No Pump, no Lace-Lock
Going all the way back to previous RBK, Reebok, and CCM models, the DNA of these skates has always featured the Pump. It's been a staple feature of the fit of Ribcor skates. Until now.
In order to reduce weight and better align with what the pros have been using for years, the Pump has been removed. It's been replaced with what has to be the most comfortable ankle foam that has ever been used in a high-end skate. You can feel it right away by just pressing on this new foam with your fingers but you have to get them on your feet to truly appreciate how comfortable it is. This is the foam NHL'ers have been skating on for years and it's available for us mere mortals now.
Another long-term feature that's been removed to reduce weight and increase simplicity is the Lace-Lock. I used to skate on the Reebok 20K and personally liked how the Lace-Lock allowed me to differentiate how tight I kept my bottom lace pattern vs. my top eyelets. That said, the majority of customers found it a hassle. Again, it was another feature that was rarely found on the feet of pro Ribcor athletes.
The 70K weighs in at 795 grams in a size 8. This puts it right there as far as light weight performance high-end skates are concerned. It's a whopping 85 grams lights than last year's Ribcor 50K. This is a game changer for Ribcor.