The Saturn 6 DEX are the pinnacle of our TDI Deck Lineage; 11 years in the making since the very first 6″ wide TDI PROTOtype was made. The Saturn is more stable in grinds than the Space 5 and the Eclipse 5.5 but it has less clearance when turning and carving due to the added width. Larger diameter wheels can aide ground clearance.
The top of the deck has a brand new feature we call the Arch-Bar that is created by a design we call the Drop-Top where we Drop the Top of the 2 outer channels below the center channel creating a center ridge for extra traction and to reduce weight. RAW Brushed Finish with BLACK Laser Engraving gives these decks a look all their own and does not require you to break in your new deck by wearing down the paint or anodize to get it grinding good!
Longer [Deck-Ends] are now available for this wider model and ALL previous versions of the TDI Orion NEX are compatible with the Saturn 6.
#PROTOSaturn DEX are now available in the PROTO Store and through our loyal dealer network.
TDI (TUNGLOK DECK INTEGRATION) – US PATENT #8,528,921
TDI is a system of compatibility. This system was designed so that the deck and neck/headtube are separate components that are mated together utilizing a tongue and groove system with bolts to keep everything in place. The TDI system allows for interchangeable neck/decks allowing for maximum customization and upgrades of a single deck or neck. When your deck wears out on a TDI system you only need to replace the deck itself instead of the entire neck/deck assembly like a one piece deck. Watch the original TDI Debut Video to learn how it works.
UBS (UNIVERSAL BRAKING SYSTEM) PATENT PENDING
The new Patent Pending PROTO Universal Braking System (UBS) is an update from the original 6-hole UBS system from 2010. The new UBS SLOT is the the world’s first fully adjustable brake mounting system, integrated into the deck itself, that allows for your brake size and weight to be minimized while still providing the flexibility for you to run any size wheel on your deck while also letting you fine tune your brake sensitivity. Nuts, washers and sockets have been eliminated with its integrated threads. Simply loosen the bolts with an Allen key, slide the brake lever to your desired position and tighten it down! UBS technology is featured on all PROTO Orion and Space decks.
FM TECH (FLUSH MOUNT TECHNOLOGY)
The PROTO Orion and Space decks are the world’s first decks to feature Flush Mount Technology. FM Tech allows you to trash your old “cone” shaped pegs which are notorious for bending axles and being incompatible with wider decks and allows you to start using straight Cylindrical Pegs and Deck-Ends which provide superior impact support all the way to your drop-outs. With Flush Mount Technology, the Peg/Deck-End Diameter is now standardized so the dropouts of the deck can perfectly contoured to fit your Pegs and Deck-Ends which allows the full width of your deck extrusion to provide an additional level of support on Peg/Deck-End impact. PROTO will be offering Pegs and Deck-Ends in a variety of materials from plastic to aluminum to steel, so your options will be virtually endless to suit any riding style or preference!