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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #900 on: September 28, 2014, 02:01:51 PM »
Wreck has managed to create a super hard, super smooth wheel that doesn't slide for shit. It's a beautiful thing

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #901 on: September 29, 2014, 12:42:34 PM »
Wreck has managed to create a super hard, super smooth wheel that doesn't slide for shit. It's a beautiful thing

I just swapped out my set yesterday (back to F4s); I don't disagree with that statement.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #902 on: September 29, 2014, 01:22:19 PM »
Like I said, if they just find a way to make them slide better they would be great wheels. Everything else about them aren't that bad at all. They kind of remind me of an STF with the feel of the ride they give, just an overall really hard feel, minus the slide factor.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #903 on: September 29, 2014, 04:55:29 PM »
After riding the wrecks commuting, and sliding them to stop (which takes serious effort, don't be fooled; about as much effort as sliding my 98A type-S barros) and then cruising the same route today with my 99a F4 Spits, I nearly busted my ass on the first slide, it was so effortless.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #904 on: September 30, 2014, 05:00:01 AM »
My experience with wrecks is the same. Really hard and smooth but too grippy and obviously slower than f4's or stf's.  Also I had issues getting bearings to seat correctly with a spacer.

Back to my 99a 53mm f4's now and am happy.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #905 on: October 01, 2014, 05:36:13 AM »
I got the 53mm conical fulls (previously the F4 Classic). I've only skated them about an hour but damn. They are great.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #906 on: October 01, 2014, 02:28:33 PM »
Got a set of the 101a Conical Fulls in 54mm on the way for a park wheel, can't wait!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #907 on: October 01, 2014, 04:47:06 PM »
Has anyone seen/skated the regular conicals? The Full ones just seem like they would be too fat. Maybe I'm wrong...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #908 on: October 01, 2014, 05:15:25 PM »
Has anyone seen/skated the regular conicals? The Full ones just seem like they would be too fat. Maybe I'm wrong...
At 52mm classic shape has a riding surface of 15.5mm, just conical has a riding surface of 19.5mm, conical full (SFW) is 21mm. Hope that helped. Full charts here: http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #909 on: October 02, 2014, 09:39:44 AM »
Has anyone seen/skated the regular conicals? The Full ones just seem like they would be too fat. Maybe I'm wrong...

I was debating over Full/Conical Full for a few weeks; finally bit the bullet on CFulls, I'll let you know my thoughts today when they arrive!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #910 on: October 02, 2014, 11:07:08 AM »
Has anyone seen/skated the regular conicals? The Full ones just seem like they would be too fat. Maybe I'm wrong...

I was debating over Full/Conical Full for a few weeks; finally bit the bullet on CFulls, I'll let you know my thoughts today when they arrive!

been skating conical fulls for a month or so now.  sooo good.  im not a fan of skinny wheels though, and i like sidecuts, so a little biased.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #911 on: October 02, 2014, 03:15:50 PM »
My current wheels are OJs with sidecuts. I think they have similar dimensions to the 'regular' F4 conicals.

I've never had anything but the general 'classic' shape until these but I think the conical/tablet/Bullet shape does stay locked in better on smiths, etc.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #912 on: October 02, 2014, 05:16:12 PM »
Got my Conical Full F4s today - They're wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide. Very close in shape/width to the Type-S, which is what I wanted (type-S is too grippy)

Left to right: F4 53/99a Classic | F4  54/101a CF | Pi 56.5 | Type-S Barros 55mm 98a | 55mm Wreck 83b



Left to right: F4 53/99a Classic | F4  54/101a CF | Type-S Barros 55mm 98a | Pi 56.5 | 55mm Wreck 83b

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #913 on: October 02, 2014, 07:59:05 PM »
Damn I think the 99a conical fulls may be my next purchase. i bet they lock in like no other.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #914 on: October 02, 2014, 09:45:52 PM »
Just set up the Conical 101a 52mm's after riding a sets of the Manderson's over the past year. Fav wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #915 on: October 03, 2014, 02:44:12 PM »
The 54mm 101 Conical Fulls held their own at the park today, super fast, LOUD and only one slipout (totally my fault). These really do give you tons of control when you want to slide.

All said and done, I probably could have gotten by with the conicals and not the fulls.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #916 on: October 03, 2014, 05:21:57 PM »
Lenny, customer comment/feedback/question
Are the coloured conical fulls gonna come out in a 53? I only saw 52-54 and would love a middle ground size
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #917 on: October 03, 2014, 06:03:51 PM »
Colored conical full?
Whoah cool.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #918 on: October 03, 2014, 06:34:21 PM »
Not that 1mm makes or breaks anything but I like 55mm!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #919 on: October 03, 2014, 06:37:21 PM »
Colored conical full?
Whoah cool.
it's badass green http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=50111
Not that 1mm makes or breaks anything but I like 55mm!


im thinking more so i can mix and match  :)
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #920 on: October 03, 2014, 06:40:51 PM »
Xen is slaps resident wheel junkie. I trust him over all other biased reviewers

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #921 on: October 03, 2014, 08:04:47 PM »
Xen is slaps resident wheel junkie. I trust him over all other biased reviewers

Thanks, but I'm no expert, I just know what I like.

My current wheels are OJs with sidecuts. I think they have similar dimensions to the 'regular' F4 conicals.

I've never had anything but the general 'classic' shape until these but I think the conical/tablet/Bullet shape does stay locked in better on smiths, etc.

Yup., locking in is great (harder for slappies tho).

 One of my favorite wheels was the Spit F1 Cole AWOL: (I imagine this to be close to the Conical shape), best of everything.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #922 on: October 05, 2014, 09:57:04 AM »
Xen - I feel you on being picky about wheels. Right there with you. I am probably as OCD about wheels as I am boards. I generally try to set up a new set of wheels every 4-6 weeks. Right now my two favorite shapes are Autobahn Torus shape (Appleyard) and SML Wides. I keep flip flopping between the two because they both rule.

Autobahn are my favorite wheel manu overall. I never understood why they don't get more shine.

SML wheels were a little slick for me at first, I was sliding out from everything. But after skating them for a bit I love them.

Some various wheel shapes I've rode recently for you to check out.

From L to R: PFC Gore 53.5, Type S Modified 54, OJ Dela 53, Autobahn Pepper Sidecut 52, Autobahn ABX 53



And some wheels I have on backup ready to roll from L to R:

SML Wide Herrington 53, Broadcast Crop Circle 53 (feel heavy to me), Autobahn Appleyard (Torus) 53, Autobahn Standard 53, Pusher Jimmy McDonald 53 (Pusher makes a damn nice wheel that is really underrated)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #923 on: October 05, 2014, 06:42:44 PM »
You are the official wheel junkie ;)

Good picks! I love me some Autobahns (riden: AB-S, Torus dual, Nexus, ABX) but after riding F4s, nothing slides as good when or how you want it and still feels like urethane. Period.

The torus were too thin, I wanted wide, the Conical fulls might be too wide but i'm going to ride'em out and try conicals next round.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #924 on: October 13, 2014, 11:29:23 PM »
Anyone rode the f4 classic full? I just ordered a set of reynolds f4's, and they were mislabeled on the site as classic, but i later found out they are classic full. Never had f4's, or classics fulls, just curious.....

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #925 on: October 14, 2014, 12:53:56 AM »
Anyone rode the f4 classic full? I just ordered a set of reynolds f4's, and they were mislabeled on the site as classic, but i later found out they are classic full. Never had f4's, or classics fulls, just curious.....
Spitfire F4 classic = Bones STF v1 while Spitfire F4 classic full = Bones STF v4 shape wise. Main difference is that F4 classic full increases in riding surface by 3mm~


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #926 on: October 14, 2014, 11:52:45 AM »
Can anyone in the UK help me find the conical full or conical in 101 and 53mm.  Can't find any shops stocking them and i've tried emailing shiner.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #927 on: October 14, 2014, 01:23:57 PM »
anyone get a set with an off colored wheel? i'm kind of digging it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #928 on: October 14, 2014, 01:26:40 PM »
Anyone rode the f4 classic full? I just ordered a set of reynolds f4's, and they were mislabeled on the site as classic, but i later found out they are classic full. Never had f4's, or classics fulls, just curious.....

did you get them from socalskateshop??

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #929 on: October 14, 2014, 01:55:03 PM »
anyone get a set with an off colored wheel? i'm kind of digging it.

like the set they did with the one blue or red, or just an actual darker/lighter wheel in the normal urethane color?

the set of ishod pro ones i saw looked way darker than the ones i've seen in the past or the conical fulls i bought the other week
made them look dirty from the start