An extra helping of flying fun

X-fold the possibilities for everyone!

The X-wing TONIC is the essential companion, whether when flying at your local mountain, for a hike & fly, on vacation or as your second wing. Because the liklihood of getting into the air just increased x-fold – for every pilot. The design of the TONIC is simple and straightforward. Handling is precise and smooth. The performance of this paraglider makes it possible to fly from every hill. When the thermals set up, simply turn with them. Fun ridge soaring or dynamic curves are easy to generate with the brakes – the righting moment offers the necessary safety for hobby pilots, too. Additional handling features in different terrain complete the TONIC as X-wing!

“I carry my fun machine in my luggage whenever I travel!”

Rolnf Rinklin,

skywalk Graphic Designer

HANDLING

There is only one way to measure the TONIC – FUN! Handling is very direct, the TONIC masters very small radius turns. Steering pressure is thoroughly enjoyable, but naturally depends upon the wing load. At low load, the TONIC is very good natured, if you fly it close to the limit, it shows characteristics of a mini-wing. Thanks to the good performance, you can launch from very flat sites. The stability of the TONIC is extraordinarily good and thanks to a high trim speed and with the appropriate load it can still be flown at stronger wind speeds, while other gliders are grounded. A wing for mountain climbing, coastal soaring, or just to fly down and have fun!

PERFORMANCE

For such a small, simply constructed wing, the TONIC has an amazingly high glide ratio. At a comparatively small surface area, sink naturally depends heavily on the surface area load. With the TONIC, this is more than sufficient to stay up on active thermal days. The trim speed is high especially with full load and the speed system or trimmers are very effective.

SAFETY

The TONIC shows two sides here: with less load to the middle of the launch weight range, it has a disturbance reaction like an EN A, maximally an EN B wing, and thus the X-wing is quite suitable for pilots with less experience and a high demand for passive safety. The closer you get to the upper load limit, the more sporty and dynamic the reactions are. Pilots need to have sufficient flying experience as well as the ability to react quickly in extreme flight situations. The stability of the TONIC stays constant in any weight range. It takes some pretty extreme weather conditions to experience a collapse.
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JET FLAPS

Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.

RIGID FOIL

The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.

LOOPS & HOOKS

Our loops and straps on the top sail make it possible to lay out the canopy in the most difficult alpine terrain.

AUTOMATIC SAND RELEASE SYSTEM

The integrated openings on the trailing edge of the stabilizer let sand and dirt fall out automatically. Advantages: material and trailing edge are protected better and the trailing edge is less strained.

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3 LINE LEVELS

The 3-line-level concept reduces the number of lines and the resulting drag. Advantages: more performance and a better overview at launch.

SizeSML
Cells262626
Area flat (m²)16,7919,0021,35
Area projected (m²)14,2416,1218,11
Wingspan flat (m)8,378,919,44
Wingspan projected (m)6,647,077,49
Aspect ratio flat4,184,184,18
Aspect ratio projected3,103,103,10
Glider weight (kg)2,83,13,4
Certified weight range (kg)56-91 (C)56-80 (B)
81-105 (C)
65-100 (B)
101-114 (C)
Upper sailDominico 20 DMF
Lower sailDominico 20 DMF
RibsPorcher Sport Skytex 32
BandsPorcher Sport Skytex 32
Main linesLiros PPSL 200/120, NTSL 160
Middle linesLiros PPSL 120
Top linesLiros DSL 70
Brake linesLiros DFLP 200/32, DSL 70
RisersCousin Freres 12,5mm Polyester
What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?

We know that these data are interesting for you as a pilot, but for us to publish them would be a bad idea for the following reasons:
1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are therefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.
2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.
3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system.
That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.

How do I calculate my takeoff weight?

Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).

Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?

Changing the length of the brake lines can have a negative effect on the flying characteristics and extreme flight behavior. The paraglider needs a little more lead when flying on speed bar, otherwise the glider could be braked unintentionally, leading to a loss of performance. When performig extreme flying maneuvers, shortening the brake lines too much can cause complications during recovery from collapses, parachutal stall, etc.

Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?

No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.

Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?

No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.

What are JetFlaps and how do they work?

Jet Flaps are a so-called split flap like those seen on a large airplane. When the glider is braked, the airflow is routed through the glider, restoring smooth airflow. This extends brake line travel and softens the stall behavior.

What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?

Lower flyable minimum airspeed. The speed range is wider and easier to control. The pilot has more time to react when flying near the stall point.

Why shall I not navigate my glider through the C-level

As opposed to gliders with two line levels with which you can change the angle of attack by pulling the rear risers, doing the same on a glider with three line levels causes the profile to deform. This results in a crease forming between levels, which makes the glider more susceptible to collapses. In an emergency, control deflections of several centimeters are possible.

What size do I choose on this glider?

The size on this glider depends very much on your preferences, your body weight and your flying ability. While size L can be flown from unexperienced pilots you should have more flying experience on size M. Size S should only be flown from experienced or talented pilots, who have made their experience with miniwings.

Does the take-off distance extend on this glider?

Due to the shorter lines and lighter cap the TONIC rises quicker than other gliders. The take-off distance changes depending on size and wingload. In any case we reccomend to run during the start on this glider. With a good start-technique you will take off very quick, even with a smaller size.

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Your TONIC package

  • the X-Miniwing TONIC comes with:
    • 1x Backpack HIKE 80 l
    • 1x Compression strap
    • 1x Innerbag for glider
    • 1x Riserbag
    • 1x Manual
    • 1x Bandana
    • 1x Repair Kit
  • optional accessories:
    • Bottle holder for HIKE backpack
Order at your dealer!