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Originally posted by WestPoint23
What's so amazing about them? Its probably an electromagnetic pad turned on and off by the climber so he can move. Kind of like controlled suction pads that allow humans to scale buildings, and walls..
Originally posted by CatchersCan
I forgot to add that they were "not" electromagnetic. Also Suction cups?? They'll only work if you have a complete sealable surface like glass. That's basic physics, atmospheric pressure has to be maintained outside the suction cup to work. Break the seal....you fall!
The physics behind the magnetic climbing equipment is facsinating. They use the vectors of the forces in conjunction with the magnetic field and friction coeffient.