CCM Ribcor Reckoner vs. CCM Ribcor 40K StickPosted by Drake Martin on Oct 1, 2015
It's that time of year again when CCM releases another stick from the Ribcor family. Man, these guys come out with a lot of sticks! This time, we are looking at the new and improved CCM Ribcor Reckoner.
Since the Ribcor 40K was very popular amongst pro players, adult-leaguers, and youth players combined, you may have already gotten your hands on one since its release last October. If you have, you might be asking yourself, "Why would I get a Reckoner when I practically just got this 40K?" Well, here is your answer.
CCM is ditching the ribbed shaft on the new Ribcor Reckoner. Wait, what? A Ribcor without ribs? Yes, sort of. The Ribcor Reckoner features the brand new PopMatrix shaft reinforced with Technora™ Aramid carbon fiber which brings one durable concave rib (instead of three) to the bottom of the shaft just above the hosel.
This new rib design, found in the Reckoner and 48K models, brings players an even faster loading ability when shooting the puck. For players that are looking for a new stick in the CCM Ribcor family but still want the famous ribbed construction, the CCM Ribcor 46K and 44K models will still offer the Ribcor ribs.
Another new feature in the Reckoner is the re-designed blade, called the Ascent blade. This blade starts with a softer heel, designed for excellent puck feel when stickhandling, and gradually works its way towards an extremely stiff toe, designed for shooting power and accuracy.
I think this blade is pretty groundbreaking. Having two completely different levels of stiffness is something that I have never seen before in a stick. The puck feel on the Reckoner is remarkable, despite being a little bit less lively when compared to the 40K. The Reckoner is still designed for danglers and players who used the 40K will need little to no time to adjust to the new blade design.
The CCM Ribcor Reckoner hits the shelves on October 16, 2015 and you can check it out right now at DiscountHockey.com!