BTS 017: This Man Can Balance Anything On Rocks

BTS 017: This Man Can Balance Anything On Rocks
Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

This is Rocky Byun, an artist that can balance anything on rocks?

You can scroll down to fill your brain with questions about how he achieves this seemingly gravity defying feats, or just continue reading to find out.

The answer to balancing anything on rocks is best explained by Michael Grab, a renown rock balancing artist.

I have summed up his explanation to two fundamental points.

Photo Credit: Michael Grab

Photo Credit: Michael Grab

Firstly, indentations of the rock's surface, regardless how small, can act as a natural tripod for the object balancing on top of it if there are three contact points.

And secondly is more of the "feel". Michael describes it as clicks and vibrations as he searches for equilibrium. 

Back to Rocky, his feats takes the art form one step higher, balancing man-made objects. While balancing a giant rock on a peddle may be hard, Rocky does it with a motorcycle!

While seemingly impossible, it can actually be learned pretty easily once you appreciate the science behind it and hone the patience for it.

You can go behind the science of rock balancing by starting here.

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun

Photo Credit: Rocky Byun


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