Quoted from Greaseman:
Left Scoop Reject - input needed. Hey All, I posted this 2+ weeks ago and unless I missed something I didn't get any thoughts/feedback so I thought I'd throw it out there again. I still have the issue. One additional piece of information: I never have a reject from the top scoop. If this is "part of the game" so to speak, meaning that I can never expect 100% success with a shot into the left scoop, that's OK - wouldn't mind some verification one way or another. Cheers.
Fab. I'd fallen a few pages behind on this thread and yesterday, I read your initial unanswered post of two weeks ago. I thought I'd better read to the latest post to check nobody replied. Nobody did. And then you bump it. Good job.
I have precisely the same issue, under the same circumstances, happening around 50% of the time. It just suddenly started and never went away. Often the most frequent way I make this crucial shot is a lucky bounce! Certainly the slower the balls travel, the easier it goes in. Stop it. Quiet at the back please.
While I'm at it, I'm not sure the top scoop shot is held as much as I'd like. I whack my balls (I said stop it) up the right orbit thinking "That's the money shot, right there. No way is that not staying." and guess what? It jumps back out. I'd say around 10% of the time.
So, sorry Greaseman I have no answer. But I share your pain. We're not really helping by not posting a video are we? You do it. I'm away from the LZ pinball home for a few days.