An electrical engineer was injured after a Zorb Ball malfunctioned, sending him flying at a resort on Boracay Island.
An investigation by the Boracay Tourist Action Center said Patricio Rodolfo Reyes and his companion Eduardo Pabasa Jr rode inside an inflatable ball at the Zorb Park in Mount Luho, Boracay.
When some connective strings detached from their locks, Reyes was thrown from the ball. He was rushed to St Gabriel’s Hospital in Kalibo suffering internal hemorrhaging. He is now making a full recovery. His family says they are determined to file a complaint against the resort for neglect.
Zorb Ball? According to Wikipedia…
Zorbing (globe-riding, sphereing, orbing) is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. In the absence of hills some operators have constructed inflatable, wooden, or metal ramps. Due to the buoyant nature of the orbs, Zorbing can also be carried out on water, provided the orb is inflated properly and sealed once the rider is inside. “Water walking” using such orbs has become popular in theme parks across the UK. There are two types of orbs, harnessed and non-harnessed. Non-harness orbs carry up to three riders, while the harness orbs are constructed for one to two riders. Double-harness spheres have different slope requirements, and must only be operated in specific locations. The longer runs are approximately half a mile. The first zorbing site was established in Rotorua, New Zealand, by ZORB® Ltd.
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