Here at 3 Rad Kids, our goal is to facilitate the purchasing of the best sporting gear so you can get out there and do the things that you love without breaking the bank! We are so stoked that we are able to help get customers out there in the surf, snow, and on the trail! When you are new to a sport like stand up paddle boarding, renting is often the easiest option to get your toes in the water, but there are actually some pretty rad benefits to leasing to own a stand up paddle board with 3 Rad Kids rather than short term rentals. Intrigued? Let’s talk about the benefits!
Rent or Lease to Own?
While renting a paddleboard might seem like the best option, there are a few things to keep in mind. The board that you have rented might have been used (and abused if we’re being honest) by multiple people before you. This might not seem like a big deal, but when you are learning a new sport, it is best to learn on a board that not only fits your height and weight, but one that you can use often. Renting is easy if you are only paddle boarding every once in a while, but if you become more serious about boarding on the regular, or if you go out on the water more often, renting can become expensive! Generally, a rental will cost you between $40 for just a few hours, or around $75-100 for a full day. (Just think, this could be at least a month or two of lease to own payments!) Why rent when you can lease to own?!
Owning your own paddle board is convenient, especially if you decide that you want to incorporate paddle boarding into your lifestyle. When you own, you can SUP (stand up paddle board) anywhere, anytime, and for any duration. Pretty cool huh? When you own your paddle board, there’s no waiting in line to rent, having to get measured and sized up, or taking time out of your day to schedule a rental. This can save you a lot of time and hassle!
(Not to mention that most paddle board rentals have to be returned by 5 pm…no sunset or night paddles for you! Such a bummer!)
The problem with renting a stand up paddle board, is that you often end up with a different board every time you get out in the water. This means that every time you start to paddle, you have to get used to the feeling of a different board (and a different paddle) and sometimes even the wrong size board if the rental shop is out of your size! It’s akin to driving a new car every day; you can do it, but it’s hard to get comfortable, and might not offer as smooth a ride as a board that you use often. Owning your board is so much better!
Location, Location, Location
Not every lake, seaside town, or river has a rental shop. Most popular rivers or lakes might offer kayak or canoe rentals, but may not include paddle boards. In more popular areas where there are rental options for paddle boards, their stock might be limited, which can be frustrating, especially if you got up early to get there before the crowd.
Paddle boards, like most other board sport boards, need to be the correct weight and length for your height and weight, which can make renting a nightmare, especially if you are on the tall or short side! It’s hard to find the perfect board, which is where leasing to own comes in! When you lease to own, you can get the exact board that you want, with the correct specifications based on your height and weight to use whenever your heart desires!
Yes, you can get quality paddle boards at a rental shop, but they might cost you more than standard rental boards, which makes it even more worthwhile to purchase your own board! No one wants to learn on the cheapest board available, quality really is key when it comes to learning a board sport.
When you lease to own, you are able to choose a board that suits your style of boarding. There are multiple types of paddle boards including all-around paddle boards (perfect for beginners), fishing paddle boards, touring paddle boards, flatwater paddle boards, yoga paddle boards, and surf/performance paddle boards, to name a few! If you are beginning to learn how to tour or race on a paddle board, you will need a different kind of board than someone who does yoga or fishing from a paddle board. This is something to keep in mind, especially when renting a stand up paddle board. SUP rental companies usually don’t have a wide range of options to choose from.
Things to Keep in Mind Before Renting or Leasing A Paddle Board:
● How often will you be out in the water paddle boarding?
● How serious are you about paddle boarding?
● Do you want a board that fits your height and weight?
● Renting can be fun for someone who only paddle boards a few times a year, but leasing to own is a better option for more serious paddle boarders who go out multiple times a month.
● Weigh the pros and cons of the investment in leasing to own
● What kind of paddle boarding are you doing?
Leasing to Own a SUP with 3 Rad Kids
We know that buying a paddle board can be daunting (and expensive) – but it doesn’t have to be! With 3 Rad Kids, we make it easy to get the gear that you want and need! It’s as easy as applying for our easy lease to own program. With our lease to own options, you can look at paying rates as low as $10 a week for a top of the line paddle board to use on your next paddle trip! You’re only as good as your gear, so make sure you get the best SUP board that you can to really get the most out of your day!
Quit stalling your progression by using sub-par equipment. Order the best gear today with our easy to use lease to own program. Order the stand up paddle board of your dreams and get out there in the water with 3 Rad Kids! Check out paddle boards like the 2017 JP Australia Outback Fishing Stand- Up Paddleboard, and get started leasing to own today!