In the cone is a state of mind similar to being in the zone. However, the subject is only preforming at a high level of skill due to some sort of manipulation of the rules or dishonest behavior resulting in an unfair advantage.
Person#1: Wow look at John McCain answer those questions at the Saddleback Civil Forum on August 16th 2008.
Person#2: Yeah he is so on top of these responses; he's hitting them out of the park.
Person #3: John McCain is In the Cone!