The Gitzo GB1340 Series 1 Aluminum Boompole features 4 sections, is lightweight and handles a load capacity of up to 4.40 lbs (2kg); making it well suited for mounting micropones and shock-mounts in the field or indoors. The GB1340's G-Lock system provides fast and reliable locking on all 4 sections. The 1.2mm thick aluminum material is lightweight and features a matte-black brushed finish.
When in the past we rented a boom pole by itself the sheer number of really bad client production days was more than we could ignore. We tried requiring the client to bring their mic into the office for a "custom fitting." We finally found that giving boom poles effectively free together with a $1000 Sennheiser 416 microphone kept everybody happy and avoided microphones falling on the floor or not fitting into the boom pole. Accordingly we hope you understand that a pole rental on its own is more dangerous than spending a few more dollars and being fully functional from the start of production.