I’ve been noticing this more and more on different examples of the game and it’s really bugging me. It happens occasionally after ramp feeds, but more commonly with a loose ball that comes down the inlane. It kind of skips down the lane with the amount of jump that you’d see from standard “flipper hop”, but it’s happening before the ball gets to the flipper and makes it really hard to be accurate.
I haven’t done any formal comparisons, but at a glance it seems like the bottom of the inlanes is wider than other modern games, with more space between the sling and the inlane guide. Anyone feel like doing measurements?