You can always break down a throw into smaller components for easier understanding. That is, a smaller throw for the last segment of the flight and another throw that gets the disc into the configuration needed to start that smaller throw that would complete the end segment. Putting the two together gets you the whole throw.
For example, throwing a big sky shot that apexes at 60' and then penetrates forward another 300' with a little fade can be broken down into 2 throws:
Throw A) A throw where the disc is released at 60' elevation, with a given speed, spin, orientation, etc., and travels 300' with a little fade.
Throw B) Throwing the disc to apex at 60' and getting the disc to have the exact same speed, spin, orientation, etc. at the apex as the starting conditions for throw A.
Getting B+A is all about getting B such that it makes A happen.
I'm sure you're familiar with throwing from elevation (with reference to leg A). You have to throw it with some speed, but not a lot, as long as you throw it down. If you get the nose down relative to the ground level, then the disc is much less likely to stall and fade. Too much nose down, though, and the disc will bury into the ground short. There is always an ideal nose angle for maximum distance. Spin obviously helps a great deal. Wind factors in the same way as it would for the complete throw.
Now, realize that your ability to put B+A together is limited, and in understanding these limits and balancing them you can optimize your distance. You obviously will not have as much speed as you'd like going into leg A, and certainly not as much as you'd have available if you were starting from A and throwing as hard as you'd like. So you have to work with what you have. The higher you throw at apex, the worse this is, since you're trading off kinetic energy with gravitational potential energy. Also, dissipation from drag is strongest on leg B, when the disc is moving fastest, which is going to take its toll. Controlling the nose angle at apex precisely is almost impossible, which is why anything over 550' or so is part luck.
limonsock wrote:Way too expensive for my liking, 250 for a traveler before shipping and chinese import fees...
Gotta love it, China makes a killing off of other countries who lower or drop their import fees for Chinese products...