Like the title says, how much is wing loading a factor for how hot a glider handles?
I normally fly a 28m U-turn Emotion 3 on a paramotor at 120Kg all up. I took it to an SIV and to my surprise it didn't handle too differently with about 25Kg less weight. My instructor had a 23m Emotion 3 he let me try, and it was twitchier, spun faster, and built energy much quicker than my 28m did on on the motor, even though the wingloadings are approximately the same (~4.2Kg/m^2). Obviously the same size glider will be more dynamic the higher the wingloading, but it seems like merely having a smaller wing has a much bigger effect than wingloading, at least on the Emotion 3.
This could pose problems for pilots looking when selecting a wing, especially those that are not yet on acro wings designed to perform moves all the moves well. For example, I was able to do a decent misty at my SIV on the 23m Emotion 3, but my 28m struggled to even do a spinover. I suspect that even with the additional weight of the motor making the wingloadings the same, I will be unable to misty the 28m
Does my experience align with everyone else's? Is there a way to correct for this when picking a glider?