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a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend

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a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

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After falling 30,000 feet, ripcords are pulled and a quick rush of air is heard as canopies deploy--then silence.
Ripcord Grip Insert (RGI) for the Modified Improved Reserve Parachute System -- Gary Thibault, Arthur Phelps, Junior Christmas, Edward Spaulding, Andrew Simpson, Randall Natches
But to approximate deadly combat in a bad place and to experience the tension between the individual soldier's hope for survival and his willing self-sacrifice for others--the men in his squad--read Ripcord side-by-side with John M.
Firebase Ripcord was ordered evacuated and then destroyed by air strikes.
Created for Ripcord Games by Micro Forte, one of Australia's largest development groups, Enemy Infestation is a frantic and constantly changing battle where teamwork and strategic thinking are of the utmost importance.
Complete with cast metal fusion wheel, ripcord launcher, and assembly tool you can build your top to suit your battle.
From the RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience and the North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean, to futuristic entertainment, a robust culinary experience and game-changing technology that encompasses everything from robotic bartenders to superfast wireless connectivity, Anthem of the Seas will allow guests to vacation like never before.
The presenter of C5's Gadget Show has worked with Royal on a video tour of the vessel to showcase everything from its Ripcord sky-diving simulator to the revolutionary Roboscreens which will be part of the entertainment in its Two70 entertainment venue.
Lanier additionally revealed details about other upcoming Dark Ronin production, “The Battle of Ripcord.
The Ripcord Code Red ($113) has an internal breaking system that eliminates launcher bounce back after the shot.
Grief-stricken On their tail are the GI Joes - Duke (Channing Tatum), Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), Scarlett (Rachel Nichols) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park).
Army special forces soldiers Duke (Tatum) and Ripcord (Wayans) are recruited into the ultra-secret multinational GI Joe team after helping fight off evil Cobra operatives, headed by corrupt arms dealer McCullen (Eccleston), intent on stealing a deadly weapon.
James Boole, from Tamworth, Staffordshire, pulled his ripcord just seconds before he hit the ground.
Joe team are: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost's Mr Eko) as Heavy Duty, Channing Tatum as lead soldier Duke, Dennis Quaid as Hawk, Ray Park as Snake-Eyes and Marlon Wayans as Ripcord.
People who step out of a plane at 10,000ft will freefall at an exhilarating 120mph for 5,000 feet before pulling the ripcord and gliding gently back to earth.