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Old 01-16-2014   #21
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Here comes orto11 rant on not made in 'merica.

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Old 01-16-2014   #22
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Originally Posted by ajacobo View Post
Here comes orto11 rant on not made in 'merica.
Oh and what do you do for a living?, may I suggest moving out of moms basement and move to china? sounds like a good place for you. You sound like the type of guy who rows with oar rights

Just saying I hope they didn't send them overseas that would be a pretty punk move to the company that was making them and making you all that money so you could ship them off shore.

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Old 02-02-2014   #23
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Hot Forged is an Impact Casting

Originally Posted by OregonRafter View Post
Anyone have experience with the new hot forged, polished aluminum NRS frame hardware? Description says stronger and lighter Lopros and oar towers.

Hot forged Lopros

New oar towers

Anyone seen these up close? And does polished, hot forged aluminum eliminate the frame rub marks of the old cast aluminum hardware?
Same technology as die casting but uses a hot billet solid pressed into a mold under pressure in lieu of a liquid pressed into a mold. Hopefully they are produced in the USA where there are material controls. If they are made in CN or the third world, they are usually secondary alloy rebillet.

Untempered, this can have poor strength. Properly tempered, the strengths can be good and surpass the 356 si-aluminum currently used.

Anyone know the country of origin?
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Old 02-02-2014   #24
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Idaho#49 in Public Education Funding

Originally Posted by orto11 View Post
I am guessing from the pricing that these are made overseas, I believe the old cast parts were being manufactured in the US. Once again it is probably NRS dumping on a US business to import more stuff for profit.

I hope I am wrong and they are having this done domestically, they look nicer than the older style fittings. One thing I would ask before buying is are these US made. NRS usually doesn't change anything unless it is to make more profit.
It's a shame that all the money in Idaho gos abroad when next to Mississippi, they have the worst education funding of any state in the US.
A handfull of additional jobs and they could climb out of their ignorant mess.

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