In the 1960s, skateboard wheels were rudimentary compared to today's standards. They were small, simple in shape, and crafted from materials like metal or hard-baked clay, often leading to splintering issues. These materials didn't contribute much to the creative potential of skateboarding. [read more]
However, a groundbreaking development occurred in 1973 when Frank Nasworthy of Encinitas, California, introduced the world's first skateboard wheels made from polyurethane polymer. These highly durable and slightly cushioned polymer wheels sparked inspiration for further advancements, leading Spitfire Wheels to take them to new heights. Through hard work and excellence, Spitfire Wheels earned a well-deserved reputation and global recognition as the best in the industry. Hand-poured and shaped in the USA, their wheels have undergone continuous improvements over time. Established in 1988 as a wheel division of the Deluxe Distribution line of brands, Spitfire offers one of the most extensive selections of wheel sizes and durometers, catering to various terrains and preferences.