The Magik Rowing MK-1 Oarlock
Advances in engineering and materials in rowing have allowed for lighter and
greater performance within the realm of boat design. A technologically advanced
oarlock system is essential in keeping up with the changes in the current
hi-tech, high performance approach to our sport. MK-1 oarlocks match these technological
improvements. Up until now, rowing efficiency has been reduced due to
constant movement of the oar in the existing oarlock.
The MK-1 Evolution oarlocks
solve the efficiency reduction of regular oarlock systems. The MK-1 Evolution oarlock completely
eliminates any sideways movement while complying with all codes of
the technical and regulatory requirements (set down by FISA):
> Not to modify the rower's customary actions
> A standard internal diameter able to fit all oarlock designs
> Adaptable to all available sleeves
> Interchangeable without any modification to the axial pin
> Rotation to be as easy as that of the old system
> Easy on the wrist action (white and/or yellow tension bands)
> Affordable in price
The MK-1 Evolution
successfully absorbs the movements and shocks, but also emphasises effectively
the tension arm immediately locks the oar into position after the finish. This
allows the rower to improve stability and balance and generate full power from
the catch. Boat stability is greatly improved as movements are absorbed
and are not destabilising the boat’s hull. Thus allowing the rower to be
in touch with his/her boat, enjoying better support, sensitivity to boat
action and boat speed.
COMPATIBILITY WITH SLEEVES
Magik Rowing’s MK-1 Evolution oarlocks
are compatible with all types of sleeves and oars.
With the MK-1 Evolution
oarlocks and the oars of your choice, you will get the best combination of
comfort and performance that is available. Thanks to the Shock Absorbing System
(SAS) any movement and/or shock will be eliminated.
THE FINAL RESULT
The MK-1 is the product of a competent and motivated team made of two
engineers and rowing professionals.
Their expertise enabled the manufacturing of a highly effective quality rowing
The MK-1 Evolution oarlock!
The MK-1 Evolution is
made from 6 moulded components of 3 specialised high performance engineering
plastics. MK-1 Evolution
oarlock is 100 % Australian made, manufactured and assembled.
Research and production of the MK-1 Evolution involved:
> 18 months of intensive product invention & development
> several prototypes
> 500 hours of water and bench
>genuine & caring t human and financial investment
> ongoing development
with the Magik Gate