rigging lines

rigging lines

The nylon chords connecting a parachute to the load. Also called shroud lines.
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The military spokesman said the salvaging team was all set to start 'rigging lines and gears' for the retrieval operations on Monday afternoon when the tide is high.
The paratroopers are taught to control their parachutes while descending and to carryout emergency measures such as untwisting their rigging lines, taking the necessary action upon collision with another parachutist and landing in water.
The paratroopers are taught to control their parachutes while descending and to carry out emergency measures such as untwisting their rigging lines, taking the necessary action upon collision with another parachutist and landing in water, said the ISPR press release.
Replacing tired double braided polyester, running rigging lines with the much stronger Dyneema core is a good upgrade and some manufacturers even supply Dyneema that glows in the dark.
These strips can be cut in half lengthwise for making rope ladders or for the rigging lines of the sails.
PARACHUTE JUMP, 1971: Found himself upside-down after feet caught in rigging lines. He said afterwards: "It was a rather hairy experience."