Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 8 - Think and Explain: 71

Answer

If the pole droops, this lowers the CG of the tightrope walker and the pole. A lower CG is good for stability because if the system tilts away from equilibrium, a low CG is more likely to stay above the support base.
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