- Useable Speed System, with Stability in Accelerated flight
- Comfort in the climb and in turbulent air
- Fly fast, confidently
- Ultra-smooth accelerator system
- New profile: maximum glide and pitch stability with LTF 2 safety
The Addict 2 is the most cutting edge XC/Sport wing we have designed. This latest creation from David Dagault is a result of more than a year of development and testing, and is designed for the experienced, discerning XC pilot. Research and technology from our competition wings has combined True High Performance with the famous agility and LTF 2 safety of the original Addict.
The original Addict was proven to be a leader in the LTF 2 category in terms of performance, with independent reviews measuring its glide and speed at the very top of the class. The Addict 2 was designed for exactly the same results, with higher performance gained from two more years of R&D.
The design aims of the Addict 2 were to improve on the performance and comfort of the original Addict without compromising the handling, fun or safety. After more than a year of prototypes, testing and comparisons we are happy to say that we have reached our initial goals.
The profile of the Mantra M2, our top 2-3 class wing, is extremely efficient and pitch stable, and has been incorporated in the Addict 2 to improve LD figures and pitch stability. The result of this is a sensation of constant penetration, with the wing leading ahead in turbulent conditions and performing extraordinarily well in upwind glides.
A new line layout has reduced the total line length by 30m with the removal of the main D lines. The Addict 2 line set is made from highly durable sheathed Aramid lowers and UV treated unsheathed mids and uppers.
True performance is not just about figures. Comfort and usability are just as, if not more, important. We have not pushed the AR too high for this type of wing because our philosophy was to create a usable XC machine that can be flown at 100% in all conditions throughout the speed range. The sail tension is based on the development of the Mantra M2 and Mantra R07, and is a very important characteristic of the design as it directly affects the performance of the wing and the way information is transmitted to the pilot. The Addict 2 is a comfortable platform to explore the sky with, giving very smooth and understandable feedback through the brakes and risers.
The handling has been further refined by reducing the amount of roll in straight line flight and in the turn. This makes for a more efficient glide with fewer parasitic movements and a flatter turn which improves thermalling performance without compromising handling. Coupled with a direct, intuitive feel through the brakes the Addict 2 offers you the ability to core like never before.
The speed system is simple and easy to use. Ball bearing pulleys deliver smooth and light bar pressure allowing you to use it with confidence all day, without fatigue or unnecessary effort.
“Just had a flight in really bad air on the Addict 2… and had to tell you that it is going to be perfect for the job.”
2 weeks later:
“The Addict 2 has just taken me on the ultimate flight… probably of my life. 130km across the craziest mountain route in the world, the Chongolungma crossing from Hunza to Skardu! Dav has got the handling spot on… and it got me out of the shit at the head of the glacier, where i was most committed over high ground and fresh snow at 5000m… somehow the Addict let me climb in total leeside shell fire, gaining me a precious few hundred metres that saved me a horrendous 4 day walk (if i was lucky!!!…could still be up there.)”
John Silvester, somewhere in the Himalaya.
You can read a review of the Addict 2 in the May 2008 issue of Gleitschirm Magazine.
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’.