The XC Addict’s Final Solution
The Addict and the Mantra have a lot in common. With the same number of cells, similar performance, and the same smooth feeling in flight, The Addict is very closely modeled after the successful Mantra, and , we believe that it is now one of the most comfortable and maneuverable XC machines in the DHV 2 class.
- Comfort, stability, and efficient glide in active air
- Tight, agile turn for coring lift and flying near terrain
- Highly efficient in climbs – ‘High-lift’ wingtip profile
- Totally precise handling for all types of flying
The Addict excels in rough conditions. A well balanced sail tension creates a smooth and comfortable ride in rough air, and super-precise handling makes climbing easy, even in tight terrain or turbulent thermals. It is a wing that you can trust to take care of you in big air over big terrain, and it has the performance you need to make that next big crossing. The Addict’s stability in active air is a direct result of a balanced planform and sail tension. This, combined with its high lift profile, results in a stable and highly efficient glide in real conditions.
In light lift, the increased surface area of the wingtips provides a ‘lifty’ and efficient turn, in a radius tight enough to maneuver close to terrain when you need to. Efficient minded XC pilots will instantly recognize the Addict’s proficiency in flat and effective thermalling turns, and will immediately fall in love with its ability to core the center out of the tightest thermals.
The Addict is a glider that you can trust on speed bar as well- like the Mantra, its stability at speed is unparalleled, and pilots can feel confident flying at accelerated speeds in active air.
The Addict R is the same solid DHV 2 XC machine as the normal Addict, but with thin lines. The thin lines have increasedaffected the gliders’ glide performance in turbulent air and particularly its handling, which is more direct, energetic, and precise than the normal Addict. Pilots will notice a slightly quicker turn and a more dynamic feel to the wing. Also, the Addict R tends to cut into the bumps better and there is a noticeable glide difference in headwinds and active air. The Liros DC60 upper lines reduce line drag at the bottom surface of the glider, which combined with the unsheathed Kevlar main lines creates a very light and quick feel in the air.
Pilots who fly frequently in rocky and harsh terrain will appreciate the durability of the lines on the Addict, but pilots who fly in cleaner terrain and for whom handling and glide performance are high priorities will love the feeling of the Addict R. There is no difference in safety between the Addict and Addict R.
1 Compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance, i.e. the addictive white substance found only at cloudbase.
2 The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved in something, i.e. linking thermals on an XC flight.
3 Habitual psychological and physiological dependence on a practice beyond one’s voluntary control, i.e. choosing airtime over other less important ‘obligations’.