The K-102CCR Klassic boom is designed for use with ENG and documentary work. It has an internal coiled cord with a female XLR connector at the top and a K-CCR male XLR (side connector) at the base. Having the connector on the side allows the operator to rest the pole on its base between takes without damaging the wiring.Collapsed the pole is only 2' 2". long. Its five sections extend the length to 8' 9". 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.