The RIBCOR skates have been traded from Reebok to CCM! Living up to the reputation that Reebok skates have earned as being among the best out of box fit, Reebok has handed the torch over to CCM’s RIBCOR series skate to continue that tradition. Although these are not heat moldable, CCM’s RIBCOR 40K was designed to optimize agility and control as an easy to break in skate. These have a tapered fit in the ankle and are slightly narrower in the heel and the forefoot in comparison to the Tacks and RBZ lines from CCM.
CCM uses an elite synthetic upper as the construction in the quarter with an embossed design on the heel. The two elements of the agility profile that contribute to forward and backward flexibility are the boot cut and the 13° forward lean (RBZ is 10°, while Tacks are 16°). Heel lock is achieved from a combination of a tapered fit in the ankle and the use of internal ankle foams. The tongue is made of a 5mm high density felt with a foam insert. The RIBCOR 40K has a low profile injected outsole which serves as the platform for mounting the SpeedBlade 4.0 Pro holder, which also features the additional 4 mm in height, just like the SpeedBlade 4.0 +, to help increase the angle of attack. A non-replaceable long lasting stainless steel runner is included.
Agility and comfort come as a package deal with the Ribcor 40K skates from CCM.