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Apparatus of Asian origin consisting of one or several vertical metal posts fixed into the ground and generally 3-to-9 metres in height, along which acrobats move, climbing and executing various moves and acrobatic jumps. An offshoot of the Chinese Pole is the Swinging Pole, similar except that rather than fixed into the ground it is suspended by cables at the top to hang roughly 60 centimetres from the ground. The Swinging Pole allows the acrobat to inject more dynamic and diverse moves into the number due to the swinging movement created by the pole.