Influence of anchor cables' tension to stiffness of the high bar construction
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|Artistic gymnastics performance can be influenced by mechanical properties of equipment. Although there are binding standards, some characteristics can be modified by gymnast which is the case of the high bar. The stiffness of its construction is adjustable by tension of anchor cables changing. Athletes themselves use tensiometer to set given value of cable tension. The aim of this study was to find out if the same cable tension results in the same high bar construction stiffness. We evaluated this dependence for 6 different racing equipment. As the results showed, the same changes in bar stiffness did not always correspond to the same cable tension. To summarize, adjusting the stiffness of the construction according to the tension of anchor cables measurement is not an accurate method.