First I am quite new to drums, like playing frequently for about a year.
But I am quite depressed with my own progress and I have many questions in my head, here's one of them:
I never learnt / tried to use double bass pedal, so I almost always want to push my limit (speed, stability, etc.) on my right foot on base drum.
But now when I play some songs with 160-180BPM, with some 16th notes on bass drum, my foot cannot keep it up. It is not even a continuous non-stop 16th bass drum groove, it's just some random two consecutive 16th notes which I supposed should be played using sliding / heel-toe technique.
However even with these technique, I still cannot play it stably under 160-180bpm, so I wonder: Is it normal, or is it just me lacking enough practice?
So I would like to know, is there a common upper bound speed (in BPM) for single foot on bass drum playing 16th note? Like, if beyond this bound, double-bass pedal must be used while when within this bound, you can reach it with enough practice?