This question is for anyone who can answer, but mainly Yam, since I've copied his net throwing style. Did alright last year throwing shrimpers style. Didn't really pay much attention to how open the net was. Love how quick I can load the net and get it open for the most part. Gets you soaked but I don't mind.
Decided really break down my throws in the yard while trying to get back in net throwing shape for the fall to see if I can get a flat pancake.
Found if I load the net up 50/50 right side opens up fully, left side only opens up about half way no matter the speed height or distance I throw therefore only getting about 75% coverage.
Started loading up about 60/40 on the right side started getting full open on right and just under full on left but not the perfect pancake I'm looking for. If I load up anymore on right everything falls to pieces.
Hmmmm. If you are correcting the weight distribution to get better throws, this tells me you have an issue that needs to be corrected. Changing the distribution would not be my answer for repeatability. It is hard to say what your issue is without watching you. These are the variables that I played with to dial it in:
How hard you throw... Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is more.
How fluid your motion is... A smooth motion is repeatable and should be your goal. A choppy motion makes it tough to figure out what the real problem is.
How long you hold the lead line with your pinkys... I tend to hold them long almost placing the net down like a table cloth.
When you release the main net...purposely hold it longer than usual and see what happens. For example, set up to release on the left side of your boat but actually release the net to land on the right side.
How long your net is in the air... . A real stiff net will often times open up fully then start to spring back before it hits the water. The solution here is to get it to hit the water before it springs back. IOWs release it real close to the water.
I would check these things.
Keep us posted on your progress and keep practicing. You'll get it once you reach 10000 throws.