Matt has been a friend and supporter of the PROTO brand for some years now so it was only natural, after many changes this past year, for one of the greatest riders in the industry to team up with one of the greatest companies in the industry. It is our great pleasure to welcome Matt Mckeen to the PROTO team.
We are proud to announce the newest edition to our Signature Part lineup: The Chema Cardenas “Five Elements” Signature 4″ Full Knuckle PROTO SCS. Chema’s SCS is created out of high grade 6061-T6 aluminum, anodized, and then shot with laser beams. Chema’s personal custom design reflects the balances of the universe, and incorporates his own handwritten text. Support Chema’s dedication and passion for killing it by picking up his “Five Elements” Signature SCS, and “Ouroboros” Signature Gripper.
After the Armageddon of 2012, PROTO experienced casualties. In our never ending search for adaptation, innovation and growth we began flowing a select group of riders (FLOWTO) to fill the shoes of those who came before them. This “intermission” between our last and our next full length film is here to showcase some of our finest PROTO prospects. Individual welcome edits will be slowly dropping over the next few months from these guys, so wish them luck and tell us what you think!
Video features the following FLOWTO riders:
The NEW PROTO reTro Lites v2 comes in at two inches wider and longer than its predecessor, giving riders that extra height and width to accommodate today’s style of riding. The new dimensions are 22″ x 26″ and, as always, the reTro Lites v2’s are 4130 Chromoly, heat treated, tig welded, laser cut, and made in California.
Zack Martin has compiled the last of his footage, without a PROTO deck, since the release of his part in the Freestyle Depot full length, “Fun N Eazy”. The next time you see a full-length part from Zack will be in the new PROTO full-length video repping his new PROTO deck!
Jackson Manzie was the newest member of the PROTO team in 2012 for the Armageddon film. He was also our first international rider hailing from Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, spinal problems kept him from completing filming for the video and he has since been in a lengthy recovery process. We hope one day to see him shred again but until then he is in our prayers while we reminisce on his B-sides. #prayformanzie #getwellsoon
Not all footy makes the cut, and not every trick gets nailed first try. Watch BK create his Armageddon 2012 part, clip by clip, it its entirety.
Sometimes it takes a while to film an ender… Filmed over the course of an entire week, Andrew Broussard shows you how much effort, dedication, sweat & blood can go into filming a single clip.
If you want to trip through the cosmos like Alex Steadman here’s your chance. Steadman’s new “Cosmos” Signature Part Line is available now at your local legit scooter shop. Steadman’s “Cosmos” line includes his Baby SCS and Full Core Grippers to keep your fakie game on lock. Pick up your set, install on your scooter, and go traverse the universe!
Tachachines Skate Plaza is Chema’s go-to spot when he’s back in his hometown of Guadalajara and in need of a mellow session.