I have 3 tables to report:Yes.
Are you suggesting that the PAF should be much higher at the higher mouth/throat differences?
BTW, the "go/no-go" effect applies only for shots going off the points or close to the rails, right? Remember, the PAF is an average number over the full range of possible shots.
Please elaborate more on the "go/no-go" effect and how you think the PAF values could be improved.
(1) Gandy Miss America 8.5', 4.25" corners, 0.5" mouth to throat, 0.75" shelf. Comes out to TDF=0.99 The rubber was worn out and inconsistent on this table.
(2) Custom Made 8.5', 4.25" corners, 0.75" mouth to throat, 1.0" shelf. Comes out to TDF=1.04, New superspeed rubber
(3) Antique Brunswick Regent 10', 5.0" corners, 1.0" mouth to throat, less than 1.0" shelf, Comes out to TDF=1.02, artemis rubber.
All the tables have simonis 860.
(2) is definitely a lot harder to play on than (1). I feel (1) played more like a 0.95 in difficulty mainly because you could hit/aim the balls badly at any speed and almost no balls would be rejected regardless of speed if the ball made it into the mouth. (1) played so much easier than a TDF=1.01 Diamond at the pool hall.
Regardless of the TDF's I think that (3) is the hardest to play on. This is because you have to set up for longer shots and some shots aren't even possible due to reach. The shots also have to be hit a lot harder. Also it seems to need to take better aim to shoot on (3) but need a more consistent stroke (disregarding speed) to play on (2).
So I put it as: (3) > (2) > (1) != 1.02 > 1.04 > 0.99