Sports have evolved. People have started enjoying adventurous sports. When it comes to sky diving, rest assured it is an extreme sport. Think of a situation in which you were falling from the sky at terminal velocity and your parachute (โดด ร่ม, which is the term in Thai) fails. Unfortunately, your end would be the most likely outcome.
Misconceptions And Risks Associated With Sky Diving
However, there have been numerous misconceptions about skydiving accidents. The major culprit happens to be equipment failure. However, it is not true. The major cause of skydiving accidents has been an operational error with collisions between jumpers and bad landings also being a major reason.
Bad landing accidents have been caused due to poor estimations of how long jumpers have left in the air to perform their several maneuvers and deploy the chutes relatively late. Moreover, accidents have been very common when jumpers deploy parachutes very close to one another resulting in entanglement.
If you were looking for adventure in this extreme sport while on your tour or vacation, consider gathering adequate information before you sign up for it.
Parachutes Are Safer Than Other Extreme Sports
It would not be wrong to suggest that parachutes have been considered safer than other available extreme sports. Scuba diving, mountain climbing, and hot air ballooning have been known to cause more deaths along with horse riding as compared to the death toll in sky diving. Rest assured that deaths in skydiving have been constant for the past few years, but other extreme sports have shown a significant increase in death rates with time.
Proper Training Is Necessary
Despite great fun, skydiving has been a sport requiring training, technique, and self-discipline. It would be worth mentioning here that simulated sky-diving has been an excellent way to try the sport without the fear of jumping out of an airplane. The artificial setup would take place in a huge building with adequate height to simulate a skydive jump.
Yet another option often taken would be the tandem jump. It has been deemed great fun with proper safety built-in. You do not have to learn about various instructions required for solo jumping. The strategy enables a novice to free fall while being harnessed to an instructor. The novice would have the confidence that if anything goes wrong, the experienced instructor knows about taking appropriate evasive actions.
If you wish to try skydiving, rest assured to take the best course of action by experiencing a free fall with an instructor.