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Harness Sphering Experience Days & Gifts

Harness Sphereing: Everything you need to know

Experience all the fun of a fairground ride with our Harness Sphereing vouchers!

Harness Sphereing takes Sphereing one stage further, as you’re actually strapped into the Sphere to ensure maximum G-force and lunch-losing potential. There’s just a cushion of light, fluffy air separating your bottom from the hill you’re rolling down

The friend you ‘nominate’ (force) to join you in the Sphere will share this white knuckle ride, and we’re sure they’ll thank you when they’re being chucked around at speeds of up to 30mph. Harness Sphereing is suitable for anyone over 12: kids need an adult’s permission.

FAQs

Q: Oh what an Aqua Sphere, I love a party with a happy Aqua Sphere...
A: I see that you are singing Russ Abbot’s novelty hit Atmosphere, but have changed the words to Aqua Sphere. Why?
Q: I am so excited about Aqua Sphere information!
A: Good, because it is a very exciting endeavour.
Q: Harness what a truly splendid word.
A: Yes, I suppose so.
Q: But how does it quite apply here?
A: Are you familiar with the world of Sphereing or Zorbing?
Q: Entering a large plastic ball and travelling down a hill or incline at a rapid pace? Yes, of course.
A: In this variety of that activity, you are strapped into the giant ball using a harness or harnesses, to make sure you don’t fly off anywhere.
Q: Sounds sensible, will I be strapped solo?
A: Or you can be strapped in tandem, depending on what experience you go for. You could be side by side will a companion or confidante and zooming down the hill together, getting bounced about like crazy and having a right good laugh. 

Q: Oh right, so this is mainly undertaken for enjoyment?
A: Yes! It’s a thrilling, unique, adrenaline pumping wild ride. You; may hit speeds of up to 30MPH as you fly down the incline, bouncing like billy-o.
Q: And I am protected by...?
A: The layer of air between you, the outside of the Sphere and the ground. You are perfectly safe, though you may be temporarily upside down.
Q: Can we all do it? Everyone on the planet?
A: Not exactly. There may be some height and weight restrictions. Check the small print on the experience you are considering. Also, if you have any health issues that might affect your enjoyment (like neck and back problems) let us know. Any concerns, then contact the supplier or ask us.
Q: Can I force my child to do this?
A: Depends how old they are. Age restrictions vary from location to location. At some places it’s 7 years old, at others 12. And they may need a parental waiver and attendance. Again, just ask if you have any questions.

Fun Facts

  • 1. Fastest Sphereing ride was by Keith Kolver who reached a speed of 32MPH. Which, if he’d been in a 20MPH zone, would have been illegal. But he wasn’t, so it was fine.
  • 2. In his 1929 novel ‘Hoity Toity’ the Russian science fiction writer Alexander Belyayev described a transparent ball called a ‘caoutchouc’ that encased a scientist who was able to walk safely through a the jungle. Which still doesn’t explain why he wanted to call is book ‘Hoity Toity’.
  • 3. Diplo, the frontman of dance combo Major Lazer, has Sphered into the audience as an alternative to crowd surfing. To which I say, ‘lazy, lazy Diplo’.
  • 4. Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand, is considered the world's steepest residential street. At its maximum, the slope has a gradient of about 1:2.86. And the most disgruntled postmen in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • 5. In 2007, 7-year-old Jake Lonsway achieved the world record for largest ball of plastic wrap, with a 281.5-pound ball, which took eight months to create. Can someone please buy that kid an X-Box?
  • 6. A table-tennis ball, when dropped from 30cm, should, by international rules, bounce to a height of 23cm. If it smashes on the floor and leaves a gooey mess, it might just be an egg.
  • 7. The number of Britons with the surname Balls fell from 2,904 in 1881 to 1,299 in 2008. And there were even fewer marriages with people named Bigger, which is devastating to comedy writers everywhere.
  • 8. In the early 14th century, King Edward I banned football because of the "hustling over large balls, from which many evils may arise". I think he foresaw Jeff Stelling’s Gillette Soccer Saturday uncannily.