Ok guys, I really need help on this one.
Some background on me, 175lb, intermediate, rode mostly directional in light stuff but love to go out on a TT when conditions are right.
Got myself a 17M Edge 2013 after demoing it for few times, chose between Turbine, Flight and Zephyr, had in mind to ride it mostly with my Sector so racy nature of the Edge seemed like a good decision.
Problem I'm having is that I'm trying to combine medium light wind sessions of 8-12knts, mostly flat, on a Sector with some light wind freestyle on a twintip of mine - Supershinn 135-41, the problem I'm having is that even though it seems like I have enough power, one stroke is enough to get going, I simply CANT go upwind, at least I have to try very hard to gain some ground, and it's like, once I got to my launch point, I can't seem to gain anything at all, it's probably psychological .
I spoke to one local rider here, and he came with a theory that the Edge runs on apparent wind at higher upwind angle than my twintip, it's like they have too much difference in their upwind ability thus one kills the other or something like. One day, I had a chance to swap my SS for a Monk for a few times and the slight upwind gain was there but minimal.
I remmeber demoing this same kite back on a one week kitetrip, I once took it out in light stuff on a medium twin tip and I remmeber I struggled the same way, I could ride, do backrolls, jump and carve but gaining some ground was very difficult, at that time I did not pay too much attention to it though as I was mostly considering it for directional use. But now I wish to do both and just don'T know what piece of equipement I should swap.
Any of you have any idea of what might be wrong? (I know it's probably me )
So far I see two possible solutions to it, getting a bigger twintip (Glide, KingGee) or getting a Turbine instead.