My measurements are not precise either. Just pointing in the direction where my gut tells me, it doesn't quite add up. I was measuring it with a simple ruler on my monitor after zooming in on the picture.I still think the withholding of the #’s was due to RKC’s belligerence in the beginning thread about this endeavor. And once they took a stand to not show another picture from a different angle or give the deets that was that. Any caving in to pressure would be caving.
The picture going around with two balls has been called “jayson’s picture” a few times. He did not post that pic but it’s a still frame taken from a video where he put the balls in haphazardly and said they’re buckets during a podcast.
I don’t know shit all about camera angle distortion and stuff but the camera was looking from other end of the table (from the pocket in question), straight ahead. Someone took a screen shot and that’s being analyzed and considered concrete conclusive evidence of 5 1/4” pockets.
I don’t know. Just laying out some stuff
There are capable people out there with great software and on a high resolution video they are able to recalculate the precise measurements taking the camera distorsion into account.
If these people conclude, the table is ok and the record gets BCA approval, it's ok with me.
RKC has a strange way to get his point across and he writes about lot of things where he is everything but an expert. But he did see and set up lots of pool tables in his life and I start to believe he was on the right track at this point from the beginning, pointing out that the pockets look overly generous.
Schmidt played thousands of hours straight pool and has a good feeling which balls get accepted on what equipment and he thinks the table played overly generous.
Perhaps I got carried away a little on my last few posts. Before I used more precise words of caution like "it's more likely" and "usually".
It's a scientific approach with dealing with unknown. If my model gets proved wrong I can accept it. If this is a legitimate table, John Schmidt will set up one exactly like this and try to come back. If BCA says, these are the table specifications for accepted high runs, so be it.
It still doesn't quite add up why anyone would make such a secret out of the table specification for an GC III (like the most classic pool table there is) but be it. From the frame of the video the pockets look like 5 1/4 ''. If we get more precise measurement, this data can be corrected.