a device that I had a chance to play with last week. Some here may know what it is cause I don't. It was noted in a video interview with Lenny White that he frequently uses it live because he likes to 'feel' his bass drum. And he can be very articulating with his great BD pattern alternations.
When I first used it it felt a bit odd but in a few minutes I got use to it and think it helped bring awareness of my attack on the B.D.-in fact it enhanced my playing the BD.
If anyone, and I think there's someone there, that knows what on earth it is? It's presence to me is quite intimidating at first but is a great device that enhances your feel while playing. I think I've got enough curiosity to research it and possibly make a decision to purchase one.