Quoted from twenty84:
Baseballs and hockey pucks can go 100 MPH in professional games. That is 4.5 cm/ms. Swing with a 5 ms delay and you are off by more than 20 cm.
What are the numbers on a ball speed that tops out at 10-15 mph (in rare cases) and which probably averages less than 5? Probably less than 2mph in an inlane?
Your experiment is cool, but as many have noted, it's questionable any human can truly perceive this difference. So I guess your findings imply that the flippers on the remakes must feel different/slower than on EVERY Bally/Williams game?
If I'm not mistaken, aren't we dealing with differences of 1/2 to about 3 mm here? In terms of where a shot might end up? The 1/2 mm being a cradles "control" shot, where accuracy is more expected? So a 1/2 mm difference in location on a controlled shot? Doesn't seem like much to me. Maybe the difference on those high speed Orbit shots would matter, if the difference is really 1/4 inch...but at 3mm, still less than 1/8 inch.