It sounds like there's nobody complaining about the 5" pockets. Mosconi and Schmidt both used 5" pockets, although Schmidt used a 9' table instead of an 8'. The complaints are about the angles on the edges of the pocket. Some angles make the pockets just suck in balls that go anywhere near them. There were a bunch of shots going to the corner pockets that would have missed on most tables, and people picked up on that pretty quick. It was repeatedly commented on in the forums and on the stream chat.Didn’t anyone else notice that in the video where Shaw describes the pockets as “buckets” he ALSO mentioned that they were the same size as the table Schmidt used?!?
But this is an issue that could be laid to rest in five minutes if the organizers were interested. Maybe they just like to engage the audience and help them find things to complain about?