Pro-Tec was founded in the early 70’s around the same time as the first urethane skateboard wheels were introduced. Pro-Tec leads the the way with their innovations that combine high quality materials with cutting edge European technology. For many reasons, this was a historically significant time in the evolution of skateboarding. These new wheels provided much better traction and speed and allowed skaters to push the difficulty of maneuvers to new levels. Bigger, faster, and more technical tricks means bigger consequences. Pro-Tec helmets were quickly adopted by the same pioneering skaters who were forming the foundation of modern skateboarding by riding transitions and vertical walls in the backyard pools of southern California. It was this innovative and rebellious movement that came to define what Pro-Tec represents today. At a time well before mainstream society considered the board culture extreme, Pro-Tec was equipping skaters with the same classic helmet styles that still define the Pro-Tec aesthetic.