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Rode Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10')

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Product Highlights
  • Measures 10' (3m)
  • Five Collapsing Sections
  • Fits NTG-1, NTG-2 & Video Mic
  • 3/8" Threaded Stud

Rode's Boompole provides up to 10' of extension for shotgun microphones. The pole uses a 3/8" industry-standard thread and is designed to fit SM3 Shockmounts, RMS Stand Mounts (NT5, NTG-1 & NTG-2), and VideoMic. The five-section pole collapses down to 33" for easy portability.

5 Sections
Five sections adjust the length of the boom between 33" and 10'(84cm - 3 m).
3/8" Thread
The boom uses an industry-standard 3/8" thread, and mates with most shockmounts and stands.
Compatible With...
SM3 Shockmounts, RMS Stand Mounts (NT5, NTG-1 & NTG-2), and VideoMic.
Material Aluminum
Sections 5
Minimum Length 33" (84cm)
Maximum Length 10' (3 m)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Rode Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10')
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10')
     
    4.4

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (49)
    • Easy to use (47)
    • Compact (35)
    • Highly compatible (28)
    • Improves performance (23)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)
    • Lacks functionality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (48)
    • In the studio (27)
    • Complex projects (20)
    • Home movies (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (29), Professional artist (26), Enthusiast (13), Film student (12), Filmmaker (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Professional Product

    The length is a definite plus. I use it with my Rode Blimp. The plugs at each end have slots that allow for a XLR cable to run thru the pole. It also...Read complete review

    The length is a definite plus. I use it with my Rode Blimp. The plugs at each end have slots that allow for a XLR cable to run thru the pole. It also has nice velcro straps should you choose not to run the cable. This pole has a soft handle which is good for long shoots.

    I tried making a homemade boom pole like yo see on the net and the end broke off, crashing my blimp on the floor. Not good. The blimp held up though without a scratch, lol. That's when I quit toying and bought this boom. Pro shotgun mics etc. are too costly to go cheap on what holds them.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good lightweight basic boom

    It took a few minutes to figure out how to get the XLR cable inside but once I did I appreciated its design. Although when you pull the cable out through the bottom when...Read complete review

    It took a few minutes to figure out how to get the XLR cable inside but once I did I appreciated its design. Although when you pull the cable out through the bottom when retracting the extensions the rubber cap on the base pops out. I managed not to loose it on the first shoot I used it on but I'm sure it will get lost soon enough. Maybe I'll lube the cable slightly? The handgrip is the right diameter and feels nice and cushy, it gives good support when fully extended. I feel the tightening mechanism for the extension pieces is a bit clumsy though. Kind of tricky to loosen and tighten when extending and retracting in a hurry on location though. I've only used it on one shoot so far so maybe I'll get the hang of it? Some slight low end rumble transferred to the mic in handling without a low end roll off engaged and a slight bit of cable noise with the cable routed inside. Overall it feels pretty solid though and I find it to be an ok value for the money. I do not have a point of comparison as this is the first handheld boom I have used as my background is mostly studio recording.

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    5.0

    Nice durable poll.

    By Bill the Teacher

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Teacher

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films

      Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

      We use this poll with a Rode NTG-2. It is lightweight and durable. Long reach.

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      5.0

      very nice boom!

      By Frank A

      from NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

          I really love it and the 10 year warranty is awesome!

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          3.0

          Returned

          By Nyrk

          from Calgary Canada

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Lacks Functionality
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

          Rode products are generally fantastic. I returned this boom pole because it is not cabled. A cabled boom pole is a MUST, especially in this length. This is a cable management nightmare.

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          4.0

          Solid!

          By etothem

          from NY, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

            Pretty excellent and sturdy boompole! Only problem is I couldn't fit my xlr cable through the boompole and it definitely is designed so you can do this.

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            5.0

            Boom pole

            By Andy

            from Michigan

            Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

            For the money.. Perfect!

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            4.0

            Good light!

            By Mateo

            from Montevideo, Uruguay

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

              I use it for documentary and interviw outside situations. The only problem I found is that with my stereo microfono a canot roll both cables. It is made for only one cable.

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              5.0

              It's a big boom pole

              By Zisconnected

              from Albany, NY

              About Me Business Owner

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                It's a long boom pole... Not much to say about that! It feels like solid construction and I don't see any problems with it.

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                4.0

                Put your mic where the mouth is.

                By DDH Media

                from Nacogdoches

                About Me Video Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                  I use this product while on location for short films and commercials. The Rode boompole is compact and light with a great reach allowing for use in close quarters or from across the room.

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                  5.0

                  Love this Boompole!

                  By doooda

                  from Chandler,AZ

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                    We use this product to record audio while filming video as well voice overs. Its perfect for the job. Easy to use and compact.

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                    5.0

                    Great Boompole for the Price!

                    By Jimmy D

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                      I did a lot of searching around and read a lot of reviews and ended up going with this boom pole. I'd read pros & cons to having the XLR in or outside of the pole, so it's nice being able to choose between the two, especially since I get to choose the quality of the XLR cable I use.

                      10 feet's a good length, not too short, not too long; though I'm primarily using it for indoors. All in all, so far so good. I haven't had the boom pole for very long yet, but I'm happy with it so far, no complaints, especially for this price. Definitely recommend getting one without an XLR cable though or with the option; whipping the boom pole around really fast with the cable inside definitely creates some noise the mic picks up.

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                      5.0

                      Light and Comfortable

                      By Tony from NS

                      from Nova Scotia, Canada

                      About Me Business Owner

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                        There are better boom poles on the market but not for this price. The quality is just as expected, comfortable foam grip, the locking sections hold securely, and it comes with a few cord straps. I plan on running a cable through it when I have the time, it will then be even more convenient.

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                        4.0

                        Heavy duty boom pole

                        By Scott

                        from Midwest

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                          Nicely made. A little confusing about the sequence of opening and contracting, but holds position well. No complaints. Glad I bought it.

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                          3.0

                          Decent price, but

                          By Ithaca Jeff

                          from Ithaca NY

                          About Me Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                I've been using this product just over two years now. I should also mention that I mean use once a week or less. Not what I would consider heavy use.

                                After a year or so one of the sections completely seized up. After taking the whole thing completely apart I discovered that one of the tightening sections had completely stripped it's thread and was beyond repair.

                                What I do like about this pole is that it feels sturdy, the weight is ok, and it has foam padding around the last section of the pole.

                                So while I would recomend it for mild use, if you are a pro and need this for constant use, I would keep looking.

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                                5.0

                                Beefy

                                By ScribbleScribe

                                from Red Deer, AB

                                About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                  Beefier than I expected. Should last a long time and gets lots of use. Easily recommended.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good For what it is

                                  By Audioman

                                  from Vancouver, BC

                                  About Me Film Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Affordable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Heavy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films
                                  • Student films

                                  Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                  I am using the Rode Boompole with a Rycote Windshield #4 blimp and a Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic. I record my audio into a Roland R-44.

                                  For the price you pay and for the length it offers, this is pretty nice, especially for a student like me. I like the foam handle it comes with and the option to feed an XLR cable through the boompole. It is, however, heavy, but it's hard, if not, not out there yet, to find a quality 10 foot pole for an affordable price. This is a great option as a starting boompole.

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                                  4.0

                                  Compact/Cost-effective

                                  By pud850

                                  from Portland, ME

                                  About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                    Certainly gets the job done. Not terribly heavy and comes with ports to fish a cable through (though depending on the diameter of your xlr connector, you may be building your own cord to get it to fit).

                                    My only complaint is the fact that one of the sections wouldn't lock completely, resulting in a rattling sound whenever the boom was moved to chase sound.

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                                    4.0

                                    I Love my Rode

                                    By Ndonganahwe

                                    from Washington DC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                        I love it because it's very ergonomic, not too heavy and fits my mic

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                                        5.0

                                        Well made pole

                                        By Malcolm

                                        from Scottsdale, AZ

                                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Independent Films

                                          Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                          Nice feature is the xlr connector slides right down the middle of the pole, my old one did not do this so it's a great upgrade for me.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent product!

                                          By jasoninoa

                                          from CT

                                          About Me Filmmaker, Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Independent Films

                                            Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                            I use this product for filmmaking. Love the fact that is long enouch. It's perfect for me.

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                                            3.0

                                            cheap

                                            By Cinemaduro

                                            from Greensboro, NC

                                            About Me Professional Videographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cheap
                                            • Strong

                                            Cons

                                            • Limited Compatibility
                                            • Poor Design
                                            • Poor Performance

                                            Best Uses

                                            • In The Studio

                                            Comments about Boompole for Rode NTG-1, NTG-2 and Video Mic (10'):

                                            This is a heavy-duty boom pole. We use it mainly gripped in a c-stand overhead for interviews. We have two of these. The locking mechanism in the joints of the older one stripped after about a year, and now it's a pain to setup/breakdown. Also, not all cables fit through the pole - audio cable has to be on the thin side. The cardboard tube it comes with would be OK for storage, too - it's built fairly tough for cardboard, except the bottom is just a little cardboard disk and falls out really easily, the rest of it is great. I think you get what you pay for with this boom. It works. It's not going to snap in half, but if I was a boom operator and looking to use it regularly throughout the day, I'd look at other options.

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