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.
OZONE offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your OZONE Dealer.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
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- More comfort, more performance, more efficiency than the original Addict.
- Less movement during the climb and in turbulence, with gentler feedback than the original Addict.
- Same agility and fun factor as the original Addict.
A debate over whether to use a 3 or 4 line arrangement was at the forefront of the early development process. After months of work and comparisons we have reached our goal, which is a well balanced compromise between the two initial choices.
The solution to gaining the advantages of both a 3 line system (less drag) and from the 4 line system (less chordwise deformation = nicer feel) was to create a pyramidal junction of the C and D lines. This resulted in a 30m line reduction, which means a significant improvement in glide performance with no loss of safety or handling.
A combination of line material was chosen for a balance between durability and performance. Unsheathed uppers and mids treated with a UV coating save drag, while sheathed riser lines make the lineset more durable and the wing easy to launch and ground-handle in any terrain at any site.
We have used the same profile as the M2, with a similar thickness. The main effect is a glider that is constantly searching ahead, resulting in a better headwind glide and more pitch stability. The sensation is that the Addict 2 slices forward in turbulent air. Not only the glide was improved by a significant amount, but also the climb.
We have reduced the cell number by one center cell. Less distance between the line cascade in the center helps to improve the in-flight comfort of the wing.
The sail tension has been recalculated to meet the need for increased comfort and to reduce the intensity and sharpness of the feedback through the risers. The sail tension is actually based on developments in the M2 and the MantraR07 research, which have proved to be the most comfortable wings in their respective categories.
The arc of the wing has been slightly modified for less roll and higher glide performance.
The AR has remained the same: We have achieved a true improvement in performance without interfering with the overall safety of the wing. The idea was not to push it to an extreme that would look great on paper but not be truly usable for LTF 2 pilots. The Addict2 is another example of the True Performance philosophy that drives all of our designs.
The risers have the same high quality pulleys with smooth ball-bearings as the M3. We can virtually guarantee that the Addict 2 has the smoothest speed system that you have ever used.