There is a nudge technique when the ball goes down an outerlane drain where by raising a flipper and nudging, it is possible for the ball to bounce onto the opposite resting flipper and bring it back into play. Called a Bang Back or Death Save. I do that move when I can because it isn't possible to damage a virtual pinball table, and it is a move that feels good to pull off.
I don't know what the consensus here is on Qt3 about that sort of maneuver.
I do use nudging mostly to switch from one flipper to the next, or to simply try and bump the ball away from draining down the side of the table if I remember, and have practiced the table enough to know the general behaviour of the ball.