Hi Dwayne. OK, I’m glad that my presumption of US dollars was correct. W/ you rather liberal budget, the great news is that you can purchase virtually any great pedal out there, that being said since you say that metal is the genre that you play the most, I’d go w/ a driect drive pedal. Great examples of these are the Axis A Longboards, the Axis Derek Roddy Signature pedal (it does come in a double model), Yamaha’s Flying Dragon direct drive model, & the Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive! Also, albeit not a direct drive pedal, the DW 8000 series double pedal (dual-chain drive) was created by the company for metal applications in particular!
My best advice to you is to somehow, if possible, “test-drive” these to see which is right for you. Almost all of the above mentioned pedals are longboards for heel-up playing, which is most common among the metal drumming community (the Yamaha is a split-board & the Pearl Demon Drive is convertable to either). I know that you mentioned that you cannot really try them out freely, so MY personal suggestion would be either 1 of the Axis models or the Pearl Demon Drive. I’ve personaly played on all of the pedals mentioned & those were the ones that gave my feet the greatest speed, accuracy, w/ the least effort.
I do hope that I’ve been of some assistance to you & I’m very happy that you brought this question to the “DRUM!” Forum! I wish you the best in your pedal purchasing( it’s awesome, isn’t it?) & please feel free to ask anytning re: this subject or any other!