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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Boom Pole for remote location?

My boom poles are just too damn long to take on location!

Mainly remote tough terrain - Himalayas soon, Tibetan plateau etc. Lots of hand carrying. And also, its best not to show too much professional equipment, if you know what I mean.

I do have an assistant with me and I like to use a boom as much as possible. Is there a small boom solution - less than 24 inches folded?

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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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K-tek has 7 Klassic poles which are 24" or shorter, shortest is 1'4".
4 graphite Avalon poles under 24"
2 Avalon aluminium poles under 24"

http://www.ktekbooms.com/documents/K...logue-0407.pdf

that is just one boom brand...
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Old January 28th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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VDB Audio also has two boom poles less then 24".

Model S: (Closed: 20 ", Extended: 7')
Model BB: (Closed: 16 ", Extended: 5' 1")

VDB Audio USA - Microphone Boom Poles
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Old January 28th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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Man for this one I'd want rugged and economical. K-Tek aluminum I'd say.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #5
 
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Jon, did you find a pole?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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Hi Jay -

No pole yet. My boom pole is 32 inches min. length, which is OK if I take my tripod bag.
On this trip - leaving this Sunday, I cannot take my tripod bag.

I wasted a week, because I ordered a K-Tek, which turned out to be 31 inches and not the 24 inches as promised. I just returned it.

So I have run out of time I think - maybe a hacksaw to my boom!!
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Old January 29th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #7
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That's awful. Which one was it?
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