The 'Articulated Pole' or 'Bent Pole' is different from the standard straight line pole in that it can be angled in such a way as to approach the talent or object to be mic'ed from above while resting the bottom end of the pole on your belt or mid section. This unique capability enables easing of the burden of carrying the entire weight of the pole on your upper body.
This pole comes in the following varieties:
KA113 - articulated pole, no cabling
KA113CCR - KA113 + CCR factory wired with internal coiled cable and male XLR (side exit)