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 46K 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 46K 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 + 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 an EVA foam core and has an external molded lace bite protector.
The RIBCOR 46K has the ventilated fiberglass composite outsole 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. Within the SpeedBlade holder is the SpeedBlade stainless steel runner.
Agility, comfort and performance come together in these sharp looking RIBCOR 46K skates from CCM.
|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.|
|Quarter Package||RIBCOR Flex Plus Durafilm- Nylon reinforced profile with EPP foam core.|
|Heel Support||Ribbed Spinal Zone + Skate Lock feature.|
|Ankle Padding||The Advanced Pump®|
|Tendon Guard||Flexion design|
|Lining Material||Dual zone liner w/ Nylex fabric & tacky Nash|
|Tongue||7 mm Felt and EVA foam with molded lace bite protector|
|Outsole||Vented fiberglass composite|
|Blade Holder||Speed Blade 4.0|
Skate Weights are determined using a size 8.0 regular width senior skate, a size 3.0 regular width junior skate, or a 11.0 regular width youth skate.
CCM Senior Hockey Skate Sizing Chart
|Skate Size||US Shoe Size||EUR Shoe Size||UK Shoe Size||CM|
|Actual Shoe Size as determined by a Branock Shoe Sizing Device.|
Please Note: Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.
Pros: Durable, Great Fit
Pros: Lightweight, Fast
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Fast, Durable, Great Fit
Great skates at a great price (on sale) but still worth the reagular price. My only con is had them baked and still had to have them punched in two different spots so they weren’t giving me blisters but after that was done they are by far the most comfortable and best performing skate I ever had if you are on the fence get them also I should add I had a jet speed before this which was also a great skate but just weren’t the right skate for my style and foot caused a lot of pain but zero pain with these pump is a great feature to get that heel lock to.
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Versatile, Fast, Durable
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
I have been an ice hockey official since 1990 working games at the collegiate, HS, men's and youth league level. I purchased the skates specifically for officiating ice hockey games. I baked the skates and fitted them per manufacturing instructions. The skates feel comfort but are still very stiff. When working multiple games in a day, my arches experiences soreness if worm for more then 2-3 hours. Not sure if I have to have them rebaked or punched out. Bottom line is that these skates are very stiff and take longer to break in then past the Bauer, CCM, Graf, RBK skates that I have owned.
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.