QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Q#1:What makes you fly and who controls it?
The wave-runner acts as a water pump that is connected to the commercial hydroflight board with wake board boots which the customer uses to fly. A certified flight instructor controls the thrust from a wave-runner, with training and experience to safely control your flight. We shadow throttle our customers when they are flying. This means,if you are losing your balance slowly, we will slowly lower the throttle and the rider flying into the water, and start over. When someone loses their balance quickly, we splash them into the water quickly so we may restart and get right back up flying. After going into the water, we have the rider get onto their stomach,legs straight and arms in front of them (Super Man position)and prepare to fly again. After 10 minutes,usually steps can be streamlined to go in and out of the water while never even getting your shoulders wet!
Q#2:Do I need to know how to swim?
YES, our water sport is intimately tied to the water and swimming is a pre requisite.
Q#3:What is the Minimum and Maximum Weight?
100 lbs minimum weight.There is no maximum weight restriction.People over 375 lbs have gotten up and happily checked it off their bucket list. Others have returned to do it again as it's such a thrill.
Q#4:Do I need to have tried other sports that require balance like skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, surfing,etc.?
NO, there is no required skills to do this, however experience in any of the above can enhance your learning curve.
Q#4A: Is it hard to balance?
It is not hard to balance once you get it. In the first 10 minutes our staff gets most everyone up and flying. After breaking the ice, we get into the simple movements it takes to fly, and fly well.Then you are flying around and exploring a whole new world.
Q#5: Can I just rent the equipment and do it myself?
No,we rent kayaks and paddle boards for do it yourselfers. The training and experience needed to do this operation safely, and create a positive experience every time, takes a great deal of skill by our instructors.
Q#6:Can I buy one?
Extreme Hydro Flight is a North East dealer for the DEFY Water Flight board and have 2-Axis and 3-Axis units with hoses, clamps, U-pipe and mounting plate adapters (Yamaha) in stock and ready to ship. Mostly this is for commercial applications, however we can sell privately with mandatory training. We mostly sell to commercial operations and train hydroflight instructors commercially.
Q#7:If I buy this privately, will my waverunner insurance cover it?
ABSOLUTELY NOT, Waverunner insurance policies have stipulations that it not be used for hydro flight sports. Leave it to the pro's unless you are looking to become a professional hydroflight athlete which is a different world entirely that we can set up for the right people.
Q#9:What is the youngest age to fly?
Q#10:Is there a waiver we have to sign?
YES,You can see a copy of our electronic smart waiver below. All minors must have their parents or legal guardian sign the smart waiver. We keep laminated copies on our boats, waverunners, and at our kayak and paddleboard rental area.
Q#11: Who has to sign the smart waiver?
Everyone must sign the smart waiver who is boarding our pontoon boats, chartered cruises, chartered bass fishing trips, doing hydroflight,renting kayaks and paddleboards. We suggest this be signed ahead of time and confirmed by email prior to arrival, however we can have it signed through our secure server on site.
Q#12:Where are you located and operate our business out of?
We operate our business:
Lee's Park Campground Marina
(Follow signs for boat launch when in the campground marina. You make a left at the red bathrooms heading toward the water. Look for our dark Blue 26 foot V-nose cargo trailer down by the camp ground boat launch adjacent to the porta potties.)
Q#13:Tell me about the bring your cooler and party all day cruise?
We take you out for a cruise, swim, or anchor at a sandy bay and party. We can also drop you off at a restaurant for cocktails and food and when you are ready head out for more water fun.
There are currently 2 bar restaurants on Saratoga Lake:
#1 Doc Browns: Open 11am - 9:30pm.
They run live music in the summer through Labor Day
#2 Nostalgia Ale House (has nice beer flights of 4 or 6 beers on tap, good wings and live music indoors): Open 4pm-10pm. Closed Tuesdays. 113 New York 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Please sign attached smartwaiver for Extreme Hydro Flight Release of Liability prior to arrival and confirm by email link.
Q#14:What does the Hydro Flight include?
We offer 20, 30, and 40 minute flights. This price includes the pontoon boat ride and one guest for everyone coming out with us. This includes gas, boat captain, and life jackets. Additional guests on a single boat are $10 per guest and $5 for 12 and under.
GUARANTEED: EVERYONE FLIES.
There is nothing that comes even close to the awesome experience that we deliver every time. If your party wishes to enjoy more chartered pontoon boat cruising after your flight, we offer this at $160 per hour.
Q#15:What does the Chartered boat cruises cost?
PAYMENT POLICY: Our policy is that we take half as down payment and charge the second half on the day of flight.
Chartered Boat Cruises: Our pricing policy is $160 per hour + tax which includes a boat captain, gas, and life jackets so you can relax and enjoy. There is no charge for gas or additional fees, other than the local tax.
Q#16:What does Kayak / Stand Up Paddle Board Rental Cost and how long can we use them for?
Single Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard: $30/3 hrs. Tandem Kayak: $45/3 hrs. We also offer multiple day rentals however we must lock up the equipment overnight as per our company policy. Please call us to discuss custom pricing further.