ProLaps

ProLaps logo in GTA San Andreas.

ProLaps, also stylized as Pro-Laps in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, is a sportswear and sport equipment manufacturer which appears in GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA IV.

Description

In GTA San Andreas, ProLaps is available as an accessible clothing store where the player can purchase various sporting outfits and accessories. Based on the real-life clothing brand Reebok, the store's motto is "Train Hard"; on many of ProLaps' "Train Hard" billboards in GTA San Andreas, however, an "S" is spray-painted in front of the "Train", revising the slogan as "Strain Hard".

There are only two ProLaps locations in GTA San Andreas:

In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Biker gang members in a couple of missions are seen wearing t-shirts with the ProLaps logo on them and an advertising billboard for the store is in Chinatown, Portland.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, ProLaps still exists though is not interactive to the player as a store; the game's rendition of ProLaps is depicted during The Ballad of Gay Tony with an expanded product line, including fighting gloves (as seen in "Momma's Boy"), parachutes, and golf carts. Luis' fight club tee is also implied to be produced by ProLaps.

An advertisement for ProLaps appears in Franklin's trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. Its slogan is "We Run Los Santos", which might be a reference to Dunkin' Donuts' slogan "America Runs on Dunkin".

Clothing in GTA San Andreas

Shared interior of all ProLaps clothing shops in GTA San Andreas.

The range of outfits available at ProLaps stores in GTA San Andreas is as expected for a sporting outlet. The vast majority of items on sale are sports-related, including specialized accessories and attires, and uniforms for specific sporting teams based in San Andreas. Most items on offer at ProLaps are priced at a moderate-to-high amount to reflect their high-performance nature; notably, watches from ProLaps are significantly expensive and are the most pricey items in the store.

ProLaps is also the only store that offers motorcycle helmets (three types in total), all of which are listed under the "Hats" section; like other hats, the helmets are designed to be worn at all times but offer no extra protection to the player. The Pickelhaube-like "Helmut" in particular is compatible with the biker outfit set available at Victim.

For a comprehensive list of clothing available from ProLaps in GTA San Andreas, see /Clothing in GTA San Andreas.


Vehicle

In the HD Universe, ProLaps is the manufacturer of the Caddy golf cart.

Vehicle Style Based on Appears in Variants
GTA IV TLAD TBOGT GTA V
Caddy Golf cart Club Car Precedent No No Yes Yes

Trivia

  • The name Prolaps is a play on the word "prolapse", meaning to fall out of place. In this case following Rockstar's long line of sexual jokes, it is referring to Rectal Prolapse which regularly occurs from weightlifters who (as the vandalized advert in San Andreas says) "S-train Hard"
  • ProLap's shop attendant in GTA San Andreas is implied to be a homosexual. This is apparent based on the comments he gives the player such as, "You're welcome anytime, honey buns" or "We have a wide range of thongs, too".

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Last modified on 17 July 2013, at 21:12