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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #240 on: July 21, 2013, 08:03:43 AM »
If they couldn't get formulas 1, 2, or 3 right, chances are these wheels will blow 2

You dont know what the fuck you are talking about you idiot. When several SF skateboarders have been riding these wheels for almost a year it speaks for itself.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #241 on: July 21, 2013, 08:14:34 AM »
The Spitfire 98a Parkburner and the cored Fireliters are my current go to wheel in the Spitfire offerings. I've been on Formula 4 tablet shape and I really like them. I'm probably going back to Parkburners, but the Formula 4 is a damn nice wheel and I understand why everyone is so hyped on them.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #242 on: July 21, 2013, 05:17:53 PM »
Supposedly Jim Thiebaud is sending me some since I flat spotted some classics.  Anyone have experience with him giving you shit? Like does it actually get to you?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #243 on: July 21, 2013, 05:28:15 PM »
Supposedly Jim Thiebaud is sending me some since I flat spotted some classics.  Anyone have experience with him giving you shit? Like does it actually get to you?

Yes. DLX dont fuck around. They take care of their customers like no one else in the business.

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« Reply #244 on: July 21, 2013, 05:41:36 PM »
Supposedly Jim Thiebaud is sending me some since I flat spotted some classics.  Anyone have experience with him giving you shit? Like does it actually get to you?

Yes. DLX dont fuck around. They take care of their customers like no one else in the business.

Alright cool. I sent him an email and I guess I'll be receiving some formula fours. Pretty hyped. These classics are good enough, flat spots don't bother me too much. If formula fours are more durable and slide a little better ill be sold.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #245 on: July 21, 2013, 05:47:10 PM »
Supposedly Jim Thiebaud is sending me some since I flat spotted some classics.  Anyone have experience with him giving you shit? Like does it actually get to you?

Yes. DLX dont fuck around. They take care of their customers like no one else in the business.

Alright cool. I sent him an email and I guess I'll be receiving some formula fours. Pretty hyped. These classics are good enough, flat spots don't bother me too much. If formula fours are more durable and slide a little better ill be sold.

From what I've heard the Formula Four's is the beez neez

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #246 on: July 21, 2013, 05:51:26 PM »
Supposedly Jim Thiebaud is sending me some since I flat spotted some classics.  Anyone have experience with him giving you shit? Like does it actually get to you?

Yes. DLX dont fuck around. They take care of their customers like no one else in the business.

Alright cool. I sent him an email and I guess I'll be receiving some formula fours. Pretty hyped. These classics are good enough, flat spots don't bother me too much. If formula fours are more durable and slide a little better ill be sold.

From what I've heard the Formula Four's is the beez neez

Noice noice. Big ups to them for shipping to Ohio.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #247 on: July 21, 2013, 08:21:16 PM »
they are great so far, but obviously pretty much any wheel will be after 2 weeks. 

talk to me in 4 months

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #248 on: July 22, 2013, 08:45:51 PM »
If they couldn't get formulas 1, 2, or 3 right, chances are these wheels will blow 2

You dont know what the fuck you are talking about you idiot. When several SF skateboarders have been riding these wheels for almost a year it speaks for itself.
Theyve been riding spitfire for 10 years, you are dumb!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #249 on: July 22, 2013, 09:06:04 PM »
they are great so far, but obviously pretty much any wheel will be after 2 weeks. 

talk to me in 4 months

Let us know. I'm curious about these.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #250 on: July 23, 2013, 04:41:33 AM »
If they couldn't get formulas 1, 2, or 3 right, chances are these wheels will blow 2

You dont know what the fuck you are talking about you idiot. When several SF skateboarders have been riding these wheels for almost a year it speaks for itself.
Theyve been riding spitfire for 10 years, you are dumb!

They've been rinding the Formula Four's FOR ONE YEAR STRAIGHT, you fucking kook.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #251 on: July 23, 2013, 08:06:09 AM »
I have a hard time believing that a wheel manufacturer would have any interest on selling wheels that last one year without increasing the price of their wheels...
Reducing radically the frequence of purchase from your customers without increasing your margin on the wheels doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #252 on: July 23, 2013, 08:51:46 AM »
I have a hard time believing that a wheel manufacturer would have any interest on selling wheels that last one year without increasing the price of their wheels...
Reducing radically the frequence of purchase from your customers without increasing your margin on the wheels doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy.

They gotta compete with Bones, though. I'm sure a lot of people are starting to buy the STFs over Spits because they last so much longer. Me included. I don't have money to blow on wheels every single month.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #253 on: July 23, 2013, 09:38:53 AM »
I have a hard time believing that a wheel manufacturer would have any interest on selling wheels that last one year without increasing the price of their wheels...
Reducing radically the frequence of purchase from your customers without increasing your margin on the wheels doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy.

It's called market share.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #254 on: July 23, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
I have a hard time believing that a wheel manufacturer would have any interest on selling wheels that last one year without increasing the price of their wheels...
Reducing radically the frequence of purchase from your customers without increasing your margin on the wheels doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy.

They gotta compete with Bones, though. I'm sure a lot of people are starting to buy the STFs over Spits because they last so much longer. Me included. I don't have money to blow on wheels every single month.

I keep reading that people are buying wheels once a month and shit. You can't just get bigger wheels?? I don't understand.
Shopping at Zumiez.....

Look motherfuck, I just want to buy my "Purple Drank" shirt and get the fuck out so I can get home in time to steal some Virginia Slims from my mom before she gets home from work.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #255 on: July 23, 2013, 10:45:49 AM »
I have a hard time believing that a wheel manufacturer would have any interest on selling wheels that last one year without increasing the price of their wheels...
Reducing radically the frequence of purchase from your customers without increasing your margin on the wheels doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy.

They gotta compete with Bones, though. I'm sure a lot of people are starting to buy the STFs over Spits because they last so much longer. Me included. I don't have money to blow on wheels every single month.

I keep reading that people are buying wheels once a month and shit. You can't just get bigger wheels?? I don't understand.

I could buy giant Spitfires, but I'd rather just get stfs in the size I actually want and have them last 8 times longer. Sorry.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #256 on: July 24, 2013, 04:39:03 PM »
My set will be here in a week or so. Jim said they come in 99 and 101 and he's sending me the 99s. I would rather get the 101s but they're free so I'm not going to complain. Very excited.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #257 on: July 24, 2013, 04:46:58 PM »
What's the definitive colour of these wheels? Every pic on here is a different shade  Are they beige?  Paying for yellowing wheels seems insane to me. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #258 on: July 24, 2013, 07:55:55 PM »
I flatted my F1s a few weeks ago, they were kind enough to send me F1s as a replacement :P

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #259 on: July 24, 2013, 11:46:56 PM »
What's the definitive colour of these wheels? Every pic on here is a different shade  Are they beige?  Paying for yellowing wheels seems insane to me. 

caring that much over wheel color is insane to me

it's not like they're gonna turn neon green on you

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #260 on: July 25, 2013, 08:42:35 AM »
What's the definitive colour of these wheels? Every pic on here is a different shade  Are they beige?  Paying for yellowing wheels seems insane to me.  

caring that much over wheel color is insane to me

it's not like they're gonna turn neon green on you

You think Beavis and Butthead is funny.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #261 on: July 25, 2013, 09:09:18 AM »
What's the definitive colour of these wheels? Every pic on here is a different shade  Are they beige?  Paying for yellowing wheels seems insane to me.  

caring that much over wheel color is insane to me

it's not like they're gonna turn neon green on you

You think Beavis and Butthead is funny.

fuck yeah I do.  Best low brow humor of the 90's.


You might as well just not ride your board and keep them white forever if you're gonna complain about minor differences in color you baby.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #262 on: July 25, 2013, 10:19:28 AM »
What's the definitive colour of these wheels? Every pic on here is a different shade  Are they beige?  Paying for yellowing wheels seems insane to me.  

caring that much over wheel color is insane to me

it's not like they're gonna turn neon green on you

You think Beavis and Butthead is funny.

fuck yeah I do.  Best low brow humor of the 90's.


You might as well just not ride your board and keep them white forever if you're gonna complain about minor differences in color you baby.



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #263 on: July 26, 2013, 06:41:34 AM »
I've been skating a set for a month or so now.
I think I saw someone mention that they're like Spitfires version of STFs. Whoever said that was wrong as hell. These feel nothing like STFs. STF's are real slick and slidey, as opposed to the F4's which lean more on the grippier side when compared to STFs. Don't get me wrong, they have some slide to them, but if you're buying a set thinking you're gonna get the same slideiness as a STF wheel, then you'll be disappointed. I'd say they feel somewhat close to a SF classic in terms of how they slide and grip, just a lot more durable than an SF classic. No flatspots or little chips out of the wheel yet, so I'd say they're holding up very well so far. I don't have a car so I skate everywhere, and there's some pretty rough asphalt here, so I usually wear down wheels pretty fast, and I've noticed that these have shrunken down a teeny bit, but barely at all, so I'd say they're wearing out a very good rate. Overall I'd say they're pretty damn good wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #264 on: July 26, 2013, 07:10:20 AM »
i live in the uk, in a shitty town called swansea with even shitter ground. my wheels just get eaten up by the floor. i can't afford to be getting new wheels every month and shit but bones feel like plastic. i wanna get a set of these and see if they live up to all this hype, anyone know when they're coming out over here?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #265 on: July 26, 2013, 01:34:44 PM »
I never thought it would take this long for these wheels to come out
I've hated immigrants ever since I got here.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #266 on: July 26, 2013, 02:18:18 PM »
I've been skating a set for a month or so now.
I think I saw someone mention that they're like Spitfires version of STFs. Whoever said that was wrong as hell. These feel nothing like STFs. STF's are real slick and slidey, as opposed to the F4's which lean more on the grippier side when compared to STFs. Don't get me wrong, they have some slide to them, but if you're buying a set thinking you're gonna get the same slideiness as a STF wheel, then you'll be disappointed. I'd say they feel somewhat close to a SF classic in terms of how they slide and grip, just a lot more durable than an SF classic. No flatspots or little chips out of the wheel yet, so I'd say they're holding up very well so far. I don't have a car so I skate everywhere, and there's some pretty rough asphalt here, so I usually wear down wheels pretty fast, and I've noticed that these have shrunken down a teeny bit, but barely at all, so I'd say they're wearing out a very good rate. Overall I'd say they're pretty damn good wheels.
did you ride the 99's? Mine were an earlier prototype that just said "team edition formula 4" and they were far from grippy, so I'm guessing you have the 99's and mine were 101

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #267 on: July 26, 2013, 02:20:38 PM »
I never thought it would take this long for these wheels to come out

They'll probably be out in a few weeks. Theyre worth the wait.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #268 on: July 26, 2013, 02:45:03 PM »
I couldn't wait any longer and bought the one set listed eBay for $40. They're the classic shape with the blue graphic.

I was watching that auction, didn't bite tho (want 101a)
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #269 on: July 26, 2013, 10:42:16 PM »
I've been skating a set for a month or so now.
I think I saw someone mention that they're like Spitfires version of STFs. Whoever said that was wrong as hell. These feel nothing like STFs. STF's are real slick and slidey, as opposed to the F4's which lean more on the grippier side when compared to STFs. Don't get me wrong, they have some slide to them, but if you're buying a set thinking you're gonna get the same slideiness as a STF wheel, then you'll be disappointed. I'd say they feel somewhat close to a SF classic in terms of how they slide and grip, just a lot more durable than an SF classic. No flatspots or little chips out of the wheel yet, so I'd say they're holding up very well so far. I don't have a car so I skate everywhere, and there's some pretty rough asphalt here, so I usually wear down wheels pretty fast, and I've noticed that these have shrunken down a teeny bit, but barely at all, so I'd say they're wearing out a very good rate. Overall I'd say they're pretty damn good wheels.
did you ride the 99's? Mine were an earlier prototype that just said "team edition formula 4" and they were far from grippy, so I'm guessing you have the 99's and mine were 101
I have the 101 formula 4s, and they feel even more grippy than the set of parkburners I had before this which were 99
damn those yarys bout those squats