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While in Chongqing, we went to a carnival along the river. There was one event that was immediately noticed. It was like a man running around in a giant hamster ball on the water. How fun!
But what immediately came to my mind was how to get fresh air into them. It turns out that they are not. They fill the balls with a large blower, then close them with a zipper and cover the zipper with a large tape to keep them watertight. Entry is only allowed for 5 minutes, after which Kearney will involve you (the ball is tied to the shore). It cost 10 RMB.
All my physical exercise must have exhausted the limited oxygen quite quickly, so I finally decided to relax for a while *. Appeared very satisfied.
Think of it as being trapped inside your own personal beach ball. A person climbs the ball, inflates it with a blower through the opening of the zipper, and closes the zipper to make the ball airtight. It contains 5-7 minutes of oxygen. The ball and its passengers can roll on surfaces such as grass, ice and water.
However, the ball does not have an emergency exit and can only be opened by anyone outside the ball. The CPSC states that the use of these water balls can exacerbate existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and respiratory problems.
“Water balls are primarily used as recreational vehicles for children,” says CPSC spokesman Carl Purvis.
The CPSC states that there are significant risks associated with water balls. Due to the airtightness of the balls, the oxygen inside is rapidly depleted and carbon monoxide accumulates. The ball has no padding and can be injured if it hits or falls from the pool onto a hard surface.
Overall, it’s a very enjoyable experience.
* How long does the oxygen contained in one of these balls need to last? I’m 194 cm tall, so I think the diameter of the sphere is just over 2 meters. Does anyone know? How close is it to 5 minutes?
Are Human Hamster Balls Safe?
People who don’t like to relax and enjoy themselves! But sometimes we tend to challenge fairly dangerous activities, or do we want to? Are you excited to try the Zorb Ball activity? Yes, that’s why you’re here! But before that, you need to know if a human hamster ball is safe.
Zorb Ball, also known as Human Bubble Ball or OGO (Outdoor Gravity Orb), is a trendy activity for recreational purposes. There are many types of zorbs, wet and downhill, but safety is for everyone. Therefore, many are concerned about its safety, as spinning around can turn the world upside down!
Reasons that could endanger a human hamster ball:
It is a rubber ball. And if you take things for granted, it’s very clear that an accident may occur. After all, it’s a rubber ball!
According to the CPSC, careful use of oxygen and carbon dioxide storage is the first risk that can be encountered.
People with a medical condition / history tend to suffocate due to aggressive Zorbing. This is primarily a risk to streamline breathing.
Excessive use and abuse of the ball may be characterized by cracks that can increase risk and drowning. If a child or toddler is unaware of swimming, it can be life-threatening.
- What the human hamster ball should and shouldn’t do:
- Do not hit people or objects while tilting direction
- Be careful not to wear zippered clothing. It may be dangerous!
- Empty your pockets and don’t wear accessories or jewelry while you’re in the hamster ball.
- Do not wear glasses or goggles until they are firmly fixed.
- The total weight of the rider should ideally be 180kg
- Proper inflation and harness fixing are essential for downhill zorbs.
Apparently Zove Ball is full of fun and complete fun. However, due to the parameters of choking and drowning, the rules and guidelines should not be ignored.
Zorb-A giant inflatable ball wild ride
What is Zorb?
“Zorbing” is an extreme activity of rolling down a hill with a giant inflatable ball. Zorbing is the original name of this activity initiated by Zorb of New Zealand. You may also have heard of this same activity, called by several different names. Sometimes referred to as globe riding or sphering, Zorbing is also referred to as orb or human sphere.
No matter what you call it, if you’ve witnessed it or watched a video of it, it would certainly have caught your attention. It looks like a giant hamster ball, and for adventure lovers, it looks like irresistible fun. It definitely looks ridiculous, but it’s not just for kids. Adults, especially those who love extreme activities, will enjoy this activity as well.
What does Zorb consist of?
Zorb is made of clear, flexible plastic with two chambers inflated with air to provide cushioning to protect people inside when rolling or bouncing hills. The cushion is by connecting the air between the two layers of plastic in the ball and the rope that connects the two layers of plastic.
Dry Zorb and Wet Zorb
If you are interested in trying this out, there are a few things to consider. A dry ride is where you are used, roll with the ball, and literally flipping upside down.
Wet zorbing is the process of throwing a bucket of water into a ball and riding it with the water. This is a completely different experience as it slides and slides in the ball. It still throws around, but it doesn’t backflip when the ball rolls. You are not utilized, and instead you scatter and the ball rolls under and around you.