New for the Fall 2017 season is CCM’s Ribcor Trigger2 stick offering even more performance features than ever before. With a new improved taper and an optimal flex ratio, the ease of loading and the quickness of release is unlike anything in the market. With the addition of an enhanced flex zone in the upper shaft, this stick allows players to load more energy by using their top hand as a lever. All of these features, combined with Sigmatex spread-low technology, gives you CCM’s best performing Ribcor stick ever!
CCM has improved on the taper design of this stick. The seamless taper profile offers a smooth transition area that will ultimately help optimize the low kick flex profile. Improving this feature will help improve the quickness of your release and the shooting efficiency of the stick. Playing off the improved taper design, CCM has also optimized the vertical flex profile to allow players to move the puck into the ideal shooting position with greater ease. This translates into players being able to bring their stick in close to their body when loading the shot before release. One of the most interesting features of this stick is the Crossbow Effect. CCM developed this key feature directly from data acquired at their performance lab. The crossbow effect is created by an enhanced flex zone in the upper third of the shaft to allow players to store maximum energy in the upper and lower parts of the shaft.
The kick point of this stick has been optimized to be a low kick to allow ease and quickness of release. Popmatrix Technology with a Re-Engineered taper make up the construction of this stick. The new geometry offers a smooth transition area to help maximize bending and also efficiently transfer the stored energy. With the Ascent Blade 3 this stick has one of the lightest and strongest blades on the market, featuring a tactile blade surface for heightened puck feel and added reinforcement in the heel and toe. The shaft was manufactured with the lowest fiber areal weight carbon in the industry to optimize performance, minimize weight, and maximize strength. CCM has decided to use one of the lightest and strongest materials on the market in this stick with Sigmatex. An exclusive fabric developed by one of the world’s leaders in composite technology, Sigmatex is not only ultra-lightweight, but very strong due its high tension weaving process.