Quoted from Bohdi:
Ok, all this talk about how to score points and what shots to hit is always helpful to a newer player and some of the veterans. Here's my question, what's the key to hitting the right orbit? It's my hardest shot to execute and don't know why. Had mine well over a year now and have about 600 plays on it, and a high score of about 600M. But goddam, i just have a hard time with that orbit shot. Got my ramps down great etc, but not that dam orbit
Make sure your left flipper is adjusted properly. If it's just a smidge too high at rest, that shot becomes a LOT harder.