Brand new for the 2019-2020 season is the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Intermediate Hockey Stick from CCM Hockey. With key improvements made to the shaft geometry and blade, the Trigger 4 Pro Stick is CCM’s quickest stick to date!
As far as appearance goes, the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick features the well-known black and green colorway. The top third of the shaft is black in color with the classic CCM logo in white lettering that really pops. At the middle of the shaft is a dotted, swooping design in the classic green color, followed up by a green RibCor logo at the bottom third of the shaft in dark text outlined in green.
CCM’s Trigger Stick line are engineered for players looking for the quickest release possible and the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick is no exception. It features a stiff flex point at the middle of the shaft with the bottom third of the shaft gradually decreasing in stiffness. This design maximizes the ease of loading, allowing players to fire off pucks as quickly as possible while also being able to maintain good shot power.
Further enhancing release speed is the all-new Asymmetric Taper at the bottom third of the shaft. Designed in-house at CCM’s Performance Lab, this Asymmetric design features a concave sidewall on the inner face of the stick with the outer face featuring a convex shape. The concave shape works hand in hand with the softer flex, improve release speed. The rounded convex shape on the outer face works to minimize the amount of rotational torqueing during shooting, helping improve accuracy, feel, and control! Additionally, designed in collaboration with elite women’s hockey players and select youth players, CCM has redesigned their stick geometry to feature rounded corners and concave sides for enhanced control and comfort of the stick.
The RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick also features superior durability thanks to the Sigmatex technology. This is a high-tension weaving process of the carbon fibers within the shaft of the stick that greatly improve the strength to weight ratio of the stick. This means that the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro is both incredibly strong and durable, without sacrificing overall weight.
Helping shed even more overall weight off the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick is the X-Flow Technology. This is a molding process that removes excess resin and voids on the interior of the shaft, which helps improve shaft quality, consistency, and durability, all while helping decrease the weight of the stick.
Moving down to the blade, the RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Hockey Stick utilizes what is known as CCM’s new Agility Blade. This new blade features a thinner profile, and a stiffer blade toe, allowing for more linear flex which helps with shot release speed, but maintains a sturdy, controlled feel during shooting and stickhandling.
Built with dexterity, release speed, and durability in mind, CCM has improved upon what was already one of the quickest-releasing sticks on the market. With the game of ice hockey getting faster and faster, so can you, with the CCM RibCor Trigger 4 Pro Intermediate Ice Hockey Stick!