In the past, by the mid 20's, a left run at Funnel has opened up, and was a pretty smooth run that keeps you away from the real risky area. Of course, that might change in any given year, but it's something to look for as you approach.
I sort of disagree about Skull. Yes, it's quite a bit different. But you have to be very sure to stay left left left. The pile on the Rock of Shock, and the toilet bowl just to the left of the Rock are definitely things you want to be away from.