I have used Manfrotto and Avenger booms over the years, and they are both fine, but the build on the Strobepro Heavy Duty Baby Boom is exceptional. There is a flat spot ground into the end spigot, that locks the head in one spot, regardless of the modifier, and the locking plate for the jib is double scored. It just doesn’t move when you tighten it up. I love that when extended, the boom can cover a twelve foot seamless. If you couple it with the head extension, the battery pack helps act as a boom weight and it makes adjustments easy. I have no fear of loading the weight on this boom. I can’t think of a piece of gear in the kit that is more satisfying to use, and it comes at an exceptional price. Thank you!