All About Zorbing

Zorbing is a new trend that has proven itself popular with many young thrill seekers. It can also be known as globe-riding, sphereing or orbing, but the essence of zorbing is that you are placed inside a giant inflatable ball, and are typically then rolled down a hill. The inflatable ball is designed to protect you from any harm, although as with any fringe extreme sports, accidents can happen, and if they ever should, then those involved, will have to be sure to head to this website for their medical needs.

But, for those who are both willing, and ready to risk the danger, zorbing might just be the thrill they are looking for, from an experience that you aren’t likely to find doing any other sports. The most important part of the whole zorbing experience is the disorientation that the ‘rider’ feels as they tumble along. This effect will, of course, be more significant, depending on whether the rider is pushed down a steeper, or shallower, hill. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to get pushed down a hill; perhaps some of the more timid riders would feel more at home, just being pushed along at a much slower pace.

Although it may be difficult to find places for you to try out zorbing yourself, the folks at ZorbSouth will be able to help you out.

The history of zorbing can perhaps be attributed to hamster balls, which have been popular since at least the 1970s, and maybe it was only going to be a matter of time before someone looked at one, and thought to themselves, that the same thing could be designed for humans too. Although human zorbing isn’t done with hard plastic, due to both price and practical constraints, that doesn’t mean that it’s any less enjoyable. You can find these days, that a lot of traditional sports have also been adapted for zorbing too, with some zorbing venues managing to adapt such games as football and bring that into the zorbing world.

Other places around the world have taken on a new approach to zorbing; instead of seeing zorbing as a type of extreme sport, they have developed a form of zorbing that allows the riders some exploration. Zorbing on the ocean is definitely one of the newer trends in the world of zorbing, designed as a more relaxed experience than being rolled down a hill. Zorbing on the water gives the rider much more control over their own speed, in an environment that is typically quite difficult to traverse for humans. Although being on the ocean does present other dangers, so it’s important to find a location that puts the emphasis on rider safety.