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 28K 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. The EPP foam core reacts very well to heat molding, and will help reduce break in time. 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 liner is a Dual zone Duratex® grip and tacky Nash, which increases durability and further enhances heel lock. The 28k features a vented fiber glass composite outsole to provide stiffness for energy transfer and reactiveness. This is where you’ll find the SpeedBlade + 4.0 holder which is aptly named because of its additional 4.0 mm 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. Complementing the SpeedBlade 4.0 Holder is a SpeedBlade stainless steel runner which provides a long lasting edge for long term performance.
Agility, comfort and performance come with a great value proposition in these RIBCOR 28K skates from Reebok.
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.