The K-81CCR Klassic is a five section boom designed to meet the needs of ENG users and that collapses to only 24". The boom extends to 6' 9" making it easy to handle in a normal room with 8" ceilings and carried through household doorways. The base section of the K-81CCR News Pole is covered with a sturdy foam grip to allow easy one hand operation, even in freezing and wet conditions.The boom comes wired with an internal coiled cord with a XLR connector at the top and a K-Tek K-CCR XLR (side connector) base. Having the connector on the side allows the operator to rest the pole on its base between takes without damaging the wiring.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.