Parasailing terms to know
Parasailing, also known as parascending, or "parakiting" 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. The manned kite's moving anchor may be a car, truck, or boat. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or land vehicle, by the tow rope. The vehicle 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. 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. Land-based parasailing has also been transformed into a competition sport in Europe. In land-based competition parasailing, the parasail is towed to maximum height behind a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The driver then releases the tow line; the parasailer flies down to a target area in an accuracy competition. The sport was developed in the early 80's and has been very popular ever since. The first international competitions were held in the mid 80's and continue to this day.
Life Jackets = necessary sleeveless swim jacket
Harness = it is required to secure the guest in his seat, to ensure a a safe comfortable ride while parasailing
Tandem bar = a bar that enables 2 guests on the parasail, instead of just one.
Trible bar = a bar that enables 3 guests in the parasail, instead of just 1 or 2.
Roll cage = a chrome tower to open easily all sizes of parasails, even such as 36 - 40 ft.
Parasailing rope = a special waxed rope, for easy and safe working with a winch
Winch-boat = parasailing boat = parascending boat = platform boat
Parasailing winch = a winch system concepted for the usage of parasail in a platform boat
Boat configurator = a document which is concepted to find the personal configurations of a winch-boat