Hilarious. Let’s test it out on the media before we put real people in it!:
AUBURN, Maine – It sounds like a cushy reporting assignment: Get strapped inside a huge inflatable ball and go rolling down a hill at a Maine ski area.
It wasn’t quite cushy enough for Sun Journal reporter Rebekah Metzler. She has a fractured back after her ride Thursday.
She and a photographer were strapped into a car-size plastic sphere known as the Zorb when it bounced off a hay-encased post, went airborne and landed hard.
The Zorb had been scheduled to open to the public at the Lost Valley ski area this weekend. Now that’s delayed because state officials say a permit may be needed.
YouTube has a video of a “Zorb” in action, but not the one that nearly killed the reporter from Maine.