Feeling like a Hamster

January 17, 2008 at 8:24 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , )

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a hamster rolling around in a giant ball? I don’t know about you, but I have. And well your curiosity can be seized because someone has created such a ball for humans! It’s called Zorbing. What is zorbing? Well what it is, is a person gets into a huge plastic ball and basically rolls down a hill.

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Now there are two types of zorbing.

1. Bungee Zorb: This is where you are attached to the edge of the ball and you roll down the hill circling along with the ball. This may sound like it would hurt because you may be hitting the ground. This isn’t the case because the zorb actually consists of a smaller ball inside or a larger ball. You are attached to the side of the inner ball meaning that you never actually touch the ground.

2. Hydro Zorb: This is the zorb that I actually did. This is where they fill the inside of the inner ball with a few inches of water and you sit inside the inner ball and roll down the hill. The effect of this one is more like going down a water-slide. You actually do not get flipped upside down or anything like that. For this type of zorb you can actually have up to 3 people inside the zorb at a time.
This is an amazing invention and seriously everyone should try this because it’s not only fun, but also it’s for those people who are too scared to do the more extreme sports.

Where can you do this? I personally did it in Rotorua, New Zealand, but there are ones found in Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

Here is a video of a person doing a Hydro Zorb.

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2 Comments

  1. Wendi said,

    did u do the wet or dry? we did wet…with soap. about 3 times ’round. so good.

  2. Wendi said,

    wish i had one of these in my yard.

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