I have only owned one boom pole in my entire 30-year career; a 3-section Panamic mini. That is a testament to how good Panamic boom poles are. I have used it in all conditions, from minus 50°C Siberian winters to 45°C Saharan summers. It’s also accompanied me 50 metres up into the Amazonian rainforest canopy and 500 metres underground in New Mexico’s Lechuguilla caves, as well as into the highly corrosive atmosphere of Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen sulphur mines, and it has never let me down.Documentary Sound Recordist: Mark Roberts
I trained as a boom operator on Panamic poles at the National Film and Television School. All the kit that is used on student productions there (at least in 2004/05) was formerly in use on professional industry productions. Panamic booms were held up to us as the boom pole to choose. It is a big investment, but so is all professional level audio equipment. I would not hesitate to recommend Panamic as a top choice for anyone looking to purchase a pole. You simply can’t go wrong with them.Career Boom Operator: Jo Andrews
To be honest I love them, Panamic Boom Poles never let me down. Their locking rings are definitely the best on market nowadays.
Panamic booms can handle the unavoidable rough treatment of documentary filming. They are like army tools. You can feel it when you hold them in your hand.
I am looking forward to working with them every day. Sound Recordist and Sound Designer: Michal Deliopulos
I bought myself a carbon fiber Panamic four section mini, three section midi, three section maxi and four section maxi. These have lasted me eighteen years and with careful cleaning and maintenance will continue to do so. I have only had one instance when we have had to replace a section, which was a very simple process Production Sound Mixer: Jonathan Wyatt