Finally got the reso-side lugs, hoop, and head together for a 20 x 14 Rogers bass drum I've been messing around with. With everything assembled, tuned, and set up, I sat down to play and immediately noticed a ton of skittering (double bounces) on the bass drum beater. Recorded myself playing and listened back, and the problem stuck out like a sore thumb. It's largely masked in a band setting, but I know it's there I don't have the world's best foot technique, but I've gotten fairly good at getting a decent sound over the years. I grew up playing rock on a 22 x 16 kick with a big hole cut in the reso head, and a big pillow laying against a pinstripe head. I bury the beater most of the time, for better or for worse. My main kit these days has a 22 x 14 kick with an Emad batter (w/muffling ring), no pillow (it's in my avatar pic, but has since been removed!), and an unmuffled reso head with a small port hole in it. I don't hear too much, if any, skittering when I play that drum. I set the Rogers up with a PS4 batter (coated, built in light muffling ring). The skittering started in a little with the batter tuned fairly tight and no reso head. Got much worse when I added the reso head, even with the batter loosened up. Disappeared when I took the reso off and added a pillow lightly against the batter head. The irony is that the 20" kick feels much quicker and more fun to play than the 22", especially without the muffling. Faster patterns and hand-foot combos feel great. Except that they sound like garbage bc of all those extra bounces So, my question ... Any experience with or opinions on porting the resonant head on a 20" kick drum? I've read that can help with the skittering issue, and it makes sense to me. But I'd love to get this drum set up with a more open and resonant two-headed sound, and not resort to muffling while I work my foot technique. thanks!