Gone fishin. Ideal for location work, especially with shotgun microphones. Rode’s version of the boompole is reasonably lightweight at just under a kilo, and is well adjustable up to 3m for extra reach.
Use the 3/8″ thread to connect to your shockmount, blimp, or mic holder.
Ideally you’d connect up Rode’s Blimp which includes the suspension, anti-wind shield and fluffy ‘dead wombat’ wind cover.
For an even more lightweight, carbon fibre version, check out BOOMPOLEPRO available from October 2015.