More and more young people and professional athletes prefer active recreation and getting a boost of vigor with the help of extreme sports, the determining condition for which is the presence of natural conditions, the cost of equipment and equipment, as well as the costs associated with traveling to a place of rest and residence. Currently (August 2019), there are about 60 different sports associated with special conditions for their holding, requiring special equipment, involving equipment and most importantly associated with the risk to the lives of athletes participating in sports events.
Extreme sport is a certain kind of sport associated with difficult, dangerous conditions for performing certain actions for passing obstacles, jumping from an airplane, hills, scuba diving, performing acrobatic exercises, during which the action successfully completes and a powerful amount of additional adrenaline is released, which makes it possible for the athlete to experience a special emotional state.
Extreme sports include teak-dragging, which is an athlete riding on a wave formed by a moving boat, the platform of which the participant holds hands. An athlete can use a surfboard or a special protective suit (for water sports) to slide on water.
Although in recent times this type of recreation has gained some popularity among experts, they note a high possibility of injury, primarily associated with carbon monoxide poisoning by a boat emitted by an engine.
This sport is a danger to the athlete:
When moving along a body of water, a participant may fall under the boat’s propellers in the event of an emergency (sharp turn, reset or speed gain, hit by a large wave, aground, thickets of grass), which will lead to serious injury or death of the athlete.
If an athlete does not use a board when moving behind a boat, then any hard object (plastic, wood, glass, tin) floating on the surface when passing by a boat can cause damage due to high inertia.
An athlete moving after a boat in a pond is exposed to gas exhaust from the engine, which can lead to serious poisoning or even death.
To increase the level of safety for athletes, water-jet or electric motors are used, which partially allow solving existing problems, but do not completely eliminate dangerous factors. Athletes are forbidden to engage in tick dragging without lifejackets to ensure that the athlete is on the surface of the water in the event of injury or loss of consciousness.
To prevent slipping of hands from the platform of the back of the boat, a special coating is used:
foam plastic anti-slip film;
self-adhesive from foamed ethyl vinyl acetate film under a teak;
The studies of carbon dioxide concentration during the movement of the boat in the back seat of the boat and in the area of the athlete holding the platform behind the boat were measured using sensors and revealed a gas concentration level of 1100 ppm, provided that 1200 ppm is considered a lethal dose for a person and stay for some time can lead to a tragic result. It is imperative to be careful and limit the time spent in the water.