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NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

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$37.50–$74.95

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The ultra-strong, drop-forged NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlock combines state-of-the-art technology with time-tested design. Pound for pound, this is the lightest, toughest oarlock out there.
  • Our drop-forge production process yields a much higher strength-to-weight ratio compared to cast or machined aluminum components, making the NRS Aluminum Oarlock both lightweight and incredibly strong.
  • It is extremely hard to "pop" an oar through the tines of the NRS Aluminum Oarlock, allowing you to row big water with more confidence.
  • If somehow you do pop an oar, the tines return to their original shape, so you're not left with a bent oarlock.
  • In drop forging, a metal blank is heated to a precise temperature, then the part is stamped out under extreme pressure.
  • The secret to the part's strength is the aligning of the metal's crystalline structure by the heat and stamping.
  • Durable anodized finish eliminates oxidation and discoloration.
  • Smooth finish protects oar shafts, rope wrap and oar sleeves from wear.
  • Includes split rings to keep the oarlock from riding up.

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    NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlock
    Length:3:46
Material: Drop-forged aluminum
Horn Opening: 1 5/8"
Inside Diameter: 2 3/8"
Shaft Diameter: 5/8"
Shaft Length: 3 1/2"
Total Length: 7 1/8
Includes:
  • Split ring with each oarlock

video: NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlock

NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlock (3:46)

The ultra-strong, drop-forged NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlock combines state-of-the-art technology with time-tested design. Pound for pound, this is the lightest, toughest rowing oarlock out there. The new standard for serious whitewater rafting.

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  • NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

    Q:

    What do these weigh?
    Asked on 6/8/2014 by catboater from montana

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A pair weighs 14 ounces.

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Morning. I can't be sure of the weight on them but they are extremely light.
      I would recommend them they are a good set of locks. Just can't be sure
      The weight.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I could weigh them but next to nothing, very strong and worth the $.

      Answered on 6/8/2014 by Old Man Rock Finder from Western Colorado
  • NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

    Q:

    My oars are 2'' in diameter. Will these be ok to use with them? or are they too big? Thanks!!
    Asked on 5/29/2014 by Jman2527 from Wyoming

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Evening. Yeah they should be good for 2 inch I have 1 7/8 inch oars and
      They set good in them with space so should be good for ya.
      They are a good set of locks. I would recommend them
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/6/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know why they would not work. My oars are 1 7/8" in diameter and
      work fine with these oarlocks. These oarlocks are 2 3/8" wide at the
      inside center and 1 5/8" wide at the inside top. So both you and I have
      to slide our oars into them from the end of the oar.

      Answered on 5/31/2014 by Standup Rafter from Bellingham, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These should be ok for your oars. The inside diameter is a little over 2-1/4 inches.
      I use Carlisle oars that are 1-7/8, plus a sleeve and they fit fine. Happy paddling.

      Answered on 5/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The inside diameter of the lock is 2 3/8". The distance between the horns is 1 5/8", so as long as blade end will slide through that opening you should be alright.

      Answered on 5/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      they will work fine

      Answered on 5/30/2014 by jmd from dexter or
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        4.0

        NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

        By Desert Fish

        from Arizona

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              Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

              Lightened-up my oar towers by a little, which lightened up my frame some. Will try to polish inside of horns with jeweler's rouge for easier rotation with rope wraps, along with candle wax rubbed on wraps.

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              4.0

              Super light, not flexible

              By Paddler

              from Sacramento, CA

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                    Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

                    I really like these oarlocks, but am a little afraid that I might bust an oar before these bend. They are much stiffer than traditional NRS oarlocks. Getting the oars in or out requires me to take the blade off and slide the oars in. I have not been in a hole with them, so can't tell you how easily they pop out, but I suspect that I'll bend an oar before they do.

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                    1.0

                    Nice oarlocks but...

                    By Shawn

                    from Southern Oregon

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Looks great
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Broken Oar Shafts

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                      Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

                      Mostly run flashing creeks, the higher spring flows and mellow summer runs on the local rivers.
                      After running these for one year they have crushed my oar shafts at the donut. Like the previous review the oar gets stuck in the horns and takes some serious effort to get the oar released. Before the oars actually broke they had obvious signs of being deformed from the squeeze/pinch through the horns.
                      Now I'm back to brass as it's much cheaper to replace than broken oar shafts.

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                      4.0

                      smooth, strong, like my girl friend

                      By Slim

                      from Salmon, ID

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                      Pros

                      • Clean

                      Cons

                      • Oar May Not Release
                      • Too Strong
                      • Too Strong May Not Relea

                      Best Uses

                      • River Running

                      Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

                      I bend my brass oar locks apart so I can get the oar in the lock just below the wrapping. You have to start at the blade to get the oar in these and I don't know if it will release the oar if need be.

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                      1.0

                      One Big Issue

                      By pdxfire

                      from Portland, Oregon

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                        • Stuck Oar

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                          Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

                          The oar locks were great with respect to weight and smooth rowing. The down fall came when I popped an oar in an insignificant rapid hitting a rock with the oar. The oar became jammed to the point that I had to stand on the tube and stomp on the oar to disslodge it, leaving sizeable indentations in the oar sleeve from the oar locks death grip.At camp I compared both oar locks and they were both identical, so there was no apparent damage to the oar lock. Knowing a fair amount about aluminium from a past job it concerned me that stress to the aluminum may not be visable until it breaks/fails.My biggest fear was realizing the situation I could have been in on a big rapid or technical run.Back to the great old reliable NRS superston.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Customer service as usual with NRS was second to non when I called to return them. They were open and eager for the feedback on my experience with the oar locks.
                          Yet again the reason I am a loyal NRS customer!
                          5 stars for customer service and standing behind products.

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