Hamster Ball ? For Humans ? What Is It ?
When someone hears a term “Hamster Ball” they usually refer to a small, rigid plastic ball in which a hamster is running forward on the ground. But what if we add “Human” to that term. What then is “Human Hamster Ball” ? Lets find it out!
Human Hamster Ball is better known as Zorb. Zorbing is a type of extreme activity (others also call it sport), where a human steps into a large, soft plastic ball and rolls down a hill. The zorb ball itself is not really similar to hamster ball. It is, of course, much larger and made from two separate plastic balls. Smaller ball, which is about 2 meters (6.7 ft) wide is built in a larger ball, which is about 3 meters (10 ft) in diameter and both are connected together with more than hundred small nylon ropes. Size for inner and outer orbs can vary on different type of zorbs. Plastic used in these Human Hamster Balls is much softer than real hamster ball plastic, which is hard and cannot be used in these kind of activities. The air layer between inner and outer orb suits as a shock absorber, so zorb can run over some small obstacles and jumps. Plastic used in human hamster balls is durable and light, and zorb ball has got one or two (sometimes even more) entrances, where rider can get into and out of the ball.