I am a beginning drummer and have an electric drumkit with a Yamaha kick drum, the one shown below. For some specific songs where the kick drum is a consistent beat, I cannot seem to produce a consistent sound myself.
The reason for this is hard to explain in text; as I'm rhythmically stepping on the kick drum, the spring causes the foot pedal to start oscillating up and down (like when you twang a plastic ruler). Those oscillations have the same frequency as the kick drum beats. As I kick down on the foot pedal and raise my foot again, the pedal raises with it. However, it bounces back down again due to the force (not my foot) and as the pedal is traveling downwards, my foot kicks on the pedal again. At that point, the pedal has almost hit the foam hit marker, and my foot adds no extra force; no hit or a soft hit can be heard instead of kick.
My apologies for the rather vague explanation. I'm wondering if anyone else recognizes this and has any advice on how to make it stop. It happens in any configuration of my foot to the pedal (ball of foot, heel, full foot, just toes)