TZ is the second pin I've owned, and have been learning a lot about maintenance and repair in the last few years. Helps having one of the more complex SS tables to learn with!
I know the slot machine kicker is notorious for being a hard eject to the point of sometimes breaking the scoop welds. If I just hold the right flipper up during the eject, the ball bounces up into the rocket kicker and sometimes all the way to the upper right flipper where I can make the same rocket/hitchhiker shot myself. If I try to dead bounce it to the left flipper, the ball hits between the tip and center so it's really tough to catch on the left. I'm using red flipper rubbers and whites everywhere else, FWIW.
I'm still learning better ball control skills, but I'm curious if this is an issue for anyone else.