Hey Smartyy, have you tried rear lines at minus 5 setting? I found that to be the key.
Or let me ask another way, is the bar closer to you than the old kite?
I think they come from the factory with a "tame" setting at middle knot.
I had a 2012 Edge, we called it Ju-ju-kite I could easily kite with the 9m in 12 knots on a 140 tt and I weigh about 160.
When I got my V9 9, it was quite tame at factory setting, I went one tack right one left, back to beach, moved the steering lines, and BANG!! it was all back to how I expected.
We have Edges from 2012 a 9 and 11, a V8 from 2016 9m and now a 9 and 10 V9.
You know how flip-fops are at their best just before you dump them? They really get comfortable just before they are worn out? Well the V9 is like your favourite flip flops, but brand new. All the same familiar feeling, but way more power, higher boost, faster, wahaaay faster, and no deforming under hard pulls. The trade-off is that they are harder to relaunch. A new technique is needed, on the older model it would walk all the way up to the edge of the window for a soft launch, the V9 needs to be popped up before getting there, its a hotter launch. But hey, some small price to pay for all that you get in return.
Jeez I did not set out to write a whole long story, but while I am here....If you are an edge rider you will love this kite. I have given a few of the local instructors, and wild kids here, in San Andres Isla Colombia, a demo on our new V9's and they are stoked. One guy went straight into unhooked handlepass inverted stuff, and when he came back he said it was his personal best, cheeky bugger, now he demands a turn every time we see him
He now has a pic of this kite on his whatsapp profile. ( all the locals now he is "loco")
Quality is superb. Small details, like when the thread runs out in the middle of a seam, the new bobbin is loaded, and the seam is restarted a little way back so its oversewn. Every re-start is oversewn the exact same amount, and through the same holes! There are new flap stopping soft battens, as the V8 and earlier used to fart during a loop. The tips have a new little spacer thingy inside the corner. Splicing of bridle lines is better than sleeve and sew loops. New lines are thinner, both bridle and front lines, no wind noise, very little drag. The strut airfoil curves are beautiful without the segments normally needed to achieve this. The tolerance to dimensions is very high, indicating a motivated and accurate production department.
My wife and I are extremely happy with this purchase, not the cheapest kite around, but excellent value measured in miles of smiles.