Situation is as follows:
Lived in Northumberland. Never bothered that much about tires as was nearly always wet. Pick something knobbly and replace when bald worked for me.
Now in the sunshine and riding bone dry trails, think baked earth with some small gravel and loose sand in the worn parts. Not sure if just lacking the skill set for this riding or different rubber required. So far have tried:
Maxxis Advantage.... Dont like the way they seem to squirm about on the baked earth and suddenly find grip
WTB Enduroraptor ..... Lethal in the small gravel
Schwalbe Fat Albert..... Heavy, slow
Schwalbe CX.... strange but seemed very good but was just mincing along with the kids so not a real test.
Panaracer Fire XC pro #Cough# seemed the bet bet so far but as they get slated on here I assume there must a decent reason for this.
Suggestions most welcome as I do not want to just take a random stab.