Spectra reserve ripcord wear in Gear and Rigging November 20, 2013 Hi Sparky, With the UPT spectra ripcord I've had the pin jam the channel on every single test pull I've done for my reserve repacks. I've done this on several Vectors now and it seems to be consistent. The pin gets dragged by the ripcord to the metal housing then jams. At first I didn't think much of it, but a rigger told me ripcord stops have killed people. I have a second Vector with the marine eye metal ripcord and the cable clears every time. I'm curious. Have any other Vector owners had trouble clearing their ripcords after a test pull?