Proto has been a strong force in the pro scooter market since 2008, but the owner Andrew Broussard has been a strong force in scooters for over a decade. In the early 2000s he started Scooter Resource, an online hub for all things scooter related. As the sport grew Andrew saw fit to start Proto. Proto came out of the gate with the SCS, which is now one of the most widely used compression systems and most companies manufacture them. Proto is not only known for changing the compression game but they are also the only company who has released two full length dvds. They have a team full of OG riders such as Dylan Kasson and Alex Steadman. Andrew even has filmed parts for both videos. Proto has helped revolutionize the sport visually and mechanically as well.