Parasailing, also known as parascending is a recreational kiting activity
Parasailing, also known as parascending is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. On land or over water the manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat; parasailing just by kiting in heavy winds is highly discouraged. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender or wing and person into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.
There are six parts of a parasail. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or land vehicle, by the tow rope. The activity is primarily a fun ride, not to be confused with the sport of paragliding. There are commercial parasailing operations all over the world.
  • Components;
  • Standard: Canopy assembly, inner container and carrying bag
  • Optional: Harness, tow rope
Load range [kg] 60 - 100 100 - 150
Canopy area [㎡ (ft²)] 41.8 (449) 56.9 (611)
Descent rate [m/s (ft/s)] 4.9 - 5.5 (16.0 - 18.0)
Tow speed [m/h] 10 - 30
Canopy shape Flat circular, para-commander type
Canopy fabric
  • Nylon 6,6 high-tenacity yarns 33 dtex
  • Silicone coated
  • Water repellent & anti-static finished
  • Zero porosity
Canopy color White, blue, red, yellow, green
Suspension line material
  • Polyester line or nylon cord MIL-C-5040 Type III
  • Breaking strength max. 1,000-lbs
Risers H-shape, duplicated
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