I would suggest the 720 or 1080 drive over the 360. You get a lot more distance.
NOTE: I usually yell fore before I throw the 1080 and most of the time I don't get my disc back.
In all seriousness, like you've identified, repetition is a key element in being able to reproduce and duplicate shots.
Although you are not specifically seeking distance advice,
I think Dion does a pretty good job explaining some key throwing fundamentals in his Discraft Distance Clinic video.
He addresses the reach-back, pull-through, and acceleration aspects of the throw starting at ~4:55.