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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1050 on: May 03, 2015, 10:53:45 AM »
Rode a set of the radials today, 52mm, really nice all around wheel...still wider than I'd like but that slide. Sooooo nice.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1051 on: May 12, 2015, 03:54:55 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1052 on: May 12, 2015, 03:58:16 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.
The conical fulls in 101a are the perfect combo imo. The regular 101's are a little slick at time, but the extra width helps with that a lot. I feel like the 99's in the conical shape would be a little too hard to slide.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1053 on: May 12, 2015, 04:01:15 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.
The conical fulls in 101a are the perfect combo imo. The regular 101's are a little slick at time, but the extra width helps with that a lot. I feel like the 99's in the conical shape would be a little too hard to slide.

i've had a set of 99 conical fulls since they came out and at first, yes they were a little difficult to get a nice slide out of them, but after a week or so they felt great.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1054 on: May 12, 2015, 04:16:26 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.
The conical fulls in 101a are the perfect combo imo. The regular 101's are a little slick at time, but the extra width helps with that a lot. I feel like the 99's in the conical shape would be a little too hard to slide.

i've had a set of 99 conical fulls since they came out and at first, yes they were a little difficult to get a nice slide out of them, but after a week or so they felt great.

So feel you can slide on them pretty easily after that first week.  I was all set on getting the 101's but then had a sudden panic i'd be slipping and sliding all over the place when i go and skate a park, D.I.Y etc.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1055 on: May 12, 2015, 04:20:44 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.
The conical fulls in 101a are the perfect combo imo. The regular 101's are a little slick at time, but the extra width helps with that a lot. I feel like the 99's in the conical shape would be a little too hard to slide.

i've had a set of 99 conical fulls since they came out and at first, yes they were a little difficult to get a nice slide out of them, but after a week or so they felt great.

So feel you can slide on them pretty easily after that first week.  I was all set on getting the 101's but then had a sudden panic i'd be slipping and sliding all over the place when i go and skate a park, D.I.Y etc.
I've had two sets of 101s now, they've been amazing on the streets perfect power slides all the fun stuff, but they feel a little icy in some parks.  They're old now so they're fine in most concrete parks, a little sketchy but no big deal.  The only place I wish I had the 99s is this one DIY spot where the concrete is like garage floor material and I slip out and feel like I'm going to constantly eat shit on.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1056 on: May 12, 2015, 04:24:25 PM »
How slippy are the 101's? Can't decide between Conical fulls in 99d or 101d. Any help appreciated.
The conical fulls in 101a are the perfect combo imo. The regular 101's are a little slick at time, but the extra width helps with that a lot. I feel like the 99's in the conical shape would be a little too hard to slide.

i've had a set of 99 conical fulls since they came out and at first, yes they were a little difficult to get a nice slide out of them, but after a week or so they felt great.

So feel you can slide on them pretty easily after that first week.  I was all set on getting the 101's but then had a sudden panic i'd be slipping and sliding all over the place when i go and skate a park, D.I.Y etc.

Yeah a week to break them in and they're set for me, there is a lot of smooth roads/sidewalks where i live though, so 101s would probably see me end up on my ass if i were to try them

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1057 on: May 12, 2015, 05:17:25 PM »
I've had no problem sliding the 99s on rough or smooth surfaces, even in the full conical shape but I've been tempted by the 101s just to compare them. How do the 101s compare to an STF slide?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1058 on: May 12, 2015, 05:41:13 PM »
I was riding the 101a radials at the Venice park this weekend primarily in the Snake Run they were really icy in there, more than a few times at speed they broke free; it's a slick as fuck park, the glare alone of the surface will blind you., 54 might be a sweet spot there).

Most people were rocking larger SPFs, I'd be more worried about them breaking free over the spits.

Next time I'm putting on some 99a F4s/ricta or type-s for a bit more grip (and speed, I had to work to get those 52s humming). FWIW the radials roughly the same width as the 54mm Conicals. Radials are wider with a smaller rider surface.

The slide of the 101 F4s are unmatched imo, fantastic wheels for street in any shape; 99a would probably work out well for slick parks/wood.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1059 on: May 12, 2015, 09:44:52 PM »
Having skated 99's and 101s in classic, classic full, radial and conical full I can say the 101 conical full slides very similar to classic 99s with a louder screech slide. Up in washington state the parks arent quite as dusty as so cal parks are so the slickness there is un matched. When I went to visit last year I was skating classic 99's and almost died at Stoner and all the other places we went.
Conical full 101's are my wheel of choice for all terrains, just the right amount of grip and slide.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1060 on: May 13, 2015, 03:11:24 AM »
Thank you everyone for help.  Sorry to keep asking wustions on whats probably already a well disscussed topic but...currently riding the SML wide shape do either of the duros feel like that? Looking for something a little slicker that, only a little though.  Like i said sorry for so many questions but being a broke student means that if i get something thats not right i have to suck it and deal with so i'd rather just buy the wheels that suit what i want in the first place.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1061 on: May 13, 2015, 09:09:06 AM »
Thank you everyone for help.  Sorry to keep asking wustions on whats probably already a well disscussed topic but...currently riding the SML wide shape do either of the duros feel like that? Looking for something a little slicker that, only a little though.  Like i said sorry for so many questions but being a broke student means that if i get something thats not right i have to suck it and deal with so i'd rather just buy the wheels that suit what i want in the first place.

I rode a set of .sml wheels recently, slim shape and they were too grippy for me (tho many on the forum find them slick), they felt grippy like Autobahns; duro-wise they are hard but don't feel like spits at all.

F4s I've ridden:

101 classics (sold them)
99 classics (still have them)
101 conical full (lost these thinking I put my board in my car...didn't...I know stupid)
101 conical (setup on an 8.6)
101 radials (riding now)

I'd say it's up to the terrain and what you like to do. Conical Fulls are WIIIIIDE wheels, I felt I could get by on Conicals, which is true as they are still wide.

In fact, ALL F4s are pretty wide wheels compared to other wheels out there (STF V1/2/3, Ricta).

Pick up the 101s after you decide on shape and height. Also know that the smaller the wheel the skinnier (albeit a small amount) it gets, and vice versa going taller.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1062 on: May 16, 2015, 02:41:05 AM »
These held up pretty well considering how fast and far a car dragged my board down the road.




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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1063 on: May 16, 2015, 03:58:25 AM »
These held up pretty well considering how fast and far a car dragged my board down the road.





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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1064 on: May 16, 2015, 10:16:32 AM »
Yeah, ride that shit out!


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1065 on: June 10, 2015, 07:21:33 AM »
been skating the radials recently and really digging them.  just set aside the 99a's  for the moment and going to give the 101a's a try as I've been in a lipslidin' ledges mood.  gonna save the 99a for when it's time to head indoors again.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1066 on: June 10, 2015, 07:30:41 AM »
Yeah same, last 101's i had felt way too slick but the set i am on now feel grippy enough.
99s are perfect for the indoor here.
 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1067 on: June 10, 2015, 07:34:37 AM »
yeah, that was my experience skating the 101a's when the F4s just came out... but feel like giving them a try again for the summer.  

the 99a's are definitely the best wheel i've skated for slippery stuff, especially indoors.


EDIT:  put the 99a back on.  the 101 are just too slick for my skating.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1068 on: June 19, 2015, 09:50:42 AM »
thoughts on those luan f4's? slidy enough for street but got control on icy surfaces?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1069 on: June 19, 2015, 10:45:33 AM »
I'll just leave this here for all you 'thin' wheel dudes..


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1070 on: June 19, 2015, 11:13:20 AM »
OHSNAP!

When the F4s hit with this shape?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1071 on: June 19, 2015, 11:30:05 AM »
OHSNAP!

When the F4s hit with this shape?

They are available now! Tell your shop to order em'!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1072 on: June 19, 2015, 10:03:55 PM »
^^^^
Fuuuck, I wanted some new wheels but wanted a real thin wheel that was on the harder side, so I bought a set of v3 STFs just earlier today. If I would've known that you guys were coming out with a thin shaped F4 I would've held out til a set came to my shop.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1073 on: June 19, 2015, 10:07:19 PM »
Are those F4? ive seen them listed as just normal pro editions, and theres no mention of it onthe wheel

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1074 on: June 20, 2015, 12:00:56 PM »
Are those F4? ive seen them listed as just normal pro editions, and theres no mention of it onthe wheel

That's what I asked:

OHSNAP!

When the F4s hit with this shape?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1075 on: June 20, 2015, 08:40:41 PM »
They're not f4's.
I searched the pdf and so far they don't make any f4's in classic thin.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1076 on: June 20, 2015, 11:11:42 PM »
Just bought a set of 101 duros today after riding STFs for nearly 5 years now, definitely feels a lot less "plasticy" then STFs. So far loving them!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1077 on: June 21, 2015, 06:24:52 PM »
They're not f4's.
I searched the pdf and so far they don't make any f4's in classic thin.

We'll just have to wait...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1078 on: June 21, 2015, 07:22:38 PM »
@Xen how are the regular conicals compared to the full ones? planning to buy one

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1079 on: June 22, 2015, 07:32:47 AM »
They're not f4's.
I searched the pdf and so far they don't make any f4's in classic thin.

The F4 version is in development, and will be available soon!