Daily Archives: September 6, 2009

Zorb will absorb your adrenaline! Dare you?

By Dian Hasan | September 5, 2009

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What’s that alien-looking giant ball rolling downhill? And is that a person trapped inside of it? Welcome to Zorbing. And welcome to the capital of extreme sports and activities, New Zealand. This is what Kiwis do for fun!

ZORB, was created in the 1990’s in New Zealand, as a new adventure challenge. Based on a very simple philosophy, a rider is essentially strapped inside a giant clear plastic ball, and then rolled downhill.

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Filed under Adventure Travel, Ecotourism, New Zealand

Leave it to the Kiwis to push your adrenaline to the brink

By Dian Hasan | September 5, 2009

Schweeb monorail 1

It’s clear that the Kiwis have a knack for packaging adrenaline into a travel commodity that strikes a chord with adrenaline-junkies from across the world. A useful reminder that they did invent the modern bungy jumping activity. And if this were the mother of all extreme activities, everything else are mere offsprings. PS: the original idea was most probably inspired by the island tribes of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu, South Pacific, whose coming-of-age ceremony for boys entering teenage-hood was jumping off a man-made tree-like wooden structure with mere vines strapped to their ankles. This was their way of demonstrating bravado and courage of entering a man’s world.

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Filed under Adventure Travel, New Zealand