Originally Posted by SaltyOne
I've also heard and read plenty of positive comments about the X2. I just haven't heard much about the X2 4 m. I love my X1 4 m, so I probably shouldn't even be thinking about an X2, but you know how it is with sailplanes.
Xp2 wing profile is so much more dymanic than Xp2. profile... One cannot compare then directly. In faster distance flight, when Xp1 starts to suffer in a bad way, Xp2 just goes :-)
Both planes will go up in a thermal. Also remember that structures have gotten much better since the Xp1 was introduced. We are now flying 10-15% (even more) lighter planes for same strength. You can also fly Xp2 with much less ballast. Light weight usually helps when in thermal.
And if everything else fails, add 2mm more camber