Two curved pins (figure 12, item 1) are attached to a length of 600 lb Dacron line and stitched to the
handle. The curve of the two pins is configured in opposite directions so that the pull load remains
consistent regardless of the pull direction. In addition, the use of a curved pin minimizes the risk of the pin
being pushed out of the closure loop. Additionally, the tuck tab configuration has the advantage of
preventing the reserve canopy from deploying if the curved pins are inadvertently removed from the
Figure 12. Ripcord Handle (Underside).
Extractor. The reserve extractor (figure 13, item 1) is a 6 ft diameter flat canopy manufactured from 1.5
oz ripstop fabric. It has 12 suspension lines and a center line. The extractor is attached to the apex of the
reserve with Spectra 1000.
Figure 13. Extractor.