Parasailing is now a popular kind of activity, and not only in summer and in southern regions – some people adore winter parasailing. Here is a photo report from one parascending meeting in Novosibirsk.
Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a kind of outdoor activity when a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) and attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. While the boat or another vehicle is moving on, the parascender is flying in the air. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.
In this case, the vehicle was a snowmobile and the parachute – “PZ-81 Navigable”. The height of the flight depends on the rope’s lengh. For example a 200-meters long rope allows levitating on the height of 150 meters.
A professional parascender flies up skiing.
A parascender can also unhook and land just as real parachute jumpers do.
So, how does it all happen? At first you are equipped with parachute fixings and instructed.
Then parachute skirts are straightened and “stood”.
Then you’re attached to the rope and taken up to the sky! Everything is very simple and safe.
Not only may a simple uncontrolled parachute be used, but also a “square” – a controlled one.
The flight of a professional parascender – the head of the team.
This is how a parachute is attached to the stringing.
Parasailing is an activity for every healthy person – from younger generation to adults and even old folks! Moreover, it is not very expensive.