rigging lines

rigging lines

The nylon chords connecting a parachute to the load. Also called shroud lines.
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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.
Four miles of running rigging lines are used to set sails and manipulate the rig, and two miles of standing rigging is for holding the masts up,'' said Meyer.