>Anyone out in netland ever try a 1995 Clam 8' 4" Sandwich board? Any
>input would be greatly appreciated. The Clams were listed in Windsurfing
>Magazine but not reviewed, and I haven't heard much about them. Thanks.
I bought a 7"10 clam 2 seasons ago after demoing both an 8'4" and a 7'10"
on the same day. I had been sailing a glass Hi-Tech 8'3", which was an
excellent board. The 8'4 was the older shape, while the 7'10 was the
basic shape that todays 8'6" and 8'4" have evolved from. The 7' 10" planed
so early and had so much control that I was hooked. I sailed a season in
the Gorge with that 7'10" as my only board using 4.7 and down. Yeah, I
could have used more board at times, but it was incredible in its range.
I rounded out my Clam quiver with an 8'6" last season and, again, am
extremely pleased with its range and the incredible fun it's provided. If
I could only have one, I'd get the 8'4". you absolutely will not be
dissapointed. A clam is worth a sail size in either direction; it will
get you planing in the lulls and provide controll in the gusts. Once on
a plane, they just stay on top of the water. I've had no durability