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February 2, 2011
From journal Rotorua -- Center of Geothermal Fun
Cambridge, United Kingdom
October 6, 2009
September 30, 2007
From journal Crazy Kiwi Experience in Rotorua
March 17, 2004
A zorb is large clear plastic ball that rolls downhill 200 meters with you inside. You have the option of zorbing in a dry zorb where you are harnessed in, obviously going upside down and other directions or you can opt for wet zorbing. Wet zorbing is where several buckets of water are tossed in with you and you are not strapped in. Because the weather was a bit windy, only the wet option was offered to me. I didn’t even think about the fact that in the wet version the ball revolves around you, as you slide in the water. You don’t get turned upside down at all, but the humidity makes it a little stuffy to breathe inside. You also have the option of the straight course or zigzag. The ride is over very quickly and nothing I would bother to repeat.
The agrojet ride is a high-speed boat ride around a small course at full throttle with tight turns and narrow passageways.
400 cubic inch
13 ft race boat
100 kpm in 4.5 sec
You are driven at high speed 4 times around the course seemingly to just miss the banks, as you’ll notice in the pictures. The look in the driver’s face shows how intense the driving concentration required. Although I’d love to drive it myself, I’d have to go considerably slower.
From journal NZ Whitewater Sledging
Grand Junction, Colorado
August 7, 2003
From journal A Yank's Adventure in Middle Earth
Auckland, United Kingdom
October 30, 2002
Anyway, you do have a few options to decide on before you go for it--first off, you can do it either wet or dry. Dry, and you go it alone, being harnessed into the zorb, and, in my humble opinion, this is the least fun option. Just remember, you are harnessed in, so every time the zorb rotates, so do you!
Then, there's wet. You get into the zorb, along with a bucket of water (warm in the winter, cold in the summer), you're not harnessed in at all, so it's a bit of a free fall experience!
If you decide to do zorbing on the spur of the moment, and want to go for the wet one, don't worry if you don't have a change of clothes--the guys in the office have a hefty supply of shorts, t-shirts and towels.
Well, we decided to go for the wet one, and wanted to go all together. The price varies for this, depending on how many people want to go in the same zorb--three of us went together, and it cost $25 each.
So, booked in and changed ready to go, we got into a little van to drive us up the hill. Before you get into the van, if you want photos, give your camera to one of the ground crew guys--they'll be more than happy to hold on to it, and take a few snaps as you come down. My pictures came out great!
At the top of the hill, the guy told us what was going to happen - he put one bucket of water into the zorb, and then got us to dive head first, one by one, through a little hole in the zorb. This is not as easy as it sounds, and took me a couple of attempts. Then, we had two more buckets of water thrown in for good measure, and were told to stand up (not easy to do without slipping over again), put our hands on the wall of the zorb and take a step forward. This amount of pressure was all it took to tip our zorb over the edge of the hill, and the next couple of minutes are a blur of arms, legs, and bodies in general, as we rolled over and over down the hill.
At the bottom, we weren't allowed to get out until a few pictures of us had been taken to add to the collection of memories!
Zorbing is well worth it--you're not doing it for long, but it is absolutely hilarious!
From journal Rotorua Roamer