Our Opinion – Skywalk Tonic 2 Review
The Tonic 1 became one of the most popular miniwings, because it was a good compromise of performance, speed, dive, roll and safety. The Tonic 2 is no different. It has fun handling characteristics, with a lot of roll, but not too much. It’s easy to take off, but in strong wind it can shoot a bit and needs to be stopped. The flare on the landing is great, you can make a lot of lift with the brakes and slow the wing down well. The stall point is low and the brake pressure is nice and progressive. It’s available with short trimmers, which make it only a little bit faster. The Tonic is one of the few miniwings that give you a safe feeling in turbulence, not like many miniwings that amplify it. It is very stable and takes a lot before it collapses, even with trims open. Collapses are easy to control and not scary. We think it’s an amazing wing for learning to fly on smaller wings, a great step before switching to a speedwing. A lot of speedflying pilots have a Tonic as well, for soaring, or just to fly where it’s too flat for a speedwing. We recommend taking a small size, so you have a good wingload, it’s more fun. Don‘ t be fooled by the sizes, they give the projected area instead of the flat area.
- Good glide (similar to other miniwings)
- Great „go-cart“ feeling (high roll)
- Very reactive to brake inputs
- Bulletproof miniwing to learn on
- Good and safe feeling in turbulent air
- Good flare and low stall point
- Short trimmers available
- More durable then a Bantam
- Long speedbar travel. You can fly fast if you have to.
Good to know
- Not the lightest wing
- Can shoot in strong wind takeoffs
Tech specs and marketing text
There are many happy Tonic pilots out there, enjoying their worry-free miniwing. Great all-around miniwing.