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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Boom Pole?

What would you recommend for a cheap boom pole? It'll be holding an AT-55.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #2
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A carbon-fiber painting extension tube is cheap. PVC is cheaper still.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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Cheap usually means heavy. If you're not the one holding the boom, well, someone has to hold it.


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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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PVC has a lot of flex (aka bounce). The painter poles, when I checked, were way to heavy and too long even collapsed to fit in a car. I ended up going with a lighbulb changing pole. It is light to hold and colapses down to something around 6' with a max of 11'. There is some slight flex when it is fully extended, but not a lot.

I use it with an AT897 (11") with foam wind shield in a shockmount and with an AT835b (14").
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #5
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A bamboo fishing pole would be light and cheap. And it could be called the ....



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