Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Cook and Phillip Park, zorbing

Thrillseekers were recently able to walk on water in one of the fountains, in the square beside Cook and Phillip Park. The 3.2m clear plastic inflated orb has double-sectioned balls, with one ball inside the other and an air layer in between. Zorbing usually involves an orb rolling downhill or off a ramp but in this case the rolling was on water. The rope ensured thrillseekers didn't end up rolling down the hill into the park or into the traffic on College Street or William Street. It was one of the attractions here at the recent Australian Winter Festival which also featured an ice rink.

45 comments:

  1. I would not be brave enough to try that!

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  2. Cool! Did Cardinal Pell come out to try it?

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  3. OK -- I've got grandkids who would do that in a minute! Did you?

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  4. Looks fascinating. I don't think I've seen anything like it. I'm glad there are people willing to go for the "thrill," I'll pass.

    Nice shot, J Bar!

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  5. Super fun!
    Greetings
    Elisa from Argentina

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  6. Dina, it was very close to St Marys Cathedral, so the cardinal may have tried it. Ha ha.

    Sallie, I didn't try it myself and after seeing some of the young blokes having a go I don't think I want to. Even the fittest ones almost collapsed from exhaustion running that short distance. It's very hard work, trying to walk on water.

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  7. That would be wonderful fun to watch and photograph!

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  8. I never heard of such a thing. That looks really cool, and I would do that in a heartbeat.

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  9. That looks like fun, though that guy with the rope seems a bit casual in his holding of his responsibility.

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  10. Oh that's cool! I know I couldn't do that, I'd get too dizzy. I'd love to watch it!

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  11. The reflection makes this look like a work of art. Bravo!

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  12. What a cool picture! I know people who would try it, but not me.

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  13. Interesting to se those on water and on that calm water even I would dare trying :-)

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  14. This looks like so much fun.It would also be fun going down the hill into the Domain or along Williams St.

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  15. That big bally thing in the water looks like fun. If I'm ever in the land down under I'll certainly give it a try.

    Stephen Tremp

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  16. I don't even know if I would be brave enough to watch someone else try it, but the water is beautiful!

    Thanks for the visit, however I cannot post the comment because of the link enclosed.

    Enjoy the rest of your week. Take care & God bless!

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  17. I sure wanna try that out, i looks very fun ;)..great shot!

    /Magnus

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  18. Very interesting...
    My nephew has ever tried that...he said that it's so retiring :)

    Thanks for dropping by

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  19. Cool water sport!http://burntchickenrepublic.blogspot.com/2010/07/chillax.html

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  20. Such a novel water experience! Incredible idea! great photo!

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  21. I have yet to encounter one but when I do, I will make sure that I get to try it! It looks like so much fun! On water, not on a hill slope.

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  22. Looks like fun and I could watch it for hours!

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  23. Fun to watch...but you won't get me in it! ha
    Thanks for stopping by...

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  24. I would not trust me this because I lack the courage yet!

    great shot J Bar

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  25. Hi There, I have never seen anything like that... I'm sure kids would love it.... My grands ( and probably my adult sons --ha) would love to do that!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Betsy

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  26. Looks cool but not for the faint of heart;~)

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  27. Fun to watch but I don't think I would like to get in one of those things.

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  28. Very cool. Sounds thrilling - but not for me...

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  29. Before reading, I thought this looks like a Zorb. Sure enough it it, an Aussie adaptation of a Kiwi invention. How does it move when it is on flat water level.

    My dare deviled kids love the Zorb.

    I was going to do Zorro for Letter Z, I might do Zorb as well. Thanks.

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  30. No worries Ann. There's a lot shared inventions/developments between Australia and New Zealand. The pavlova is another that comes to mind.

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  31. Water zorbing - wow. It must be better then normal zorbing.

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  32. No I wouldn't try it, but would love to see it. Looks like a lovely spot.

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  33. Mmm, I wonder if that's fun. Bet it is hard work.

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  34. What business is that? I would love to give it a try!!! Does anyone know the name/ website/ number?

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  35. Aonymous, I believe the business running this ride was Oz Ball.

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