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Old 09.01.2013, 07:34
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Death by "Zorbing" - man killed in inflatable ball accident

At a Russian ski resort, two men were inside an inflatable ball while it rolled down a prepared slope. The ball left the poorly prepared path and rolled down a cliff, killing one and injuring the other.

Welcome to another extreme sport.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ki-resort.html
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Re: Death by "Zorbing" - man killed in inflatable ball accident

That's truly shocking Olygirl. Why are you reading the Daily Mail, that bastion of Limey conservatism?
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Old 09.01.2013, 07:59
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Re: Death by "Zorbing" - man killed in inflatable ball accident

OMG, Thats awful!

My sister wants to go Zorbing on her hen weekend. . . .
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Old 09.01.2013, 08:00
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That's truly shocking Olygirl. Why are you reading the Daily Mail, that bastion of Limey conservatism?
Just doing my bit to support The Local, the Daily Mail's most threatening competitor.
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Re: Death by "Zorbing" - man killed in inflatable ball accident

Zorbing, been around since 1994. Putting two people in one zorb are candidates for the Darwin award, then again, I suppose one is!
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At a Russian ski resort, two men were inside an inflatable ball while it rolled down a prepared slope. The ball left the poorly prepared path and rolled down a cliff, killing one and injuring the other.

Welcome to another extreme sport.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ki-resort.html
I've seen the video online...what a horrible way to go. That thing just rolled of the friggin mountain!
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Re: Death by "Zorbing" - man killed in inflatable ball accident

Russians do seem to be acting like lemmings in ski resorts these days. Earlier this week six died when they took a wrong turning on a piste and drove their snowmobile down a black run in the Italian Alps.

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Russians do seem to be acting like lemmings in ski resorts these days. Earlier this week six died when they took a wrong turning on a piste and drove their snowmobile down a black run in the Italian Alps.

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A better report, with more detail (i.e. that they were towing a trailer) here
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I've seen the video online...what a horrible way to go. That thing just rolled of the friggin mountain!
The whole set up was destined to fail. The track set up berms weren't high enough, the track was perpendicular to a downward slope that turned into a cliff. On the video, one can see a skier, probably involved with the Zorb rental, trying in vane to stop the Zorb...

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