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Zorbing the Geek

Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jan 29 2011, 4:30pm

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Zorbing the Geek Can't Post

--in possibly our Favorite Spot (anybody here heard of this "Zorbing" thing--except for our resident Kiwis?ShockedCool).

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/travel/30new-zealand.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha210



(This post was edited by entmaiden on Jan 29 2011, 5:19pm)


Ataahua
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Jan 29 2011, 7:38pm

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"Youíre in a cathedral of peaks, [In reply to] Can't Post

and Queenstown is just a pew." How very true.

I haven't done Zorbing but it looks like a lot of fun.

A friend jumped the Nevis bungy jump and I went out onto the platform with him. Amazing view, and a really *really* long jump.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jan 29 2011, 7:40pm

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I've heard of zorbing [In reply to] Can't Post

But then, I heard of it in NZ. A couple of the younger and spryer members of our tour did the zorb down the hill, while the rest of us cheered them on. Some of them did bungy-jumping and sky-diving and all as well, but later, after we'd left the tour.

I figure any one of the above would fix my lower back problems, one way or the other!

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Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?

A man may do both. For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!


Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 30 2011, 12:37pm

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I have to imagine that would hurt like a big dog [In reply to] Can't Post

To put it mildly. Crazy And when I think about the bruises I got just from playing paintball, I imagine that Zorbers must end up purple from head to toe. Not my idea of a good time.


Those left standing will make millions writing books on the way it should have been. --Incubus


Bound
Rohan


Jan 31 2011, 8:39pm

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Zorbings Great.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Did it while in NZ... was great fun.

Also gave one of my friends vouchers to do it over in the london (she lives there)...

the man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed

 
 

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