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Behind the scenes, the making of Big Air

Read about how the latest addition to the ZORB track family came to be.

 

A lot of work goes into building the perfect ZORB track. Thankfully we’re the best in the business and know exactly what to do to make the best (and safest) tracks eBig Airver!

Before you can build a track, you first need an idea! Lots of brainstorming, picture drawing and discussion goes into conceptualising what a new track might be, this is done by Andrew and Dave (the inventors) and Kelly our GM who collectively have about 250 years of down hill balling rolling experience! From there, there is lots walking up and down the hill to scope out the perfect location, terrain and what the ride will be like. The track is then marked out and ready for the fun part – some digging action.

When we were planning Big Air, we knew we wanted the very best to bring our track idea to life, so we called our buddy Adam from Empire of Dirt, the same dude who dug out the MEGA track for us last year. These Rotorua guys are pretty cool! With experience in building mountain biking trails around the world including Crankworx Rotorua, Empire of Dirt is easily one of the world’s leading mountain bike trail construction businesses. We knew we were in safe hands! They also enjoyed working on a project that was a little bit different from Mountain Bike Trails.

As they are in such high demand, Adam had a very short time frame to get Big Air completed, before moving onto his next project – some other awesome MTB track is some exotic location no doubt! With plenty of early starts and late finishes Adam had Big Air dug and ready for some grass action within a week – what a legend!

We don’t like to brBig Airag, but we think of ourselves as grass connoisseurs around here, after all we are surrounded by the stuff. Unfortunately, watching grass grow is about as much fun as watching paint dry. Thankfully we had plenty of rain over Autumn and Winter to help the grass grow thick, lush and green. Just how we like it!

The next step in building Big Air was extensive track testing. Using a barrel filled with water to mimic a person inside to see how the ZORB ball would roll down the track. Once we were sure it was safe for humans we the conduct some crew testing, because no one knows our tracks better than our crew! Once the boys (Andrew, Dave and Kelly) are happy and the ZORB ball test regime is complete, Big Air was ready for paying customers to experience.

Big Air was always going to be special and this is a very different track from all our other ZORB tracks. A super steep hill, winding chicane and two massive drops in the middle offer the ultimate thrill ride and as the name suggests, you get some Big Air! Our favourite part is that funny squiggly tummy feeling you get when you plummet over the big drops!

This is the ultimate thrill ride, the most extreme ZORB track to date and we can’t wait for you to join us to give it a go … if you dare!

September 21, 2018

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Why live life on the edge when you can roll off it Why live life on the edge when you can roll off it?! MEGA is the longest, steepest and fastest track in all the land! Plot twist, you also get arguably the best views in Rotorua from the top 💥👌 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz
Psst... did you know that you can bring your water Psst... did you know that you can bring your waterproof camera or device inside the ZORB ball with you? 👀 Just make sure you remove any attachments and you're good to go! 

We're also now open 9:00am - 6:00pm which means more time for ZORB rolling goodness! 👍

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In celebration of the Longest Day tomorrow the 22n In celebration of the Longest Day tomorrow the 22nd of December, we bring you the Non-Stop Roll! We’re offering a morning or afternoon unlimited ride pass on our Straight, Sidewinder & Big Air tracks! Check the link in bio to book in! Limited spots available! 💚 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz
Another Rotorua Locals Day done and dusted! A mass Another Rotorua Locals Day done and dusted! A massive thank you to everyone that came along, together we raised around 1,500 cans for the Rotorua Salvation Army! Y'all rock! 🥫🤘🙌💥

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Thank you Rotorua! We are now FULLY BOOKED for our Thank you Rotorua! We are now FULLY BOOKED for our annual Rotorua Locals Day taking place tomorrow in support of the Rotorua Salvation Army! If you would still like to support the fantastic work of the Salvation Army you are more than welcome to visit our site tomorrow to drop off canned goods. Don’t forget we offer a 50% discount year round to Rotorua locals with proof of address! ✌️🥫 #zorbrotorua #rotoruasalvationarmy #rotoruanz
Back again for 2021 and proudly supporting the Rot Back again for 2021 and proudly supporting the Rotorua Salvation Army is our annual Rotorua locals day where individuals can exchange cans of food for ZORB rides! Due to the move to the new Covid-19 Protection Framework we have made a few changes. 

🥫19 December 2021 10:am - 4:00pm. Individuals will need to pre-book a timeslot, you can book online via the link in our bio or call our team to book in a time slot on 0800 646 768! 

🥫Limit two rides per person 

🥫All visitors to ZORB Rotorua over 12 years and 3 months must show proof of their vaccination via their My Vaccine Pass to gain entry to our site

🥫Bring along proof of Rotorua residency 

More details in the link in bio ✌️
We’re changing things up a bit this summer and a We’re changing things up a bit this summer and are asking everyone to secure a booking time. This will help assist with operations over those busy times and also ensure that we’re adhering to the new Covid-19 framework. You can book via our website link in bio or if you’re not sure what to book don’t worry! Feel free to give us a call on 0800 646 768 and our friendly front office team can book you into a timeslot! 🤩🙌👍 

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Behind the scene sneak peek 👀 of filming with @ Behind the scene sneak peek 👀 of filming with @sevensharptvnz and Ben Hurley, who was rolling round @rotoruanz in style... ZORB styles of course 😎 

If your Mum was hogging the TV watching boring soaps last night and you missed it - check out the link in bio to watch!💥

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Kicking off our Longest Day celebrations in style Kicking off our Longest Day celebrations in style with Bubbles, Beats & Breakkie! Watch the sunrise over Lake Rotorua while enjoying a hot breakfast courtesy of our friends at Terrace Catering! While your dining take in the epic views and enjoy beats from the coolest DJ in town! Check out the link in bio for more information and to look buy tickets! 🥂🥞 #zorbrotorua #rotoruanz #dosomethingnewnz #terracecatering

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ICONIC KIWI INVENTION, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN!

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