Fast Facts on Zorbing

Zorbing is also known as globe-riding, sphereing, or orbing.  Orb means circle.

There are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed.  Harnessed orbs are for one or two riders while non-harnessed orbs carry up to three riders.

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The makers, Dwane van der Sluis and Andrew Akers conceived the idea of zorbing from hamster balls which are made for small rodent pets in 1994.

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The first ever zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand by brothers David and Andrew Akers.

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In June 2009, a teacher died in the Czech Republic while trying zorbing.  In December 2012, a woman died from zorbing in Boracay, Philippines.  And in January 2013, a man died from a broken neck in Dombay, Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

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But one cannot die zorbing if you would only take extra precaution and pray to God for a safe landing and fun adventure! 🙂

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