The CCM RIBCOR Platinum Hockey Skates are a Source for Sports exclusive model that is based on the CCM 78K skate with upgrades from the RIBCOR 80K. The Platinum Skate has high end features from the 80K Skate such as CCM’s Flex Frame Technology, and the SpeedBlade XS1 Steel. Even with these pro level upgrades, the Platinum is offered at a mid-range price.
CCM’s FlexFrame Technology has quickly become a staple in the Ribcor line. It offers excellent forward flexion, and great lateral stability to provide an extremely optimized stride. The FlexFrame uses a variable stiffness design which changes the profile as you move down the boot towards the toe, to provide a snug and contoured fit, as well as excellent performance.
The felt tongue on the CCM Platinum Skate offers a nice mix of traditional feel and new technology. The 7mm black felt offers all the comfort you are looking for, while still remaining thin enough to wrap nicely around the foot. On the front facing of the felt, an embossed lace-bite guard protects the foot from the laces binding and biting into it.
CCM’s TotalDri liner is comfortable and dries out quickly between ice times. The Platinum also has Durazone abrasion protection applied to the top three eyelets and extends around the tendon for added durability where the tongue can create the most friction with the liner.
The Smooth Contour Pro comfort pad is an injected rubber padding located at the top collar of the boot and is the most comfortable comfort pad yet from CCM. When cutting hard on tight radius turns, this padding acts as a cushion to help prevent the boot from biting into your foot.
SpeedBlade XS is a quick-release holder with bladelock system that makes steel changes super easy. The lock dial mechanism tightly secures the steel to the holder, which ultimately should translate into better energy transfer when skating.
SpeedBlade XS1 is a premium stainless steel that has an oxide treatment to provide a harder outside edge to the steel in order to hold an edge longer and prevent “slip-outs”. XS1 steel is an upgraded feature from the 80K’s which sit 2mm taller than standard the XS model to provide tighter turns and longer sharpening life.
The CCM anatomical response footbed. Not much to talk about as it is one of CCM’s standard insoles. It provides a comfortable surface for the foot to land on, and a barrier between you and the rivets.
The Platinum features ADPT symmetrical memory foam comfort pads that heat mold easily and will provide customized fit and comfort.