To anyone that has had issues with their ball getting stuck in the inner orbit (from a Murder Ride shot):
I finally got around to swapping the inner orbit switch to this rounded style: https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=535 (same switch I use on my Spine mod). Switch responds every time now and doesn't trap the ball at all (it progressively got worse for me to the point where it would get stuck and not shake loose nearly every time). On rare occassion, the original switch wouldn't register shots either (miss locking a H1kC ball), but so far so good with the new one. [my guess is that the sharp angled factory switch was ramping the ball into the air from that direction...something I can observe on my SoF when the ball goes up the inlane Shatz style].
As I've seen several posts of people pulling their ramps to figure out why this is happening to them, perhaps this route is worth giving a shot
I had to cut some of the plastic off a nearby switch base to get this one to fit, but otherwise the factory holes are the same and it's a quick swap.
As my Red Hot shot doesn't always like to register either, that one will likely be next.