If you are in the middle of planning a major performance, you might be hoping that you and your performers can implement flying effects into the performance. If this is the case, then you could be thinking about renting the harnesses, hoists, platforms, and other necessary equipment so that you and your performer can pull off these effects. These tips can help you when you're renting this equipment.
Understand the Benefits of Renting vs. Buying
As someone who is involved in the performance world, you could be thinking about purchasing the necessary equipment for flying effects during your performance. In some cases, buying this equipment can make sense. However, overall, renting it can be a better idea. These are a few reasons why.
If your show is a traveling show, then you might always be performing in different cities and at different venues. By renting equipment when you arrive at your next destination, you can make sure that you don't have to worry about hauling the equipment with you from place to place, which can make things easier. Additionally, you can always rent the equipment that is right for the particular venue where you are going to be performing since venues can vary significantly.
If your show is only going to be running for a short period of time before it ends or before you change it, then you might find that renting equipment is going to be cheaper. After all, purchasing this type of equipment can be expensive.
You can also get assistance with the equipment from the rental company.
Get Help With Installing and Inspecting the Equipment
The company that you rent your performer flying effects equipment from should be able to provide you with some valuable assistance. They should be able to help with delivering the equipment to the venue where you will be performing. They can help ensure that the equipment is installed properly, which is important both for the safety of your performers and for the quality of your performance. They can both handle the installation and perform an inspection for you when they drop off the equipment.
Inspect the Equipment Regularly
As mentioned above, you should consider getting help with inspecting the flying equipment after it's installed. However, for safety purposes — and to make sure that your performance goes the way you want it to — you should make sure that it's inspected before and after each performance, too.