Due to my lack of pinball skills and high ball drain i tried the following methods:
aligning the flippers with th laneguide - angles felt a little weird and the cradle was too easy.
adding a center post - felt like a random, cheap save, like a crutch.
carrot flippers with the original, later factory flipper angle (slightly droopy) works well. still a hard game, but makes much more fun. Exactly what i was looking for.
This is highly individual so you shoud try out until you are happy. The game costs alot, so make the best out of it.