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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #840 on: August 15, 2014, 01:05:36 PM »
Also I think as I get older I dwell to much on gear and start to notice things I wouldn't have when I was younger. I skated so much that my stuff would wear out before I could notice any imperfections. It seems now I'm looking for a skateboard product equivalent of the fountain of youth. If I find that concave, wheel, or shape I will get my old tricks back! Thanks for your feedback and have a great day everybody!

I, too, am looking for the holy grail ;) Seriously, I'm the exact same way and I'm VERY close.

8.5"x32.5" + 14.75/15" WB, Fat nose and tail (like Anti Hero shapes but not anti hero dimensions) - Anyone give me a brand like that that isn't elephant?
Theeves for street ACEs for bowls
Spit F4s - classics for now but I think that conical my be the clincher - I've always hated the STF feel and autobahns don't slide like the F4s.

not quite to the specific dimensions, but Anti-Hero (and real, krooked) have an 8.43 with a 32.57 length and a 14.75 wheelbase.  It's pretty much the only board I can ride at this point, everything seems tiny in comparison.  the 0.07 is not noticable

Thanks for the tip! AH have my favorite shapes, I'll have to be on the lookout for one of these!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #841 on: August 15, 2014, 02:07:35 PM »
It's mid august, the ad is in thrasher, where they at?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #842 on: August 15, 2014, 05:06:16 PM »
It's mid august, the ad is in thrasher, where they at?

Saw them on a few shops instagrams. they're out

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #843 on: August 16, 2014, 04:02:25 PM »
Also I think as I get older I dwell to much on gear and start to notice things I wouldn't have when I was younger. I skated so much that my stuff would wear out before I could notice any imperfections. It seems now I'm looking for a skateboard product equivalent of the fountain of youth. If I find that concave, wheel, or shape I will get my old tricks back! Thanks for your feedback and have a great day everybody!

I, too, am looking for the holy grail ;) Seriously, I'm the exact same way and I'm VERY close.

8.5"x32.5" + 14.75/15" WB, Fat nose and tail (like Anti Hero shapes but not anti hero dimensions) - Anyone give me a brand like that that isn't elephant?
Theeves for street ACEs for bowls
Spit F4s - classics for now but I think that conical my be the clincher - I've always hated the STF feel and autobahns don't slide like the F4s.

not quite to the specific dimensions, but Anti-Hero (and real, krooked) have an 8.43 with a 32.57 length and a 14.75 wheelbase.  It's pretty much the only board I can ride at this point, everything seems tiny in comparison.  the 0.07 is not noticable

Thanks for the tip! AH have my favorite shapes, I'll have to be on the lookout for one of these!


you also might dig the Anti-Hero 8.62, which has the same length/wheelbase as the 8.43.  i just picked one up today

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #844 on: August 18, 2014, 12:38:25 PM »
Socal has some 56mm 99a conicals

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #845 on: August 22, 2014, 11:52:44 PM »
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #846 on: August 23, 2014, 09:08:53 AM »
Finally got a set.

Sorry, I think bones are better...
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #847 on: August 23, 2014, 12:54:38 PM »
Also I think as I get older I dwell to much on gear and start to notice things I wouldn't have when I was younger. I skated so much that my stuff would wear out before I could notice any imperfections. It seems now I'm looking for a skateboard product equivalent of the fountain of youth. If I find that concave, wheel, or shape I will get my old tricks back! Thanks for your feedback and have a great day everybody!

I, too, am looking for the holy grail ;) Seriously, I'm the exact same way and I'm VERY close.

8.5"x32.5" + 14.75/15" WB, Fat nose and tail (like Anti Hero shapes but not anti hero dimensions) - Anyone give me a brand like that that isn't elephant?

Theeves for street ACEs for bowls
Spit F4s - classics for now but I think that conical my be the clincher - I've always hated the STF feel and autobahns don't slide like the F4s.
not quite to the specific dimensions, but Anti-Hero (and real, krooked) have an 8.43 with a 32.57 length and a 14.75 wheelbase.  It's pretty much the only board I can ride at this point, everything seems tiny in comparison.  the 0.07 is not noticable
Thanks for the tip! AH have my favorite shapes, I'll have to be on the lookout for one of these!

Xen, maybe check out Entropy. I just posted my latest in the set-up thread (page 355, link below) if you wanna look at that as an example. Sounds like you're looking for something close to my shape but with a longer wheelbase. Call Entropy sometime and tell them what you're looking for (don't email, actually call the contact # on their page, also linked below), I can almost guarantee they can help you out.

They're solid, USA pressed by a well known and respected woodshop, they'll work to get you exactly what you want, and on top of it you'd be supporting an active and devoted small brand.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=10804.10620

https://shop.entropyskateboards.com/contactus.sc

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #848 on: August 23, 2014, 10:23:50 PM »
Are the 101 tablets still available? Can't find them anywhere.

DLX discontinued the F4 tablet for the SFW F4

Here are the new specs for the updated f4 shapes.


A bit bummed on the loss of the tablet but glad they still offer a 101 f4 with a wide riding surface. I'm riding the tablet 53 but they're almost a year old now and need replacing.   I thought the 101 tablet 53 mm was the perfect wheel but  now it looks like I'll have to try the 101 54 full conical.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #849 on: August 24, 2014, 09:48:22 PM »
spitfire suks great marketing tho

I think you meant to say bones.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #850 on: August 25, 2014, 05:42:28 AM »
wow man you should try some stf's
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #851 on: August 25, 2014, 09:06:30 AM »
this was pretty sick


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #852 on: August 28, 2014, 01:19:05 PM »
Fuck it, I'm tired of waiting for the conicals. Going to just pick up some OJ's.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #853 on: August 28, 2014, 01:39:40 PM »
Fuck it, I'm tired of waiting for the conicals. Going to just pick up some OJ's.

They are out right now!

Tell your local shop to order some!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #854 on: August 28, 2014, 02:06:12 PM »
Fuck it, I'm tired of waiting for the conicals. Going to just pick up some OJ's.

They are out right now!

Tell your local shop to order some!
I just called both of my locals, one didn't know they existed, the other said he just gets whatever you guys send. Do you know if the DLX store has any? I'll drive up there tomorrow morning if they do.

Nevermind, I called, they're out of 101s.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #855 on: August 28, 2014, 06:09:16 PM »
What size did you want?
Have 56 101s coming.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #856 on: August 28, 2014, 09:26:54 PM »
29 pages

many negative reviews

no 20 page bones thread

because they work better

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #857 on: August 28, 2014, 09:42:50 PM »
What size did you want?
Have 56 101s coming.
I'm looking for 52s. I don't really care though, I'll go up or down a mm. 56 is a little large thanks though.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #858 on: August 29, 2014, 10:11:36 AM »
29 pages

many a few negative reviews

no 20 page bones thread

because they work better Because nobody here likes Bones
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #859 on: August 29, 2014, 11:12:43 AM »
tracer post
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no need for a quoted tracer post

because i should see it Because tracer should be on every ignore list
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #860 on: August 29, 2014, 07:57:05 PM »
29 pages

many a few negative reviews

no 20 page bones thread

because they work better Because nobody here likes Bones
Dude you gotta understand, it's pretty hilarious a 29 page thread about wheels. Are these guys on the take or what? Someone always bumps this thread probably from SF or called Spitfire for lyfe

Bones are fine, whats your problem with em? Seriously I want an answer

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #861 on: August 29, 2014, 08:49:29 PM »
I'm sure they're fine, everyone likes different shit. I skated a set of STF's about a year ago and I just didn't like them. I gave them a solid month, during which I was skating and taking public transit everywhere. They felt like I was skating rocks. I didn't like the way they slid. They were loud as fuck. Every time I hit a sidewalk crack I could feel it in my teeth. When I started skating in the early-mid 90s, anything Powell or Bones were considered lame as fuck amongst my peers, so it took literally 20 years before I even skated a set of reds.

Spitfire's feel right. Classics or big heads for 20 years will do that.

I can't believe I seriously answered Tracer.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #862 on: August 29, 2014, 09:04:09 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bones but here's the thing. SPFs are great in smooth parks but feel like shit on the streets. STFs are amazing wheels but can be a bit too slick in smooth parks and only go up to 55mm.

Spitfire F4s 99a are just fucking great all rounders and just 'feel' better. For me its all about the 'slip to grip' ratio and 'rebound.' Spitfire nailed it with these wheels. I'm not from SF or on the take. I'm an old bastard who rode Spitfires all through the 90s and reluctantly stopped when I felt the quality dropped in the 2000s. Now they're back on point with the F4s.

Really looking forward to trying some full conicals in the 100a.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #863 on: August 29, 2014, 09:11:35 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bones but here's the thing. SPFs are great in smooth parks but feel like shit on the streets. STFs are amazing wheels but can be a bit too slick in smooth parks and only go up to 55mm.

Spitfire F4s 99a are just fucking great all rounders and just 'feel' better. For me its all about the 'slip to grip' ratio and 'rebound.' Spitfire nailed it with these wheels. I'm not from SF or on the take. I'm an old bastard who rode Spitfires all through the 90s and reluctantly stopped when I felt the quality dropped in the 2000s. Now they're back on point with the F4s.

Really looking forward to trying some full conicals in the 100a.

This!

STFs have never felt right to me (I'm a spit classics fan from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back, as in launch) and have tried a number of times to ride them out/commit to them and couldn't do it. I love the way STFs feel in bowls but prefer f4s over stfs. Both are great wheels, do the same thing and support great skaters. Pick what feels good. BOTH wheels suck ass on rough roads so I'm riding neither right now.

I'm wanting the Conicals in 55 as I've been eyeing the V5s in 55mm. I love conical/sidecut shapes. Hurry up DLX (btw socal needs help with proper naming conventions and sizing it seems as they have 56mm 'conicals'.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #864 on: August 30, 2014, 06:09:09 AM »
someone whos opinion i trust (who also has run alot of stfs) told me spits are better for him and that they don't flat spot. So my negative comments i posted are based on 15 year old expieriences so i'll remove em.  But i'll stick with bones cause i love how predictably slick they are. (dont like my wheels to really 'grip' ever)
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #865 on: August 30, 2014, 01:58:17 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bones but here's the thing. SPFs are great in smooth parks but feel like shit on the streets. STFs are amazing wheels but can be a bit too slick in smooth parks and only go up to 55mm.

Spitfire F4s 99a are just fucking great all rounders and just 'feel' better. For me its all about the 'slip to grip' ratio and 'rebound.' Spitfire nailed it with these wheels. I'm not from SF or on the take. I'm an old bastard who rode Spitfires all through the 90s and reluctantly stopped when I felt the quality dropped in the 2000s. Now they're back on point with the F4s.

Really looking forward to trying some full conicals in the 100a.
You can tell spitfire is a scam becuase they use words like DURO, DUAL DUROMETER, and stupid letters and numbers to describe their wheels.

Bones just produce and call it like it is, a street wheel and a park wheel. If you ride 55+ then you aren't skating much street anyways

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« Reply #866 on: August 30, 2014, 03:36:14 PM »
thats a rad post strait up
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #867 on: August 30, 2014, 03:50:49 PM »

You can tell spitfire is a scam becuase they use words like DURO, DUAL DUROMETER, and stupid letters and numbers to describe their wheels.

Bones just produce and call it like it is, a street wheel and a park wheel. If you ride 55+ then you aren't skating much street anyways
EVERY FUCKING WHEEL COMPANY DOES THIS, INCLUDING BONES.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #868 on: August 30, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bones but here's the thing. SPFs are great in smooth parks but feel like shit on the streets. STFs are amazing wheels but can be a bit too slick in smooth parks and only go up to 55mm.

Spitfire F4s 99a are just fucking great all rounders and just 'feel' better. For me its all about the 'slip to grip' ratio and 'rebound.' Spitfire nailed it with these wheels. I'm not from SF or on the take. I'm an old bastard who rode Spitfires all through the 90s and reluctantly stopped when I felt the quality dropped in the 2000s. Now they're back on point with the F4s.

Really looking forward to trying some full conicals in the 100a.
You can tell spitfire is a scam becuase they use words like DURO, DUAL DUROMETER, and stupid letters and numbers to describe their wheels.

Bones just produce and call it like it is, a street wheel and a park wheel. If you ride 55+ then you aren't skating much street anyways

Yeah, perhaps a different type of 'street' to the likes of a cunt like yourself?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #869 on: August 30, 2014, 07:16:19 PM »
I'm a big fan of Bones but here's the thing. SPFs are great in smooth parks but feel like shit on the streets. STFs are amazing wheels but can be a bit too slick in smooth parks and only go up to 55mm.

Spitfire F4s 99a are just fucking great all rounders and just 'feel' better. For me its all about the 'slip to grip' ratio and 'rebound.' Spitfire nailed it with these wheels. I'm not from SF or on the take. I'm an old bastard who rode Spitfires all through the 90s and reluctantly stopped when I felt the quality dropped in the 2000s. Now they're back on point with the F4s.

Really looking forward to trying some full conicals in the 100a.
You can tell spitfire is a scam becuase they use words like DURO, DUAL DUROMETER, and stupid letters and numbers to describe their wheels.

Bones just produce and call it like it is, a street wheel and a park wheel. If you ride 55+ then you aren't skating much street anyways

Yeah, perhaps a different type of 'street' to the likes of a cunt like yourself?
Get that shit checked out bro.

STF has 5 DIFFERENT sizes, Spitfire has 2 if you're lucky. Get with the times bro Spitfire is a shit company with no flatspot guarantees