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Sphericon Zorb

Also known as the Zorb-oloid
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Don't you hate it when your old-fashioned spherical Zorb goes every which way, completely out of your control? The new Sphericon Zorb moves in predictable, sinuous paths, rolling out a serpentine track behind you. The natural breaking action of sphericon's snaky path keeps you in control. Swing, sway, and spin in the Sphericon Zorb.

When inside the Sphericon Zorb, you can ride it either harnessed or freestyle. Freestyling is good for people who live on the Great Plains, the steppes of Russia, or the Netherlands, where the ground is reliably flat. The freestyler hops along the single continuous inner face of the sphericon without a harness, propelling the Zorb like a happy hamster. Folks in hilly areas will want to use the double-safety-harness, and ride in pairs. Paired Zorbonauts are aligned back to back and head to toe, each pointing his legs in different directions, thereby re-distributing his weight and swinging the Sphericon Zorb along it's hilly path.

robinism, Feb 17 2005

What is a Zorb? http://www.zorb.com/video_main.htm
[robinism, Feb 17 2005]

What is a Sphericon? http://mathworld.wo....com/Sphericon.html
[robinism, Feb 17 2005]

Sphericon in 3D http://www.pjroberts.com/sphericon/
[robinism, Feb 17 2005]

What is an oloid? http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Oloid.html
[robinism, Feb 17 2005]

Oloid in 3D http://www1.ttcn.ne.../oloid/z_ani_2.html
[robinism, Feb 17 2005]

(?) Sphericon Path http://members.cox....m/sphericonpath.jpg
It tends to travel along this kind of path [robinism, Feb 17 2005]

(???) Hampster Sphericon Hampster Sphericon
Sine waves [DesertFox, Feb 17 2005]


       Sphericon - the custard of '05.
bristolz, Feb 17 2005

       Too true.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       It was only a matter of time....   

       I used to watch sphericonical objects on their waddling way as a child, and wonder why. Now I know more than a sane person should know, and i bunder why......
normzone, Feb 17 2005

       "Sphericon - the custard of '05."   

       Just trying to beat the rush...   

       Is it true that sphericons have thixotropic properties?
robinism, Feb 17 2005

       Aha! My sphericon Hampster ball will ruke the world! Mwahahahaha!   

       Hampster bowling! (Or goldfish!)
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       You have got to be kidding. Did we do a simultaneous idea? It's like the Harmonic Convergance. The planets must be aligned with the sphericon galaxy.
robinism, Feb 17 2005

       I think that the Egyptians are way ahead of us in Sphericons. It is Egypt's closest guarded secret. They roll them away at night before we can see them.   

       It's how they get the wavy sand dunes.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       Seriously, we need to put a hold on sphericon ideas.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       Wait, no, our ideas are a little bit different. (seeing as humans and hamsters are different).   

       Sooner or later we two are going to do an identical simultaneous idea. Will jutta be able to tell us who was first?
robinism, Feb 17 2005

       No. Yes. Maybe. I don't know.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       Each idea is just a record in a database. The records surely have a time and date field. It's more a matter of if she has time to look.
robinism, Feb 17 2005

       Either way, I delete the Hampster Sphericon and am posting it as an anno here.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       Sphericon Hampster Ball   

       No more straight lines for your hampster   

       Now, he can travel in fashionable sine waves.
DesertFox, Feb 17 2005

       I think the hamster wheel stands as a separate idea. The function is completely different. Repost it, and I'll bun you. If not for me, then do it for the hamsters.
robinism, Feb 17 2005


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