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About Pro-Tec

About Us

From empty concrete pools in Southern California to the epic runs of the Colorado Rockies, Action Sports participants have always found a way to adapt and push forward; a mindset Pro-Tec engineers embrace while aggressively pursuing new innovative designs. So whether you’re a backcountry powder-hound, a handrail destroyer, or an everyday resort cruiser just learning to shred, Pro-Tec’s extensive line of helmets caters to any rider who wants the classic Pro-Tec look with proven protection.

Founded in 1973, Pro-Tec is the original skateboard protective gear brand, featuring the market’s most recognizable style of helmets. Pro-Tec designs are often imitated but never truly duplicated; that's because no other action sports brand has 40-years of heritage producing the most stylish and technologically advanced protective gear.

Today Pro-Tec delivers the very best in modern protective equipment with a broad range of impact technology for a variety of sports. No matter your sport, no matter your style, Pro-Tec has a helmet for you. Look through our full product line for details on what matches your needs. Meet our team riders or find unique content on our blog. Educate yourself on how Pro-Tec is doing more than just keeping you safe; it’s pushing you forward.

Skate

Modern Skateboarding was born in the backyard pools and homemade ramps of the 70's and skaters have always sought out the gnarliest places to practice their craft. Living up to its name, Pro-Tec has always existed to protect those who push the limits, supporting both top-level pros and beginners alike. Since the dawn of the skate revolution, now Pro-Tec pro Steve Caballero was photographed in the early 80's wearing a Pro-Tec helmet. Legendary photographers of the sport, Cassmus and Goodrich, have even earlier photos proving yet again Pro-Tec is the true original skate helmet.

Like the company itself, the Pro-Tec Skate Team is reflection of our legendary product. The brand finds depth with living legends Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Lincoln Ueda, and Omar Hassan. X-Game and Dew tour champions Bucky Lasek and Pedro Barros add the excitement of speed and skill in competition, while Alex Perelson and Josh Borden represent the next crop of a new generation of skateboarding superstars.

Snow

Pro-Tec delivers the protection you need with the style you want. That is why year after year Pro-Tec team riders continue to progress, filming video parts, winning contests, and dropping hammers in the park. Jed Anderson takes his skate style to snow covered cities and late night rail spots, while precise board control lands Markus Malin on the X-games podium, and hot lapping the Blackcomb park has shaped Am rider Jordan Phillips as a slope style contender at any contest. Thanks to the confidence of Pro-Tec helmets, our Snow Team is able to commit 100% of the time knowing they are covered with Protection for Progression.

Bike

Who are the godfathers of Mountain Biking and Downhill? Was it the Buffalo Soldiers in 1896 crossing rough terrain from Missoula, Montana to Yellowstone? Was it John Finley Scott on his "Woodsie Bike"? Or was it the Cupertino Riders who where modifying their bikes in the 70's? Regardless, they all played an important part and Pro-Tec has been there since the early years of what we now know as modern Downhill Mountain biking. Every type of rider on every type of terrain, from the dirt path to the rugged mountain, has benefited from the 40 years of protective gear evolution that goes into ever Pro-Tec product.

BMX

Born on the dirt paths, ditches, and streets across the United States, BMX bike riding was born in the early 70's. As the sport pushed past its street roots and into the "air", BMX jumping and racing took precedence, the physical stakes grew, and the need for quality protective gear became a vital necessity. Pro-Tec has been there since the beginning- at the heart of the sport and protecting those who want see how fast they can go, and what’s vertically possible on a bike.

Industry changers like dirt jumping and park legends Cory “Nasty” Nastazio and Alistair Whitton represent the heart of the sport, and define what it means to wear a Pro-Tec helmet. Further all terrain masters Ryan Guettler, Gary Young, and Chase Hawk demonstrate ability to do most any trick at any time anywhere. Covered by the confidence and protection of Pro-Tec this is a legendary BMX team.

BMX riders like low profile. The Classic is the lowest of the low, sitting low on the head, no extra bulk or size, making it an all time favorite! The B2 and Ace are standards that paved the way from which all helmet styles were created. The Shovelhead 2 Full Face offers maximum protection for the racetrack or the most extreme of dirt jumps you made in the back lot! All these helmets are fully certified to meet all ratings standards. All these helmets offer protection and style combined.