[quote=“tonyjh34”]its hard to get exact mph via long toss, so many factors to consider.
Throwing 200 feet on a straight line vs 200 feet with 35 degree arc, it takes more velocity to throw 200 on a straight line.
Throw with no arc and see how far you can get…if you can throw 250 with no arc you are def in the 90’s, but if you have a 50 mph wind at your back you then you might be throwin low to mid 80’s[/quote]
It’s not meant to get exact conversions, but rather a rough estimate.
You’d be surprised how little of an impact the level of arc matters.
80 mph throw at 30-degrees: ~262’
80 mph throw at 35-degrees: ~267’
80 mph throw at 40-degrees: ~264’
As you see, throwing between a 30-40 degree angle really makes no difference. Less than 30-degrees and greater than 40-degrees and you’re actually throwing on such an arc that is counterproductive to achieving max distance.
Bringing 50 mph winds and the like into the equation is kind of foolhardy when things like flat-ground vs mound and crow hop vs pitching delivery already allow for such large deviations between distance-MPH conversions.