So I received two cones today in my welcome kit so I thought I would open up the discussion on the game pieces in general. If you have not had the chance to play with one and want to test a theory let me know though I only have the cones.
My first impressions is that they are pretty sturdy, there really is not much flex anywhere, they do not really have any noticeable weak points. When the cones fall on their sides they do seem to always fall on a flat edge. It is not that easy to knock them over when you push from close to the ground, you pretty much have to hit the tip of the cone with the hole to have any chance of knocking it over (at lest in my test).
If you hit the larger (diameter) end at the tip while it is tipped it is easier than pulling it back from the tip. I do not see either of these being viable in match play though, you would have to be precise.
It stays straight until it hits the ground and then bounces away to a side and sometimes tips, I can post a video tomorrow if you would like
You mentioned that the cones fall on the flat edge when you knock them over. If I am interpreting that correctly, the cones don’t roll when they get tipped? If the cone is already tipped though, how hard is it to roll the cone?