I have found that using longer duration cams with cylinder heads that have high port velocity give the best of both power and driveability. The Panchito head has extremely high intake port velocity, borderline too high, close to 340 fps. Because of this high port velocity, I can go up 5-10 degrees more on duration yet still keep low end driveability. Bigger engines can use more duration, smaller ones less using this theory.
Anands engine has 10-1 compression, pushing the envelope of unleaded fuel here in California.The added cam overlap of the FK-10 helps reduce cylinder pressure, this helps to prevent detonation. I ground his cam on a 107 degree lobe center line. This also help lower the rpm that peak HP and torque come in at. You can see this in the dyno graph.
I have the luxury of trying allot of different things with engines, some work and some don't. Anands engine is one of my tried and true combinations. I build many of these same engines with excellent feedback from customers.
Not very long ago I was referred to "an old dog who can't learn new tricks" Those who know me know this is far from true. I have helped CB Performance stay at the top of the industry with design and development in the VW industry. I constantly learn and apply what I know to these engines. This year, I traveled back east to North Carolina and smashed the ECPRA Pro Stock record with my 174 CI VW engine. I developed this engine over the last 4 years, it has technology in it that no one has thought of or tried before.
I'm not one to brag, I actually try to talk as little as possible LOL. But, to the person who called me the old dog who can't learn, I hope you read this some day and know that my right middle finger is projected and waiving at you!