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Monday, May 15, 2006

Zorbing 

A while back I wrote about the quaint British custom of Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire. Apparently, in Dorset they have a different take on things; instead of chasing down hill after a cheese, they let you experience what it is like to be the cheese. Yup, 200 metres down a hill, strapped inside a 3m diameter, inflatable pvc ball, which contains another smaller ball suspended into position by thousand nylon strands.

For wetassers, who usually prefer to get their kicks by messing about on the water, there is an interesting variation nicknamed the 'wash-cycle', whereby you forego the use of a harness and are locked inside with two buckets of water!

The device, not unlike a human-sized hamster ball, is called a Zorb and Zorbing is what you do in a Zorb. Hydro-zorbing over the surface of a lake is another variant where you flail about as the zorb floats across the water.

Zorbing originated in New Zealand but can now be enjoyed around the world. Zorb.com offer several nice video clips and a useful interactive map for would be Zorbonauts.

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