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Author: Subject: Re: 9th February 2005 Diary Entry by Jonny.
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posted on 14-2-2005 at 16:10 Reply With Quote
Re: 9th February 2005 Diary Entry by Jonny.

On 9th February 2005, Jonny wrote:

Other: Rotorua - NZ
Wind Direction:
Wind Stength:
Surf / Sea State:
Air Temperature: 27C
Sea Temperature:
Weather: Sunshine

Rotorua stinks with all the eggy sulphur. After seeing the impressive thermal pools, boiling mud pools and water spoting Geysers. I went to the Agrodome to do some ZORBING.
Was quite expensive and I only had 3 rides but it was fun. My first ride I was strapped into the harness and sent down the hill in a staright line. The first few rotations were ok but then I was incoherent and didnt know what the hell was happening after the zorb picked up some speed.
My next 2 runs were much better as they followed a zigzag course down the hill. There were a few buckets of water in the Zorb so I had to attempt to run down inside the zorb without falling over but I kept wiping out on the second bend so was completely all over the place bouncing around till I came to a rest on the bottom.
Great fun and a great invention all though a bit pricey. One run cost the equivalent of 12 quid just to go down a 150 metre course that the hill was only 100ft high. Quite pricey for here in NZ but I spose in the UK it would be average. Theres only one other place in the world you can do this and thats in Kilkenny in Ireland. If I were to set up a business in the UK, this would be it, loadsa potential.

Hate to be a killjoy, but there are other places....Swanage in Dorset being one of them...
Swanage Zorbing
Very tempted myself....

Is there wind on the way??

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