Enjoy The Thrills Of Parasailing

 By: James Smi
Parasailing is designed to be towed by either a 4-wheel drive vehicle or a boat. The parasailor has a parachute attached or harnessed behind his back. He then snaps the harnesses of the parasail, after signaling to the driver of the vehicle or the boat. By lunging a couple of steps forward, he soars up, up and away.

Imagine feeling the wind across your face. You'll not only get the thrill of flying, you'll also see the beautiful scenery high up in the sky. By soaring thousands of feet up bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and oceans, the parasailor takes in the beauty of nature firsthand.

Landing isn't as daunting as it seems. The whole process is that the boat or the 4-wheel vehicle slows down until the parasailor lowers himself down to the ground.

Parasailing started in the 1960s. Pierre Lamoigne attached a couple of parachutes to his car. It was a less expensive way for him to teach on how to parachute. By lifting the parachuters up to a required height, Lamoigne and his crew set them free up in the sky. This procedure was referred to as parascending.

By 1961, a parachute company began franchising parachutes - making them under a protected brand which is a parasail.

In the turn of the 1970s, Mark McCullough set the standards when it came to parasailing. He was the first ever to use parachutes while at sea. Before, lifting parasails was practiced from the base line. It was McCullough who encouraged other parasailing practitioners to try out a different approach - which is launching the parasailor from a specially-designed platform.

It was also McCullough who invented the winch boat. This is a ship that assists the parachute by pulling it back to the boat. This invention changed how parasailors landed after their flight.

Parasailing is enjoyable and simply breathtaking. If you're worried that it might not be safe, rest assured it is stable. The ground crew and driver are all experienced. Besides, this is one of the few rides a parasailor can enjoy and there's no need for him to steer.

If you want to try this out for yourself, you can ask your local municipality where and who you can approach about this. Chances are there are dare devils in your community.

You can also try searching online. There are official parasailing sites that offer a complete list of where interested parasailors or parasailor newbies can gain the information they need about this past time.
Artice Source: http://www.articlesphere.com

Related Articles in Recreation And Sports

People interested in the above article are also interested in the related articles listed below:

It was a clear, warm summer afternoon on Lake Chaubunagungamaug in Webster, Massachusetts. We were anchored in a quiet cove, playing a lively game of cribbage when I spotted a pair of eagles soaring high above us. It was as if they were playing a game of tag. Then suddenly one of the eagles headed straight down into the water and came back up with a big fish in its beak. He flew to a tall bushy pine tree nearby to enjoy his fresh catch.
Families today are all electronically connected. Facebook, Twitter and texting are the norm today. When I grew up such things were not available to us and many of us have “Happy Memories” of an earlier day. The younger generation today is losing its ability to create "Happy Memories" and I feel for them. Most of the younger generation have not had the chance to see the sun rise over a low hanging fog on a beautiful lake.
Summer time is here, let's enjoy all the activities that goes along with that and avoid pesky insects through prevention/treatment. The four ‘B’s of Summer; BBQ, Baseball, Beaches and Bugs! Like many of you, I have my favorite BBQ meal (Ribs) and favorite Baseball team (Tampa Bay Rays) and of course my favorite beaches (St. Petersburg-Belleair); but who has a favorite bug?
Related Articles
in Recreation And Sports

More in Recreation And Sports

Excellent, Larry. Thank you for taking the new article directory technology and making it work to the max. I encourage everyone to keep contributing and contributing regularly. I can attest to the fact that this site is already a strong directory in a field of many. Kudos to Larry!

Matthew C. Keegan
The Article Writer


I find it a delight to use both as an author and a publisher. It is full of nice little surprises that make the whole process of writing, reading and publishing articles a complete delight. This is one that comes out tops and beats the rest hands down.

Eric Garner
Managing Director


I did a Google search and came across your site. It was exactly what I was looking for and was elated to find such a broad range of articles. As I am launching a free magazine in a small town in Florida, I wanted to be as resourceful as possible while still being able to provide some content that is interesting and well written. Your site has all the variables in the mix. Excellent Site hitting all the notes in the scale sort of speak.

Mo Montana
Florida, USA

Article Topics

Copyright © 2005 - by Larry Lim, Singapore - Article Search Engine Directory at ArticleSphere.com™
All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All Trademarks and Servicemarks are the property of the respective owners.
ArabicBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanLatvianLithuanianNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese