Clam 8'4"

Clam 8'4"

Post by SSShr » Tue, 18 Apr 1995 04:00:00


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.  
 
 
 

Clam 8'4"

Post by CatBas » Tue, 18 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I've got an 8'6" clam and have tried the 8'4''. I use mine mostly as an
east coast wave, and bump & jump board. I LOVE this board. It works so
well for me that I've gotten rid of my two other "specialty boards" ,wave
and slalom, and use only the clam. I'm 150 lbs. and use sails sizes
3.5-5.9 . The clam has simplified my life!  Well, my windsurfing life
anyway.

 
 
 

Clam 8'4"

Post by Kurt Maras » Wed, 19 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>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
problems either.

Enjoy,
Kurt

 
 
 

Clam 8'4"

Post by Patrick Powe » Thu, 20 Apr 1995 04:00:00

<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 demoed one once.  Very light and likely to take flight, turned like it
was nothing.  I liked it.

 
 
 

Clam 8'4"

Post by James Woo » Thu, 20 Apr 1995 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
> <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 demoed one once.  Very light and likely to take flight, turned like it
> was nothing.  I liked it.

I demo'd it the board last summer, and liked it alot, but ended up getting a
Rutger which I liked alot better. After the Rutger, my next choice was the Real
Wind Wave Tiger, then the Clam...Gorge bound for a month starting May 25.
J Wood
 
 
 

Clam 8'4"

Post by Worm » Mon, 01 May 1995 04:00:00

Demo Clam 8' 4" while in Gorge in June of 94 from Mike Kits in Hood River.
 Board is light and wild.  Need plenty of wind to get most out of it.
Surpisingly durable for a board which is air filled.  Mike came out and
showed use how an expert handled it in lighter winds (5.5).  In the hands
of an effectiect sailor the board performed well in these conditions but
you must be v good sailer.  Board is custom and not cheap (apprx $1500).