Polecast is an amazing lightweight rigging tool that uses a spring-loaded system to expand like a wall spreader but cannot hold the weight of a wall spreader. It is usually around 50 lbs. A Polecat is rated for 10 to 20 lbs. They come in varying lengths. 2’ to 4’, 4’ to 8’ and 8’ to 16’.
I love using them for corners of rooms. I use them from the floor up to the ceiling and you can then clamp your light in a much sleeker profile than having a stand that might be in the shot.« Back to Glossary Index