This is a great item. Lightweight, stable with my lights on it, great for getting extra reach and stands out of the way of the shot. I would seriously consider getting the taller stand if buying again, but no complaints with this boom. Great product.
The 13' rotatable boom light stand is awesome! I got it to use with a speedlight setup in a Wescott Apollo 50" softbox. It's the only boom setup I've tried, but works well. It was a little tippy, but thats to be expected with that big of a box, 2 speedlights, and triggers hanging off the end of it. Seems to be quite durable from first impressions. I love that everything is metal! The only thing I would say is if you have the room, go for the 16' if you want more options/versatility.