The K-102FTS Klassic boom is designed for use with ENG and documentary work. It has an internal stright cord with a female XLR connector at the top and a Male XLR connector with K-FTS accessory at the base. The K-FTS allows the cable to flow into the pole while it is being extended and to flow out of the pole while it is being collapsed without the cable binding. 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.