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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #690 on: March 21, 2014, 09:30:51 PM »
Been skating the 99's for the winter, mostly indoors. I flatspotted them and took a big chip outta one last weekend. Whats the conditions in which you should contact DLX? The flatspot isnt one of those roll-out flattys, its pretty squared off.

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

Scroll down near the bottom. My wheel chipped and I wrote to them and they sent me a brand new set that I just set up today. Super helpful.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #691 on: March 22, 2014, 03:03:41 PM »
Been skating the 99's for the winter, mostly indoors. I flatspotted them and took a big chip outta one last weekend. Whats the conditions in which you should contact DLX? The flatspot isnt one of those roll-out flattys, its pretty squared off.

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

Scroll down near the bottom. My wheel chipped and I wrote to them and they sent me a brand new set that I just set up today. Super helpful.

When it comes to defects, skate companies really come through, especially anything through NHS or DLX.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #692 on: March 22, 2014, 05:08:13 PM »
Been skating the 99's for the winter, mostly indoors. I flatspotted them and took a big chip outta one last weekend. Whats the conditions in which you should contact DLX? The flatspot isnt one of those roll-out flattys, its pretty squared off.

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

Scroll down near the bottom. My wheel chipped and I wrote to them and they sent me a brand new set that I just set up today. Super helpful.

When it comes to defects, skate companies really come through, especially anything through NHS or DLX.

Never tried DLX for defects, even though I've had a few sets of Thunders break over the years, but I had a delaminated Santa Cruz board once and NHS handled that shit quick.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #693 on: March 25, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »
DLX has the best customer service on defects.  Reed a/k/a Lenny recently helped me out with a defect on a set of Manderson SFWs and had a new set back on my board w/in a week.  Can't be beat...
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #694 on: March 25, 2014, 03:43:45 PM »
Seems like Spitfire still doesn't have the recipe. Maybe by formula 8 or 9 they finally deal with the flatspot issue.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #695 on: March 25, 2014, 04:32:52 PM »
Seems like Spitfire still doesn't have the recipe. Maybe by formula 8 or 9 they finally deal with the flatspot issue.

hah! I've seen plenty of flatspots on bones stf to know that defects happen to every company.  I still haven't flatspotted my two sets of F4's.  You can stick to your plastic wheels tho T-racer

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #696 on: March 26, 2014, 12:26:50 AM »
Has anyone fully flatspotted a pair for Formula 4s yet?
My old spitfires used to burn our pretty quick so I switched to STF's are the 4's better or just really slick?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #697 on: March 26, 2014, 12:31:12 AM »
roughly 8 months in, no flatspots whatsoever, and i gave them a pretty hard time.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #698 on: March 26, 2014, 07:06:01 AM »
Has anyone fully flatspotted a pair for Formula 4s yet?
My old spitfires used to burn our pretty quick so I switched to STF's are the 4's better or just really slick?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #699 on: March 26, 2014, 07:39:20 AM »
Has anyone fully flatspotted a pair for Formula 4s yet?
My old spitfires used to burn our pretty quick so I switched to STF's are the 4's better or just really slick?
I have seen a few sets flat, they aren't impervious to some people. But those guys will flat any wheel made.
You can't compare a classic or f1 urethane to f4's because they feel so different. The f4's definitely do not wear down quickly, and the 99's are the perfect mix of slide and grip imo. I've noticed we sell the 99s over the 101's probably 6 to 1. Having ridden both I could ride either and the difference is not night and day. But on the slicker skateparks here the 101's are a little sketchy. I think they are A better feeling wheel than stf's, not one person I've sold them to over bones has come back disappointed.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #700 on: March 26, 2014, 08:35:51 AM »
Has anyone fully flatspotted a pair for Formula 4s yet?
My old spitfires used to burn our pretty quick so I switched to STF's are the 4's better or just really slick?
I have seen a few sets flat, they aren't impervious to some people. But those guys will flat any wheel made.
You can't compare a classic or f1 urethane to f4's because they feel so different. The f4's definitely do not wear down quickly, and the 99's are the perfect mix of slide and grip imo. I've noticed we sell the 99s over the 101's probably 6 to 1. Having ridden both I could ride either and the difference is not night and day. But on the slicker skateparks here the 101's are a little sketchy. I think they are A better feeling wheel than stf's, not one person I've sold them to over bones has come back disappointed.
I flatspotted both the 99s and the 101s, but it wasn't easy. I agree fully with the comparison. They feel very similar, but riding a smooth, dusty park like I do, I need the 99s if I want to haul ass while carving because on the 101s carving up a steep bank might spin you out.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #701 on: March 31, 2014, 05:44:01 PM »
Damn, just flat spotted my 99's. Gonna probably get some 55 Cardiel classics to save money.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #702 on: April 01, 2014, 01:39:13 AM »
doing long power slides at this smooth pebbly ground at a plaza in santa monica on sunday and now i have a bunch of small cut-like incisions on my wheels. still no flatspots though.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #703 on: April 01, 2014, 11:20:00 AM »
Damn, just flat spotted my 99's. Gonna probably get some 55 Cardiel classics to save money.

So it's back to Bones4life or you're still charmed by the Spitfire marketing schemes?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #704 on: April 01, 2014, 11:42:28 AM »
Damn, just flat spotted my 99's. Gonna probably get some 55 Cardiel classics to save money.
i think you also have a scuff mark on your shoe. better get a new pair asap.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #705 on: April 01, 2014, 12:32:04 PM »
Damn, just flat spotted my 99's. Gonna probably get some 55 Cardiel classics to save money.

So it's back to Bones4life or you're still charmed by the Spitfire marketing schemes?
Still sticking with Spitfire. They sent me free wheels, so that's enough to keep me skating Spitfires forever.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #706 on: April 01, 2014, 12:32:47 PM »
Damn, just flat spotted my 99's. Gonna probably get some 55 Cardiel classics to save money.
i think you also have a scuff mark on your shoe. better get a new pair asap.
It's just kind of annoying and distracting. I wanted to try a bigger size anyways.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #707 on: April 01, 2014, 03:18:48 PM »
ive flatspotted like 4 pairs of these things...harder to flatspot than the other wheels but still not impossible...also they seem to wear down slower which is dank

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #708 on: April 01, 2014, 03:27:53 PM »
Its impossible to trust this company until they have a flatspot guarantee.
 
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #709 on: April 01, 2014, 04:45:01 PM »
Its impossible to trust this company until they have a flatspot guarantee.
 
SF locals make up 75% of this thread

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Never even been close to SF. These wheels are the truth. Get your plastic Bones shit out of here.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #710 on: April 01, 2014, 05:28:43 PM »
Its impossible to trust this company until they have a flatspot guarantee.
 
SF locals make up 75% of this thread

Darkstar or Bones ONLY
Never even been close to SF. These wheels are the truth. Get your plastic Bones shit out of here.
Plastic... What do you think wheels are made of dumbass? Oil?

I don't need my wheels to be super hard and loud to enjoy a session, I'd rather powerslide for days with bones.. They can last a full year even through heavy use, something FF can't do.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #711 on: April 01, 2014, 06:32:20 PM »
Its impossible to trust this company until they have a flatspot guarantee.
 
SF locals make up 75% of this thread

Darkstar or Bones ONLY
Never even been close to SF. These wheels are the truth. Get your plastic Bones shit out of here.
Plastic... What do you think wheels are made of dumbass? Oil?

I don't need my wheels to be super hard and loud to enjoy a session, I'd rather powerslide for days with bones.. They can last a full year even through heavy use, something FF can't do.


darkstar wheels? u fuckin KOOK

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #712 on: April 01, 2014, 06:38:33 PM »
Not gonna lie, my Bones would last longer than my FF's. Spits feel better though.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #713 on: April 01, 2014, 06:42:30 PM »
Its impossible to trust this company until they have a flatspot guarantee.
 
SF locals make up 75% of this thread

Darkstar or Bones ONLY
Never even been close to SF. These wheels are the truth. Get your plastic Bones shit out of here.
Plastic... What do you think wheels are made of dumbass? Oil?

I don't need my wheels to be super hard and loud to enjoy a session, I'd rather powerslide for days with bones.. They can last a full year even through heavy use, something FF can't do.


darkstar wheels? u fuckin KOOK
Darkstar wheels are actually really fucking good, and carry a flatspot guarantee. My only issue with them is they're super round, and they've worked past that

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #714 on: April 02, 2014, 02:17:38 AM »
Bones doesn't have a no flatspot guarantee anymore, and I just had a customerf come back whining about flatspotting his SPF's the first day...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #715 on: April 02, 2014, 06:42:21 AM »
I'm skating my formula 4's on a regular basis for the past 6 months.
They were 53mm and might have become 50-51mm now, which is not bad.

They wear down a little quicker than stf's (but only a little) and feel way better.
My next set of wheels will for sure be formula 4 again.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #716 on: April 02, 2014, 07:41:07 AM »
I don't get people complaining about Bones feeling like plastic, in case you didn't know, polyurethane is a thermoplastic. So complain all you want about the different feel of Bones or whatever brand, but do not complain about it feeling like plastic, because Spitfire are also made of plastic.
Those kind of comments reminds me of people saying chicken is not meat...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #717 on: April 02, 2014, 09:18:43 AM »
I don't get people complaining about Bones feeling like plastic, in case you didn't know, polyurethane is a thermoplastic. So complain all you want about the different feel of Bones or whatever brand, but do not complain about it feeling like plastic, because Spitfire are also made of plastic.
Those kind of comments reminds me of people saying chicken is not meat...
No, those kind of comments are like people who prefer chicken that doesn't taste like shit.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #718 on: April 02, 2014, 06:43:19 PM »
Bones feel more like really hard slidable rubber to me, which brings to mind this "rebound" people mention.  I like that because you seem to lose less speed on imperfect surfaces, like that quarter millimeter of bounce keeps you going.  f4s feel more like plastic to me, I had the 99 classic and 101 tablet.  Both pretty remarkable wheels for their durability but I switched back to stf and gave the 99's to my nephew.  The regular classics feel the best to me, and I always go back to them at some point too.

I think people get caught up in the "f4's are the stf killer" idea, but they are both excellent wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #719 on: April 03, 2014, 11:47:44 AM »


I think people get caught up in the "f4's are the stf killer" idea, but they are both excellent wheels.
This, stf's are still reallt good, I'd just rather support Dlx and our dlx-dist over skateone/powell...