The Reebok RIBCOR skate series was designed to give the player Mind Blowing Agility with the type of control that allows you to turn on a dime. In addition to that, it lives up to the reputation that Reebok skates have earned as being among the best for out of the box fit. 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 Pump® technology. For those of you that aren’t familiar with that technology, the Pump® allows you to control the amount of air that you circulate into the air bladders around the ankles, thus enhancing heel lock and giving you the option to adjust for fit in a matter of seconds between shifts. The RIBCOR 26K Junior 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.
Reebok uses its RIBCOR Flex construction in the quarter which is a light weight structure for enhanced forward flexion. Featured in the core is the 3.9 mm HD foam, added to enhance stiffness. This is the primary difference between this 26K skate and the higher end RIBCOR models that feature an EPP foam core. The other 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 current 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 Pump®.
The tongue is made of 7mm felt with an EVA foam core, and has an external lace bite protector for excellent fit and comfort. The 26K Junior features an injected low profile outsole; this is where you will find the SpeedBlade Pro holder which provides an additional 4.0 mm of height to increase the angle of attack. Within the SpeedBlade Pro holder is CCM’s stainless steel runner made to provide a long lasting edge for long term performance.
Agility, comfort and performance can be found at a great value with Reebok’s 26K Junior skate.
The Skate is covered against manufacturing defects and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of sale to the consumer when used as intended under normal use and alterations.
The Skate Blades are covered against manufacturing defects and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for a period of one (1) year from the date of sale to the consumer when used as intended under normal use and without alterations.