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A standard barrel release, often used as a backup, consists of a loop of fabric with a 1" curved steel pin threaded on one end of the loop, followed by a steel cylinder that both sides of the loop pass through. The steel pin is folded down through the tow bridle, and covered by the steel cylinder. In this way, when the cylinder is pulled back, the pin is allowed to rotate upward, releasing the bridle. This simple mechanical design is basically fool proof.