... the 19m Edge definetely has speed and quicker turning than the 18m, also bar pressure is less on the 19m but I felt the 18m had more static power when going slowish. I should try on my Sector and compare the 2 and see how that goes. Top end is better to on the Edge too but the biggest thing is the Edge is much more soft feel. If I push the Edge, it folds on me.
We checked the aspect of the 2 and they are fairly similar but this was only while the 2 were flying and we stood next to each other. A while ago we compared the 17m Edge (among other kites too, Naish Fly, Dyno 16m, Core 17m to name a few) to the Dyno 18m and it was same width in the middle but the Dyno was longer, ie longer LE, so in theory the Dyno was slightly higher aspect. Haven't compared the 19m to the 18m on the ground yet so not sure.
I know static power isn't the be all and end all of a kites performance but I like my power and I need it to be stable too. If you haven't felt a folding kite (LE bends/folds/buckles under load) then you won't understand why its so important to me.
Anyway, I digress again! Anyone know then what the projected area of a Core XR2 or XR3 19m?