Big, Round, Wet and Very Fun !
Al started off with a hydro zorb where the rider is set free inside the Zorb with 40 litres of water. The rider starts out standing and maybe even running but in most cases ends up sliding inside and very wet. Al lasted maybe five meters and it was all downhill from there (literally). Big wide grin = Excellent.
Next up I tried the harnessed zorb (dry). Strap in and roll, bounce, roll, bounce all the way down. Another big grin at the end and I laughed all the way. The zorb actually bounces right off the ground due to the eccentric weight (me).
Finally Al and I did a double hydro zorb. First they pump up the pressure, fill it up with water and then we each dive in. Not very graceful but even that was fun. We tried to stand as long as possible but gravity and friction (or lack of it) took over and we tumbled laughing uncontrollably to the very bottom of the run. It seems to go a bit faster with two people inside.
The exit from a wet zorb is very interesting. Much like birth or perhaps a young Alien bursting from a victims abdomen. First the water breaks. Then a body part appears and finally whoosh out we come whole. Al exited in the conventional fashion feet first. Apparently I didn’t read the rules or listen to the zorb man. I exited head first into a somersault on the wet grass. It wasn’t quite as graceful as I hoped as the zorb rolled over me as I came out. Nonetheless excellent fun.
I highly recommend Zorbing to anyone.
While we were there Claire, Belinda and Benjamin watched from below and took the photos. Benjamin was a bit restless so we popped him out on the manicured grass. At first he was not too sure about the grass and tried his best not to touch it. He soon got used to it and crawled around everywhere for a stickybeak.
It was a really good afternoon.