Zorbing can be really fun adventure for both younger and older people. The idea of human hamster ball is actually very simple, you just step into a giant, soft plastic ball and ride down a hill. Other types of zorbs are also used on water. Most of the time zorbs are made for one person to ride, but sometimes there are zorbs for 2 and even more people. Water zorbs can be ridden by even 4 and more people.
Zorbing might seem as an extreme sport or activity, but it is actually pretty safe. In many places, where you can rent these plastic balls there will be an instructor, who will give you every detail you need to ride it safely. Zorbing tracks are built with different safety barriers and not too fast, so the rider could be safe and could stop at the end of the track. Although there are some more extreme people that uses human hamster balls in steeper and more dangerous places, this in not recommended for anyone else to do. So zorbing can give you a lot of fun and joy, if you use it safely and comply with all the safety measures.
Human hamster ball is transparent, although when riding in faster speeds it is more difficult to understand where is the sky and where is the ground. Some people might think that you can get dizzy and eventually throw up when riding this ball, but actually, no cases are heard, when someone has thrown up when or after riding a zorb. Zorb track length can vary significantly. Some track are shorter, below 100 meters (320 ft), and some are longer than 200 meters (650 ft). There are even some world record with zorbs. Longest distance travelled in sphere is 570 meters (1,870 ft) and fasted ride is 52 km/h (32 mph).