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Poor guy made a bad decision rolling down a mountain in a huge ball


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Saw that yesterday.  Apparently, the resort failed to implement many of the safety requirements (suggestions?) of the manufacturer in terms of the "Zorb's" use.  I mean right from the 1st few seconds of the video, it was obvious those little snow banks weren't going to keep that ball on course...

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Yeah there should have been some nets at least to stop it. Not some guys.

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Sad.  On a brighter note, the ever-creative Peter Gabriel used one on a tour he did about 10 years ago.
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Not a fun way to go... imagine being churned uncontrollably inside...

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Just looking at the landscape via the video, and considering there is apparently a significant steep rocky slope a bit more down canyon off frame to the left, it appears they were foolish to expect the ball might not continue down, especially if a breeze in that direction suddenly developed.     Anyone with experience in complex mountain topographies knows intermittent breezes in unpredictable directions sometimes suddenly come and go even on otherwise calm days.

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The county fair has had a large knee deep pool with about 5 of those in it for the last two summers but anyone over 125 pounds bottoms out. It's a lot safer than the mtn. But reminds me of when my boys were toddlers and I used to Joke that I needed a large hamster ball to keep them safe in

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