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PROTO – Eclipse TDI DEX 5.5" (Black)

PROTO – Eclipse TDI DEX 5.5" (Black)

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5.5″ x 21.5″ #PROTOEclipse DEX are now available in the PROTO Store and through our loyal dealer network.

The PROTO Eclipse is exactly as it says; a total Eclipse of the past 10-Years of TDI development.

In 2011 we released the Orion DEX which maxed out at 5″x21″ at a time when 4-4.5″x18-19″ was the industry standard, which bought us some time to focus on the development of successively improved NEX iterations resulting in our first Integrated production NEX in 2015, the Orion Integrated. Once the TDI System was stabilized for the Integrated-Headset-Future we were able to switch gears and address improvements for the aging Orion extrusion profile and released the Orion V2 in 2016 being the first deck to feature [Deck-Ends] and was the predecessor to Flush Mount Technology or #FMtech. Building on the temporary improvements of the Orion V2, the Space DEX was launched in 2017 maxing out at 5″x24″ which was the largest production deck at the time and allowed us to flatten the sides, play with weight distribution and see what a maximum acceptable wheel-base could be while finally showcasing [Deck-Ends] in their full Flush Mount Configuration. In the years following the release of the Space DEX, research and development again shifted focus to the other half of the TDI System; the NEX, which produced the Orion TH NEX in 2019. Updating to the THreaded TDI Hardware was the most significant evolutionary leap of the system since its inception.

Because the union between NEX and DEX determines the success or failure of the TDI system, every new production model must be evaluated to know what future improvements must be made to ensure the longest possible life of all future components of the system. After studying the relationship between the Orion TH NEX and the Space DEX we were able to properly reveal the structural requirements to begin expanding the widths of our TDI DEX.

The PROTO Eclipse is the result of lessons learned from the Orion and the Space DEX profiles. With more material where it is needed and less where it is not, the Eclipse has the highest strength to weight ratio at our largest width and deepest concave to date.

#TDIbyPROTO #MadeInUSA

  • Made of T6061 Aluminum
  • Anodized
  • Lasered Graphics
  • Compatible with all TDI components
  • Made in California
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