Rotational force and torque an important model of physics. Owing to the concept of mechanics, torque and rational force both describe situations involving rotation, the forces and outcomes involved. It is noteworthy to note that inertia exists. Still, Torque is more about a rotating rigid body over an axis or pivot that is fixed. It is all about a body that rotates with angular features, as resulting from force (or weight) applied at some place on the body. The seesaw example is perfect but since it involves aspects of gravitational pull, wherein the velocity of a body pulled downwards by gravity increases at a constant rate. In addition, the explanation that the seesaw moves clockwise towards the heavier side is accurately placed, indeed a shift in position of the pivot or weight can be used to alter torque in this case.
Many people fail to comprehend the scientific principles at play in instances where people walk the rope and rather chose to envision the action as a consequence of special ability of acrobats. Comparing and elaborating on the similarity of walking on the curb and on a rope using hands and a pole respectively to balance and retain stability when it is lost (using center of mass and gravity) makes a lot of sense.
It is also interesting to note that ‘rope walkers’ poles serve to enhance the force of inertia aside from lowering their center of gravity and mass in order to succeed in performing the task. Additionally, it is a remarkable fact that the pole adds to the walker’s overall mass as well as adding to the torque, which serves to enhance balance by minimizing effects of unbalanced torques. The ultimate resultant effect is simple, to prevent tipping to one side, the walker can shift distance of the arm/ pole in the opposite direction.