As you all know, Cam King and I have completely different views on cam design, as do almost all other cam designers that I know.
Even designers that use the same basic techniques design cams that are very different.
Harvey Crane and I use design techniques that are reasonably similar, but our results are completely different.
Harvey says "WEW!!", which is short for "What Ever Works!!!", and he's probably right. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
A short history of myself:
As Head Computer Operator for the State of Mississippi, I taught myself Fortran and computer cam design, buying books such as Harold Rothbart's "Cam Design", from 1956, and magazine articles like Stoddart's "Polydyne Cam Design" from Machine Design, Jan, Feb, Mar, 1953. These were my main references in teaching myself cam design by computer.
I started out with Polydyne cam designs, selling my first design to John Reed in December 1972. It is still made today.
Over the next 2 years, I began to modify the Polydyne equation, using the system spring coefficient and the dynamic deflection coefficient as tuning 'tweaks' in the equation. Such cams as the Reed R296-02-ULX were designed this way, and they are still decent cams today.
During this time, I was trying to sell unsymmetrical cam designs, but everyone was using symetrical designs, and that was what I sold.
In 1974, I went to work at General Kinetics, where I got involved with real, professional, racers, such as Grumpy Jenkins and Gapp and Roush.
In 1977, I joined the guys at Competition Cams as their original cam designer. I brought the concept of the unsymmetrical cam with me, and started developing it.
To fill in a hole in their inherited hydraulic cam line, I designed a cam we called the 268 High Energy, using the same technigues I was using on my roller cams, including unsymmetricalness.
It worked. Boy, did it work.
In 1980, I left Competition Cams and started UltraDyne.
I had a concept of using a blend of Constant Acceleration, Constant Jerk, and polynomial curves into what I called a "Multi-Segmented Polynomial" equation, or 'MSP'. Constant Acceleration and Constant Jerk curves are forms of simplified polynomials, so polynomial describes them all. The cams were unsymmetrical, with different opening and closing sides.
You guys all know the rest from there.
BTW, the port velocites and waves are caused by the cam and its design, not the other way around.