Parasailing is a very young sport but even in its early stages, it has gained followers at a startling speed. This sport is participated in by adventurous individuals and families that just want to have fun while driving themselves to the edge. It begins with a person (or group of persons) on a harness. This harness is then pulled by a towrope that is attached to a speeding boat or automobile. It could appear risky but over the years, more and more safety measures have been set up to avoid the occurrence of any more accidents. One of them, the parasailing wind meter.
There are many ways of making the parasailor stay aloft in the air while not worrying about what might happen to him. Such include bringing life jackets and making sure that the quick releases are working. Another important thing to remember is the helmet. Injuries are prevented when these things are brought. These, however, are there to assist the parasailor when disaster strikes. What, then, can he do to prevent any accident from happening in the first place?
The major precaution is to stay on the ground when winds go beyond 15 miles per hour. The most suitable wind speed for optimum parasailing is between 12 mph to 15 mph. Professional parasailors can ride the wind up to 27 miles per hour. Don’t immediately try this, though. And remember that the parasailor is safest when he has a parasailing wind meter with him. Wind meters are used as a gauge of the velocity of the wind. With this knowledge in mind, the rider can then optimize his parasailing speed while not sacrificing his safety.
A wind meter usually comes with the canopy, harness (most are now designed to be unsinkable), and the quick release which gives the parasailor the peace of mind that he can be released from the speeding mode of transport anytime that an uncalled for incident happens. These, when put altogether, make parasailing a ride of enjoyment rather than a ride of risk.
There are so many ways to enjoy this sport without having to burden your mind with the risks that might befall you. After all, Mother Nature offers a wondrous view from up above, and very few actually get to take a look at it. Don’t be left out.