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Official Retail Price: $349.95
Overview of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
- Corrosion-Resistant Blade
- Increased Range of Forward Motion
- Amazing Heel Support
- Relatively Stiff
Review of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
The CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skate is specially designed to enhance agility on the ice and provide the ideal blend of comfort and performance. The CCM Ribcor 88K hockey skate is an ergonomic boot-shape system that better fits your foot.
With its sturdy construction and comfortable design, you can play more intensely and quickly on the ice for longer periods. The Ribcor 88k from CCM is a stiff design that improves energy transmission while the exhaust system wicks moisture from the boot.
There is so much more about this boot, let’s dive into the review.
Technical Features of CCM Ribcor 88K Skates
Weight: 889 grams (Size 9)
Heat Moldable: Yes
Quarter Package: MetaFrame Technology with RFM Composite.
Ankle Padding: ADPT Memory foam
Heel Support: Deep V-Heel Fit
Tendon Guard: Traditional Flex Guard
Lining: HD Microfiber/Textile, Mesh, Memory foam
Footbed: CCM Ortholite Lightweight comfort and support
Outsole: Dual Injected Reinforced TPU w/ Exhaust System
Tongue: Replaceable Asymmetrical Dual Layer
Toe Cap/Box: Standard
Blade Holder: SpeedBlade XS
Runner: Stainless steel runner.
Warranty: Boot (90 days) Holder (365 days) Runner (90 days)
What are the CCM Ribcor 88K Skates made of? Are they durable?
The CCM 88K’s quarter package uses Metaframe technology. The RFM composite boot, made of a lightweight composite material of NHL caliber, incorporates this technology.
A twin injected reinforced outsole with an exhaust system is another element of the 88K. As a result, the boot is lighter and transfers energy more effectively, while the exhaust system wicks moisture off the boot.
The Ribcor boot will still be among the CCM family with a gentler stiffness level. For you to be as agile as possible on the ice, this encourages fast movements and expands your range of motion.
The 88K features a 150 variable index, according to CCM’s stiffness performance index. This index enables the boot’s flexible core to improve your biomechanics with each step. Excellent foot and ankle comfort will be provided by this in conjunction with the soft, smooth pad that surrounds the top of the boot.
The Replaceable Asymmetrical Dual Layer tongue is a significant new enhancement for the CCM Ribcor 88K. It is made of 7 mm felt and has reinforcement layers for further comfort and security.
Stock steel for the Ribcor 88K will be XS Stainless Steel. For long-term performance, this blade has a durable edge. The 88K skates have the CCM Speedblade XS placed on them, providing the reliable rapid release technology that has become standard among top-tier skaters all over the world.
The new Ribcor 88K graphic has a shiny silver-lined pattern on top of a black finish. CCM gives the boot a wonderful finishing touch with their signature Ribcor green embellishments along the tendon guard and heel base.
Are CCM Ribcor 88K Skates Comfortable? And how do they fit?
The composite design of Ribcor 88K incorporates MetaFrame technology. For a better fit around your foot, this ergonomic boot better moulds your foot. This will aid with lateral stability and forward bending, enabling athletes to move with the greatest force and effectiveness.
The 88K’s CCM Ortholite footbed is a thin insole designed to give your arches the most comfort and support possible. The CCM Ribcor 88K Skates are for the mid-level skater who wants to further improve protection, comfort, and performance.
The Ribcor 88K skates has HD microfibre lining on the inside. Players are kept as dry and comfortable as possible throughout the game thanks to its high-performance moisture-wicking fabric.
The ADPT memory foam complements this liner. These symmetrical foams give an anatomical fit and comfort for different foot shapes and wrap snugly but gently around the player’s feet.
Following industry trends, CCM has improved the accessibility of their skates to accommodate various foot shapes and profiles. Similar to the 90K, the 88K will abandon D and EE widths in favor of standard and wide fit profiles.
How do CCM Ribcor 88K Skates Perform?
The SpeedBlade XS holder is located in the lower section of the Ribcor 88K. At the back of each holder, players may find what is known as CCM’s BladeLock technology.
This locking knob secures the blade to the holder and helps keep it from slipping off during play. Players benefit from steady and optimal energy transfer during each step, thanks to its design.
There is a CCM Ortholite footbed for further support and comfort. The new SpeedBlade XS holder works in tandem with XS stainless steel. These steels offer a long-term advantage in durability.
The boot’s variable stiffness profile of 150, provided by the RFM composite material, provides a stable core for good skating performance. The Ribcor 88K hockey skate lets you move with the most speed and agility possible. Fast performance on the ice is easy because to its sturdy core, and its comfortable design.
While providing superior lace biting protection, the replaceable dual-layer tongue with 7mm felt and an asymmetrical flex point will better match the contour of your foot.
Is there a difference between the Senior, Intermediate, Junior, and Youth versions of CCM Ribcor 88K Skates?
When you first put on your skates, thrust your foot forward so that your flat toes just brush the toe cap. Look behind the heel of your foot as it travels down the skate by bending your knee forward.
The skates are too big if you insert a finger behind the heel easily. Push your fingertip firmly between the heel of your foot and the back of the skate.
While each player may have a preferred fit, hockey skates should be one and a half sizes smaller than your shoe size. This will be a close match for most players. For instance, you should choose a skate size 7.5 if your U.S. men’s shoe size is 9.
Our Verdict/Overall Thoughts on CCM Ribcor 88K Skates
I would strongly recommend that you look at the CCM Ribcor 88K. If you occasionally feel confined by other skates and want something that will be snug without being constrictive.
The CCM RibCor 88K is an excellent option for people seeking a pair of hockey skates they can count on for a few successful seasons.
At this affordable price range($349.95), the CCM Ribcor 88K Skates provide a fantastic amount of value and performance.
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Official Retail Price: $349.95
Expert Reviews of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
The CCM RIBCOR 88K SR Hockey Skates are a performance-level skate one step down from the 90K. The 88K offers many of the same features and performance attributes but in a more affordable package.
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Size of the CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
Width of the CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
Traction of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
For the Ribcore 88K, the stock steel will be the XS Stainless Steel. This blade provides a long-lasting edge for long-term performance.
Cushion of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
Microfiber liner provides high resistance to wear while delivering major comfort and the extra comfort memory foam pads wrap around the player's foot for a customized fit and comfort.
Support of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
The Ribcore boot will continue to have a softer stiffness amongst CCM families. This promotes quick movements and increases your range of motion to maximize your agility on the ice.
Materials of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
The quarter package on the CCM 88K features Metaframe technology. This technology is infused into the RFM composite boot, which is an NHL-caliber lightweight composite material.
Fit of CCM Ribcor 88K Ice Hockey Skates
The CCM Ribcor 88K Hockey Skate features an ergonomic boot-shape system that provides a superior fit for your foot.