Originally Posted by Crazy8s
The cam system allows you to have a different distance that your foot moves relative to the distance the top cymbal moves. For example, you could move your pedal 2 inches down with your foot and have the cymbal only move 1". That would be useful in replicating the bass drum feel with your foot, but maintaining a smaller gap in the cymbals up top.
Now we're getting somewhere. Never thought of that and I'm still not convinced it's an absolute neccessity, but it's the best explaination I've seen yet for the need for cams etc.
Worth the money? The jury is still well and truely out, but this is exactly the type of answer I've been searching for. Thx Crazy.