We sometimes learn that aerialists do not use swivels as a way to save money on hardware costs. We ask: Why risk your safety?
Swivels will keep your fabric from twisting on itself which makes it hard to separate. Swivels also reduce the lateral stress on your attachment point. This is essential!
It is NOT recommended to suspend yourself from a single point in aerial silks, aerial hammock, or aerial hoop without the use of a swivel. We know some people do rig themselves without swivels but we cannot stress enough that it is NOT recommended.
Swivels are meant to keep you moving safely. We carry swivels that are made with aluminum, but they use steel ball bearings inside.
Rated strength of our swivels is 26kN
We recommend you to inspect your swivels with each use.
Please do not drop your swivel.
Retire the swivel if it has a crack, sharp edge, burr, irregular rotation, or if it does not spin without resistance. Life expectancy is 5 years depending on frequency of use. Protect your swivel from water, heat, or corrosive materials.
Swivels have the ratings engraved on them, as they need to meet the proper safety standards. All our equipment is designed and built by industry standard companies, to withstand the rigors of life safety and climbing.