Requirements You have a creature grabbed or restrained.
You propel your grabbed or restrained foe a great distance. Choose a distance in feet of up to 10 + 5 × your Strength modifier that you want to throw the creature. Attempt an Athletics check with a DC of 5 plus the total distance in feet you’re trying to throw the creature. You take a –2 circumstance penalty to your check for every size the target is larger than you or a +2 circumstance bonus to your check for every size the target is smaller than you.
If you throw the creature, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to your Strength modifier plus 1d6 per 10 feet you threw it.
Success You throw the creature up to 10 feet.
Critical Success You throw the creature the desired distance.
Failure You don’t throw the creature.
Critical Failure You don’t throw the creature, and it’s no longer grabbed or restrained by you.
It seems to me that not only do you increase the DC of the check when you try to throw a creature farther, even if you succeed on the check it only throws it 10 feet instead of the increased distance.
Is this really the correct reading?