Spitfire Wheels are undeniably one of, if not the best, skateboard wheel company in the world. They're consistently the number one choice of the pros, and when you're flipping through the pages of Thrasher Magazine or watching the latest skate video, it's no surprise to see your favorite skater riding Spitfire wheels. Founded in 1987 in San Francisco by Jim Thiebaud, Spitfire is part of the Deluxe Distribution family and joins other well-respected brands: Real Skateboards, Thunder Trucks, Venture Trucks, Krooked Skateboards and Antihero Skateboards. Jim Thiebaud's skateboarding career and contributions to skateboarding are incredible. He started out as an am for Powell Peralta, turned pro for Santa Monica Airlines and founder of Real Skateboards with friend Tommy Guerrero, one of the most famous pros in the late 80's and a member of the Bones Brigade. Jim is known for being one of the nicest people in skateboarding and was instrumental in helping set up charities and why within skateboarding that give back, support those in need and perpetuate the idea that skateboarders care of themselves. It's this same mindset that has made Spitfire the company it is: created by skaters for skaters! Over the years, Spitfire Wheels has sponsored some of the biggest names in skateboarding such as Lance Mountain, Ishod Wair, Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, John Cardiel, Eric Koston, Evan Smith, Jamie Foy, Shane O'Neill, Theotis Beasley, Erik Ellington, Andrew Reynolds, Sean Malto Guy Mariano, Chris Cole, Mason Silva and the Italian pro Jacopo Carozzi.The company's first video, "Spitfire," was released in 1993 and featured legends Ed Templeton, Jonas Wray, Jamie Thomas, Jason Dill, and Julien Stranger, among many others. Then follow other skate videos such as Andrew Reynolds' intro, Mike Mo Capaldi's (a fake "sponsor me" video) and Daewon Song's promotional video for his wheel model "Enter the Daewon". It's always a pleasure when a new Spitfire video comes out because they never disappoint. The reputation of Spitfire wheels has been hard earned and well deserved which is why they are renowned and respected worldwide for being the very best. Their skate wheels are hand cast and shaped and have been improved over and over again for nearly 35 years. Their latest innovation is Formula Four urethane, which offers unbeatable, long-lasting performance, delivers fast, controlled glide, and is proven to stand up to more abuse. All this means that they wear much slower than most wheels on the market. Ideal for speed, Spitfire wheels are very resistant, do not square and have unmatched abrasion resistance. Spitfire Formula Four wheels are available for rough and smooth surfaces in a variety of sizes and hardnesses: 97A, 99A and 101A. The shapes available are Conical, Conical Full, Formula Four Classics, Lock-ins, O.G. Classics, Radial, Radial Slim and Tablets. They also have Classic Bigheads in the range, so we can tell there's a Spitfire wheel to suit every skater's style or need. Spitfire also manufactures a full range of apparel and hardware, including bearings and all manner of accessories. Spitfire's motto? Live to burn, burn to live.
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