View Full Version : I saw on the tigerbill.com that Mike Mangini beat Art Verdi's traditionalspeed record

09-13-2003, 11:14 PM
I read this on tigerbill.com NAMM coverage on tigerbill's drum beat home page. I love Mike's playing with Steve Vai. Mike has fantastic technique.

09-14-2003, 02:33 PM
Hey Cranker,
I actually posted a link earlier on that shows a video of Mangini breaking the record...its under the "Mike Manigini Video" thread

12-18-2005, 03:32 AM
Mike Mangini broke Art Verdi's Traditional grip record last year

12-19-2005, 09:38 PM
Whoa! Thread necromancy!

This is old news my friend ;).

12-20-2005, 03:45 PM

12-20-2005, 11:14 PM
This thread is nearly as old as I am!

Kinetic drummer
12-21-2005, 12:16 AM
the old threads are coming back!!!

12-21-2005, 08:19 AM
New horror movie: The Day of the Living Thread.

05-06-2006, 11:46 AM
Art Verdi has some great finger technique videos on his site www.artverdi.com

05-06-2006, 01:55 PM
has anyone ever seen thomas lang break any of the speed records and if so what did he get

05-06-2006, 08:29 PM
I doubt he can beat those records, but I think he has a shot with his amazingly strong feet!!

05-07-2006, 08:52 AM
that is true but i doubt thomas lang spends that much time on pure speed exercises. i read in an interview once that he said control is the most important in developing speed but he says when he practices he tries to play everything with control rather than fast

05-07-2006, 02:59 PM
I would agree on Thomas Lang and the speed records as far as he probably does not even make attempts, even under the utmost private settings. I just dont think, as well as many of you I am sure, that he has any real interest in that type of drumming fame. Whether he could break the records, I would say probably not, be it hands or feet, but I dont really have any factual basis for that.

05-07-2006, 08:45 PM
Thomas Lang did negotiate with WFD for an appearence in Anaheim but it fell through for some reason. There were a bunch of publicity shots of him and Boo McAffee with a Drumometer in his hands all over the Internet. So it's been out there. I think after all the pub that Tim Yeung has gotten out of the feet championship, you will see alot of strong metal guys with medium tier recognition in Austin this July going for the title.

Alot of people think the hands title is a lock between two guys. Matt Smith turned out to be the real deal in Anaheim with a 1061 in the prelims, but underperformed in the finals and didn't win. Talk is he is popping around 1100 now with traditional grip. Not bad for a kid who is like 16 years old. The other is a 20 something guy named Brad Broomfield, who tied Rabb with 1071 last year, but is still eligible for the finals. Lang I don't think could beat either of those guys. But the feet contest may be a different story.

05-07-2006, 08:55 PM
I always keep hearing that Derek Roddy would be fast enough to win, and maybe so. But then he says that he is not part of the whole speed drumming idea anyway. I was going to ask him about it, but he hasn't been on this forum in a long time. But wasn't there a bunch of talk on drummerworld forum lately that he once sent in a tape to try out for the record?

07-23-2006, 10:38 AM
Matt Smith did over 1100 this summer namm

07-23-2006, 01:31 PM
Matt Smith did over 1100 this summer namm

Yeah, and winning apparently has some other perks. Nice girls. Lucky kid.