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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Equipify - Make Money by renting out your extra surfboards!

    Hey Everyone,

    Swellinfo is helping to promote this brand new service called Equipify

    Its pretty cool. It is a peer to peer network, which connects fellow surfers and outdoors people to rent out their unused gear. So, lets say you have a handful of surfboards in your garage. Perhaps you wouldn't mind renting them to someone from out of town for the day or week and earn a few extra bucks. Sure, you might not want to rent that brand new board, but what about that old board you barely ride anymore.

    I think its a pretty cool idea, especially for traveling surfers where airline fees are so high.
    So, give it a look, and list some of your gear if your so inclined! And, its not just surfboards, its basically any outdoor gear. Bikes, Skis, Snowboards, camp gear, etc, etc..

    Equpify.me

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    I'd rent my girlfriend out before my surfboards.

    Pimpify.her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manisses View Post
    I'd rent my girlfriend out before my surfboards.

    Pimpify.her
    ...Classic.

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    i got 5 on it

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    any luck?

    Quote Originally Posted by meatloaf View Post
    i got 5 on it
    What has been your experience? made any money?

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    Nice notion, but not worth it

    As a person with a lot of sporting gear over the years, my experience with renting or lending out has not generally been positive. Stuff gets broken, lost, torn, dented - plenty of "ooops factor". I really want to be nice to folks entering a new sport, but i have been burned too many times in the past. Right now I maintain a "second line" of camping gear to lend out to folks - or I should say I did do that until someone "lost" the tent.
    And I wouldn't lend/rent out a surfboard unless it was a a good friend and the board was a surftech...

    It is a good hearted idea, but won't fly for me.
    My two cents

    Paul Moos

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    What if someone rents your board and drowns are you liable? What if your stick gets damaged or breaks? Sounds like a good concept but a lot of what ifs... I leave boards in PR and would love to rent them out but what if..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i guess not...
    These guys just launched the site and are just hoping to get people on board to list equipment at this point. Its still a brand new service right now.

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    Even though the agreement states that you will not be liable for damage or injury, I would be leery of it. Its not worth it to make 20 bucks renting a board if I could get sued because someone hits their head on the board, etc.
    Something that might also be useful would be a site or option on this site where you can sign up to be a "guide" and point the person in the location of where they could rent a board, then take them surfing/mountain biking/skiing or whatever, in your location that you have dialed in.