So we were talking about these a bit in another thread here:
But I thought I'd "move" the thread over here so as not to hijack the other one.
Basically there's a new genuine carbon fiber boom pole out there that is apparently the cheapest carbon fiber boom pole available by a pretty huge margin. The 9 foot version is $99 bucks and the 12 foot one is $135 I believe.
The company is called Lux-Cinema and as it turns out the guy behind it is actually a forum member (only a few posts but he's been a member for a while).
So anyways, I can't personally vouch for these products because I haven't used one yet but I just ordered one so I guess I will be able to soon. It seems to be decent enough quality for the price, I mean the mechanics behind it aren't all that complex are they? Anywho, the website is below:
And right now I guess they are only offered on his ebay page: