The Bubble Factor concept is not new for sng players, check this article on pokerstrategy if the concept is new to you, but i decided to bring to this forum a table from another forum with the bubble factor calculated for each type of sng. these numbers are more theoretical than practical as they assume even stacks at any given time but should allow you to take some conclusions on the how and why icm affects your bubble play, and how heavilly should you consider it at any given time.

this table was not created by me but by an user called LektorAJ on the other forum. i just colour coded it :P

here's the table:

(jogadores = players remaining)

under 1.2
biggest bubble factor = black