Category Archives: Skate

Slap Slash and Slam in AZ

Cowtown’s Slap Slash and Slam Bowl Jam presented by Pro-Tec went down last weekend at the Goodyear park in AZ.   Contests included a Rat Race, sticker slap in the over vert, as well as cash prizes awarded during the bowl jam.  We had a great turn out, and would like to thanks everyone that  came to skate, watch, and make the event happen.

Cowtowns Slap, Slash and Slam Bowl Jam presented by Protec from Steed Flicks CS on Vimeo.

Star Wars x Vans x Steve Caballero

Star Wars and Vans just collaborated on a new shoe line!  To back the project 100% Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi joined up with the Star Wars production crew to shoot this ad.  The Wookie skater is Cabbie, going up against Hosoi in a 1980 California skate contest.  Check out some of the industry celebs in video, and the cool retro branding from some long standing staples in the skateboard world.  We are stoked on the way this project came out.  Well done fellas.

PHX AM 2014 Super Post


In Traditional Phoenix Am fashion the Skaters were charging this past weekend at The Desert West Skate plaza in Glendale AZ, Taken over by Cowtown for the 13th Annual PHXAM!

Recap the Finals with this edit from Thrasher Magazine, who as onsite to capture most of the action.

The Final Round results -

1. Matt Berger

2. Micky Papa

3. Jack Olson

4. Tyson Bowerbank

5. Jagger Eaton

6. Clive Dixon

7. Chase Webb

8. Cyril Jackson

9. Noe Solis

10. Gustavo Servin

11. Dashawn Jordan

12. Sebo Walker

Well before the finals were underway there was plenty of sick skating going down.  Here’s a qualifier recap edit from Cowtown.

COWTOWNS PHXAM 2014 QUALIFIERS from Steed Flicks CS on Vimeo.

Don’t forget about the stills.  Check out these photo galleries.



Thanks to Cowtown and all the fans that came to make the event a huge success!




Highlights from Bucky BOO-BQ 2013


The 5th Annual Bucky Lasek Boo-BQ went off!! Tons of great costumes, great skating, and a great turnout to support Grind for Life Charity.  In case you missed the live webcast from Pro-Tec, here are the highlights from the day.  Thanks to Go Pro, Puma, the Lasek Family, and Transworld Skate for making this event happen!

Bucky’s BOO-BQ Highlights from Pro-Tec on Vimeo.

Keolu Classic recap from 808 Skate


This Past Saturday Pro-Tec teamed up with  and 808 Skate for the Keolu Classic 2013 ASH finals. We had a good turn out, and the kids were ripping.  Thanks to everyone that helped make this event happen.  Here is the recap.

Keolu Classic Invitational (2013) from 808 Skate on Vimeo.

Pro-Tec contest Winner for August 1st Contest

Hey all,

thanks for playing!  I loved reading everybody’s replies and they were all pretty amazing!

I liked so many of them I decided to pick two (2) winners of the Independent Helmet

Winner 1

Sasha Zimmerman Smith

Sasha Zimmerman Smith; reminds me of Jason Jesse in the Risk it video (circa 1990)

Sasha Zimmerman Smith; reminds me of Jason Jesse in the Risk it video (circa 1990)



Winner 2

David Newbrough


David Newbrough

This is too true about too many parks around the country .. We need to change that.

Congrats you guys!

email me at for instructions on how to claim your prize!




4 Peat … Bucky does it again!

Unless you have  been living under a rock and you missed the X-Games this year you can’t help but notice that Bucky took home the Gold at X-Games for the 4th time this year.

Four just isn't for 40 - it's for four-peat!

Four just isn’t for 40 – it’s for four-peat!


Add this to a first place win at the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party and first place gold at the Dew Tour in Baltimore MD you have one heck of a year … In the words of Paul over at Green Issue Skateboards “Bucky Yeah!”

a proper andrecht, just like he does every time!

a proper andrecht, just like he does every time!

to all your success this year we salute you Bucky!




bringing home the gold!

bringing home the gold!

Always in style!

Christian Hosoi … a legend still in the making!

This past April as we prepared for the 9th Annual Vans Pool Party we were able to meet at Lance Mountain’s home in LA to shoot a video with the legend himself Christian Hosoi. While we visited and shot the video we got the chance to sit down with Christian and film the first in a series of a Tribute to the 40 years of Pro-Tec as a brand.

Shot in the late 70's early 80's, Christian has always had proper style!

Shot in the late 70′s early 80′s, Christian has always had proper style!

Pro-Tec is blessed and honored to have legends like Christian and Steve Cab, future legends such Pedro Barros and Bucky Lasek, and upstarts like Josh Borden, Alex Perelson,
and Zach Miller as part of the Pro-Tec team and family!

Classic Layback Grind!

Classic Layback Grind!


Christian a true family man brought along his sons Classic and Endless to enjoy a day of skating and fun!

Future ripper Endless gets his helmet strapped on as to not miss the action!

Future ripper Endless gets his helmet strapped on as to not miss the action!

Getting a little help from Dad, Endless can handle the deep end!

Getting a little help from Dad, Endless can handle the deep end!


We would like to give a special things to all those that supported this video and Christian through out the years.


Darryl and Ray of RND Management

Steve Van Doren of Vans Footwear

Lincoln and Serge at Type-S Urethane Wheels

Hosoi Skateboards 

AWSM Brand 

Lance Mountain for the gracious and generous use of the bowl in his backyard

All the mags (Transworld, Thrasher, Skateboarder, the Skateboard Mag, and many others) and the photographers who have shot amazing photos of Christian over the years.

and the staff and marketing Team here at Dye Precision and Pro-Tec 


If you haven’t seen the commercial from the Pool Party here it is!

Pro-tec Legend Christian Hosoi from Pro-Tec on Vimeo.


Always in style!

Always in style!

Ground Hogs day .. Bucky takes the Gold (again) in Munich X Games

Truly it is becoming Ground Hog’s day except that this movie stars Bucky Lasek and not Billy Murray and Bucky actually wins the Gold medal in X-Games for the 3rd time!

This little video tells Bucky’s thoughts before this X Games got under way …

3-peat .. X Gams Munich gold!

3-peat .. X Gams Munich gold!

sit back and relax .. it looks so easy for this guy! We love it! Congrats Bucky yet again!

X games Munich

X games Munich


the Olympic Stadium

the Olympic Stadium

Here is his winning run!

frontside tail .. photo Bryce Knaights

Zach Miller .. Welcome to the Big Leagues

Zach Miller sent us over a great post from his blog ROAM  ..  here are some photos from the blog post and trip to the DEW TOUR 2013 Maryland ..

good stuff!  thanks Zach for sending this over!

from the blog

“I just got home from the Dew Tour in Ocean City, MD… Logos, Logos, Logos… Sponsorships and advertisements plaster everything. High school kids terrorize the boardwalk rocking various trashy ‘Jersey Shore’ sayings, families wander the beach on vacation, the heat melts groms ice-cream, carnival music fills the air and once a year a massive tent city is erected on the beach to host, The Dew Tour.

It’s the Big Leagues… TV, Sponsors, Media Obligations, and competitive skateboarding pushing the limits. Bucky took vert, Pedro in the bowl, and my pops won the ‘Legends’ bowl event, again. I both love and hate contests like this. All the hype and ‘big time TV’ pressure is a double edged sword. It either breaks you or pushes you to the next level. I’m going with a new strategy for the rest of the year. HAVE FUN! I think I did it…. Put together some runs, skated with the boys, rider lounge Ping Pong battles, and just observed the ridiculous scene of the Ocean City boardwalk.

It was rad. Behind the massive TV production, and the “Professional” side of skateboarding. It’s still, just skateboarding.”

cover photo by Bryce Knaights

frontside tail .. photo Bryce Knaights

frontside tail .. photo Bryce Knaights

Pro-tec's own Alex Perelson

Pro-tec’s own Alex Perelson


the Dew Tour Ramp

the Dew Tour Ramp


Jimmy Wilkens big frontside ollie!

Jimmy Wilkens big frontside ollie!


Pro-tec's Pedro Barros .. a backside indi for the GOLD!

Pro-tec’s Pedro Barros .. a backside indi for the GOLD!