The CCM Ribcor 78K ice hockey skates are designed for the player who skates 3-4+ times per week and is looking for top-end comfort, fit, and performance.
- Flexframe technology for maximized energy transfer
- Speedblade XS for a new blade exchange system
- Speedblade XS Stainless runner for long-term performance
- ADPT Memory foam padding for personalized comfort
- TotalDri liner for a dry and lightweight feel
- CCM Anatomical Response footbed for improved support
- Felt tongue tongue for increased protection
Finding the right pair of new hockey skates for you is all about fit. If you’re unsure which skate line fits your foot best, or you’re looking for an accurate measurement, visit your local Pure Hockey. CCM’s Ribcor skates are their high profile models, best suited for those with a high volume foot. But CCM has placed a focus on providing a flexible boot in the new Ribcor line, which makes the new 78K skate an excellent option for players with many different foot dimensions.
CCM includes their top-of-the-line 3-D lasted composite quarter package and Flexframe technology in the Ribcor 78K skate to create this flexible boot. Flexframe, based on industry leading biomechanics research conducted with top NHL players, provides excellent forward flexion to help skaters maximize energy transfer with every stride, creating more power and lateral stability.
Like the elite 80K model, the Ribcor 78K also includes CCM’s new holder system. The Speedblade Xchange System, or Speedblade XS, uses BladeLock technology consisting of a positive-lock mechanism that tightly secures the blade to the holder. This innovation allows energy to efficiently transfer from the boot to the blade for maximum striding, and also makes the process of swapping out a damaged or broken blade quick and easy. To make the switch, simply roll the BladeLock dial until you feel resistance, then pull the damaged blade out. Replace your runner in the holder and turn back the dial to fully lock in the new blade - then you’re ready to get back in the game.
Attached to the CCM’s innovative holder system is the Speeblade XS Stainless runner. This skate blade provides resistance to wear and corrosion while offering a long lasting edge for long-term performance, a key factor for those players who skate frequently and need their runners to be in great shape every time they hit the ice.
CCM also uses many top technologies inside the 78K boot. In the ankle, ADPT memory foam - symmetrical foam comfort pads - wrap anatomically around your foot for a personalized fit and enhanced comfort in this key area of the skate. For the liner in the senior model, CCM implements their TotalDri technology with Durazone abrasion protection for high-performing, moisture-wicking comfort to keep your feet dry and the skates light. And around the collar of the boot, Smooth Contour Pro pads provide added comfort and protection.
Other key features included in the 78K skate are the CCM anatomical response footbed for great comfort and support at the bottom of the boot; a concave reinforced injection outsole with exhaust system for a stiff profile that helps to generate increased energy transfer, and a 7-mm felt tongue with embossed lace-bit protection and reinforced layers for increased comfort and protection at the top of the skate.
With plenty of new technologies, the CCM Ribcor 78K skate proves to be an excellent option for the players who are looking for a high-end skate at a great value, with all the performance benefits they need to play their best.