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Boom Pole Quick Release Systems?

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- Ambient QuikLok works great for me.

 

- I saw and handled the new Rycote ones at an event a few months back - they seem great, but I haven't actually used them, so whatever that's worth...

 

- For antenna mast and perhaps mic stands, I use On-Stage QK-2B... works fine, but I would not wanna put them on a pole, as the weight would be equal to (or even more than) that of a mic, especially since they are 5/8" threaded and require adapters to 3/8-16, which adds even more weight.

 

- Using no quick mount works fine too, of course. I used to simply carry two assembled poles - one for interior- and one for exterior- mic complete with wind protection. This is in some situations even quicker....

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I’ve been using the SGS ones since they’ve been available. I’m very happy with them, and have them on all my poles. 

 

I used to use the Ambient ones but found that they would sometimes lock up for no reason. 

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On 2/13/2019 at 3:22 PM, JonG said:

I used to use the Ambient ones but found that they would sometimes lock up for no reason. 

 

I do like the Ambients, but the random lock-up is really getting up my nose.  I can't figure out how to prevent it. I keep them greased, as per instructions, but every once in a blue moon they really lock- like I can't even release it with a Leatherman.

 

This thread actually just reminded me that I have a locked one in my bag right now, it happened last week on an out of town  shoot, and I finished the day by just screwing off the jammed end from the mic suspension.

Going to go to the toolbox right now to get 2 pairs of channel lock pliers to release it.

 

If anyone has a solution to this, please enlighten us!

 

Cheers,

Brent Calkin

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