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.
This stand transitions easily from a standard vertical stand to a extended boom arm. It's easy to set up and the right size for me to use on location, when neccessary.
What I love about this stand is that it's very sturdy, very versatile, and lighter than a C stand. I pack a couple of these into a golf case.
I have been using this boom for about 3 years and it still going strong . I've done some crazy setups with a lot of weight for it to support , and not once has it let me down . excellent product !