Anyone been ZORBING?

Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:15 PM
Thrillseekers visiting Dollywood will now have a new type of thrill in the area. This looks like so much fun. Anyone here actually done this?

Here is the official site of the Zorb in Pigeon Forge.
one:
http://www.zorb.com/smoky/

http://youtube.com/watch?v=iIWfNkKfMyQ

I've got to do this!!!! *** Edited 11/1/2007 11:26:57 PM UTC by swampfoxer***

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Thursday, November 1, 2007 8:00 PM
I've seen Zorbing twice on American t.v. The first time was when they had the first Real World/Road Rules tour of Australia and New Zealand (or was it just New Zeland? In a hurry, no time to Google). All I can remember is that country singer John's Zorb broke on him as he tumbled down the mountain. Ouch!

The second time I've seen it was on one of the more recent Amazing Races, where no one popped their Zorb:) All I can remember was that it was dark when some of the competitors finished, and they had to get inside of the ball which was filled with water with their clothes on. What a way to get elminated! *** Edited 11/2/2007 12:01:54 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***

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Friday, November 2, 2007 12:21 AM
I was supposed to go when I went to Dollywood in May, but they didn't have the place finished yet :(

I want to try both the wet, and dry Zorbing.
It looks like a blast!

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Friday, November 2, 2007 12:41 AM
I read about it in one of Pigeon Forge's visitor's guides this year. I would LOVE to try it!

-Tina

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Friday, November 2, 2007 1:34 AM
You kids better quit zorbing or you'll go blind!!!

;)

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Friday, November 2, 2007 1:51 AM
Don't you have to be Greek to be able to do this? :) (Stop that bloody bouzouki!)
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Friday, November 2, 2007 2:42 AM
^^Is THAT what you call it, Gonch? ;)

-Tina

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Friday, November 2, 2007 1:42 PM
I see a side trip from the Smoky Mtn. Coasterfest in 2 weeks. ;)
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Friday, November 2, 2007 3:56 PM
The first time I saw one of these was during Peter Gabriel's tour for the album UP. He got in one and moved all about the stage with it. It looks cool.

Now I have another reason to get back to Pigeon Forge!

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Friday, November 2, 2007 4:37 PM
That is one interesting web site.
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Friday, November 2, 2007 4:41 PM
When I was a kid, we'd get on the inside of a big innertube and roll each other down hills - perferrably ones with bodies of water at the bottom.

Less expensive, but more painful. :)

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Friday, November 2, 2007 4:48 PM
^^Moved all about the stage or moved off the stage?

Wayne Coyne (frontman for the band The Flaming Lips) does the latter... it's really cool. Yes, I know his isn't a Zorb, but still... cool.

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Friday, November 2, 2007 4:53 PM
Wooo I <3 the Lips. Great band! I can just see Wayne setting up some kind of absurdly crazy auditory Zorb event.
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Friday, November 2, 2007 5:03 PM
They ripped this idea off from Beavis & Butt-head.
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Friday, November 2, 2007 5:18 PM
^Thus proving beyond all shadow of a doubt that it is, in fact, cool, no?
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