Problem with Snap Swivel
I have been using a snap swivel that I purchased from a fishing tackle store to attach my line to my delta kite. When buying it I was told that it would hold 400 pounds in weight. However when I was flying my kite at the weekend the catch in the snap swivel opened when the wind picked up and my kite separated from my line, as I was flying at a coastal area, it landed in the sea and I was unable to retrieve it! Has anyone had similar problems with snap swivels? Should I Purchase mine from somewhere else made especially for kites?
Any advice would be much appreciated. Amy