Table of Contents (click to expand)Why Do Tightrope Walkers Always Carry A Pole While Doing Their Stunt?Carrying A Balancing Pole Increases The Moment Of Inertia (Rotational Inertia) Of The Tightrope WalkerThe Balancing Pole Lowers The Center Of Gravity Of The Tightrope Walker The pole is used to help increase the rotational inertia of the tightrope walker, which helps with maintaining stability while walking on the narrow rope. The pole also lowers the center of gravity of the tightrope walker, making them more stable while performing the stunt. When I first saw a tightrope-walking performer doing his thing with a pole … Continue reading Why Do Tightrope Walkers Carry A Pole/Bar During Their Performance?
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