Intro & New Features
The new Ribcor Trigger family unites lightning-quick release with remarkable feel in CCM’s greatest low kick stick iteration yet. The Trigger 8 Pro showcases both new and returning tech at the highest price point, including Skeleton+ technology, a new Agility 3 blade with new Dual-Feel technology, and Nanolite Shield Carbon Layering tech.
Crafted to elevate your performance, the stick boasts CCM’s optimized low kick point. This means the stick flexes lower, closer to the blade. This design enhances the stick's ability to store and release energy quickly during a shot. When a player loads the stick by flexing it, the energy stored in the lower shaft is rapidly released at the low kick point upon shooting. This results in a swift and explosive shot release, ideal for close-range shots, quick snapshots, and fast-paced gameplay.
The ergonomic “E” geometry in the shaft shape is designed to offer a flawless energy transfer, optimizing the speed of release for your shots. Reinforced by the Sigma STP carbon weave, exclusively tailored for player sticks, this construction not only enhances durability but also makes the stick lighter and more balanced.
A standout advancement lies in the Nanolite Shield carbon layering technology, reshaping the shaft design by incorporating thicker carbon fibre layers to shield an ultralight core. This synthesis results in a shaft that's both robust and exceptionally lightweight.
CCM debuts the new Agility 3 blade with Dual-Feel technology in the Trigger 8 Pro stick at the highest price point. This technology not only maintains the Ribcor stick's iconic quick and precise shooting capabilities but also leverages a groundbreaking dampening foam insert in the heel of the blade to minimize vibrations while stickhandling and passing, revolutionizing the way you interact with the puck.
The stick additionally continues to use Skeleton+ taper technology, which fortifies the reliability of the taper area through a lighter, more consistent build while utilizing premium materials and minimizing unnecessary elements.
The Trigger 8 series solidifies the move from the old green/black to a new black/grey/purple design, coupled with the new, modernized graphics that the Ribcor series adopted last season. The Trigger 8 Pro has more purple colouration at the highest price point.
The Trigger Microfeel grip is characterized by its curved and raised texture, offering an enhanced stick feel within your hands for greater control and sensitivity to each movement while stickhandling.
Blade Patterns, Flex & Stick Length
The Trigger 8 Pro Senior stick is available in P28, P29, and P90TM blade patterns.
P29 is the best blade pattern for all-around play, with a mid-curve style. It is great at handling the puck in small spaces, including face-offs. This curve may suffer a little bit on the backhand.
P28 is a much more aggressive stick pattern, used often by elite players. This blade curve specializes in quick and accurate shots, but it can be a bit difficult to get used to since it is also very good at raising the puck.
P90TM is a hybrid of the P29 and P28, with the lie of the P29 and the toe of the P28. Additionally, the curve is a bit taller for more control and power on faceoffs and board battles. The “M” stands for “max blade,” which means the blade also has a bit more height for a stronger presence when engaging in board battles.