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Protection Racket

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Protection Racket’s celebrated and multi-award winning cases. Two decades of experience and development that have seen the transformation of a humble local surfboard case manufacturer into a global phenomenon.

Founded in Cornwall, United Kingdom by Dean Bowdery and Nick Nethercot, the company’s early beginnings saw them making surfboard & windsurfing board bags. However, being keen musicians, they soon expanded out into the music world. Protection Racket has, in that period of time, become the worlds leading brand in soft cases for musicians with a road-tested range that offers effortless transportation & maximum protection. These cases won the very first Rhythm Magazine Readers Award for Best Drum Cases in 2000 and went on to win The Mike Dolbear online poll Best Drum Cases award from its inception in 2003, every year until it ended in 2007.

Now sold in over 28 countries the company has legions of fans worldwide. Many Protection Racket endorsees have been with them since their beginnings including the highly regarded Steve White (Paul Weller / Style Council) and the in demand clinician, Craig Blundell (Frost). Their extensive list of endorsees also includes drummers such as Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Peter Erskine (Weather Report), Sheila E. (Prince), Roger Taylor (Queen), Ray Luzier (Korn), Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney), Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan/Sting) and many more.

Protection Racket's winning formula is simple: Their cases are constructed using only the finest quality materials like abrasion resistant and water proof Racketex on the outside and non abrasive Propile, designed to remove surface moisture, on the inside. All these products are rigorously tested, designed to protect, built to last and are lightweight and hardwearing. Protection Racket cases are known for their attention to detail and extra touches such as the indestructible zips, tough bonded nylon thread and ergonomic, super strong handles and internal pockets are there to make life on the road easier. For design, reliability, quality, choice and confidence — nothing else comes close — accept no compromise.

Dean Bowdery commenting on the anniversary said, “We Are Family; Protection Racket would like to take this opportunity to thank every customer, dealer, distributor and artist who have supported us down the years.”

To find out more about Protection Racket and their award winning products checkout their website at www.protectionracket.com.