Many people ask “how many rocks?” or “how high can you balance?” as if that was the most accurate measure of difficulty. These aspects do have a correlation with difficulty, but are strictly left brain methods to quantify that which is abstract. In my experience, technical difficulty better correlates with the “tension” that the piece incorporates and radiates overall. Things that increase tension are counterbalancing and point balancing to name a couple.
All I’m doing in this picture is imitating what I see many people do when they seem to not understand what’s going on..
..another curious monkey :)