Although it's now been copied, the Pro3 introduced yet another Arai innovation: the Emergency-Release Cheek Pad system created to allow easier access to an injured rider. According the company, such concepts have always been one of Arai's greatest sources of pride. "For generations, Arai has fostered helmet improvements that aid in our primary mission of protecting the rider. We've never been a company that put 'flash and fashion' above function, which is why Arai designs tend to be more evolutionary than revolutionary." Another example of this Arai philosophy evident in the Pro3 is its unique rounded chinbar shape with less forward protrusion. The shape's design intent is to make the chinbar less likely to catch and snag a crashing rider than longer, more pointed chinbars.