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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #330 on: August 16, 2013, 03:30:23 PM »
How do the formula four 99s compare to regular formula Spitfire 99s ?

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« Reply #331 on: August 16, 2013, 03:44:39 PM »
better slide, last longer and they will get you laid.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #332 on: August 16, 2013, 04:01:21 PM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.

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« Reply #333 on: August 16, 2013, 08:37:25 PM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.

They're probably worth the drive to 1831 Market Street... Just sayin'

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« Reply #334 on: August 17, 2013, 12:30:16 AM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.

They're probably worth the drive to 1831 Market Street... Just sayin'
Fucking Atlas can get them but Circle A can't?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #335 on: August 17, 2013, 09:37:38 AM »
Going to get some of these when I get some extra money. Everyone I know who has them keeps raving about them, I hate being left out on the cool new stuff :)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #336 on: August 17, 2013, 10:00:43 AM »
That Busenitz clip alone sold me.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #337 on: August 17, 2013, 02:06:50 PM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.
What shop do you go to? 510 and milo got em!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #338 on: August 17, 2013, 07:38:40 PM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.

They're probably worth the drive to 1831 Market Street... Just sayin'
Fucking Atlas can get them but Circle A can't?

What's wrong with taking a trip to Atlas to get em?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #339 on: August 18, 2013, 06:34:25 PM »
^^ Ive wanted to try these out but had a feeling that may occur. Ive flatspotted my bones before but they somehow even themselves out...you think that'll happen with your fours or are they completely done?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #340 on: August 18, 2013, 09:58:17 PM »
i back lipped an unwaxed ledge within minutes of setting them up and they didn't flatspot. also threw a powerslide around a corner at the skatepark, and kinda slid out, which i would normally expect a flatspot to occur from, and didn't get one. Sold on these bad boys so far.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #341 on: August 19, 2013, 03:42:47 AM »
cant wait to try those when they arrive in central europe in 2 or 3 years.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #342 on: August 19, 2013, 04:09:57 AM »
cant wait to try those when they arrive in central europe in 2 or 3 years.

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« Reply #343 on: August 19, 2013, 07:31:51 AM »
^^ Ive wanted to try these out but had a feeling that may occur. Ive flatspotted my bones before but they somehow even themselves out...you think that'll happen with your fours or are they completely done?
Plenty of testimonials from people in this topic who have ridden them for months and had no issues.
Then again any wheel can flatspot, but these resist them better than anything else I have skated in years.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #344 on: August 19, 2013, 07:38:33 AM »
my friend uchi who rides for spitfire in Japan didn't really like them but i ordered a set to try out anyway (my local should get them sometime this week)... if i dont like them ill just give them to someone at the park and use the brand new set of autobahns sitting on my floor.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #345 on: August 19, 2013, 10:15:57 AM »
cant wait to try those when they arrive in central europe in 2 or 3 years.

Hopefully our distributor there will order sooner than that! Let your shops know there is a demand so they can pas the message along!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #346 on: August 19, 2013, 10:20:27 AM »
Ugh, been putting off buying wheels for these things, still none in the shop. 45 minutes from San Francisco and we can't get the wheels! I blame the rep.

The wheels are available to all of our accounts. If they don't order them we cant do much about that. Sorry man the emails and phone calls were made to all of our accounts on the same day and were made available to al shops on the same day. Also Atlas and Circle A are both amazing shops worth supporting. A trip into either is a good choice.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #348 on: August 19, 2013, 11:48:19 AM »
Throw your bones in the trash, these wheels are worth every penny.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #349 on: August 19, 2013, 11:49:16 AM »
I really like the 101's. They slide like STFs but don't feel like shit.
The 99s are awesome too, but the 101's are exactly what I've been wanting in a wheel. Also, love the Tablet shape.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #350 on: August 19, 2013, 12:23:16 PM »
I really like the 101's. They slide like STFs but don't feel like shit.
The 99s are awesome too, but the 101's are exactly what I've been wanting in a wheel. Also, love the Tablet shape.


I wanted to try out the 101 Tablet shape - is it similar to a "lock in" shape, Firebert?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #351 on: August 19, 2013, 12:57:19 PM »
Quote from: The Nose Face  link=topic=68020.msg1979132#msg1979132 date=1376940196
I really like the 101's. They slide like STFs but don't feel like shit.
The 99s are awesome too, but the 101's are exactly what I've been wanting in a wheel. Also, love the Tablet shape.


I wanted to try out the 101 Tablet shape - is it similar to a "lock in" shape, Firebert?
Yeah, similar the the bones v2 shape, flip sidecuts, etc.
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« Reply #352 on: August 19, 2013, 03:00:58 PM »
i got a little problem, my bearings are sliding out of the wheels. So im constantly checking and always having to push the bearings back in with my thumbs

is this happening to anyone else? hope im not the only one

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #353 on: August 19, 2013, 09:30:52 PM »
Eric, are they the tablet shaped formula fours?  I have heard Bones STF in v2 shape can do so as well, but has not yet happened to me so far.

I had the same problem with some 54mm wheels I got as a promo from Black Label named Revolution. Revolution Wheels. I think they were poured by creative and similar to momentum and autobahn. But the bearings on right rear would slip a bit and it would feel slower and bumpy. Like an almost flat spot. It was super annoying so I gave them away to some kids who just play skate. As they would stay in rolling straight. But any grinding or shifty slides would slip them up.
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« Reply #354 on: August 19, 2013, 11:01:07 PM »
no they are classic shape. And yeah i had some bones V2s a couple years ago that did the same thing

yeah i see what you mean, whenever i do a feeble most likely the bearing is sliding out

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« Reply #355 on: August 19, 2013, 11:25:56 PM »
What always bothered them for me was when doing a "reverse edger grind" while rounding a corner of a bowl. But from on top. Similar to skating a sidewalk and slash grinding the edge. It also pops cores on soft wheels so I never do that anymore on store board setups. Have been liking the v2 and really liking the look of the tablet fours. Will be my next set of hard wheels. Finally they are on the market!!! I ride 8.5 with standard 149 Indies so weight savings a plus. But mainly for the lock in. The way they positively lock into SF smith in bowls is best feeling ever. Getting ready to learn back smiths. All I can do so far is turn into them and stall. Got to get the balls to throw it in with speed. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #356 on: August 20, 2013, 08:03:38 AM »
i got a little problem, my bearings are sliding out of the wheels. So im constantly checking and always having to push the bearings back in with my thumbs

is this happening to anyone else? hope im not the only one

I believe our customer service department contacted you already but if not please shoot me an email to [email protected] and we will get that sorted out.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #357 on: August 20, 2013, 10:18:54 AM »
Has anyone tried them in bowls? I need a new set of pool/bowl wheels, around 56mm.

Too bad he tablets max out at 53mm or I'd grab them in 56mm; are these built with ledge/rail in mind?

Spit, make a cored F4 wheel for pools ;)

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« Reply #358 on: August 20, 2013, 11:06:01 AM »
The idea of a cored wheel in 56-58 with the formula four urethane I would buy too.  I know the super light marketing gets a lot of criticism, but it is nice to have best of both at parks. Weight doesn't really matter too much on big transitions. But for parks that have ledges and "street course" obstacles I can be a little more consistent on a lighter setup. Wheel weight seems to affect my ability maybe because it is further out and not centralized. So it can make a board feel heavier.

I have had setups with heavy trucks and light wheels. And light trucks with heavier wheels. With both weighing the same, the heavy wheeled board responds differently and the weight is felt. Not bad, just different. Maybe it is the center of gravity. Similar to the idea behind Low Pro decks, which some immediately like and others are indifferent to.

And 8.38/8.5 low pro with titanium hollow 149ers with the idea of formula four FireLites in 56-58mm would make for a legit all terrain board that does not respond like a super tanker. No gimmicks, just sound physics. I have many heavier setups which skate well. But am open to going lighter if gear is made by legit brands for legit reasons.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #359 on: August 20, 2013, 12:15:41 PM »
Quote from: McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundae  link=topic=68020.msg1979851#msg1979851 date=1377021961
The idea of a cored wheel in 56-58 with the formula four urethane I would buy too.  I know the super light marketing gets a lot of criticism, but it is nice to have best of both at parks. Weight doesn't really matter too much on big transitions. But for parks that have ledges and "street course" obstacles I can be a little more consistent on a lighter setup. Wheel weight seems to affect my ability maybe because it is further out and not centralized. So it can make a board feel heavier.

I have had setups with heavy trucks and light wheels. And light trucks with heavier wheels. With both weighing the same, the heavy wheeled board responds differently and the weight is felt. Not bad, just different. Maybe it is the center of gravity. Similar to the idea behind Low Pro decks, which some immediately like and others are indifferent to.

And 8.38/8.5 low pro with titanium hollow 149ers with the idea of formula four FireLites in 56-58mm would make for a legit all terrain board that does not respond like a super tanker. No gimmicks, just sound physics. I have many heavier setups which skate well. But am open to going lighter if gear is made by legit brands for legit reasons.

You're actually right, it sounds physics, but there are too much parameters to be taken into account to think it will have an influence other than psychological on your skateboard.
Skating without your wallet or keys would rather have an higher impact on your skateboarding than those gimmicks.

That being said the strenght of the mind is considerable, so I can understand you feel a real difference.