It is not a good position for your rocket and usually causes considerate amount of damage. Very cool to watch as long as it's not your rocket and you haven't spent alot of cash and months building it.
It starts to curve down
Amateur Rocketeer: #*%@ my "chute" didn't fire! All my rockets turn into lawn darts!
Hits the earth cone first at a high rate of speed
Spectator: Man! That was cool!!!!!