Body Zorb Ball, Body Zorbing Ball is where teams of people get together to play football or soccer wearing giant bubbles (sometimes referred to as Body Zorbs or Loopy Balls) in UK, allowing them to bump, roll and flip over whilst trying to score a goal.Body Zorb Balls can be used by small children as well as adults.
You are rolling down a steep hill. Water sloshes around you, and you are surrounded by a huge,inflatable plastic globe. Sound like a scene from a nightmare? Not if you are a fan of the extreme sport known as zorbing, or globe riding. Tens of thousands of adventurous spirits take part in this thrilling activity each year, from its native New Zealand to our own Smoky Mountains.
Zorbing was invented on the North Island of New Zealand in the mid-1990s. Since that time, more than 700,000 zorbonauts, or globe riders, have tried the sport. While the basic idea of zorbing is rolling down a hill in an inflatable sphere, there are two different types of Zorb globes. The dry variety is called Zorb, and the person inside the globe is strapped into a specially designed safety harness while rolling along. Only one rider is allowed in a Zorbit globe at a time. Zorbit riders stick to a straight track. Depending on wind speed and weight, globe riders can travel up to 30 miles per hour!
Water lovers might prefer the wet variety of globe riding, known as hydro. Riders are not strapped in,and water sloshes all around them while rolling downhill. Five gallons of water, in fact,cold water in hot weather, warm water in cool weather. (Wearing a bathing suit is strongly advised!) One awesome thing about being a hydro rider is that you can ride alone or with one or two companions. (Three people, weighing up to 550 pounds total, are the maximum.) At Zorb Smoky Mountains there are tracks called the Zipper track and the Zig-Zag track. In Rotorua, New Zealand, there’s even a track known as The Drop. Exciting adventures, fast speeds, and a daredevil’s delight… that’s the zorbing way!