If all that were true, do you have a sense what kind of difference it would make?It is my understanding that JS had that table especially set up for high runs.
The table was selected and brought in because it played super soft -- the pockets were extra big, the rails especially forgiving, it was set up with not normal cloth, heaters under the table, and the a/c in the room set super high. There may have been some other stuff done but it definitely wasn't a case of him walking into a strange room and taking on what was there with a room full of strangers.
I am willing to stand corrected and retract any or all of that if someone wants to counter with facts.
I wait with bait
on my breath
Extra big pockets, how extra big? Mosconi had 5" pockets to work with on his 4x8, and I had heard I think, that JS's 4x9 had the same 5".
What kind of abnormal cloth would make a difference, and what kind of difference? Are there that many different kinds of cloth? The people who bought patches from JS might know more.
As for humidity, I've heard players complain that the room was too dry, and not like their humid home rooms that they were used to. I've heard people complain the opposite.
Are you thinking that those conditions, if there were any truth to them, would have made a big difference, or are you thinking that they might have allowed say, ball 534 to go in, when it might not have on a table with different rails or a more humid room?
Maybe someone who saw the video could comment if there were many shots that fell in that wouldn't have on other tables.