Get Training For Parasailing

Published: 28th April 2009
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Parasailing has managed to lure people to try the risky and dangerous sport. For most, this is a risky yet adventurous endeavor. It may look simple because all the parasailor has to do is to take off from this area on the boat. Then when he has had enough of flying up in the air with his parachute, he ends it with a landing.

There are other concerns though. Going through parasailing training with a credited instructor isn't enough. A parasailor must know what else is going on in the sport. Example, he should also be updated on the nitty gritty of the boat he is taking off from.

Elaborating further, the size of the boat that pulls him as he takes off is an issue. Boats perform depending on their sizes, horsepower, weight, engine type and hull configuration. In parasailing, there may be no required horse power but normally any boat can easily pull up a parasailor as long as it meets the necessary speed and acceleration to do the required task. Typically, for a 16' boat, the speed is 100 hp.

Of course the speed and acceleration of the boat also varies on the size of the parasailor. Other factors affecting the whole parasailing experience is the direction the wind is blowing.

Remember that heavier flyers need more speed compared to lighter flyers. Plus, the acceleration of the boat when launching heavier flyers must be faster as opposed to lighter flyers.

Sometimes after a parasailor has taken in all the marvelous sites and sceneries up in the sky, he ends the flight with a wet move by plunging into the water, instead of returning to the take-off area where he is supposed to land. This can be done. Other parasailors wonder though if they could take off from the water. That isn't possible because no parachute is made to do this. How can a canopy fly if it is already wet?

Then there's doubt. Some parasailors ask their instructors whether this activity is dangerous. In any activity, there are risks. A participant can incur injuries - if there is negligence. If the parasailing environment doesn't have safe conditions, might as well not sign up to do the activity there.

To make your parasailing experience as memorable as possible, just look for a parasailing environment that is well credited, has the best crew and accommodating trainers. In fact, there are some parasailing tours you can also look into. This will make your risky move something to remember.

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