New for this summer, the Zorb Ball is a cutting-edge adventure available in only a few places on earth. Whether you live near Lake George or don’t have the time to drive there, you’re probably wondering whether Zorb Balling is worth your time and money. In this article, I’ll explore the details of the new craze and give you the pros and cons of each location around the country that offers it. Ultimately, however, you’ll have to decide if you want to spend $90 to go down one of these slides yourself!
History of the ball
The zorbing ball has existed since 1993, having been invented in Nelson, New Zealand. Four decades earlier, after his son’s foot was run over by a tractor, Swiss engineer Jean-Jacques de Moneuse began experimenting with a way to insulate people from outside shocks. It took him 20 years to find an effective material that could be safely used as a surface for human transportation. In 1993 he moved to New Zealand where he patented his invention of vinyl balls that could move freely but remain inflated; workers on his farm began using them for recreation.
Get ready to roll
In a zorb ball, you’re floating in an oversized hamster ball at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour. While that might not seem like a high speed, there’s something to be said for not having any control over your body as it flops and rolls down steep hills. If you’re ready to take on new experiences and enjoy a wildly thrilling ride with friends or family members, then you should try your hand at rolling inside of one of these balls. You never know what kinds of adrenaline rushes will come your way when you throw yourself into something new!
Zorbing is a relatively new sport that’s quickly gaining popularity all over the world. The best part about zorbing is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. No matter what your age or skill level, you’ll find it easy to roll around a bit in a ball. However, no matter how harmless it may look, you should keep in mind that injuries do happen while doing Zorbing.
What you wear
Start by thinking about what you’ll be wearing when you’re rolling in your Zorb. For some, that’s all they need to know, but if you have any doubt or are prone to hypothermia (think Canada), then it’s a good idea to dress accordingly. Layers are great for keeping you warm on your adventure, as long as it doesn’t get too hot or cold. Think three layers tops — one thin layer (like an underlayer) is best; two medium layers (such as a t-shirt and sweatshirt); and one outer layer that can do double duty as rain gear if necessary.
How long does it take?
Zorbing is a fun activity that can last from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on how far you’d like to travel. It all depends on where you’re zorbing. Generally speaking, an hour of zorbing will take about 10 minutes of preparation time before getting into your Zorb ball and another 20 or so minutes after finishing up. You might want to think about scheduling your event for multiple days, or simply looking around for other places to visit while at your chosen location. You never know what surprises await!
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Can anyone do it?
That’s a difficult question to answer. The short answer is no, but it depends on what you’re going to do with it. If you’ve never even been in a lake before, let alone played around in one for hours on end, then there’s no way you should go Zorbing. You need at least some level of experience with water sports before taking on something as potentially dangerous (and iffy) as Zorbing. However, if you’re an experienced swimmer who can handle waves, wakes or turbulence while boating or rafting then you should have little trouble with Zorbing.
Wildly popular, safe, and a blast: What’s not to like? Zorbing is quickly gaining in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. This unique activity is suitable for all ages, incredibly fun—and adults of any age who try it will be asking themselves the obvious question: Why didn’t I do this sooner?