You and your family made it to your beach getaway and are ready to go parasailing Destin fl, but now you ask yourself the question “is parasailing safe?”
Parasailing is not only an exciting and fun thing to do, but it is also safe if done with the right equipment, the right conditions, the right people, and by following the instruction of the parasailing crew.
We at Parasail Destin have covered some of the most common reasons parasailing accidents happen, and what the real parasailing dangers are.
Towline failure is the leading cause of death and injury in parasailing accidents according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and so is considered a parasail danger. They found that the commonly used bowline knot reduced the strength of brand new rope by as much as 70 percent. This was before they factored in the wear and tear from the sun, saltwater, wind gusts, and general use over time.
A good parasailing crew, is aware of the dangers a weak towline presents. At Parasail Destin we take steps such as, storing rope out of direct sunlight and in a clean and dry location, frequently inspecting rope for damage, accurately measuring wind speeds to make sure they are within the safe range for that day, slowly and steadily deploying and recovering the canopy with the winch, maintaining thorough logs of rope use and inspections, and frequently trimming back the working ends of the towline as well as frequently replacing the rope to ensure a strong and safe towline.