Based on urgent feedback from the field K-tek has created: KIP -The K-Tek Interview Pole! It is a specialized, new Boompole that doubles as an Extended Handgrip ideal for ENG, News and interview situations. This allows for the journalists to keep a safe 2m distance from the interviewee and stay out of frame when needed.
KIP is made of our lightweight Graphite Carbon Fiber with a reach of 6′ (1.84m) allowing for a 2m social distancing whilst retaining minimum weight of pole. The KIP collapses down to 38.5″ (97.79cm) and weighs only 0.65lbs. (285gr), while maintaining great rigidity.
This 2-section interview pole extends with a quick-release and quick-lock in a second to fully length and retract just as fast.
The K-Tek Interview Pole comes standard with a 3/8″ threaded stud for shockmounts and ships with a 5/8″ adapter for Handheld Mic Clamps.