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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1020 on: February 23, 2015, 08:57:31 PM »
Just wanted to poke my head in and say that I'm really digging my 54mm 101a formula fours. Mostly skated parks with them and they can be a little slick at times, but overall I am very happy with them. I tested them out on a few neighborhood hills and they powerslid so easily. Honestly it was kind of scary because I didn't seem to lose any speed at all. Unfortunatly they chunked on me, but I hit up LennyDLXSF, and he was able to get me a replacement set. Excited to skate these wheels, and grab the 99a next time around. I don't see myself ever riding a pair of non-spitfire wheels. Thanks again Reed!




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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1021 on: February 24, 2015, 06:28:59 AM »
Wanted another set of PFC wheels but they don't have my size in stock, so i got a set of f4's...interested to see how they feel. although i have no clue when i'll skate again since this weather is bonkers.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1022 on: February 24, 2015, 07:34:20 AM »
Just wanted to poke my head in and say that I'm really digging my 54mm 101a formula fours. Mostly skated parks with them and they can be a little slick at times, but overall I am very happy with them. I tested them out on a few neighborhood hills and they powerslid so easily. Honestly it was kind of scary because I didn't seem to lose any speed at all. Unfortunatly they chunked on me, but I hit up LennyDLXSF, and he was able to get me a replacement set. Excited to skate these wheels, and grab the 99a next time around. I don't see myself ever riding a pair of non-spitfire wheels. Thanks again Reed!






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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1023 on: February 24, 2015, 11:19:39 AM »
riding 54mm F4 101's after being on Welcome wheels for a few months. They immediately feel smoother and faster.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1024 on: March 30, 2015, 09:26:44 PM »


I will say this, for guys who like bones but also like them to slide a bit more like spitfires, get coloured formula's, for some strange reason they seem to slide way better than the standard white. (would be curious to know if anyone agree's with me & could possibly explain why that is?)


i was looking over this thread and due to a miss click end on this page.

its not just you, colored bones slide and feel better, buddy of mine felt the same way with his his yellow homoki stfs and me with my greeen schroder spfs...this was two years or so ago tho.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1025 on: March 30, 2015, 10:14:15 PM »
so far, after the pre-release f4's, I've only had two sets and they never had any issues

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1026 on: March 30, 2015, 11:53:36 PM »


I will say this, for guys who like bones but also like them to slide a bit more like spitfires, get coloured formula's, for some strange reason they seem to slide way better than the standard white. (would be curious to know if anyone agree's with me & could possibly explain why that is?)


i was looking over this thread and due to a miss click end on this page.

its not just you, colored bones slide and feel better, buddy of mine felt the same way with his his yellow homoki stfs and me with my greeen schroder spfs...this was two years or so ago tho.

I had the homoki yellows and slid them until a massive flatspot ruined it. They were my fav wheels until I got wrecks, not Im back on STF

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1027 on: April 24, 2015, 05:22:39 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1028 on: April 24, 2015, 05:42:10 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!

Man, quit being a pussy and ride with that shit, that small little thing doesnt affect anything! You sound like a baby.

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« Reply #1029 on: April 24, 2015, 05:58:25 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1030 on: April 24, 2015, 07:00:55 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!
I see what your saying, but man, skate down a hill and do some reverts and or over some tight packed cobbles stones, "problem"solved. We got rough ground in Canada and shitty sidewalks too and every set of wheels i ride does this(usually in the first few days) and the performance is NOT effected. No sense wasting a perfectly good set of new wheels. Amazing wheels at that.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1031 on: April 24, 2015, 07:29:48 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!
I see what your saying, but man, skate down a hill and do some reverts and or over some tight packed cobbles stones, "problem"solved. We got rough ground in Canada and shitty sidewalks too and every set of wheels i ride does this(usually in the first few days) and the performance is NOT effected. No sense wasting a perfectly good set of new wheels. Amazing wheels at that.

You're right, like I said it wouldn't normally bother me, just seemed a bit off when it happened after 10-15 minutes only skating down the street! Never happened to any wheels I had before, I'd normally expect a bit more wear before this sort of thing. I guess London has a lot to answer for tbh!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1032 on: April 24, 2015, 07:31:12 AM »
I wouldn't normally bother with this, but I recently got some 52mm Luan Conical F4's, only skated to the shops on them twice and they chunked on me already and that really doesn't seem right to me. The last set of F4's I had were great and lasted months. I live in London, UK though and not quite sure who is best to contact with this? Any help much appreciated!
I see what your saying, but man, skate down a hill and do some reverts and or over some tight packed cobbles stones, "problem"solved. We got rough ground in Canada and shitty sidewalks too and every set of wheels i ride does this(usually in the first few days) and the performance is NOT effected. No sense wasting a perfectly good set of new wheels. Amazing wheels at that.

You're right, like I said it wouldn't normally bother me, just seemed a bit off when it happened after 10-15 minutes only skating down the street! Never happened to any wheels I had before, I'd normally expect a bit more wear before this sort of thing. I guess London has a lot to answer for tbh!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1033 on: April 24, 2015, 07:31:48 AM »
Minor chipping like that might be normal with a hard edged wheel.
In A day or two it will be gone.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1034 on: April 24, 2015, 08:15:26 AM »
similar thing happened to my current set, not a chunk missing but a micro flat spot right on the edge i figured its just from conicals/conical fulls being a squarer wheel.

Like everyone else is saying, do a couple powerslides or something and it'll be gone

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1035 on: April 24, 2015, 08:32:49 AM »
Man, those guys at DLXSF are seriously the best! They said it was definitely a defect and are sending out a new set. It's good to know they've got your back and that their guarantee actually means something. I'll always back their product, it's good to know they'll back it up too.  

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1036 on: April 25, 2015, 01:10:11 PM »
Both my conicals and my classic f4 have little chunks missing. The conicals chipped first session on them. I really don't feel it when riding tho. I was bummed at first but since it doesn't seem to affect the performance I just kept skating them. My classic shaped f4 didn't chip until I powerslid over some screws in my local indoor park. So to me it seems the conicals are more prone to chipping.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1037 on: April 25, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
Funny that I'm seeing lot of complaints about chunks missing from wheels, that shit actually happened to me on a set of STFs I'm currently riding. The F4s I had were getting worn down too small for my tastes, so I set up a set of old but still in good condition STFs I had lying around, that I've maybe used for only a month and a half previously before switching them out. After the second session with them again I look at one of my wheels and notice this:

You probably can't tell from the angle of the picture but the chunk actually goes pretty deep in.
Gonna try to contact skateone soon about it. Though I heard their customer service is hit or miss compared to DLXs.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1038 on: April 26, 2015, 01:18:38 AM »
Funny that I'm seeing lot of complaints about chunks missing from wheels, that shit actually happened to me on a set of STFs I'm currently riding. The F4s I had were getting worn down too small for my tastes, so I set up a set of old but still in good condition STFs I had lying around, that I've maybe used for only a month and a half previously before switching them out. After the second session with them again I look at one of my wheels and notice this:

You probably can't tell from the angle of the picture but the chunk actually goes pretty deep in.
Gonna try to contact skateone soon about it. Though I heard their customer service is hit or miss compared to DLXs.

You people need to understand that wheels are rolling in the ground, a ground that is not clean or smooth! There is small stones, glasses, irregular paviment (etc...) that can fuck your wheels. That doesnt mean it is a defect. The other day i was skating this Haze wheels, doing some lipslides, then i hear that sound of a flatspot. I look down to my set up and see that there are chunks missing from my wheels, right in the middle and big ones! I notice later that the marble ledge had a crack and that crack was like a razorblade for the wheels, there was still my missing chunks of wheel. Is not a wheel defect, it's my fault.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1039 on: April 26, 2015, 02:49:34 AM »
^^^
I am aware, but I am also aware that something like what happened to my wheel isn't exactly something that is an everyday thing. I probably should've mentioned in my previous post that that chunk happened from running over a little pebble. I've had a few sets of F4s, some other STFs in the past, street burners, and countless other kinds of wheels throughout the years, and I've never had this happen with any other wheel from just running over a pebble, let alone anything like that happen ever, til now that is. So you can see why I was a bit taken back by that when I saw it. And like I said, you can't really tell by the photo, but it's a pretty big and deep chunk missing. A decent wheel should not have chunks missing from just running over pebbles.

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« Reply #1040 on: April 26, 2015, 03:02:56 AM »
^^^
I am aware, but I am also aware that something like what happened to my wheel isn't exactly something that is an everyday thing. I probably should've mentioned in my previous post that that chunk happened from running over a little pebble. I've had a few sets of F4s, some other STFs in the past, street burners, and countless other kinds of wheels throughout the years, and I've never had this happen with any other wheel from just running over a pebble, let alone anything like that happen ever, til now that is. So you can see why I was a bit taken back by that when I saw it. And like I said, you can't really tell by the photo, but it's a pretty big and deep chunk missing. A decent wheel should not have chunks missing from just running over pebbles.
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« Reply #1041 on: April 26, 2015, 03:39:34 AM »
Do you guys take boards back to the shop expecting a replacement if it chips in the first fortnight? Like, "hey man, I bought this board a few weeks back and it already is chipped. It's like a newish board and I was thinking that you need to replace it, it must be like defective or something. I'd get free grip with the replacement right?"
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1042 on: April 26, 2015, 04:48:22 AM »
Hah, I find it funny that a good number of you are bashing on this and saying suck it up, while in other threads, like the skate superstitions threads that have been made, I see a lot of you write about how you can't skate a board if it's a millimeter off or if the top ply is a certain color, so you'll replace it, or how if your griptape chunks out at the edges too much or gets too dirty you'll peel it off and replace it, etc. If there are people who are bothered by things as trivial as that, then I'm guessing something like a big chunk missing from a wheel would be enough to bother a good number of people on here, despite all the "who cares just deal with it" responses that have been given. You don't think you care, until it happens to you and everytime youre looking at your board you just see that chunk staring back at you. Skateboarding breeds certain types of neuroticism, especially those pertaining to your gear, so I can understand all the other replies on here about chunks missing from wheels, and all the other replies in other threads about not being able to skate a certain griptape, a deck because of the top ply color, etc.
And a chunk like that would just get bigger and bigger over time. What happens as you keep riding on it and run over more pebbles and rough asphalt skating around? It opens it up more and makes the chunk bigger over time, which can effect the overall quality of the wheel.
But whatever, I already know this post is just gonna keep getting the same "dude, just deal with it" responses, so keep em coming!

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« Reply #1043 on: April 26, 2015, 05:47:40 AM »
Hah, I find it funny that a good number of you are bashing on this and saying suck it up, while in other threads, like the skate superstitions threads that have been made, I see a lot of you write about how you can't skate a board if it's a millimeter off or if the top ply is a certain color, so you'll replace it, or how if your griptape chunks out at the edges too much or gets too dirty you'll peel it off and replace it, etc. If there are people who are bothered by things as trivial as that, then I'm guessing something like a big chunk missing from a wheel would be enough to bother a good number of people on here, despite all the "who cares just deal with it" responses that have been given. You don't think you care, until it happens to you and everytime youre looking at your board you just see that chunk staring back at you. Skateboarding breeds certain types of neuroticism, especially those pertaining to your gear, so I can understand all the other replies on here about chunks missing from wheels, and all the other replies in other threads about not being able to skate a certain griptape, a deck because of the top ply color, etc.
And a chunk like that would just get bigger and bigger over time. What happens as you keep riding on it and run over more pebbles and rough asphalt skating around? It opens it up more and makes the chunk bigger over time, which can effect the overall quality of the wheel.
But whatever, I already know this post is just gonna keep getting the same "dude, just deal with it" responses, so keep em coming!

My last set of wheels(picture) had a pellet sized hard plastic chunk in them that eventually tore out. It didn't effect how they skated. And I think that board superstitions/gripes are tells of a weak mind.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1044 on: April 26, 2015, 06:29:42 AM »
I've ridden  4 sets of formula fours now and all have chipped/chunked and gotten torn on edges somewhat easily.

I did return one set and got them replaced but I'm on to trying new wheels.
All were 99A 3 sets of classic shape and one set of conicals, 51mm-54mm.

Right now I'm skating a set of these autobahn's:   http://autobahnwheelshop.com/collect...dual-duro-100a

They are fast and grippy and feel really good to me. I've been on them for a couple weeks now and really don't feel a need to try anything else right now. The edges aren't getting torn up or chipping, I like the sidecut shape so am happy right now.
They seem to be holding up well.

I've had bones SPF's and STF's, the SPF's were way too hard, the STF's were still a bit hard and slid a bit too easily for me, they seemed to hold up well though.

I tried wrecks also but they were noticeably slower and really grippy, almost too grippy for me.

The park I go to in the morning on my way to work is a prefab type park so has some exposed metal edges etc which I am sure cause some of my wheel damage but the F4's seem to get torn up much quicker than the others so it's not just the park.

DLX does stand behind their product though and were very cool to work with on getting my set replaced.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1045 on: April 26, 2015, 06:53:47 AM »
Hah, I find it funny that a good number of you are bashing on this and saying suck it up, while in other threads, like the skate superstitions threads that have been made, I see a lot of you write about how you can't skate a board if it's a millimeter off or if the top ply is a certain color, so you'll replace it, or how if your griptape chunks out at the edges too much or gets too dirty you'll peel it off and replace it, etc. If there are people who are bothered by things as trivial as that, then I'm guessing something like a big chunk missing from a wheel would be enough to bother a good number of people on here, despite all the "who cares just deal with it" responses that have been given. You don't think you care, until it happens to you and everytime youre looking at your board you just see that chunk staring back at you. Skateboarding breeds certain types of neuroticism, especially those pertaining to your gear, so I can understand all the other replies on here about chunks missing from wheels, and all the other replies in other threads about not being able to skate a certain griptape, a deck because of the top ply color, etc.
And a chunk like that would just get bigger and bigger over time. What happens as you keep riding on it and run over more pebbles and rough asphalt skating around? It opens it up more and makes the chunk bigger over time, which can effect the overall quality of the wheel.
But whatever, I already know this post is just gonna keep getting the same "dude, just deal with it" responses, so keep em coming!

I'm not bashing you... I feel bummed too when shit like this happens! I've had some decent sized flatspots because of peebles and chunks missing before, maybe because of small glasses. It doesn't get bigger, they desappear after some time. I hate a chipped deck with all my forces too but i'm not that rich to buy a new deck just because of it, i have to go thru with it!
I guess i'm a little jealous of the costumer service you have in the US because i've had to deal with some serious quality issues before (delaminated decks, slipping axels, unglued shoes, etc), things that really affect my skating and are not my fault, and all the shops said was basicaly"fuck off, it's not our fault too".  :-\

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1046 on: April 26, 2015, 08:09:11 AM »
Hah, I find it funny that a good number of you are bashing on this and saying suck it up, while in other threads, like the skate superstitions threads that have been made, I see a lot of you write about how you can't skate a board if it's a millimeter off or if the top ply is a certain color, so you'll replace it, or how if your griptape chunks out at the edges too much or gets too dirty you'll peel it off and replace it, etc. If there are people who are bothered by things as trivial as that, then I'm guessing something like a big chunk missing from a wheel would be enough to bother a good number of people on here, despite all the "who cares just deal with it" responses that have been given. You don't think you care, until it happens to you and everytime youre looking at your board you just see that chunk staring back at you. Skateboarding breeds certain types of neuroticism, especially those pertaining to your gear, so I can understand all the other replies on here about chunks missing from wheels, and all the other replies in other threads about not being able to skate a certain griptape, a deck because of the top ply color, etc.
And a chunk like that would just get bigger and bigger over time. What happens as you keep riding on it and run over more pebbles and rough asphalt skating around? It opens it up more and makes the chunk bigger over time, which can effect the overall quality of the wheel.
But whatever, I already know this post is just gonna keep getting the same "dude, just deal with it" responses, so keep em coming!

Having posted in this topic since it's inception, I've seen a few questionable claims of faulty product where it almost seems like theyre just trying to get something for free. In hindsight I was off base for assuming that. My wheels have chipped similarly but like others have said, it happens with every brand and usually doesn't affect the ride.
But as expected, deluxe handles every claim with no questions asked.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1047 on: April 30, 2015, 10:17:48 AM »
I'd love a slimmer conical cut. Just sayin' :P

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« Reply #1048 on: April 30, 2015, 01:38:43 PM »
I'd love a slimmer conical cut. Just sayin' :P

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« Reply #1049 on: April 30, 2015, 11:55:31 PM »
I'd love a slimmer conical cut. Just sayin' :P

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