Q: What is TPU – Thermoplastic Urethane? Why TPU is more expensive than PVC?
A: TPU’s full name: (Thermoplastic Elastomer Urethane Copolymer) is a new non-toxic materials, The wide application of products, TPU will be replaced by a product of PVC.
-Resistant to solvent, oil and grease.
-Excellent strength, break strength and elongation
-Better resistance to hydrolysis
-Better resistance to low temperature
For the One Year Warranty:
The ballcome with 1 Year Warranty for customer deficiencies (you are responsible for all shipping). For manufacturer deficiencies, we will re-ship new one instead if the ball is under the condition of normal use.After the warranty expires or for non-covered damages to ball, we are able to repair ball at a fraction of the cost of new ball.
Q:What is the difference between the PVC and the TPU material?
A:For TPU material, it is more durable than PVC. It dont have any bad smell if the weather is much hot.
So it is used in most of hot city, like Lubbock,Oklahoma City,Raleigh,Tulsa,Austin. We have many customers there. Attached is our SGS TPU material testing report. There are lots of fake TPU on sale in internet since their price even can not approach our cost.
Q: How much time can you stay inside? (for water walking balls)
A: 15-20 minutes, just change the air inside the ball at least every 30 minutes.
Q: Can print with custom logo?
A: Yes, all most our products are OEM, you can offer you photos for the product’s printing.
Q: Do you offer free samples?
A: When you place order , we will return the sample fees.
Q: Is freight collect for sample ?
A: Yes, buyer should pay it
Q: Does factory pass any certificates?
A: Our factory has GSV & ICTI factory audit.
Q: Can you accept Small order quantity?
A: Yes,1pc is also ok
Q: What color can I choose ?
A: We can make follow customer PMS color.
More information about zorbing/zorb ball
Zorbing/zorb ball (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) is the recreation of rolling downhill in an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some operators have constructed inflatable, wooden or metal ramps. There are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs are constructed for one to two riders. Double-harness spheres have different slope requirements, and must only be operated in specific locations. The longer runs are approximately half a mile. The first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand, by David and Andrew Akers.
The zorb is double-sectioned, with one ball inside the other with an air layer between. This acts as a shock absorber for the rider, damping bumps while traveling. Orbs are lightweight and made of flexible plastic, as opposed to the rigid plastic, for example, of a hamster ball. Many orbs have straps to hold the rider in place, while others leave the rider free to walk the orb around or be tossed about freely by the rolling motion – water can be added inside, and this is commonly called a “water or aqua ride”. A typical orb is about 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter, with an inner orb size of about 2 metres (6 ft 7 in), leaving a 50–60 centimetre (20–24 in) air cushion around the riders. The plastic is approximately 0.8 millimetres (0.03 in) thick. The inner and outer orb are connected by numerous (often hundreds of) small ropes. Orbs have one or two tunnel-like entrances.
Zorbing is performed at commercial locations, where prospective riders pay a fee for each ride or for a whole day’s activity. ‘Hill-Rolling’ (the generic name for this activity) is practiced in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, the middle of Sweden, Estonia, the Gold Coast in Australia, North Pole, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Japan, Kochi in India, Thailand and Slovenia.In the United States, there is a facility in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (near Great Smoky Mountains National Park), and facilities in Amesbury, Massachusetts and Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania have recently opened. Several franchise-based companies (SphereMania, Orb 360) as well as OGO Inc, Downhill Revolution which do not sell franchises but do offer consultancy services and products to suitable operators) have entered the market.
Zorbing/zorb ball at the Chew Stoke Harvest Home
Hamster balls, hard plastic single layer spheres made for small rodent pets, have been manufactured and sold since at least the 1970s. A Russian article on the Zorb mentions a similar device having debuted in 1973.In the early 1980s, the Dangerous Sports Club constructed a giant sphere (reportedly 23 metres / 75 feet across) with a gimbal arrangement supporting two deck chairs inside. This device was eventually cut up for scrap, with some of the plastic remnants used to cover a compost heap.Human spheres have been depicted in mass media since 1990 when the Gladiators event Atlaspheres first aired, albeit with steel balls.
In 1994, Dwane van der Sluis and Andrew Akers conceived the idea for a type of sphere in Auckland, New Zealand, calling their invention the “Zorb”. With two other investors they created the firm ZORB Limited, and set to work commercializing sphereing. Their business model was to develop the activity world-wide via a franchise system. In 2000, van der Sluis exited from the company to return to his career as a software engineer; Akers continued to run the company as CEO until April 2006, when he resigned. Around this time, ZORB’s European master franchise operator, Michael Stemp, and Hungarian master franchise operator, Attila Csató, ended their affiliation with ZORB and started a manufacturing and sphereing consultancy firm, Downhill Revolution and created the human cocktail maker called Spinfizz. Andrew Akers and his brother David Akers have since teamed up with Chris Roberts to create the OGO (Outdoor Gravity Orb) and The Fishpipe.
Sphereing is also referred to as Orbing or Zorbing, and Zorbing entered the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in 2001 where it was defined as: “a sport in which a participant is secured inside an inner capsule in a large, transparent ball which is then rolled along the ground or down hills”.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognises two sphereing records, set over two consecutive days in 2006:
*Longest sphereing ride held by Steve Camp who travelled 570 metres (1,870 ft).
*Fastest sphereing ride held by Keith Kolver who reached a speed of 52 kilometres per hour (32 mph).
Sochi 2014 Olympics
Zorbs have been adopted as a symbol of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. According to Dmitry Chernyshenko, president of the Sochi 2014 organizing committee, “The transparency of zorbs also reflect the open, accessible and inclusive society that Sochi 2014 Games is helping to build.”