Zorbing/sphering, anyone done it??

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  1. Podgypickle

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    What have I let myself in for? I've got a Uni reunion coming up and we have decided to meet up in Cardiff....got a telephone call last night to find out we've been booked in to go zorbing??!! Just had a look on the internet to find out exactly what it's about having already agreed to do it.....Arrggh!!

    Basically I'm gonna be pushed of a hill inside a see through inflatable gerbil ball....I'm feeling green already!!

    Has anyone done it before??? Please tell me it's not as bad as it looks.
     
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  3. Naomi McFadyen

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    :lol: dont have a big meal b4 you do that :p
     
  4. BigHorn

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    I used to get up to stunts like this when I was an idiotic, irresponsible 11/12 year old.
    I remember that the cardboard bottom of a smarties tube was exactly the same size as an old shilling (5p piece). If you poked them into the money slot of the driers at the local laundauette with a chip fork you could then climb inside and get a free whirly-gig ride.

    I also remember once being pushed down a hill in one of them 55 gallon steel oil barrels and hitting a tree at the bottom. That was not at all pleasant - I honestly thought I was going to die on the way down.

    Sounds just the thing for a mad student reunion - but you can get exactly the same effect by drinking yourself stupid and then remaining very still and watch the room spin round. ;)
     
  5. Mrs Fruity

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    Hahahaha - I'm sure you'll love it Michelle!!!!!!!!! ;)
     
  6. rutty

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    This explains a lot ;)
     
  7. bigmamabadger

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    Sounds fun! Not... I'm not a physical coward (I think...) but I can't be doing with things that spin. Fast cars, planes, no problem, but whirly things at fairgrounds, or indeed, rolling down the hill in a gerbil wheel, no.
    Enjoy...:rolleyes:
    Sympathy for the gerbil.
    BMB
    xx
     
  8. Podgypickle

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    [Sounds just the thing for a mad student reunion - but you can get exactly the same effect by drinking yourself stupid and then remaining very still and watch the room spin round. ;)[/QUOTE]


    Did that last time, had a riotous time. My whole world was spinning not just the room and could see three of everything. Seems it was not memorable enough tho!!!!! Don't think I'll be forgetting this in a hurry.
     
  9. Podgypickle

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    Het don't laugh to loud Mrs Fruity, I hear there is such a thing as a zorb made for two. I'll be dragging you along it you ain't careful :)
     
  10. sevenhelz

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    sounds like great fun! have a go, why not??
    xx
     
  11. Sam Atherton

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    Haven't done it - yet! Blokey and I were given a voucher to do hydro-zorbing (two people and a bucket of water in an inflatable bubble) for christmas, just need to find a free weekend and book it.

    Can't wait to hear how you get on!
     
  12. Mrs Fruity

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  13. HBB

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    Hehe, Sam, at least you don't have to do any exercise.. it's all done for you! :D
     
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