Great double bass pedal for a beginner!

I bought this 2 years ago because i didn't have any experiencie with double bass, so i had to start somewhere. Since i didn't knew how i would like it, i bought the cheapest ones available in case i wouldn't like them, i wouldn't have much of a loss. 2 years later, i've been liking them so far, but they got some type of looseness. They still work, but they are not as good as new. I don't know if it was because of my lack of experience or something like that, but they didn't survive as i was expecting. But... considering the price, they are a good investment if you, like me, want to learn how to double bass.