The K-81 Klassic is a five section pole that is only 24" long when collapsed. Even with a microphone and windscreen attached it is under 30" long. Fully exteded the K-81 is 6' 9" long, making it easy to handle in a normal room with 8' ceilings.High density graphite fiber material gives maximum strength and minimum weight.Couplings are designed for maximum holding power with a minimum of torque applied; and dust, dirt and sand proof. "Captive Collett" design makes coupling resistant to jamming. Unique milled collar surface durable and controllable grip while being gentle on the hands.Pole top features cable retaining slots and a replaceable stainless steel threaded mounting stud.