I own 3 K-tek Boompoles 2 Avalon poles one which is 7ft and another that is 9ft long. Then I also own a 12.5ft Carbon Fiber Stage pole. Since I do mostly ENG and Reality Tv work now I really don’t use the stage pole much anymore because it is so big and hard to manage while running and gunning it. But since my avalon poles are both at K-tek for repair and cleaning (which was completed within one day thanks K-tek) I had to use my stage pole for this low budget film I am doing. I had forgotten how much I love boom operating with a K-tek stage pole. I have used VDB poles before but I just love the weight and feeling of a stage pole in my hands. It also slides so smoothly. It made my day a little easier so I guess I will be using the stage pole more often. I would love some reader feedback on there favorite boompole and why.