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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2013, 03:30:18 AM »
When do these drop?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2013, 02:18:10 AM »
Quote from: The Nose Face ? link=topic=68020.msg1849395#msg1849395 date=1360854624
People in the know have been talking about these Spirfire's for a while now on the boards. I def want to try them after a pair of Busenitz Street Burner I had flatspotted in literally one session...

I had these 54MM AWOL Spits, and they never gave me an issue. I think it's because the wheel wasn't wide - it was supposed to be better to lock into grinds. I still don't know what the difference between AWOL's and Lock-In's are...Anyone? Does anyone swear by these for their performance? It's kind of the opposite of that Wide Manderson Wheel you see around a lot now...






Either way - It's nice to see Spitfire making a splash in the market again. Always rode and liked them.
See I had a different experience with these. they flat spotted every five fucking minutes and didn't lock in as well as they were meant to.

Those lock-in wheels are shithouse, the side with the graphic on it is the only side that will lock-in the way they're ment to... what is meant to be the inside is the same as any other shitfire wheel cut.

If you want a wheel that does lock-properly on both sides, get spf slims or gtfo!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2013, 08:32:02 AM »
When the fuck are these coming out?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2013, 11:24:56 AM »
When the fuck are these coming out?

B.V. said in another thread in another month or two...something along the lines of right before summer I'm guessing.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2013, 07:44:02 PM »
Been riding these for a year or so ... awesome. Love 'em.
When will they be released? (If you know)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2013, 08:14:01 PM »
The formula 4 urethane is set to be released for the summer I heard.
They are taking every precaution to make sure the product is top notch.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 08:14:17 PM »
I'd love to try a set of these.


Bones STF have never let me down, the last Spits I had flatspotted nearly right away and truly sucked.  But I want to support them instead of jock ass Bones...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 11:58:25 PM »
The formula 4 urethane is set to be released for the summer I heard.
They are taking every precaution to make sure the product is top notch.
So... in one of the next DLX drops? I hope so, I need some new wheels soon.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2013, 12:38:03 AM »
i really hope that they are on par with the bones stf. i'd much prefer to buy a spitfire wheel, but the ones i've bought in the past just crap out too quickly. i'm excited to try these out and hopefully never look back.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2013, 07:10:39 AM »
I've ridden 6 sets, given out a dozen, not one flatspot from any of them.
I usually destroy wheels(including bones), I've tried to flat these, held a slide for the length of 2 parking spots,nothing.
The natural color will bum some people out, those who don't care will have awesome wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2013, 12:25:37 AM »
I've ridden 6 sets, given out a dozen, not one flatspot from any of them.
I usually destroy wheels(including bones), I've tried to flat these, held a slide for the length of 2 parking spots,nothing.
The natural color will bum some people out, those who don't care will have awesome wheels.
Whats the natural color?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2013, 03:33:27 AM »
I've ridden 6 sets, given out a dozen, not one flatspot from any of them.
I usually destroy wheels(including bones), I've tried to flat these, held a slide for the length of 2 parking spots,nothing.
The natural color will bum some people out, those who don't care will have awesome wheels.
Whats the natural color?
it's off white, not like stf's bright white color

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2013, 11:40:48 AM »
Here is the set I am currently on, been skating them for a week.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2013, 11:47:41 AM »
Here is the set I am currently on, been skating them for a week.


O ok it's sort of like a baize color. I would definitely be down to try a pair when they come out this summer. Do you work for dlx or something?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2013, 11:56:48 AM »
I run a shop and I have friends that work for dlx, they take good care of me and my shop so I do my best to support them.
Certified dick rider I guess.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2013, 12:01:24 PM »
I run a shop and I have friends that work for dlx, they take good care of me and my shop so I do my best to support them.
Certified dick rider I guess.

No that's rad man. Where is your shop located?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2013, 12:11:53 PM »
hey b.v.
was just wondering if you have any idea about the shapes they're going to release on their first drop?
I kinda like the flatter/conical shapes as opposed to the classic shapes (although I'm fine with whatever).

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2013, 01:20:14 PM »
Ive ridden both, they plan on doing a few shapes I was told but everything is subject to change.
I heard this shape is supposed to be put in production with the formuala 4 urethane.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 06:02:48 PM by b.v. »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2013, 03:56:54 PM »
Here is the set I am currently on, been skating them for a week.


I actually think the off white color looks pretty sick.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2013, 04:26:18 PM »
Ive ridden both, they plan on doing a few shapes I was told but things change and everything is subject to change.
I heard this shape is supposed to be put in production with the formuala 4 urethane.



good to know man, thanks.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2013, 06:33:10 PM »
I run a shop and I have friends that work for dlx, they take good care of me and my shop so I do my best to support them.
Certified dick rider I guess.

No that's rad man. Where is your shop located?
We are in Washington state south of Seattle.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2013, 08:13:10 PM »
Here is the set I am currently on, been skating them for a week.


I actually think the off white color looks pretty sick.

yeah and im sure your wheels will look a better color after skating them long, maybe a more natural yellow. The streetburners turn kinda bright yellow and fuck i keep flatspoting the shit out of them. they feel fine in the streets but at a park i get over it. especially when i try to take a run in the bowl and it sounds like a fucking motorcycle

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2013, 10:17:18 PM »
I run a shop and I have friends that work for dlx, they take good care of me and my shop so I do my best to support them.
Certified dick rider I guess.

No that's rad man. Where is your shop located?
We are in Washington state south of Seattle.
https://www.facebook.com/35thave
I was wondering what those stickers were on your board in the post your set up thread. You got a rad set up man. That gonz board looks amazing.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2013, 08:16:56 AM »
I run a shop and I have friends that work for dlx, they take good care of me and my shop so I do my best to support them.
Certified dick rider I guess.

No that's rad man. Where is your shop located?
We are in Washington state south of Seattle.

Next to the record shop right, B.V. ?

I came in there on vacation back in september and bought this shirt at the shop:

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2013, 08:45:59 AM »
No that is 35th north.
We are the original shop in federal way.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2013, 11:08:05 AM »
I ride mostly bones 100's. But I tried Spitfire F1's but I didn't like the feel of them from the first day on. Skated them till they flatspotted 2 months later and got some bones 100's again. Way better for me.

I'm gonna try these when they come out. But spitfire isn't doing it for me in the past.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2013, 01:01:28 PM »
I ride mostly bones 100's. But I tried Spitfire F1's but I didn't like the feel of them from the first day on. Skated them till they flatspotted 2 months later and got some bones 100's again. Way better for me.

I'm gonna try these when they come out. But spitfire isn't doing it for me in the past.
(probably a ridiculous question) have you tried bones STFs?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2013, 06:26:49 PM »
I ride mostly bones 100's. But I tried Spitfire F1's but I didn't like the feel of them from the first day on. Skated them till they flatspotted 2 months later and got some bones 100's again. Way better for me.

I'm gonna try these when they come out. But spitfire isn't doing it for me in the past.
(probably a ridiculous question) have you tried bones STFs?

Never. 100's do it for me and those stf's feel like plastic and are more expensive.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #58 on: March 26, 2013, 05:22:32 PM »
I skated Spitfires for 8ish years....Tried STF's once and they felt like walmart wheels to me, though. I switched to Prize Fighters about a year ago and now I won't skate anything else. Nothing else is as resilient, but I guess these formula fours may be...I'd be down to give em a shot.

And to the dude that said he flatspotted PFC's once and never went back, are you joking? I've flatspotted every set of wheels I've ever owned ever... That's no reason to abandon a company entirely.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #59 on: March 26, 2013, 05:44:40 PM »
similar situation with me, skated Spits for nearly two decades then switched to PFCs.
these 4s are pretty damn good once you get past the color.