rip cord


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rip cord

rip cord
A flexible cable attached to a parachute which, when pulled, opens the pack and allows the parachute to deploy.
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At 6,000 feet I pulled the rip cord and just stopped in mid-air.
And he's not kidding, says Blackstone, who demonstrates the correct procedure for pulling the rip cord (use both hands and pull hard).
He tugged in vain at the rip cord which deflates the balloon but it was stuck.
When you get down to about 4,000ft, the other man taps you and pulls the rip cord.
After pulling a rip cord to start, riders can reach speeds of up to 100mph in just three seconds and fly up to 200ft - 50ft higher than Nelson's Column.
Dennis Vacco, State Attorney General for the State of New York and the father of two children, who is the leader in the national fight against child pornographers on the Internet through his Operation Rip Cord, supports the use of parental monitoring software like Bo Dietl's One Tough ComputerCOP.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Rip cord assembly for pack chest
This week's Cutting Edge follows one of Britain's most prolific base jumpers and his right-hand man as they leap from the top of some of the country's most famous landmarks, cheating death by pulling their rip cord a mere seconds from impact.
With a simple pull of a rip cord a bright orange "safety sausage" automatically deploys and inflates, sticking almost five feet in the air for land visibility or laid across the water for air visibility.
As one of the loadmasters reached up to close the door, his rip cord snagged on something and his parachute opened.