The RIBCOR series is all about having a stick that is easier to load and more efficient at generating power for your shot. The quick release of the stick comes from the low kick point, while still providing excellent control and accuracy from the SXX2 blade.
CCM engineers brought the same great rib technology found in Ribcor 40K down to the 46K price point. The Ribcor Technology consists of carbon fibers which are permanently in tension due to the unique and visible RIB geometry found through the taper of the shaft. This means that less effort is required to load the fibers of the shaft because they are already preloaded. This results in an easy load and quick release.
The Ribcor 46K uses a combination of carbon fiber and fiberglass throughout the entirety of the stick. The orientation of the fibers creates the High Power Taper Ratio, which means that it has a stiffer top and bottom in relation to the front and back of the shaft, resulting in less twisting on shots and more direct power transfer. The intermediate and junior shafts use a more contoured geometry with rounded corners for a better fit in smaller hands.
Moving down to the blade, the SXX2 blade is designed to go from stiff in the heel to extra stiff at the toe. Internal reinforcements run along the length of the blade acting as bridges to provide a stiff feel throughout that gain even more rigidity at the toe. CCM has gone a step further by angling these reinforcements upward at the toe for an even stiffer toe than before, which helps keep the blade square to the target.