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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #180 on: June 12, 2013, 11:35:27 AM »
Quote from: The Nose Face  link=topic=68020.msg1933184#msg1933184 date=1371047453
I'm seeing they come in "Classic, Tablet and Full"

I can see what classic would be, so does that mean Tablet is the lock-in version, and Full is the bigger version (like the manderson/cardiel wheel).

Anyone know - B.V. you out there..?

I'm guessing tablet is like the bones stf v2's, on the slim side with flat sides

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #181 on: June 12, 2013, 11:49:38 AM »
Just got off the phone with dlx, still not available anywhere.
CCS doesn't really have them I was told.
They are still sending them to affiliate shops to ride.
I'll post here when I get a green light that they are heading to stores.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #182 on: June 12, 2013, 05:44:56 PM »
They are't sticky, just not as plastic slidey feeling as bones.
Conical shape in front, classic shape in back.


Oh man, I want a set of these so badly, The Conical shape looks sick.
All I ever skate is Spitfires, I just prefer the way they skate, a very predicatble slide and grip on any terrain. I can trust Spitfire, when I skate bones, I feel like I cant trust the slide/grip the same. They just feel plastic-like or waxy... If these formula 4's are an improvement in durability I will be one happy customer. If I skate enough a set of 99s will currently last me a month at the most before they are pretty un-skateable. I just set up a pair of 54mm "trunk boys" and skated probably about 4 hours and I have some decent sized chunks missing from asphalt, and a couple flat spots. If that is fixed with these formula 4's that would just be sick.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2013, 06:05:16 PM »
It is fixed, you will not be disappointed!
Last set I had I rode for 2 months, no flatspots, no chunks, nothing wrong, just smaller than I wanted.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #184 on: June 12, 2013, 07:17:22 PM »
It is fixed, you will not be disappointed!
Last set I had I rode for 2 months, no flatspots, no chunks, nothing wrong, just smaller than I wanted.

Just the 101a or both duro's?

I do like the feel of a slightly softer wheel, but if it's not as flatspot resistant (understandable), I'll just stick to 101a

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #185 on: June 12, 2013, 07:23:50 PM »
jumped the gun a little bit then, my bad. still waiting on these!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #186 on: June 12, 2013, 07:32:07 PM »
It is fixed, you will not be disappointed!
Last set I had I rode for 2 months, no flatspots, no chunks, nothing wrong, just smaller than I wanted.

Just the 101a or both duro's?

I do like the feel of a slightly softer wheel, but if it's not as flatspot resistant (understandable), I'll just stick to 101a

http://reedwheels.com/product.html

these are the best. feel a little softer but still slide good, never flatspot, and dont turn an ugly yellow. free shipping

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #187 on: June 12, 2013, 07:53:32 PM »
It is fixed, you will not be disappointed!
Last set I had I rode for 2 months, no flatspots, no chunks, nothing wrong, just smaller than I wanted.

Just the 101a or both duro's?

I do like the feel of a slightly softer wheel, but if it's not as flatspot resistant (understandable), I'll just stick to 101a
I've ridden A bunch of different formulas with no name so not sure, probably had em.
 I am riding the 99's currently with no problems.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #188 on: June 13, 2013, 05:34:25 PM »
I'll stick with stfs until reviews for these come out. Spitfire makes good wheels, I just can't afford to spend 30 dollars a month on them. I've had a pair of stfs last me like 6 months. Hopefully these won't flatspot and shit, though. Cool graphic, too.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #189 on: June 14, 2013, 10:51:07 AM »
  i had mine for almost a year, barely even got smaller... they last

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #190 on: June 16, 2013, 11:49:22 PM »
i had a set of the blue labeled formula four's and they were awesome. i had no problems whatsoever with them, aside from the fact that i felt weird skating 52mm wheels. i'd really like to try that conical shape when they eventually make their way into stores.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #191 on: June 17, 2013, 12:55:43 AM »
the bones stf's i got just flatspotted in three sessions, the last couple pairs lasted me almost a year each

why conical over the flat one?
I;m sure i;m not the only dc/monster/subaru type guy here

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #192 on: June 17, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
Seriously, what is taking them so long? Weren't they supposed to be out by the beginning of june?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #193 on: June 18, 2013, 03:35:57 AM »
Seriously, what is taking them so long? Weren't they supposed to be out by the beginning of june?
The firm that distributes DLX here in NZ told me that'd they had been ordered and were expected to land here at the start of July. They're still up on CCS so I would like to say they will be rolling out in the next week or two?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #194 on: June 18, 2013, 07:13:43 AM »
Can't get a straight answer from my rep, I'd imagine there is a big holdup somewhere that was unforeseen manufacturing wise.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #195 on: June 25, 2013, 10:34:09 AM »
Are they making a 101 conical shape?

CCS has 'em expected to ship tomorrow, but I'm not supporting that shit.

Any news on this?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #196 on: June 25, 2013, 11:09:20 PM »
forget ccs, they change the date everyday haha, look tomorrow it'll say expected to ship on the 25th, and then so on and so on

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #197 on: June 26, 2013, 09:02:22 PM »
went to look on ccs to see how the shapes differ.  Fucking useless, every picture is from the side except for the classic wheel.
You'd think a giant company like ccs could afford to take a few extra pictures of the product they sell.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #198 on: June 26, 2013, 09:29:46 PM »
if they have the product yet, could be using images Deluxe sent them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #199 on: June 26, 2013, 10:18:27 PM »
Shape list with sizes etc

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #200 on: June 26, 2013, 10:52:58 PM »
Nice find. Was looking awhile to find out what Tablet size and shape is. Ready to get these as stf have been main park wheels over 7 years. A change to keep things fresh.  I love all the spit softer variations like 95a and 80hd. So smooth and fast. Highly recommended for dusty Masonite or oily parking lots.

190# heavy so flat spots occur at parks if I slip off ledges/rails awkwardly in unintentional powerslides. That even flat spots stf at times.

Would a wider FormulaFour will be more flat spot resistant (more surface area to lower overall slide surface area stress) than a thinner version?  Speed checking a lot with tighter than average trucks is a habit of mine that wears wheels fast too. Maybe time to go wider. Anyone know if wider wheels help prevent this? Sorry for run on sentences. Typing on phone. Can't see whole screen.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #201 on: June 27, 2013, 12:46:16 AM »
Legend, thanks B.V

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #202 on: June 27, 2013, 07:10:19 AM »
So it sounds like the wheels take much longer to manufacture than expected, hence the long hold up.
Was able to finally place a prebook order for wheels, said 2 week of july possibly.
 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2013, 09:19:14 AM »
Awesome, that works.  In case anyone is wondering, I tried zooming in on the dimensions and it wasn't very clear but I think the full shape is a bit wider than the tablet shape. 

Anyways, appreciate it b.v., I'll be purchasing the wheels off the 35th ave online shop as soon as you get the order in.
 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #204 on: June 27, 2013, 09:30:08 AM »
You are correct, the full shape is a bit wider than the tablet.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #205 on: June 27, 2013, 09:55:27 AM »
Hmmm, I'm a fan of spit classics so shape is a no brainer, now to choose duro...funny they tout hi-rebound for the 99s, by that logic the 101s are low rebound? ;P

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #206 on: June 27, 2013, 10:03:37 AM »
i kinda want to try the 101's in the tablet shape, but now jesus fernandez rides for bones and i can get his wheels instead of jaws or whoever else.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #207 on: June 27, 2013, 10:14:55 AM »
damn good wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #208 on: June 27, 2013, 11:21:02 AM »
I'm definitely getting a pair of the full and tablets ASAP
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #209 on: June 28, 2013, 06:38:58 PM »
I just got a set of the Formula 4s in 56 classic shape and I usually ride 52s... does anyone have smaller formula 4s they would want to trade for these 56s? Kind of a weird question haha
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