Player Profile Designed with an agility profile that allows for increased range of motion and helps to maximize control in an easy-to-break-in skate.
Fit Profile Out of the box fit and customization with Advanced Pump®. Narrow Heel and Forefoot with a Tapered Ankle Fit.
Heat Moldable Yes
Quarter Package RIBCOR Flex Plus Durafilm- Nylon reinforced profile with EPP foam core.
Heel Support Ribbed Spinal Zone with composite insert + Skate Lock feature
Ankle Padding The Advanced Pump®
Tendon Guard Flexion design
Lining Material Dual zone Duratex® grip & tacky Nash
Tongue 7 mm Felt and EVA foam with molded lace bite protector
Footbed F-I-T system
Outsole Vented lightweight low profile carbon / fiberglass composite
Blade Holder Speed Blade 4.0
Runner SpeedBlade Black
Weight (gm) 914
Weight (oz) 32.24
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. CCM’s RIBCOR 48K was designed to give the player Mind Blowing Agility with the type of control that allows you to turn on a dime. They are easy to break in, offer good flexibility and of course allow for a unique type of customized fit through the use of its next generation pump, Advanced Pump® technology.
For those of you that aren't familiar with that technology, the Advanced Pump® allows you to control the amount of air that you circulate into the air bladders around the ankles, thus enhancing heel lock by eliminating negative space and giving you the option to adjust for fit in a matter of seconds between shifts. It is more efficient than its predecessor as it fills quicker and holds more air. The RIBCOR 48K has a tapered fit in the ankle and is slightly narrower in the heel and the forefoot in comparison to the Tacks and RBZ lines from CCM. You'll also find the Skate Lock feature on this skate, which allows for variability within two separate lacing zones - lower and upper.
CCM uses its RIBCOR Flex + Durafilm construction in the quarter. This nylon reinforced EPP foam core reacts very well to heat molding, and will help reduce break in time. 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, the use of internal ankle foams, the Skate Lock feature and the Advanced Pump®.
The tongue is made of pro felt with a lightweight EVA foam core and has an external molded lace bite protector. The RIBCOR 48K has the ventilated full lightweight and low profile carbon and fiberglass composite outsole which helps reduce weight in a skate and provides excellent rigidity under the boot. This is where you'll find the SpeedBlade + 4.0 holder which is aptly named because of its additional 4.0mm height which provides a significantly deeper angle of attack for tighter turns. This is the same holder that was introduced on the CCM RBZ skates and also features SpeedRibs near the top of the holder, the structure of which helps increase torsional rigidity. The nice all black tonal look of the RIBCOR 48K is complimented nicely with the corrosion-resistant SpeedBlade Black runner.
In addition to just looking good, this blade also comes loaded with performance benefits. It has undergone a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) process to give it a Titanium Carbo-Nitride finish - that's a mouthful, what does it mean? It increases surface hardness which translates to holding an edge longer and reduces the likelihood that it will chip or flake. Additionally, the high quality finish provides lower friction which in turn gives you a faster glide and more speed.
Agility, comfort and performance come together in these sharp looking RIBCOR 48K skates from CCM.