Saturday, March 20, 2010


From my 2005 journal entry in
I had read about Zorb in various guide books and had to try it. Basically you haul yourself inside a giant inflatable ball and roll down a hill. There are several configurations you can choose from; I selected the "Hydro Zig Zag." This entails several litres of warm water inside the Zorb with you and a zig-zag course down the hill instead of a straight shot down the fall line.

The water allows you to slosh around in there as the ball rolls. Without water, you have to strap yourself in a harness, which sounds less Xtreme but probably offers more stomach-churning action because you'd spend a fair amount of time upside down. With the water, you stay in the bottom half of the ball and it sort of rotates around you.

The expert Zorbers try to run inside the ball down the entire mountain. I was happy to just sit on my rear end and get wet.

That's me, by the way, in the lower-most ball.

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