Flying a MOUSTACHE is so much fun, so we do understand that it's tempting to just grab it and give it a try.
But while "flaring" – as we do call it – looks like usual paragliding, it really isn't. Habits which keep you safe while paragliding, can get you in troubles. Trust us, the time spent to watch all of our tutorials will pay off a thousand times.
Please note that no online video can replace a proper in-person training by our Pro Partners.
We really can't wait to hear your feedback how your first flight has been, but the most important thing is, that you will enjoy many many more...
Inflating and Takeoff
The MOUSTACHE can be used in various conditions and for different styles and disciplines of flying. To get into the air safely, no matter if you use skis or have very strong winds, find out about the techniques and differences we recommend.
Practice makes perfect! As for everything else, this is true for "flaring" as well. We did a lot of testing and will share the insights of hours of groundhandling sessions. If you master your skills, possibilities are almost endless where you can fly a MOUSTACHE.
Flying and Landing
The FLARE system offers new opportunities where, when and how we can fly. Trust our pro pilot Beni Kälin who will share his learnings from more than 500 flights so far to make sure you get the most out of your wing in the air and that you will come down safely as well.
No matter where you fly, the MOUSTACHE is most fun if you fly close to the ground and if you play with the lines mother nature offers. Therefore it's really important that you understand the basics and especially the differences of the FLARE system to stay safe.
The FLARE system allows you to fly when normal paragliders are not able to do so anymore. Find out why and how different the wind situation needs to be evaluated, depending if you are soaring coastal lines or follow the shapes of the mountains.
Size does matter! For the MOUSTACHE not only weight and wind speed are important for your decision. There is as well a difference in how you want to use it. The right size is the key in terms of safety and how much fun you will have.
Speedflying a discipline of paragliding for more action driven pilots. The aim of speedflying is to fly downhill and close to the ground without touching it. The wings used for it are usually quite small and fast to be able to stay close to the ground.
The MOUSTACHE was actually not intended to be a speedflying wing, but the advantage to control your glide ratio so easily while flying with high speed did open a new way of speedflying. It allows you to fly lines which you couldn't fly before.
As there is not much room for failure or collapses in this discipline, it's important to understand why thermals can cause big troubles and what active flying means in the world of FLARE.
Speedriding is similar to speedflying as you also fly fast and close to the ground. The main difference is that you are using your skis and that your goal is to switch between skiing and flying as you need or like it. As you start with skis, the wings used tend to be even smaller and faster.
The opportunity to adjust the angle of your wing with your hands only does make the MOUSTACHE with our FLARE system the perfect wing to achieve exactly that.
Things you should think about if you are going for speedriding are line tension, effects of increased load per surface and landing with high speed.
As we combined the best characteristics from kitesurfing and paragliding, it's not surprising that you can not only fly a MOUSTACHE.
You can go for a snowkiting sessions as well. Simply use the wing to pull you up the mountain and feel free to decide if you go down by skiing or if you prefer to fly down.
It's helpful to know how you can easily handle the MOUSTACHE uphill which can be practiced by groundhandling sessions.