Hello, good people -- Flagpole rigidity questions Tis about my finals answers :) I just want to know if I'm right or not. I was required to determine features of a flag pole that would enable it to withstand strong winds. Among them are: *String tension of strings attached to the flag pole. I answered high, naturally. *Density of the pole. I answered high. Reasoning: Higher density would equal more weight, so more downward force. Therefore it would need winds of stronger force to topple it. Flexibility of the pole. I answered high. Reasoning: If th pole has a high degree of flex, when exposed to strong winds, it will bend at the top, then return to being upright. A rigid pole will lean in its entirety and topple.