Great Janitor: Yeah, because the answer to every problem is more government. Six deaths in 12 years is one death every 24 months, so in short, safer than flying, driving, living in New York and Chicago and countless other activities. I'd say that they are doing a damn good job at self regulation and government regulation isn't needed.
I actually witnessed one of the first parasailing deaths here in Florida (electrocution). The industry primarily consist of LLC's that hire teenage employees for minimum wage plus tips. As a rule, they are some of the WORST boat operators, constantly breaking 'No Wake' rules and racing through crowded tourist waters to get back to the dock to pick-up another boatload for the rides that cost $50-$100 bucks. Considering the thousands of these trips that take place every day the actual number of killed and injured is relatively low.Good luck collecting your medical bills, much less a settlement with the LLC's and Florida's unfavorable tort reform.
The proposed legislation is taking place because 2 more girls were injured a couple weeks ago in nearby Panama City when their tether snapped and they flew into powerlines and a 13 story condo balcony and eventually crashing into the ground after striking a pick-up truck. They were hospitalized for the past 2 weeks and still doing PT
Here's some pics of how hard the impact was when they hit the metal condo railing....
Here's a pic of the truck they slammed into on the ground.....
A beach visitor even captured the incident on his cellphone.... (Warning some mild NSFW language on the videotape)...
Dahnkster: Watch that video again and tell me no regulation is necessary. I realize that many of you basement dwellers have no concept of ever having a daughter, girlfriend or wife... much less one that is crippled or killed because the 'free market' can't be bothered to inspect towlines or allows teen employees to launch people into the air with less training than a burger flipper. And then when they do kill somebody or doom them to a lifetime of wheelchair-bound bedsores, they are not even held financially responsible. Why does it not surprise me that 'relatively few injuries and totally acceptable death rate' is the exact same 'logic' being offered up by the gunpetters when it comes to even a micron of responsible, common-sense regulation. The only slippery slope is the shiat that slides down you moran's pointy motherfarkin' heads. Gawdamned it, man... are some of you really this farkin' thick or is it just a bunch of farking gamers and teenage losers that think they are posting anonymous ramblings on Youtube?
Neighborhood Watch: How do you 'regulate' this kind of air sailing... and why?
Jon iz teh kewl: it's like waterboarding another fun sport
le mew: As long as they don't ban it. I haven't gone yet.
Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Neighborhood Watch: How do you 'regulate' this kind of air sailing... and why?Requiring injury insurance, for one. Why? So they can pay for their farkups when they fark up, and provide a financial incentive to run a safer operation./no-brainer
HAY GUYSWAT'S GOING ON IN THIS THREAD?
NephilimNexus: On the plus side, hey, fewer Floridians!
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