Well, the FAQ has been answered:
IF THE GOLF BALL WHICH IS RAISED FOR ONE OF THE OTHER TASKS WERE TO FALL INTO A CUP TO BECOME A COUNTERWEIGHT FOR THE PULLEY TASK (3.C.VII), WOULD THAT BE CONSIDERED AS "BEING UTILIZED BY MORE THAN ONE ASSIGNED ACTION" UNDER 3.A.IV?
Yes, it would be considered being utilized by more than one task if the second task wouldn't work without the golf ball being the counterweight there.
I am not quite sure how to apply this interpretation to other tasks, though. In this case, some input 1 causes the golf ball to go up the ramp, which we can call output 1. The golf ball drops into a cup, becoming the input to task 2 and causing the pulley to activate, output 2. How is this different that the sample ASL's task 1 and 2? Golf ball dropping into device is input 1, wedge is output 1 and input 2. Task 2 wouldn't work without the wedge there and task 1 wouldn't score if the wedge didn't move, so isn't that a moveable object being utilized by two tasks? That logic would render every task illegal.
The best rationale I can come up with that could be applied consistently derives from the key difference between those two examples: in the first, output 1 is specifically required by the task, whereas in the second, output 1 is generic (i.e., the golf ball could have caused any
action while in the first the golf ball going up the ramp is the task). Any thoughts?