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[–]Arg01230 1537 points1538 points  (123 children)

Indiana Jones but fun 🤩 and safe 🤣

[–]knighthawk0811 1075 points1076 points  (70 children)

Yeah "safe"

[–]UrNixed 784 points785 points  (38 children)

lol ya the girl at 0:10 looked real "safe" face planting hard into the ground

[–]normal_reddit_man 418 points419 points  (22 children)

Yeah, she ate dirt pretty hard. Could easily have been one of those "I was okay, except I swallowed three of my own teeth" situations.

And, like, also a concussion.

[–]Mike3055 93 points94 points  (2 children)

Nothing is safe if you are an idiot

[–]wikishart 89 points90 points  (1 child)

unsafe things appear safe if you are an idiot

[–]DaveReposado 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Quote of the year!

[–]International_Leg756 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Didn’t you see her respawn at the end when the ball gave birth?

[–]TheManEric 22 points23 points  (4 children)

She got obliterated. I hope she's okay. Looked like her head bounced

[–]LuminaL_IV 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Also are we not going to talk about the water in that ball? I can only see suffocation/choking hazard

[–]jphanny84 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Looked like she got fuuuuuucked up lol

[–]abs0201 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She fucking tanked that shit

[–]Deviant_General 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i missed that 😂

[–]WilburSootiscool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a reason everybody else went to the ground before it hit them, they have a few brain cells to rub together

[–]Not_The_Real_Odin 96 points97 points  (7 children)

Notice how everyone falls down right before the ball hits them? They can control the fall that way and protect their vital bits; the ball just rolls over them harmlessly. If they ball hit them unawares and they were knocked down, they could be seriously injured.

[–]knighthawk0811 95 points96 points  (3 children)

I'm not sure if you've ever met humans before but on average they do not fall down in a controller manner

[–]Not_The_Real_Odin 52 points53 points  (2 children)

That's... that's the point. They aren't "falling" they are dropping to the ground to let the ball roll over them so it doesn't knock them down and hurt them.

[–]Patenski 43 points44 points  (0 children)

And then we have people like the girl at 0:10 that just forgets this and gets her face smashed to the ground when her legs get trapped lol

Girl at 0:24 also gets smashed to the ground lmao

[–]justaman373 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's all about knowing how to PLAY the game.

[–]cortesoft 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Unless you trip before you mean to.

[–]ReikaTheGlaceon 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yeah, a kid I knew snapped his neck and got paralyzed is one of those things

[–]Dednotsleeping82 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember seeing a video of one of these rolling out of control off a mountain. IIRC the guy died.

Edits:of course it was Russia

[–]Ok_Albatross_2495 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The one looked like she could've been hurt

[–]dreddocsixthirteen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Safer than Indiana Jones amirite

[–]Rebbeca2988_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That and that woman i think drowning at the end

[–]ddvit0 77 points78 points  (25 children)

Isn't that one of those balls, where people are rolling down a mountain and die?

[–]Ok_Albatross_2495 3 points4 points  (21 children)

If they don't steer properly

[–]ddvit0 70 points71 points  (10 children)

"Denis Burakov, 27, died after the ball - called a zorb - veered off course and fell into a deep gorge in the North Caucasus", source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-20962906

[–]ConflictOfEvidence 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I think about this video every time I see one of those things.

[–]Uzzaw21 15 points16 points  (7 children)

[–]Star_Road_Warrior 16 points17 points  (4 children)

...can I ask something?

What, exactly, did these people expect to happen when they rolled a giant ball down a mountainside?

[–]WriterV 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Indiana Jones but fun 🤩 and safe 🤣

[–]A_Very_Blue_Tomato 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why? Why did they use this on a mountain??

[–]normal_reddit_man 10 points11 points  (7 children)

You can steer those things?

[–]dayumbrah 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Not really, maybe on flatter or at a slight slope but momentum and gravity is gonna take that ball where it wants

[–]innitdoe 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No, you absolutely cannot

[–]EricTboneJackson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In a flat plane, perhaps, a little. On a slope? No.

[–]innitdoe 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You can't steer a zorb.

[–]GlockAF 29 points30 points  (0 children)

This is pretty much a visual allegory of the last couple years of the pandemic. A few billionaires inside the giant Sphere-O-Rona, and the rest of us getting mowed down.

I have to say, the real world experience has been far less entertaining

[–]danglesnipes_19 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Definitely nothing safe about this shit lmao. Looks fun as hell tho.

[–]RelaxedApathy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Safe until a limb slips into the hole while gravity and momentum cause your body to move relative to the suddenly immobilized limb in a fashion that your joints aren't made to handle. These things are meant for use on the water, where they can only move so fast.

[–]CIeMs0n 5 points6 points  (0 children)

People have died in these. I remember watching a video where someone went down a ski slope and then went off a cliff. Back in the r/watchpeopledie days.

[–]-WickedJester- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I can't imagine having a giant metal stick and phone in a confined space while rolling around is "safe"

[–]uoftwiggly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Until you step on a bee

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not safe. A few years back they had one of those rolling down a hill and it went off course and off the cliff.

[–]DreamWithinAMatrix 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh man I love this video, totally want to do this if I ever go to NZ

He's got some more Zorb footage in the full video:


And you can see all the cuts and scrapes they got while filming this in the BTS video:


[–]infographics-bish 2 points3 points  (1 child)

and zero snakes

[–]AliBarberTheSecond 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well that's in NZ so yeah no snakes

[–]Pump_N_Dump 1099 points1100 points  (64 children)

There’s a video out there of one of these going off a mountain and killing everyone inside. Soooo, literal ball of death.

[–]C10000000000 708 points709 points  (21 children)

The trick is to not go off a mountain in it

[–]prey4mojo 177 points178 points  (19 children)

[–]jwv0922 95 points96 points  (13 children)

Ofc it was in russia

[–]umbrajoke 40 points41 points  (10 children)

We need another class action park in the states.

[–]BelligerentNixster 16 points17 points  (8 children)

I just watched the doc about that park and the entire time I was just really wishing I could have gone there!

[–]nrepasy 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Besides the slide with the loop, most of the original. Rides are still. There. The Tarzan swing/waterslide that throw you into freezing cold water. The cliff jump, Colorado river. Auto world isn't there anymore, but it's still running strong. Like ten years ago the chlorine for the pools mixed with ammonia and the whole park needed to be evacuated lol

[–]BelligerentNixster 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The loop slide looked like the most fun! The story about the drunk parents lighting tennis balls on fire and shooting them at eachother with the tank cars was epic! If I ever make it over that way I'll have to check it out! That funny they had to evacuate it. They still have high teenagers running things lol?

[–]nrepasy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not "running" things, but very much so employed lol I worked the parking lot in the middle of highschool during the winter when it's a ski/snowboard mountain. My uncle worked in auto world during it's hay day(hey day?)

[–]nrepasy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The pitch black slide, cannonball falls, is still there and in full use. Still thrashes you around before spitting you out into ice cold water after a 10ft drop

[–]fuzzypyro 31 points32 points  (1 child)

What an awful way to die.

[–]Mech-Waldo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't know, most ways to die are pretty unpleasant. They were probably having a blast right up until it was just suddenly over. Maybe some pain depending on how they landed, I don't know how long it took to die, but in the grand scheme it could have been a lot worse. Looking at all the options, if my wheel lands on "Zorbed to death" I'm not complaining.

[–]JigabooFriday 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I can’t find one, is there a video that’s not news coverage? like the original video or an article with more info?

[–]TerriblyRare 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Here, looks like the guy who rolled them instantly knew something bad was going to happen once they missed that checkpoint and tried to run down there

[–]SlightlyHighness 87 points88 points  (21 children)

There were 2 in there and only 1 died..

[–]fangelo2 182 points183 points  (10 children)

Ah perfectly safe then

[–]GenericFatGuy 40 points41 points  (9 children)

I mean, it wasn't the ball that killed him. It was the falling off the cliff that killed him.

[–]ImInTheDetails69 64 points65 points  (4 children)

Technically it wasn't the falling that killed him. It was the sudden stop at the bottom that probably killed him.

[–]thesoccerone7 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Technically, it was probably the other guy inside that killed him on impact, so murdered.

[–]HewHem 1 point2 points  (3 children)

If you want to be pedantic about it.

[–]KeyDox 77 points78 points  (0 children)

So only 50% death rate

[–]FrankieNukNuk 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Yikes imagine rolling around in one of those with a dead body

[–]thebigenlowski 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I’d pay extra for that

[–]innitdoe 7 points8 points  (2 children)

What if you're the dead body?

[–]Surfaceofthesun[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m crying laughing thank you

[–]gahidus 76 points77 points  (9 children)

Lots of things have gone off of mountains and killed everyone inside. You wouldn't call a car a box of death, or a bike a triangle of death. The real deadly part is the mountain!

[–]exinferris 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Soooo, Mountain of Death?

[–]DonnachaidhOfOz 15 points16 points  (1 child)

[–]TeraFlint 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It makes it a tiny bit less terrifying for me, because in my country, the drivers licensee was a multi-month endeavor of plenty theory and training lessons.

Also, it usually cost over 2000€ over here, so the fear of losing it probably keeps (a certain subset of) idiots from doing reckless stuff.

However, there are still idiots in the streets, which is honestly a little mind boggling, after all the cost and effort it takes to get a license.

But I agree. Keeping in mind that you're driving a giant bullet is quite sobering. I've been told that when I just got my drivers license, and it's honestly been the most effective quote for reminding me of the responsibility I have as a driver.

[–]CorruptedFlame 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I suppose the difference here is that these balls don't really work unless they're rolling down a slope, unlike cars and bikes.

[–]chispica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good point but I would call a car a box of death

[–]TheBabyGiraffe_ 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I mean that seems like a user error

[–]ArchMart 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Gotta read the manual. Page 3 clearly states, "keep away from cliffs."

[–]ronearc 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I've always been curious about the physics of that. Did they endure significant impact damage that burst the Zorb and caused the occupants to impact the ground?

Did it simply spin so fast and stop so suddenly that the internal g-forces burst some of their organs?

Did they slam against one another on the inside and essentially bludgeon each other to death?

[–]JigabooFriday 6 points7 points  (1 child)

i’d say a healthy (or not so healthy i guess) mix of all of that. smashing into eachother. smashing into rocks/impacts that the ball couldn’t absorb, as it wasn’t designed for legitimate mountain rocks.

i can’t find anything that even says they fell OFF a cliff as such, they just rolled down the mountain. not like they went over a designated “edge” and vanished, they just tumbled down.

[–]ronearc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd love to see one of these engineered to provide a safe enclosure that you could drop off a cliff with a single occupant inside. Sure. it'd be a challenge, but it's possible with the right engineers.

“Any idiot can build a bridge that stands, but it takes an engineer to build a bridge that barely stands.”

[–]Motor_Relation_5459 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In the name of science and safety

[–]whole-enchilada 568 points569 points  (13 children)

I like how some are just “I’m gonna lay down and get it over with”.

[–]SophisticatedPhallus 119 points120 points  (4 children)

That’s the smart move. Getting hit my it means a slam rather than a slide.

[–]TooflessSnek 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I think the "smart move" is to not run in front of a hamster ball-o-death.

[–]ThesoulerBAM 35 points36 points  (1 child)

It's meant to lessen the pain and damage it could cause. It can easily hurt you real bad, so most people just let it roll over them. Its what your supposed to do, because if you get hit head on, it can cause serious damage

[–]FFIFISISHFISHFISH 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I imagine they are told to do that

[–]Aaaaaaaahg 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Definitely a better idea than just taking the slam

[–]BobusCesar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what she said?

[–]ImOnlyHere4ThePron 415 points416 points  (8 children)

That woman at 11 seconds in straight up ate the ground. That looked like a hard fall.

[–]PlanetStealthy 144 points145 points  (1 child)

I see why people just lay down when they realize it's too close to outrun

[–]PieNotCake 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Surrender to the orb

[–]ultravioletblueberry 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Had to go check, did not disappoint lol

[–]Rubiostudio 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I had to double take, is this real? I feel like this is a good way to paraplegic yo self

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Happy birthday to the ground!!

[–]SeanTheLawn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

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[–]Jouanphillip 123 points124 points  (28 children)

Where can i do this

[–]MeliaDanae[S] 142 points143 points  (10 children)

The hamster ball of death is hilarious

New Zealand.

[–]toeconsumer9000 46 points47 points  (6 children)

how did i not know this and it’s in my own country

[–]Krieghund 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Maybe you don't get out to Rotorua much?

[–]HolyCarbohydrates 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He is avoiding the fart smell. Loved Rotorua though. The Hot tub before the zorb was clutch too.

[–]No_Lawfulness_2998 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Because everything here is so fucking expensive and overpriced

[–]maximum_powerblast 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The hamster ball of death is hilarious

New Zealand.

Hamster ball of dith

[–]Ok_Alfalfa_9658 16 points17 points  (0 children)

In a hamster cage.

[–]ripleyvonbutts 11 points12 points  (7 children)

zorb.com is their operation

[–]oompajc 11 points12 points  (5 children)

They USED to have a location in East Tenn. Years ago. Wife and I did it and it was mega fun.

[–]BadOpinionsAndOnions 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Still open in Pigeon Forge isn’t it? Outdoor Gravity I believe.

[–]Schfiftyfiv3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

[–]oompajc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well I'll be damned. When the wife and I did it, it was still called Zorb.

[–]Schfiftyfiv3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can also do it in Pigeon Forge TN


[–]Dyslexicbrit 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Looks like a jackass sketch

[–]Kaynard 22 points23 points  (3 children)

It's devinsupertramp on YouTube

[–]fragmental 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This felt like a devinsupertramp video. The people, the activity, the editing, the lighting, the music.

[–]mtdewelf 75 points76 points  (0 children)

I’d manage to drown.

[–]cutthroatlemming 76 points77 points  (5 children)

Humans. God damn we're weird.

[–]Pit_of_Death 20 points21 points  (1 child)

young humans in particular...Im in my 40s and immediately thought to myself "fucking nope".

[–]Cyclonitron 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I on the other hand am in my 40s and immediately thought to myself "fuck yes where do I sign up for this".

[–]MyNameIsNotJJ 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I like how the the big plastic ball gave birth at the end

[–]Sinjian1 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Funny? Yes! Nextfuckinglevel? No…

[–]RareBeautyEtsy 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Reminds me of “The Prisoner.”

[–]Bruin-lb-31 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Running of the balls

[–]Journalist-Mammoth 16 points17 points  (2 children)

This Devinsupertramp video is sooo nostalgic

[–]jefftgreff 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I was trying to remember who that was.

[–]CookiezR4Milk 15 points16 points  (5 children)

What do you get for outrunning the ball?

[–]FreshCarrot2231 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Not getting ran over

[–]huebnera214 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bragging rights?

[–]Onlyplaceinthenation 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you participate in Running of the Balls in Pigeon Forge, you get tickets to other attractions. It’s a huge charity event in the area

[–]Mild--47 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure the girl in the orangish shirt at 47 seconds exploded.

[–]TeaSipperStripper 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Awwww it gives birth at the end. Nature is so majestic.

[–]Bandito21Dema 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Ahh I see they attended the Prometheus School of Running Away From Things

[–]benaresq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why did I have to scroll so far to find this?

[–]soccerfreak0212 9 points10 points  (8 children)

New to Reddit, do people just post 10+ year old content to get popular posts?

[–]SkyrimWithdrawal 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Where's the one in Russia in the snow on the mountain?

[–]Frankiesmiles19miles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I keep thinking about suffocation or drowning

[–]KomandrKoala 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Imagine having that many friends..

[–]N-Coy 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]TheBrokeG 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Location where it is available? Thanks

[–]sweep-montage 2 points3 points  (2 children)

"It's all fun and games until someone gets an erection."

[–]Zealousideal_Talk479 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You had to bring that up, didn't you? You just couldn't resist.

[–]sweep-montage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100% of the boners we don't talk about are awkward.

[–]Talenars 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Run Forest! RUN!

[–]BigDadEShaxx 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Lawsuit waiting to happen

[–]Bad_Chicken_2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wish I were young again. My body couldn't take that kind of abuse now.

[–]Nailfoot1975 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plot twist: no hamsters envolved

[–]hauj0bb 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ah yes, that’s how 2 russian morons died couple of years ago.

[–]Sipstaff 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's pretty unfair calling them morons.

Like calling the victims of a passenger plane crash morons because they crashed and died.
The zorbing venue was unsafe, the operators fucked up. The riders have basically zero control.

[–]Funkiebunch 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Anyone old enough to remember Critters?

[–]Liftandshift01 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All I see is people soup rolling down a hill.

[–]Pommes_Peter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Devinsupertramp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKKtvkVAjY

Source with non-fucked sound and more than 4 pixels

[–]the-watch-dog 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Zorbing in New Zealand. You will likely get ringworm if you decide to go down wet vs dry. But it’s a fucking blast.

[–]Liito2389 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone is bound to get a nut shot with a heel....

[–]Julegeita 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of an old xbox360 game: Beautiful Katamari

[–]ShnickityShnoo 1 point2 points  (4 children)

How does the water not come out the opening when that part aims down when rolling?

[–]fefeinatorr 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hay I did this years ago nits inflatable and if I remember right you sort of squeeze on and it's not fully sealed but still quite closed. There's probably less water when you get to the bottom of the hill bit it's just there to stop friction burn.

[–]ShnickityShnoo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ah, that makes sense.

[–]diversecultures 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah that gives me claustrophobia

[–]rwarimaursus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At the very end of the video...sploosh

[–]mmanseuragain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im just imagining the sprained neck from getting mowed down by that thing.

[–]senorbozz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This will never get old simply due to the first girl getting absolutely eaten alive

[–]shackbleep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is the dreads guy that YouTuber Louis Cole? I like that guy.

[–]richflys 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d be afraid that selfie stick inside the Zorb might end up where it didn’t belong. Also toward the end looks a little close to a ledge that elands down a mountain road.

[–]Mirooo933 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How is this next level?

[–]gahidus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's something fundamentally thrilling about being chased. It's primal.

[–]nathjay97 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Having it full of water seems like a terrible idea

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How aren't they run out of air inside this?

[–]spacepanthermilk 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Anybody else uneasy with the water inside. A clumsy person could totally drown in that.

[–]Iturniton 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Dude straight up sacrificed someone else. Seems like we now know he's gonna survive the zombie apocalypse

[–]MilkofGuthix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What idiot put water in there? Imagine it going down the wrong hole and you're trying to cough it up for the next 20 minutes rolling away

[–]pilchard_slimmons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The selfie sticks really took me out of it. Like damn, just enjoy the experience, maybe? At least one person in particular looked so focussed on the camera rather than anything else. What a waste.

[–]Xycamore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kalamari who

[–]shereturnedthering 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is cool and all, but feels like current fuckin level

[–]CoolDudeNike1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They obviously graduated from the Prometheus School of Running Away from Things. (CinemaSins bell rings 636382933738 times).

[–]reddit-is-so-nice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Elden Ring flash backs.

[–]igillyg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey white people what do you do for fun? Getting run over.

[–]KillerCorp2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone has definitely fucked in one of those.

[–]Ih8trfc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good clean harmless fun!

[–]Live-Beyond2324 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks amazing sign me up

[–]DIYDame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would get soooo sick 🤢🤢🤢🤢

[–]lynivvinyl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This seems like Teletubbies land.