What does meaning of "through" here? Does it give additional nuance to "rip"?
"Rip through" here is a phrasal verb. Sometimes, phrasal verbs have a very different nuance than the original verb. Here, however, "through" just adds emphasis to the verb "rip", however, it may also imply that something is ripped more completely or fully. In general, phrasal verbs like the one here are more informal than using the original verbs, but they are very common in spoken English. Ex: Cardboard is more difficult to rip through than paper.