The MK1 was created to improve boat performance using new materials. The Shock Absorbing System (SAS) enables you to improve the efficiency of the oar engaging with the water. It completely eliminates any sideways movement within the oarlock mechanism while complying with all the codes of the technical and regulatory requirements set down by FISA.
This is the new (2008) MK1 Evolution Oarlock with an improved locking mechanism, pivot and raised base to avoid chafing on wing riggers.
Note: pitching inserts are standard and sold separately – you can use Concept / Martinoli inserts.