That is likely my fault, in another thread I’d told him to shoot for 140 - 150 bpm since that’s above string hopping speeds and I clocked him ~140. @tommo is the recommended starting speed for the tremolo test higher than this? I swear I didn’t just make that number up lol!
But yeah @357mag I totally agree with Tommo that you appear to be holding back. I’d give his table tapping tests suggestion because that could expose a fast joint motion you didn’t know you had.
If you do happen to find that elbow is your fastest (many do), a tweak to your grip and setup could help. Bill Hall has an awesome elbow mechanic. He slightly pronates and only ‘anchors’ by gently placing the thumb side of his palm heel on the bass strings. As for the angle of the pick itself, this will cause either neutral or slight ‘upward’ slant that looks quite a bit different from what you’re doing. Different is good, because if what you’re doing doesn’t work, try something else and see if that does!
Overall I think we’re getting closer to finding your natural fast motion, then you’ll be off to the races! Obviously it’s not there yet, but you’re finding more things that don’t work to cross off the list so it’s still great progress.