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NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

$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
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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 rowing oarlock out there. The new standard for serious whitewater rafting.

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5.0

Completely satisfied

By Rick

from Hayden Idaho

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • River Running
    • Touring

    Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

    Great quality product! I was a little annoyed about the price at first. But then after I received them I understand. These things are top notch! I've been a metal fabricator for 15yrs and built my whole frame and had to buy these and I naturally wanted to pick them apart right away. But they're perfect!

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    2.0

    More Strength Than I Need

    By Whitefish

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Light
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Can't Be Tuned

    Best Uses

    • River Running

    Comments about NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks:

    I have a Super Puma (13') with a Bighorn frame and Cataract 8' oars, Magnum blade with molded sleeves and convertible rights. I have adjusted the sleeves, etc numerous times and only get 3 ft of maximum range of motion. I've had to set the oar to bottom out in the horn, which barely puts the blade completely underwater. Doing so only allows two feet of clearance out of the water. It has not been enjoyable in bigger 3-4 class rapids, when I can't reach the water in a wave, or lift the blade to miss a wave. These cannot be tuned due to their strength. After some research I believe a Cobra oarlock is the direction I need to go. As many others have stated, a bent oarlock can be tuned back to shape, while a crushed oar is done.

    Service and delivery comments:

    NRS service is always great. I was originally going to purchase the Superston, but was convinced of the superiority of the Atomic. It is great for what it is sold as: A tough as nails, never breaking or bending oarlock. Unfortunately, I need it to bend at least a little.

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    4.0

    NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

    By Desert Fish

    from Arizona

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Best Uses

      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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      • NRS Atomic Aluminum Oarlocks

        Q:

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

        3 answers

        • 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
        • 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
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          A pair weighs 14 ounces.

          Answered on 6/9/2014 by Clyde from NRS
      • 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:

          they will work fine

          Answered on 5/30/2014 by jmd from dexter or
        • 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:

          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
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          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
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