Since its foundation in 1987, many of the world’s top skaters have used Spitfire wheels. Names from the company’s current extensive line-up of teamriders include Bryan Herman, Andy Roy, Peter Hewitt, Theotis Beasley, Peter Ramondetta, Dennis Busenitz, Brian ‘Slash’ Hansen, Trevor Colden, Grant Taylor, Dylan Rieder, Chris Pfanner, Vincent Alvarez and Mike Anderson.
All new Spitfire Wheels come supplied with Formula Four Performance Urethane, which, the company claims, offers greater speed and control, a smooth anti-stick glide and ‘unmatched’ flatspot resistance. The range of wheels is currently made up of two duros (99 and 101), three shapes (classic, full and tablet) and 12 sizes with heights ranging from 51 to 58mm. Spitfire-branded skateboard bearings, tools, griptape, clothing and accessories are also available.
Before its launch, Formula Four Performance Urethane was tested out on the streets by Spitfire pros, and a series of short promo videos was released in 2013 featuring Ramondetta, Nassim Guammaz, Raney Beres, Zered Bassett and Busenitz, as well as ads featuring Elijah Berle and Kyle Walker.
In 1993, the company released Spitfire, a 21-minute film featuring many of Spitfire’s teamriders at the time, including Billy Valdes, Ricky Oyola, Brian Young, Joey Suriel, Drake Jones, Ed Templeton, Max Schaaf, Julien Stranger and Tim Upson. However, since then, Spitfire has concentrated more on individual video parts – most notable have been Mike Mo Capaldi’s introduction part from 2011 (in the form of a mock ‘sponsor me’ video) and Daewon Song’s 2012 promo for his signature F1 Streetburners.