The Cable Cutter is a product to replace conventional tethers. Most tethers use black powder to release one or multiple quick links attached to the recovery system.
The Prairie Twister (formerly Archetype) rocketry cable cutter, however, takes a different perspective on the tether by making its use much more flexible by shearing a plastic cable tie, which can be used to hold a large number of recovery components. One of the most beneficial aspects of the cable cutter is using a single parachute as both the drogue and the main! This design has been in the works for over three years, and it is the best it's ever been.
The advantages of Prairie Twister over other devices are many!