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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #870 on: August 31, 2014, 01:51:07 AM »
http://www.dlxsf.com/fall14/sf/

Going by this there's four shapes classic/classic full/ conical/ conical full

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #871 on: August 31, 2014, 09:00:32 AM »
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

Been riding STFs for at least the last 5 years. Now, I'm back on Sptifires because I like F4s better... More size variety that Bones and about the same shape variety. Let's argue some more. How about ACE vs Indy? that seems to rattle some cages....

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #872 on: August 31, 2014, 09:05:06 AM »
I think the ace thread is probably about that already.  I guess ace have worked out some of the original problems they had.  Mini logo trucks are out and they make a 8.75 i'd like to try.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #873 on: September 02, 2014, 07:43:32 PM »
After flatspotting the 101s I decided to try the 99's and sadly I got a flat spot on those even quicker.  :-\

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #874 on: September 03, 2014, 07:46:08 AM »
that's a bummer. send them back. i've been trying to flat spot my 99s just to see how much they can take.  can't do it. i've managed to flatspot all other spits and stfs and spfs. once you flat spot spfs its not going away others you can often wear out...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #875 on: September 03, 2014, 12:07:10 PM »
For anyone who was looking for Conical/conical full,classic full in 99a, we got a few sizes in.
Always load people up with stickers and anything else we have.
http://www.35thavenue.com/shop/Skateboards/Wheels/Spitfire.htm

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #876 on: September 03, 2014, 12:15:50 PM »
Trying to flatspot my 99A's, not possible. They'll just get smaller with time, but no flatspots as of right now
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #877 on: September 03, 2014, 01:36:35 PM »

I bought some f4 a couple of days ago and have had quite a few chunks come off. They also are cracking in a few places. I love the way they feel, but I was wondering if this is normal for them. I only skate my local park and I'm not to hard on them. I know this sounds silly but I'm kinda bummed on the quality and don't want to go back to Bones.
Not normal at all! I skate the 101duro 52mm classic shape f4s, and my 3 month old set has seen some rough concrete and have one tiny chip from bombing a hill into a gravel alleyway.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #878 on: September 03, 2014, 10:33:21 PM »

I'm looking for 52s.

52 101's http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=49280

You've probably found some already, but just in case.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #879 on: September 04, 2014, 07:34:08 AM »
F4 101 53mm = best wheel ever.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #880 on: September 10, 2014, 12:18:31 AM »
Skated my 52 101s a couple times and I love them so far.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #881 on: September 10, 2014, 12:19:49 AM »
just ordered a couple sets of 53 99d conical fulls, cant wait too try them  ;D

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #882 on: September 12, 2014, 12:12:45 AM »
I put on a new set of the 99a classic shape 52mm F4's and I'm so stoked to go back to them after the MAnderson stf's. Powerslides are epic.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #883 on: September 13, 2014, 05:41:36 PM »
just ordered a couple sets of 53 99d conical fulls, cant wait too try them  ;D

where'd you find 53's?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #884 on: September 13, 2014, 06:06:18 PM »
just ordered a couple sets of 53 99d conical fulls, cant wait too try them  ;D

where'd you find 53's?

Skate warehouse, they've got them all

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #885 on: September 16, 2014, 10:06:56 PM »
F4 53mm 99a is without a doubt the best wheel i have ever rode, the control you have with these wheels is crazy! On side note if you are into cored wheels then the F1 Emburns are dope, im currently riding a pair and they haven't let me down yet.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #886 on: September 16, 2014, 11:46:50 PM »
I just ditched my new F4s to return to Bones.

They're hard but the compound isn't as good.

Not enough slide in them.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #887 on: September 17, 2014, 06:35:34 PM »
I just ditched my new F4s to return to Bones.

They're hard but the compound isn't as good.

Not enough slide in them.
daYyuuMmm wasn't your rep 8 yesterday? and look at it now. slap loVes the f4's!!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #888 on: September 18, 2014, 05:41:27 AM »
I just ditched my new F4s to return to Bones.

They're hard but the compound isn't as good.

Not enough slide in them.
daYyuuMmm wasn't your rep 8 yesterday? and look at it now. slap loVes the f4's!!

Nope, it has been shit for ages.

I love Deluxe and think they're the best distribution/company there is.

I ride their boards and trucks, but I think Bones wheels and bearings are a league apart.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #889 on: September 23, 2014, 06:40:57 PM »
I got some 99s "Classic Full" shape. Are they any different from just the Classics?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #890 on: September 23, 2014, 06:43:19 PM »
I got some 99s "Classic Full" shape. Are they any different from just the Classics?

as the name suggests its a fuller shape, more riding surface

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #891 on: September 23, 2014, 06:48:05 PM »
I got some 99s "Classic Full" shape. Are they any different from just the Classics?

as the name suggests its a fuller shape, more riding surface

hmm, the riding surface seems about the same as Classics to me.. I guess it's a very small difference. Cheers

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #892 on: September 24, 2014, 01:31:36 AM »
Im a die-hard STFs fan, are the 101 F4s similar to them? I would love to support Spitfire for a change, but their wheels never worked for me in the past..

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #893 on: September 24, 2014, 07:33:53 AM »
Im a die-hard STFs fan, are the 101 F4s similar to them? I would love to support Spitfire for a change, but their wheels never worked for me in the past..
I think if you read back over the 28 page topic you will have some insight into the feel.
In A nut shell, the 101s feel more like a bones spf in hardness but slide a little less than stfs.
Almost in between the two.
They do use very different materials to make their wheels.
So depending on your preference the feel varies.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #894 on: September 24, 2014, 07:41:12 AM »
the conical full 99a are everything I've been waiting for... sooooooo good.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #895 on: September 24, 2014, 07:57:38 AM »
Im a die-hard STFs fan, are the 101 F4s similar to them? I would love to support Spitfire for a change, but their wheels never worked for me in the past..

Depends how hooked you are. I've become a bit set in my ways and just enjoy the feel of Bones.

I'd say they grip a fair bit more than the STF wheel.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #896 on: September 24, 2014, 08:16:19 AM »
just set up some 52mm 101 classic full's. cant wait to skate them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #897 on: September 24, 2014, 08:23:51 AM »
I got some 99s "Classic Full" shape. Are they any different from just the Classics?

as the name suggests its a fuller shape, more riding surface

hmm, the riding surface seems about the same as Classics to me.. I guess it's a very small difference. Cheers

Classic Full's are a little bit wider, just like the Bigheads in the classic formula.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #898 on: September 24, 2014, 06:48:10 PM »
I got some 99s "Classic Full" shape. Are they any different from just the Classics?

as the name suggests its a fuller shape, more riding surface

hmm, the riding surface seems about the same as Classics to me.. I guess it's a very small difference. Cheers

Classic Full's are a little bit wider, just like the Bigheads in the classic formula.

I see.. I never knew the bigheads were a little wider than the classics.
I skated my F4s today and they feel amazing. Def worth the extra bucks

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #899 on: September 28, 2014, 01:57:09 PM »
My last two sets of wheels have been local shop wheels (terrible, just terrible. I won't go into detail, but they were so bad) and some Wrecks (way too difficult to get a good slide or a good revert on them for me. You gotta put in too much work to make the slide work. Honestly if they fixed that problem they would probably be one of the best wheels on the market). I managed to get both for free or for super cheap, so I just skated those for the past couple months. I finally decided to go back to F4 101a because I've had it with not sliding well. Bought a set earlier, put them on, and now I'm kicking myself for not going back sooner. Put them on and had a quick lil sesh with them right off the bat, and it honestly felt like I was walking out of a dark room I had been in for two months. I'm not gonna be switching wheel brands for a while. And these will probably last me til next year anyways, so I'll be good regardless.