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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #300 on: August 07, 2013, 09:36:09 AM »
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DLX told me they were going to be in shops in the "middle" of August, but I think they'd rather just not let people down with something that has been so hyped.
I have a feeling that they are seriously overdoing it with the hype and building them up. Like I said earlier in my little review about them, I think they're good wheels, but I have a feeling that some people are going to be expecting some sort of miracle magic wheel and then be thoroughly disappointed when they find out that they're just normal wheels that just happen to be pretty good and a bit more durable than your average wheel.
I have yet to try the 101 f4, but 99s feel pretty magical to me
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #301 on: August 07, 2013, 12:00:22 PM »
Spanish ripper killing it for Spitfire


More important than F4s, what was that witchcraft at 1:53?

For real...I thought the same thing.

The wheels sound hard to me. I doubt they are lightening in a bottle and there a tons of good wheel companies out there.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #302 on: August 07, 2013, 12:19:42 PM »
Anyone ever ride Satori Mandala wheels? I ride Parkburners, but am interested in the Mandala as they are also 98a.

there a tons of good wheel companies out there.

For real.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #303 on: August 07, 2013, 01:09:24 PM »
Anyone ever ride Satori Mandala wheels? I ride Parkburners, but am interested in the Mandala as they are also 98a.

Local dude swears by them.  They seem to last him a long time too.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #304 on: August 07, 2013, 08:49:09 PM »
The guys at DLX shop say Formula 4's will be in shops next week.
and get an old bum from the street to be the referee for one game, should be interesting

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #305 on: August 08, 2013, 04:05:33 PM »
Spanish ripper killing it for Spitfire



I'm in love with that skatepark.
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 #306 on: August 12, 2013, 01:59:26 AM »
Looks like these things are finally fucking out! http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=38412

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #307 on: August 12, 2013, 07:02:02 AM »
of course...

I order a deck from Socal on Saturday and these bitches go online on Monday.

FML
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #308 on: August 12, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »
just ordered 52 in the 101 thanks for the heads up had mine on back order since june 16 at ccs fuck them fools

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #309 on: August 12, 2013, 05:33:18 PM »
been riding mine for a month now, and the best way to describe it is that they feel like brand new classics every time you skate them. Not a single thing wrong with the wheels after a month, not the slightest flatspot and no little chunks in the wheels like the last Spitfires I've had. You gotta buy these wheels!
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #310 on: August 13, 2013, 01:59:34 PM »
I've been riding the f4 99s for a few months now, here's my 2cents: they feel nice and grippy around corners and provide a very slick yet controllable slide on bluntslides. They seem like a great replacement for spitfire classics for people who don't want to slide all over the place but still want to maintain tons of speed. Thanks to Nate for hooking me up, I'll post a more lengthy review after I set up the 101s.

I did manage to get a flatspot after a few stand up powerslides on smooth concrete, but keep in mind I was trying to flatspot them.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #311 on: August 13, 2013, 02:42:46 PM »
my local shop just got them in, guessing others will soon now. go out and get a set, they are flippin killer!!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #312 on: August 13, 2013, 07:58:46 PM »
This may be a dumb question, but are 99s or 101s harder?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #313 on: August 13, 2013, 08:10:14 PM »
This may be a dumb question, but are 99s or 101s harder?

Both durometers are part of the A scale.

101a > 99a

101a wheels are harder than 99a wheels by two points of the A scale.

I've been staring at a shopping cart with both 99a and 101a wheels sitting in it. Such a small gap in duro. I'm a fan of the classics so I am leaning towards the 99a classics (and since I'm not skating any park, where I'd want a harder wheel), I guess I should stick to the 99a.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #314 on: August 13, 2013, 09:58:25 PM »
This may be a dumb question, but are 99s or 101s harder?

Both durometers are part of the A scale.

101a > 99a

101a wheels are harder than 99a wheels by two points of the A scale.

I've been staring at a shopping cart with both 99a and 101a wheels sitting in it. Such a small gap in duro. I'm a fan of the classics so I am leaning towards the 99a classics (and since I'm not skating any park, where I'd want a harder wheel), I guess I should stick to the 99a.

the 99a F4's have been good to me in park and street. i dont see the reason for harder wheels, if you need to slide, simply put on a little wax

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #315 on: August 13, 2013, 11:03:53 PM »
They both feel pretty hard, the 101's are a little slicker on the smooth parks.
The 99s feel far from soft, loud screeching when you slide.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #316 on: August 14, 2013, 09:43:02 AM »
Any word on color wheels? I am bored of white wheels but really want to try out these new Spitfires!

Colored Formula Fours will roll out in the coming months. Just white for now.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #317 on: August 15, 2013, 08:58:24 AM »
I might be getting a set of these today, so do people recommend the 99s or 101s? I guess I'll be skating mostly park, but the one I skate most is just asphalt. I might find my self in all concrete parks or on the streets as well. I read somewhere else that the 101s are very slidy and I kind of wanted to get away from the feeling of the bones I have now.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #318 on: August 15, 2013, 01:14:04 PM »
I'd recommend the 99's for asphalt
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #319 on: August 15, 2013, 01:19:44 PM »
I'd recommend the 99's for asphalt
Good, because that's what I got.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #320 on: August 15, 2013, 04:46:44 PM »
I hope they make the full shape larger than a 55. Otherwise I won't try them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #321 on: August 15, 2013, 04:54:52 PM »
got some 52mm tablet 101's. like them a lot so far. coming right off bones stf's, so i don't notice them being any slicker.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #322 on: August 15, 2013, 05:09:25 PM »
Waiting on some 52/101 classics to arrive.  I am super stoked.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #323 on: August 15, 2013, 08:02:37 PM »
Bones took for granted the durability of their wheels. Yes they feel like plastic, but they last a long time, slide when you want to, and stay white. But they have the absolute worst team and graphics. For making as quality of a product as STF, how they can't build a team that reflects that is pathetic. No I don't wanna buy a Jordan Hoffart, Adam Dyet, or Chad Bartie wheel. Bones swiss are clearly the bearings by which all other are measured, and paid pros will buy or trade for those bearings. Bones wheels should have followed suit and paid attention to classic aesthetics. The thing that spitfire has going for them is their image and the fact that the world backs them. It was only a matter of time before they made a product their patrons have been waiting on. I'm glad these took time to come out. I bought the 101s 54 mm yesterday, and yes while most wheels feel great after a day, these clearly felt how I imagine wheels to feel like. And yes they slide great. Even if the formula four last 3/4 of the time as long as stf, bones is gonna see a large decrease in sales because of these.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #324 on: August 15, 2013, 08:13:49 PM »
Any folks on here without a local shop that stocks them feel free to email my shop with questions or orders.
[email protected]
Size and shape wise we have

99a classic shape
51
52
53
54
58

99a full shape

51
55

101 a classic shape
51
52
54
58

We ship internationally too.
Stoked to read all the positive feedback on these!
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #325 on: August 15, 2013, 08:56:20 PM »
http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

Sizes shapes and other dimensions on here as well as a fucked up businitz clip

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #326 on: August 15, 2013, 09:06:54 PM »
I can't hold powerslides for shit and I've been riding STFs for the last few years so I'm not sure which duro I should grab.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #327 on: August 16, 2013, 02:38:53 AM »
I can't hold powerslides for shit and I've been riding STFs for the last few years so I'm not sure which duro I should grab.

I read on the spitfire facebook that theyve been told the 99s feel comparable to STFs

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #328 on: August 16, 2013, 08:11:14 AM »
I can't hold powerslides for shit and I've been riding STFs for the last few years so I'm not sure which duro I should grab.

The 99's slide really good but the 101s are a bit slicker. A harder wheel is generally going to slide better because it will have less friction. Either way they slide great and feel completely different than a STF.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #329 on: August 16, 2013, 08:15:05 AM »
Got the 99's in the mail today(thanks Nate!!!). Can't wait to try them out