November 2014 - Such a long time... sorry folks! We have been quite busy in the meantime and, among some other projects, are very happy to say that Ski Dubai, the world´s largest indoor ski centre, is now supplied by Zorb Europe/Downhill Revolution. They tested several products and were not pleased but now "found the right supplier and the right product".
The biggest German event company, Spielmacher Events, also decided to replace all their zorbing products with Downhill Revolution/Zorb Europe products. "Your quality and service is absolutely convincing" says Mr Eschenlauer, manager and owner of the company. Thank you!
Our new website for convenient Zorb shopping is also online now. Check out www.zorb.de and let us know what you think. We still love to talk to you, though, and please always give us a ring - we may have a special offer just for you.
New Downhill Revolution site - Titisee-Neustadt, Black Forest, Germany
July 2013 - It has been quite a while since we last posted which does not mean nothing has happened in the Downhill Revolution world. There is a new site opening in the beautiful Black Forest on 3rd August. Site owners Timo Griessenauer and Philipp Hog secured the old ski jump site in Titisee-Neustadt. Don´t worry - you don´t have to start from the top... Certainly something special - after all, this is the first zorbing site at a ski jumping hill! Be quick and make your bookings at
|Zorbing Black Forest|
Downhill Revolution in Hungary
May 2013 - Two new adventures parks have just opened their doors in Hungary. Napsugár (Sunshine) Park is located in Bük, the famous thermal spa village, and offers the complete Downhill Revolution experience portfolio, including SpinFizz.
In Balatonboglár, right next to the spherical view tower on the top of the hill, you can enjoy a thrilling but of course safe zorbing ride in brand new custom made Downhill Masters.
New Downhill Revolution site - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
May 2013 - Another new Downhill Revolution site will open soon in the Dominican Republic. The Downhill Masters are already in Punta Cana, last fine tuning touches are done to the slope and then off you roll! You have the choice among 10 different activities offered in the Bavaro Adventure Park but if you cannot make your mind up - just book the day pass and enjoy all of them. Check out the Website:
|Punta Cana Zorbing|
40 Years Nuremberg Harbour, Germany
September 2012 - 40000 people visited the celebration of "40 Years Of Nuremberg Harbour" on a beautiful sunny autumn Sunday. Many logistic and transport companies offered the visitors a look behind the scenes of the complex world of logistics. The Rhenus Group, one of the world-leading companies for logistic solutions, hired a new spherIQ model including a pin to offer human zorb bowling for the public. The queue was endless but visitors showed relaxed patience. More pictures will follow soon in the gallery section.
|40 Years Of Nuremberg Harbour|
Venezianische Messe Ludwigsburg, Germany
September 2012 - Past and present, illusion and reality, artists and musicians meet for three days on the market square of the beautiful baroque city of Ludwigsburg, Germany, when the Venice Fair is celebrated and the old downtown is one large colourful stage. One of the highlights: Un Poco Loco celebrates all facettes of light during their new fire show on top of our Event Master Zorbing ball.
|Un Poco Loco at Venice Fair - Ludwigsburg, Germany|
FEI EUROPEAN JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS - AUSTRIA
August 2012 - The FEI European Jumping Championships for young riders take place from 14 - 19 August at the Magna Racino Horse Park in Ebreichsdorf, Lower Austria. See the stars of tomorrow from over 20 nations demonstrating their horse riding skills and in the kids corner are various activities for the young to try out - all for free. Why do we put this on our news section? Well, two of our new spherIQ zorbing balls are the major attraction...
Hurricane Festival, Scheeßel, Germany
June 2012 - Go public zorbing and enjoy yet another stunning zorbing show at one of Germany´s biggest music festivals - 55.000 vistors expected!
Champions League final
May 2012 - Great, that Zorbing was a part of a fascinating football evening in the Allianz Arena, Munich. Congratulations to Chelsea FC, the 2012 Champions League winner!
SpinFizz launched in the UK
May 2012 - The Downhill Revolution stationary zorbing device SpinFizz provides the experience of an endless waterslide now also in the UK. Can you think of a better location than Brighton Beach? Information and bookings at
|SpinFizz at Brighton Beach|
Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures - Australia
April 2012 - The Downhill Revolution has reached Victoria! It is a great pleasure for us to work with Ruth and Justin and we wish all the very best for Planet Mud. Hopefully we see you soon again over here - and, of course, Archie, the great little world-traveller (probably the only boy in the world under 2 years who already receives bonus miles). Please visit
|Planet Mud Outdoor Adventures|
Snow Zorbing in Sweden
January 2012 - Spring is soon to come but folks in Sweden can still enjoy the pleasures of winter sports. Well, and here is the newest addition to skiing and snowboarding - snow zorbing! If you are quick you could still have a go in the snow in Are, Sweden. But then - drive the cold winter away!
|Snow Zorbing in Sweden|
berlin ILLUMINATED show at Friedrichstadt Palast Berlin
November 2011 - The famous Friedrichstadt Palast with its 2854 square meters of performing space is the largest stage in the world and its 24 metres wide proscenium arch is the widest in Europe.
This year the full magic of Christmas unfolds at Friedrichstadt-Palast with the heart-warming Christmas show "berlin ILLUMINATED".
For this show a resistant and visually perfect zorbing ball was required. Needless to say that for the stage design and décor only the highest standard of quality is accepted by the Technical Management. After comparing thoroughly, they decided that only Downhill Revolution products fulfill their strict quality criteria. While everybody at Friedrichstadt Palast is happy with the success of the show we are just happy to be a (small but still) part of this success.
Please visit www.show-palace.eu/en/ for detailed information on the show.
Sys Bjerre at Samsø Festival
August 2011 - The Samsø Festival is often called the cosiest music festival in Denmark. This year the famous Danish singer and TV star Sys Bjerre performed parts of her show in our FUN model which was supplied by our Danish partner Steen Brorsen from Samsø Downhill. As you can see on the pictures in the gallery section, Sys really enjoyed being in the FUN. Thanks indeed, Steen, for sending us these great pictures!
SpinFizz at the Balaton Sound festival
July 2011 - Those who did not get a chance to go for a SpinFizz ride at the VOLT festival will have another chance at the Heineken Balaton Sound festival starting 7 July. Portishead, David Guetta, Underworld, Snoop Dogg - only to name a few of the top acts that can be heard at the beautiful shore of Lake Balaton. Here is where you can find the SpinFizz - look for number 17 on the map.
|SpinFizz at Balaton Sound festival|
SpinFizz at VOLT festival in Sopron, Hungary
June 2011 - One of Central Europe´s outstanding music festivals is the VOLT festival in Hungary. This year´s line-up included bands like 30 Seconds To Mars, Primus, My Chemical Romance, House Of Pain and many others.
Soproni, Hungary´s classic drink company, used the SpinFizz to promote their Radler Beer promotion - and almost 1000 people had the chance to cool from the hot music. Pictures and clips can be seen on our Spinfizz facebook page.
Ramp Zorbing at Wisconsin Dells
June 2011 - Our US partner, Mr Jason Martinez, just launched his new ramp zorbing operation at Wisconsin Dells, number 2 of the Top Ten Destinatins for Family Fun in the US. We wish you all the best, Jay!
Rugby star rides the Big Ball of West Wales
May 2011 - Cardiff Blues number 8, Xavier Rush went for the ride and roll deal when he visited the Downhill Revolution site in West Wales. 17 stone former All Black Rush could be heard laughing all the way down the run and when he got out at the bottom he said that it was an “awesome bit of fun” and that he “is looking forward to trying the longer run” which will be opened later this year. And he is even more keen to get his girlfriend in the Downhill Master and launch her down the run!
Downhill Revolution summer season starts
May 2011 - Those of our partners who were not busy with snow zorbing during the winter season have now opened for the summer operation. Quite a few of them have ordered new Downhill Masters which, by the way, have now new and more comfortable harness pads.
We also would like to welcome a few new site operation partners on board, their details can be found on the location page. But a very special welcome goes to Carl Göran Söder from Sweden who we know for many years. Carl Göran is a very experienced zorbing site operator since 2004 and we are happy to work with him. All the best for the summer 2011!
Stay tuned - more exciting news to come including an illustrated book project and a smashing show in Europe´s most famous and biggest show palace.
Snow Zorbing in Scandinavia
February 2011 - While the snow has already disappeared here you can still enjoy blue skies, glistening snow and beautiful sunshine in Northern Europe. Snow zorbing on specially designed snow slopes is a life-time experience!
Contact details of our newest site operation partners in Scandinavia can be found on our location section. Try snow zorbing in Åre, Sweden or in Drammen, Norway!
1, 2 oder 3
January 2011 - Why are there so many strings between the two spheres? What, if some of them are broken? How does that affect the performance of the zorbing ball? In the legendary German TV classic for kids, 1-2- oder 3, it is all about plastic in today´s programme. Once again, you can enjoy Un Poco Loco in a stunning clown show and besides learn why you should not use cheap zorbing products...
|1,2, oder 3|
SpinFizz at Best of Events 2011
January 2011 - The latest DR product SpinFizz is going to be presented at the Best of Events Trade Fair for Live Marketing and Event Services in the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany on 19/20 January 2011. You can find it in Halle 7, Stand E14 at the booth of our partner play and fun team. If you are unable to come, please just check out the clips on www.spinfizz.de!
HTC-Promotion in Paris
November 2010 - Remember the video game classic Breakout? London based agency Flourish Creative adapted it and designed a very cool eye-catching event in Paris for HTC. Hundreds of people created two human brick walls and a person inside a Downhill Master was pushed from one side to the other until he eventually managed to break through one of the walls. What an exercise!
TÜV approval for Downhill Revolution products
October 2010 - Downhill Revolution products are fullfilling the strict safety requirements of TÜV Süd. Both models, the Downhill Master as well as the FUN, have successfully passed the examination and are now officially certified. Product safety enjoys our highest priority. Being the only manufacturer of Zorbing products worldwide that is entitled to carry the TÜV approval label we are proud to once again set standards in the world of zorbing.
September 2010 - The latest Downhill Revolution innovation is there!
No suitable zorbing hills in your area? Or you would love to operate a zorbing site but also want to stay on the beach all day? Here is the solution for you - please visit our new website:
FC Bayern München supporter´s day
August 2010 - Germany´s top team FC Bayern Munich invited the fans to a day of entertainment. Like in football, Bayern Munich only accepts highest quality and therefore decided to go for Downhill Revolution products. 4 FUN zorbing balls were supplied for an impressing choreography in Bayern Munich´s Allianz Arena.
Un Poco Loco Zorbing Shows
August 2010 - Marc Vogel´s international artist group Un Poco Loco created some spectacular and breathtaking zorbing shows. Pictures, videos and information can be found on the new Un Poco Loco website
|Un Poco Loco|
Downhill Revolution - Samsø, Denmark
July 2010 - The Downhill Revolution site on the island of Samsø is now operating and all busy. Check out the clip owner and Downhill Revolution partner Steen Brorsen has sent us
|Downhill Revolution Samsø, Denmark|
FC Hansa Rostock
July 2010 - Zorbing and football: more and more clients seem to become excited by the promotional power of Downhill Revolution zorbing balls. Two Downhill Revolution FUN zorbing balls were purchased from Veolia Umweltservice, one of Germany´s leading environmental service providers, for half-time competitions at FC Hansa Rostock home matches. Get an impression of the exciting atmosphere at the Hansa football stadium and check out the link below
|FC Hansa Rostock|
FK Austria Wien - the Violets
July 2010 - Preparing for the new season, the FK Austria Wien football team - known as the Violets - went to Flachau to do some teambuilding activities with Zorbing as the highligt. Please visit their website to see them creating their team spirit at Rupert Pichler´s Downhill Revolution site.
|FK Austria Wien goes Zorbing|
Football Zorbing in Germany
June 2010 - We are all looking forward to the World Cup (at least most of the male visitors of this site). And if you would like to experience football (yes, for us it is still football, not soccer) in a very special way then check out the site link below
|Football Zorbing in Germany|
Downhill Samsø - Samsø, Denmark
June 2010 - Downhill Revolution welcomes another new member on board: Samsø locals Steen and Britta Brorsen just opened Denmark´s first Zorbing site - Downhill Samsø. During his site visit Downhill Revolution co-owner Attila Csató was not only impressed by the very nice zorbing site but also by the beauty of the island. So, enjoy the exciting Spin and Spa ride - and then discover Samsø on a slower pace in one of Steen´s horsewagons.
Music and Poetry
May 2010 - Raimund Hautmann and his band Winslow acted as openers for bands like Manfred Mann´s Earthband, Little Feat and others and when he presented his new solo project Music and Poetry to us and asked whether we would like to create the visual part we immediately gave our consent to join. Raimund and multi-instrumentalist Gottfried Rimmele created an evening of mystic dreams at one of the most romantic places in Franconia, Germany, the Steinerne Brücke which was built by King Louis of Bavaria as a copy of the famous Rialto bridge of Venice.
Rolling Haggis - Edinburgh, Scotland
May 2010 - The newest Downhill Revolution site operation partner: soon comes the Haggis rolling not only for Scottish cuisine connaisseurs! Vegetarians are just as welcome to try out Scotland´s new zorbing experience. And if you got a story how to catch a Haggis then please visit twitter.com/Rolling_Haggis and win your Haggis experience. Stay tuned!
|Rolling Haggis - Scotland|
Red Bull Online Zorbing
December 2009 - Home Zorbing with a cup of tea? While the days are short and dark here is the Zorbing version for Saturday evenings.
|Red Bull Online Zorbing|
Glow Eindhoven - Un Poco Loco Zorbing Show "Elements Of Light"
November 2009 - 30 awesome shows within 10 days were performed by Un Poco Loco at the light art festival "Glow Eindhoven" in the Netherlands. A Downhill Master was used as the central element of the show and once again it proved its extreme durability. Get an impression of the festival and of the show and check out the links below.
|Glow Eindhoven - website|
|Glow Eindhoven - various images|
effata! Youth Church Münster, Germany - The Ten Commandments
September 2009 - Groups of young people were invited to interactively look into the subject of the Ten Commandments during the two week event exhibition of effata! Youth Church Münster, Germany. A FUN model symbolised the Red Sea during the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
Teambuilding was also intensively practised throughout this two weeks.
Pictures in the gallery by courtesy of effata!
New Downhill Revolution partner for Australia
September 2009 - Mr John Bennett, owner of one of the most successful Zorbing sites in the world has joined Downhill Revolution. Having over 8 years experience in the business John knows literally everything about Zorbing. With all his expertise John checked our products more than thoroughly and the quality of the Downhill Master fully convinced him. Needless to say, his judgement especially makes us happy (and admittedly a bit proud, too).
John now acts as our official Downhill Revolution agent and distributor for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. So, if you want to set up your own Downhill Revolution site in this part of the world please get in touch with him - John will be happy to share his knowledge with you.
Gary Lineker goes Zorbing
July 2009 - Gary Lineker may be used to kicking balls, but rolling down a hill inside one was certainly a new experience for the former England footballer.
Zorbing at the Downhill Revolution site in Magherafelt was one of the activities the Match of the Day presenter and his fiancee, Danielle Bux, tried out on their adventures around Northern Ireland for the new BBC series of Northern Exposure. UK visitors can watch the clip on the BBC website.
|Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux zorbing|
Das große Kipp-Roll-Fall-Spektakel
June 2009 - German TV channel ProSieben shows the biggest chain reaction of all times. With a length of 33 kilometers and a duration of 120 minutes it is also supposed to become the longest one in the world. It will start on Saturday, 6th June 2009 at 8.15 pm - and German Fencing Olympic Gold Medalist Britta Heidemann will be part of this in a Zorbing ball supplied by Downhill Revolution.
May 2009 - A spectacular Zorbing race was set up for German blockbuster show "Schlag den Raab". 2 FUN models were supplied by Downhill Revolution as "only the highest quality standards are acceptable for the show" says Mr Mike Seel, property manager of Brainpool GmbH.
Almost 4 million people - 55% of the TV audience - watched Mister Raab competing with 26 year old candidate Nino in 15 games. The prize was the highest in world-wide TV history: 3 million Euro to win for the candidate. Nino lost the Zorbing race - but won the competition in the very last round. Congratulations! Well, if Nino wants to improve his Zorbing skills he could just as well buy a couple now.
Hasseröder half-time promotion - Hannover 96
April 2009 - Two customized and branded Downhill Masters were manufactured for Hasseröder´s Giant Bowling competition, launched at Hannover football stadium. The Hannover 96 website says "this was one of the most exciting half-time events of all times." Grab your chance and apply for the next match when the "Reds" play against the league leader VfL Wolfsburg! Pictures in the gallery.
|Website Hannover 96|
BBC - Catchup TV Roly Noly speeds downhill....
April 2009 - Nolan and Gerry Anderson go Zorbing - rolling down a hill in a Downhill Master at the jungle site in Northern Ireland - and both of them are worse for wear at the end of it!
|Roly Noly speeds downhill....|
"Zürs Magic" - Snow Zorbing Show, Lech am Arlberg, Austria
February 2009 - Famous ski resort Lech/Zürs in Austria was the place where Marc Vogel´s Un Poco Loco artists performed their spectacular Zorbing fire show for the first time in the snow. Quite a challenge for the artists - and the audience gave a standing ovation after an exciting performance. Pictures of the show in the gallery.
Robinson Club Fuerteventura
December 2008 - If you are not for cruising the sea (see below) we recommend to visit the famous and exclusive Robinson Club Jandia Playa on the windsurfer´s paradise island of Fuerteventura. A new FUN model was supplied to introduce zorbing to the club guests. Please do not use it for windsurfing! (Unless you choose a life of a living message in a bottle.)
October 2008 - AIDA Cruises, Germany’s number one on the sea travel market has purchased two FUN models for their fantastic theatre show that is performed exclusively on board of their ships. Now that the days are getting cold - at least on this part of the earth - this is a good chance to escape the rain, relax in the Mediterranean and with a drink in your hand watch the artists perform their stunning Zorbing show.
Downhill Revolution Zorbing at Mecsextrem Fun Park, Hungary
July 2008 - Downhill Masters rolling in Mecsextrém Fun Park in Pécs, Hungary. Mr Janos Szönyi, Vice President of Mecsextrém, says he is very pleased with the outstanding quality of the Downhill Revolution products but also with the perfect service and assistance provided. Please visit www.mecsextrem.hu - but, of course, a visit to the Fun Park is even more exciting.
New Downhill Revolution site in Northern Ireland
June 2008 - If you want to go to the jungle you don´t have to travel all the way to the Amazonas. Right in the beautiful heart of Northern Ireland you will soon find the first Downhill Revolution Zorbing site of the country. The site is about to open in August and will be operated by Robert Carmichael, owner of the award winning Jungle Paintball site, and his enthusiastic team. Stay tuned and check out www.thejunglepaintball.com regularly.
|Zorbing Northern Ireland|
New Downhill Revolution site opens in Surrey, UK
April 2008 - our first UK site was opened on 5th April in Whyteleafe, Surrey. UK Downhill Revolution representatives, Justin and Darren Toohig, employed a golf course designer from Scotland to create the site most beautiful. And for those who always wanted to touch the famous grass at Manchester United football grounds at Old Trafford - the same was used for the downhill slope. The balls rolling around in Surrey are slightly bigger than the ones Wayne Rooney usually kicks, though.
Orb360 UK joins Downhill Revolution
April 2008 - Brighton based company Orb360 decided to use Downhill Revolution products only after having tried Zorbing products from not less than six different suppliers at their Zorbing venue set atop Devil´s Dyke. Orb360 owner Paul Butler says: "You can certainly use me as a case study. I have travelled a hard road with these cheap balls but I am glad now to work with Downhill Revolution. I just could not believe that there are such big differences in quality - but I had to learn there are."
Is there anybody out there?
February 2008 - 3 FUN models were delivered to Cité de l´Espace near Toulouse, France. In the Zorbing ball no one can hear you scream...
Red Bull Salzburg - Zorbing Race Competitions
February 2008 - In the light of the upcoming EURO 2008 Downhill Revolution enters the football grounds of Austria and Switzerland. Red Bull Salzburg purchased two FUN models for halftime entertainment on their home matches. Well, in that respect not really a downhill revolution, is it? At any case, participants at the Red Bull Salzburg halftime races make it a fast revolution. It looks like they´ve got wings...
|Red Bull Zorbing Race|
ECHO 2008 - German Music Award
February 2008 - The big winner of the ECHO 2008, double awarded DJ Oetzi, flew in onto the stage of the ICC Berlin in one of our FUN Zorbing balls. As a native Austrian DJ Oetzi is truly not afraid of heights. Always nice to see that zorbing is more than rolling! What´s the word - florbing? Pictures >> in the gallery
Andraz Cerar joins Downhill Revolution - December 2007
Former Zorb Master Franchisor for Slovenia, Mr Andraz Cerar, now joined Downhill Revolution as representative for Slovenia and Serbia. Mr Cerar tested the Downhill Master thoroughly and said he is impressed by the great performance and the robustness under any weather condition.
But apart from that, he says the clear and transparent Downhill Revolution business concept is fully convincing. "I know, other companies hide costs in their pricing structure in a variety of ways. Such hidden costs you should watch out for and take into consideration when comparing costs."
Fun & Pro Austria joins Downhill Revolution - October 2007
Rupert Pichler of Flachau, Austria, ex-Zorb franchisee, owner and operator of the first Zorbing site in Europe since 1998, now joined Downhill Revolution. As the Downhill Revolution product range enables him to extend operation times to autumn and winter, Rupert is planning plenty of special events for the upcoming season. Having operated with Zorbing balls since almost 10 years, Rupert is certainly an expert. He says the quality as well as the rolling performance of the Downhill Master are both superior and have totally convinced him - just the Advanced Way Of Zorbing! We welcome Rupert and the Fun & Pro team on board and wish them a successful Zorbing season 2007/2008! Please visit his website
MTV France - Orangina promotion clip - September 2007
Accompanied by a team from MTV France, the winner of this year´s Orangina Prize draw came all the way from Paris to experience the Advanced Way Of Zorbing in a beautiful scenery next to the historic Castle Waischenfeld in Germany. Fully equipped with Orangina drinks, Raphael went on his journey in a Downhill Spin Master. Well, the drinks didn´t give him wings - but isn´t it a much more exciting way of travelling?
Well done, Raphael, we are glad you enjoyed your ride - and we enjoyed having you and the nice MTV team here.
Check out the gallery section and watch Raphael´s adventure.
Opening show of XVIII. Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Wetzlar, Germany
August 2007 - A stunning Zorbing show performed by Marc Vogel´s Un Poco Loco after the speech of German president Mr Horst Koehler at the opening of the XVIII. Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Wetzlar, Germany, impressed and excited visitors from all over the world. Please have a look at the gallery.
Medieval Festival, Munich, Germany - April 2007
And yet a new stunning show of international artist Marc Vogel and Un Poco Loco: fire juggling on top of a FUN. Stay tuned for more of Marc´s exciting performances!
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