OK just for sake of discussion a cammed bow IMO is incorrectly named, compound. The word compound means "many" like an insects compound eye, so shouldn't the Penobscot multi limbed design really have the name? Aren't what we call "compound bows" really cammed bows? BTW in the interest of fairness I'm going to shoot a newer cammed bow next time I'm at the Den, cant debate against something I have no experience with.....and who knows maybe I'll be impressed.
The Penobscot design had as many as 3 sets of limbs linked via a continuous bow string.....I'll see if I can find a pic.