CCM Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro Stick
GearGeek.com's first sighting: Early May 2023, Lucas Raymond was seen with a few Ribcor Trigger 8 Pros while overseas with the Swedish national team.
CCM Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro's notable moments:
•There were several sightings of the Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro during NHL Development Camps in July 2023.
•Sidney Crosby was taking photos with the Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro graphic at the NHL Player Media Tour in September 2023.
How does the graphic look?
The Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro’s fairly no-frills design is an improvement from its predecessor, the Trigger 7. “Ribcor Trigger 8” appears in the same spot as it was on the Trigger 7 – about 12 inches from the top of the shaft – but in this version, the stick’s name is brought into more focus as it lays on a cool purple background. A nice look that will help all the stick geeks out there identify the Trigger 8 very quickly.
The Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro will be known for its eye-catching purple colorway, but many pro stock versions have been seen with a silver color. The rest of the stick is mostly black and has its traditional CCM design with the brand’s name written on both sides of the lower shaft. Overall, the Trigger 8 has a similar design as the Trigger 7 but this time around, the purple is far more noticeable. Overall, we like the look and highly recommended for hockey players who prefer an uncrowded stick design.
Why is the Ribcor Trigger 8 Pro different?
The next generation of Ribcor sticks is a low-kick stick, with the goal of quickening the player’s release. It weighs just 380 grams and its shaft is designed with “Ergonomic Shaft Geometry.” Interestingly, each section of the shaft has a different geometry. The top is built with a rounded concave shape for better comfort. The middle portion has a rounded convex back side for optimal dexterity. While the lower shaft has a concave front and rounded concave back, which fuels the quicker release. The blade has been upgraded with “Agility 3” and “Dual Feel” technology that includes an innovative foam in the heel that is intended to provide better feel of the puck on the stick’s blade. It seems CCM had forwards and puck moving defenseman (e.g. Thomas Chabot) in mind when creating this stick.