Skywalk TEQUILA4 (PAST MODEL)
Now superceded by Skywalk TEQUILA5.
With the new TEQUILA4, skywalk brings modern CHILI3 technology to the leisure class! Whether you’re a talented novice or an XC pilot: the EN-B certified TEQUILA was and is an excellent choice for many pilots.
TEQUILA4 | the classic intermediate glider
Enjoy the freedom!
It’s good to know that there’s a glider that meets all your demands – whether you just fly for fun or want to be the highest in your house thermal, make challenging XC flights, or if you’re just beginning your training. With the new TEQUILA4, skywalk brings modern CHILI3 technology to the leisure class! The TEQUILA series was always known for its passive safety combined with lots of performance potential and absolutely uncomplicated handling. That’s why skywalk didn’t push the design of the TEQUILA4 to the limit.
The latest technologies such as mini ribs, 3D shaping, rigid foils and a reduced total line length turn this pure bred 3-liner into a high performance wing for its class - even as pilot demand remains manageable. This all-round glider will thrill you with its very direct but light handling and super glide performance and a top speed that is high for its class. Thanks to its low weight and the use of rigid foils, launching the TEQUILA4 is child’s play. And it’s fun to fly! Whether you’re a talented novice or an XC pilot: the EN-B certified TEQUILA was and is an excellent choice for many pilots.
The TEQUILA4 is a real pleasure wing. It launches super easily, has great handling, and its climb performance is outstanding. With its superb glide performance and relatively high maximum speed, you can enjoy long XC flights while feeling safe because the T4 has plenty of safety reserve. The T4 is quite forgiving, making it the right choice for talented beginners. We even classify the glider as suitable for training because its extreme flight behavior doesn’t even come close to exhausting the limits of the EN/LTF-B category.
For a glider with this safety potential, the TEQUILA4’s performance is really phenomenal. Like its big brother, the CHILI3, it climbs extraordinarily well and its fantastic glider performance will blow your mind. If you have XC ambitions, it makes a lot of sense to use an aerodynamic harness with the T4 to take full advantage of its potential. Thanks to its agile but forgiving handling, it’s easy to latch onto thermals and stay and top.
The TEQUILA4 is an EN-B glider, but we declare it to be suitable for training because of its gentle reaction to disturbances. Brake line travel up to the stall point is long thanks to JET FLAPS. Control pressure is comfortably light in the upper range and increases markedly as you pull. Like our other gliders, the TEQUILA4 passed DHV certification without the use of folding lines. If safety is your main concern, the T4 is your ideal companion. It’s also ideally suited to pilots who are a little rusty or only have the chance to fly now and then.
2 Plus 2
For all gliders purchased after July 1, 2007, Skywalk offers its customers the skywalk 2 + 2 Guarantee - an additional warranty that goes beyond the minimum required by law.
By narrowing the cross section of the slit (channel), Jet Flaps create a Venturi effect that accelerates the airflow. The air is redirected from the lower sail (pressure area) to the upper sail (suction area) where it exits. Airflow separation is delayed, the stall occurs later, minimum speed is reduced, and the pilot has more angle of attack reserve. This is a considerable benefit during critical phases like launch, landing and tight thermals. More information
Hybrid Line Geometry
The perfect mix of Aramid and Dyneema lines maximizes durability and minimizes trim changes over the lifecycle of your glider. This optimal use of line materials lowers air resistance and minimizes weight.
3 Line Levels
True 3-line technology with greatly reduced drag for more performance and easier line sorting. Three line levels from the risers to the wing without line junctions.
The leading edge is reinforced with flexible nylon battens.The result is a substantial weight savings that positively affects the handling in extreme conditions. The Rigid Foil technology gives that the leading edge maintains an optimal shape to ensure even airflow over the wing and a constant ram air pressure. The wing glides better, especially in accelerated flight. During launch, the battens hold leading edge open, making inflation a snap.
Especially Robust Materials
Use of special, long-life materials that maintain their characteristics even in hard use.
Doubling of the cell in the region of the trailing edge: increased shape stability, less resistance, more performance.
Fitting of an additional band: precisely shaped wing, less resistance, more performance.
Use of narrow materials for risers: but the handling is slightly more sophisticated.
Nylon reinforcement over the C suspension point in the upper sail instead of lines: less resistance, more performance.
The TEQUILA4 uses quite a few construction details from the CHILI3. But unlike the CHILI3, the T4 sports three main lines per level and per side. Despite this, it still only has an averages total line length of 240m.
Rigid Foils in the leading edge ensure a light profile contour with a stable shape. C-wires dampen the wing’s trailing edge and help the TEQUILA4 take full advantage of every thermal. All reinforcements are made of indestructible plastic and are bend resistant. A special packing method is unnecessary.
Lines & Sail
We have equipped the TEQUILA4 completely with sheathed lines. This makes them very robust and suitable for regular use. The T4 also uses the proven hybrid line concept, adjusted for different load cases. Thanks to its clever design, the TEQUILA4 in size S uses only 230m of lines, which boosts performance enormously. Regarding the wing fabric, we chose the high quality Porcher materials that keep the weight down while offering a high degree of durability.
Mini Ribs on the trailing edge improve brake behavior and ensure better form drag. The optimized brake line gathering system reduces control pressure. 3D-shaping behind the leading edge on the upper sail ensures fewer wrinkles and also contributes to an advantageous form drag.
|area flat in m²||22,17||25,54||28,30||30,32|
|wingspan flat in m||10,74||11,52||12,13||12,56|
|aspect ratio flat||5,20||5,20||5,20||5,20|
|area projected in m||18,85||21,72||24,06||25,78|
|wingspan projected in m||8,50||9,12||9,61||9,94|
|aspect ratio projected||3,84||3,84||3,84||3,84|
|max. profile length in cm||249||267||281||291|
|min. profile length in cm||61||65||68||71|
|middle linelength in cm (w/o riser)||629||675||710||735|
|maximum line length in m||214||230||242||250|
|weight in kg||4,7||5,3||5,6||5,9|
|weight range in kg from - to||55-75||70-95||85-110||100-130|
|jet flap technology||yes||yes||yes||yes|
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Skywalk TEQUILA4 Reviews
Flybubble video review below.
The TEQUILA4 is also featured in Flybubble's Choose The Right Paraglider article and video series.
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Past model|
Skywalk TEQUILA4 (PAST MODEL) Reviews
That flight was the last for 2015 and the next flight would be in Greece March 2016. After a ground handling session and some little hops of a training hill we made our way to the launch at Elassona after only a few steps as the wing lifted me gently into the air where I got an evening soaring session, the wing responding faultlessly without a lot of input and the handling was smooth and progressive building my confidence with every minute.
The Skywalk Tequila 4 is truly a fantastic wing which I have found to build my confidence and enjoyment of flying no end.
I ground handled the Tequila 4 for about 10 minutes on the flat with every intention of learning the wing's characteristics before taking it out to fly, but it popped up so nicely and sat overhead with just a touch of brakes that I couldn't help myself.
I found I needed to hold the wing down on the rear risers until I was ready to launch in a reported 7mph wind at take off, a gentle pull and little trot under the wing made reverse launching a pleasure. Take off consisted of a few steps as the wing accelerated and plucked me gently into the air. The smooth air at the cliffs let me play with pitch roll and weight shift, with the wing responding without a lot of input and in a smooth and progressive manner.
As a nervous CP it takes a while for me to feel comfortable in each flight, however, that said from bringing the wing up I felt in total control and comfortable from the off. My flight allowed me to see the other wings gale hanging at Caburn and in my opinion I was having more fun!
After a couple of hours it was time to land; a slow controlled approach was easy (maybe a result of the jet flaps?). I only needed to take one step on landing, facing into wind the wing sat nicely overhead waiting. It was disappointing to have to finally stall the wing and pack it away.
As a progressing CP I haven't flown that many wings (4 in total) so saying the Tequila 4 is the best wing I've ever flown would seem like a hollow gesture, perhaps it's better to say my confidence and enjoyment in paragliding has grown exponentially with this wing.
Downsides - only the one, I found myself grinning like a village idiot for hours after my flight, this may lead to awkward social interactions especially if someone is attempting to break bad news to you! ;)
If you do buy the Tequila 4 then you should expect to smile :)