STICK CCM RIBCORE 28K INTERMEDIATE
Abbreviations* (R) Right (L) left
The RIBCOR series from CCM is about having a stick that is easier to load and more efficient at generating power for your shot. They have a low-mid kick point for a quick release, while still providing excellent control and accuracy from the stiffness of the SXX blade. Despite having a slightly higher fiberglass content than the 30K, the RIBCOR 28K is very well-balanced and is among the lightest sticks in its class.
CCM uses a combination of fiberglass and high modulus carbon fiber for this stick. The orientation of these fibers creates the High Power Taper Ratio, which means that it has a stiffer top and bottom in relation to the front and back of the shaft, resulting in less twisting on shots and more direct power transfer. The senior shaft uses a Traditional geometry with square-corners, while the intermediate and junior uses a more contoured geometry with rounded corners for a better fit in smaller hands.
Although the RIBCOR 28K does not have the visible rib construction in the taper, it does still have easy to load technology. What does that mean? Well, during testing of the RIBCOR stick, CCM noticed a unique stiffness profile caused by the fibers being in tension. They created that same stiffness profile in the RIBCOR 28K, making it "easy to load".
Similar to that of the top of the line RIBCOR 40K, the RIBCOR 28K features CCM’s SXX blade design. Internal reinforcements run along the length of the blade acting as bridges to provide a stiff feel throughout that gain even more rigidity at the toe. CCM has gone a step further by angling these reinforcements upward at the toe for an even stiffer toe than before, which helps keep the blade square to the target. The blade is then wrapped in a lightweight, durable, Fiberglass and High Modulus Carbon Fiber 12K weave.
An all-around great stick for its price point, the CCM 28K is easy to load, relatively lightweight, and generally a great value - pick yours up today!