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Old July 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Recommend a boom pole case/tube?

I was wondering if anyone has a specific brand or model that they swear by? Hard Case vs Soft case? etc. Thanks so much.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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Go to home depot or similar - they have these (either black or white) plastic tubes, about 7ft long and about 3 inch diameter. Don't know what they're really for, water drainage or something. They are cheap. Cut any way and voila. Take a piece of rope and tape it on with gaffer tape so you've got a carrying handle. They even have fitting end caps for that. My booms sailed around the world more than once inside those custom cases.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 07:16 PM   #3
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Instead of the tape, drill two holes inthe top section, below the line of the top cover.

Pass the rope through one hole, tie a knot. Dot he same to the other hole and end of rope, and voila, a handle that will not come off easily.

Thanks for this idea, as my wife needs one or two of these for the studio flash stands.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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Sporting goods store = baseball bat soft case with strap.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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rod/reel case

The best solution I have found is a Plano fishing rod/reel case. It lets me store my boom pole with the microphone still attached along with the Rycote windscreen. It even has a shoulder strap. The length of the case is made from a hard plastic, so it does a great job of protecting your boom pole.

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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Drilling no holes keeps the whole thing totally water/dust/dirt tight. Costs: forgettable. Protection factor: enormous!
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 06:29 PM   #7
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Go to home depot or similar - they have these (either black or white) plastic tubes, about 7ft long and about 3 inch diameter. Don't know what they're really for, water drainage or something. They are cheap. Cut any way and voila. Take a piece of rope and tape it on with gaffer tape so you've got a carrying handle. They even have fitting end caps for that. My booms sailed around the world more than once inside those custom cases.
Yep, plumbers supplies outlets have cheap cut to length PVC water pipe with caps available, but it can generate static electricity with some rubber compounds on the pole.

Put the pole in a cotton bag.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:46 AM   #8
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It ' can generate static electricity with some rubber compounds on the pole' , but it 'doesn't.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #9
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Boom pole case

Try Boom Tube cases. I use mine with my K-Tek K152 and it is great. I got mine at B&H.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #10
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I have a petrol boom tube case that I love. Very reasonably priced, soft padding inside, semi hard outside (you'd have to bang it pretty hard to mess up the pole inside). Got it at B&H.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #11
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I use a fly rod case for my longer poles. Like this: Fly Fishing Flies - Fly Rod Case


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Old February 16th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #12
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I use a rather cheap rifle case to carry my booms. Flambeau Safeshot Oversized Economy Single Case - 6470SC
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Old July 4th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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Re: Recommend a boom pole case/tube?

Plano 108361 hard case, $92.23:
Plano 36" Tactical All Weather Single Rifle Black Hard 40"X16"X5.5" 108361 | Chucks Guns
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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:15 PM   #14
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Re: Recommend a boom pole case/tube?

A few years ago I got a 'White River Fly Shop Rod Tube' from Bass Pro Shops- for my K-Tek KEG100

"1000 denier Cordura® material over a tough PVC protective tube. These lightweight, airplane friendly rod tubes are outfitted with YKK zippers, and are lined with nylon for additional padding."
6 sizes, from 29" to 60" (2.5" id) ($23-25 cheap)
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