Quoted from John_I:
AC/DC has a lot of side to side action, so it is only natural to have side drains. You have the drops on the left and the standups on the right, not to mention the cannon and the high powered sling shots (instead of the wimpy 20volt slings).
+1....You should only be picking modes where you have control shots (Train, War Machine, Rosie, Shook, etc.) I avoid the modes that have anything to do with the drops or stand-ups. Even Hells Bells can be very rewarding and less dangerous if you get your return lane dialed in.
Just be ready to make a pretty good nudge off cannon shots. Ive had only a handful of balls drain of cannon shots. Its rapidly becoming my favorite game. Cant wait to see what future code updates bring us.