The Zorb is a Kiwi inven­tion: the first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand, by David and Andrew Akers.

Inside large inflat­able balls, it offers rides down­hill at speeds up to 30km/​h.

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.

Due to the buoyant nature of the orbs, Zorbing can also be carried out on water as a water ‘hydro” ride, provided the orb is inflated properly and sealed once the rider is inside.

The Luge, another kiwi inven­tion, involves steer­ing a 3 wheel sled down a wind­ing con­crete strip and test­ing tech­niques of speed and cornering.

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