W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 12, 2017â€“ ASTM Internationalâ€™s committee on amusement rides and devices (F24) has updated its standard on parasailing in efforts to continually enhance safety in the parasailing industry.
The revision to â€œStandard Practices for Parasailingâ€ (F3099) provides guidelines and procedures for the operation, maintenance, and inspection of parasail vessels, equipment, and associated activities.Â This includes crew training and flying passengers aloft in a parasail. The revision increased tensile strength on parasail tow lines, added a wind variance for trade wind locations to compensate for the predictability of certain regions, and approved the of testing of the soft shackle.
â€œThis is an industry standard that has input from parasail operators from all over the globe,â€ says Matthew Dvorak, president of Daytona Beach Parasail. â€œWe are working on maintenance and repair, and continuing education possibilities in the future.â€ He says that parasail operators from around the world, cruise ships, waterfront municipalities, and resorts will find this standard most useful.
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Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices (F24) Next Meeting:Â Oct. 11-14, 2017, Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)
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