The TONKA2 is a real “mini-wing”. Despite its small size, it doesn’t fly like a speedflyer. Instead, it flies with the precision of a really small paraglider. Its handling is extremely direct and agile. With a little bit of control line input you can turn this glider on a dime. And with a little more input you’ll be banking high in no time at all. Its high trim speed lets you launch, land and fly on windy days – a big advantage when a gust shoots up the lip of a steep backbowl or the wind suddenly picks up.
The TONKA2 was developed for Alpine adventurers flying in challenging terrain. Despite its small area, its L/D is surprisingly high and its sinkrate reassuringly low. The TONKA2 lets you launch from difficult spots and land in tight, remote valleys – and soar to cloud base on thermally active days. Its trim speed is pretty fast, but if you want a real jet-feeling, just step on the bar!
The TONKA2’s high wing loading makes it very stable – but also extremely dynamic and agile. For this reason, TONKA2 pilots should have a lot of flying experience under their belts and should be used to judging glider reaction in dynamic steep turns.
Please note:- The glider reactions on the size S are less dynamic.
Enormous reserves as you approach the stall point: improved climb performance, especially in tight and strong thermals, longer brake travel to the stall point and an extended »green arc« of airspeed. More information
Nylon wires in the leading edge: lower total weight, maintains wing profile, ensures constant ram air pressure, improves launch, landing and extreme flight characteristics.
Nylon wires over the C- suspension point in the topsail instead of lines: less drag, more performance.
Fitting of an additional band: more exact profile shaping, less drag, more performance.
Doubles the number of cells in the area of the trailing edge: increased shape stability, less drag, more performance.
The TONKA2’s sail is made of lightweight Skytex 27 from Porcher Marine. Only the highly stressed leading edge on the topsail uses the tougher Skytex 38. Combined with a clever line concept with few suspension points and lightweight Dyneema risers, we were able to achieve an unbelievably low weight of just 2,1 kg.
|Size||XXS (10.0)||XS (12.0)||S (15.0)|
|Area flat (m²)||12,13||14,1||17,46|
|Area projected (m²)||10,25||11,8||14,76|
|Wingspan flat (m)||7,63||8,22||9,16|
|Wingspan projected (m)||5,94||6,4||7,13|
|Aspect ratio flat||4,80||4,8||4,8|
|Aspect ratio projected||3,44||3,44||3,44|
|Glider weight (kg)||1,8||2,1||2,4|
|Certified weight range (kg)||69 - 73||60 - 85||60 - 90|
|min. profile depth||48,7||54,3|
|max. profile depth||213||237|
|Upper sail||Porcher Sport Skytex 38 / Skytex 27 Universal|
|Lower sail||Porcher Sport Skytex 27 Universal|
|Ribs||Porcher Sport Skytex 27 hard|
|Bands||Porcher Sport Skytex 32|
|Main lines||Liros PPSL 200, TSL 280|
|Middle lines||Liros PPSL 160/120, DSL 70|
|Top lines||Liros DC 60|
|Brake lines||Liros DFLP 200/32, DSL 70, DC 60|
|Risers||Liros 6mm Dyneema|
Included in the Package
TONKA2 comes with:
- 1x Backpack HIKE 55 l
- 1x Riser compression band “light”
- 1x “Stretch” innerbag for glider
- 1x Manual
- 1x Bandana
- 1x Repair Kit
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|