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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1110 on: August 16, 2015, 06:58:24 PM »
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1111 on: August 16, 2015, 07:31:39 PM »
Some classic shape 99a's in 55mm need to happen. I'd ride the fuck out of those.


That's basically what these are, only .5mm bigger: http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=47569


Go bomb a hill and power slide a bunch and they are 55s.


I'm riding them right now. Nice wheels.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1112 on: August 17, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1113 on: August 17, 2015, 05:47:14 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1114 on: August 17, 2015, 06:19:58 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

I ride 52s so that means classic full are even wider. I guess I have to try the conical 101a ?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1115 on: August 17, 2015, 06:26:33 PM »
My main problem is in the tranny section of my local park, we have this tall quarter pipe and I was trying to do reverts on it but I kept getting stuck halfway through the ''trick''... probably my fault but I just like to blame it on something else.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1116 on: August 17, 2015, 07:00:51 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

I ride 52s so that means classic full are even wider. I guess I have to try the conical 101a ?

If .5 mm is going to fuck your ocd, yes, conicals in 101a ;) otherwise, the slide quality of the 101a vs the 99s is significant a wider 101a will slide better than a narrower 99a (within a few mm), at least that's what it felt like to me.

Is that 1/4p slick (doesn't look it)? I was doing alleyoop/cess slides with 101s in a bowl, 99a I struggled with them (doable but too much more effort).

What's bizarre is after riding V5 STFs, which I flatspotted, I find them a nice middle ground between the 99a and 101a spits and they are nearly identical to the spit classic shape.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1117 on: August 17, 2015, 07:56:02 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

I ride 52s so that means classic full are even wider. I guess I have to try the conical 101a ?

If .5 mm is going to fuck your ocd, yes, conicals in 101a ;) otherwise, the slide quality of the 101a vs the 99s is significant a wider 101a will slide better than a narrower 99a (within a few mm), at least that's what it felt like to me.

Is that 1/4p slick (doesn't look it)? I was doing alleyoop/cess slides with 101s in a bowl, 99a I struggled with them (doable but too much more effort).

What's bizarre is after riding V5 STFs, which I flatspotted, I find them a nice middle ground between the 99a and 101a spits and they are nearly identical to the spit classic shape.

I'm not OCD at all, I just like wider wheels mostly because I live in a city that has the shittiest ground so wide wheels offer a smoother ride.

The 1/4 feels like pretty much every other concrete park I've skated. I'm new in this city so it's the first set of wheels that I skate at that park so I really compare with other brands. That being said, I've been riding polar wheels (creative urethane) for the past 2 years, and doing reverts on concrete tranny we're easier than with the F4s.

Again, I'm just being hard on spitfire, the wheels are all around great and I would recommend them to anyone. But, if you're going to claim to have reinvented the wheel, I will be a tougher critic.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1118 on: August 18, 2015, 02:00:14 AM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

I ride 52s so that means classic full are even wider. I guess I have to try the conical 101a ?

If .5 mm is going to fuck your ocd, yes, conicals in 101a ;) otherwise, the slide quality of the 101a vs the 99s is significant a wider 101a will slide better than a narrower 99a (within a few mm), at least that's what it felt like to me.

Is that 1/4p slick (doesn't look it)? I was doing alleyoop/cess slides with 101s in a bowl, 99a I struggled with them (doable but too much more effort).

What's bizarre is after riding V5 STFs, which I flatspotted, I find them a nice middle ground between the 99a and 101a spits and they are nearly identical to the spit classic shape.

I'm not OCD at all, I just like wider wheels mostly because I live in a city that has the shittiest ground so wide wheels offer a smoother ride.

The 1/4 feels like pretty much every other concrete park I've skated. I'm new in this city so it's the first set of wheels that I skate at that park so I really compare with other brands. That being said, I've been riding polar wheels (creative urethane) for the past 2 years, and doing reverts on concrete tranny we're easier than with the F4s.

Again, I'm just being hard on spitfire, the wheels are all around great and I would recommend them to anyone. But, if you're going to claim to have reinvented the wheel, I will be a tougher critic.

Do you like those wheels? I gave some to a friend of mine in his birthday and havent saw a wheel burn as fast as those. in 2 months they gone from 52 to 45 and are conning like hell. He's not any pro material and barelly does powerslides...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1119 on: August 18, 2015, 05:39:42 AM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.

Depending on what size you ride, the difference between conical full and classic full is pretty negligible

http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

I ride 52s so that means classic full are even wider. I guess I have to try the conical 101a ?

If .5 mm is going to fuck your ocd, yes, conicals in 101a ;) otherwise, the slide quality of the 101a vs the 99s is significant a wider 101a will slide better than a narrower 99a (within a few mm), at least that's what it felt like to me.

Is that 1/4p slick (doesn't look it)? I was doing alleyoop/cess slides with 101s in a bowl, 99a I struggled with them (doable but too much more effort).

What's bizarre is after riding V5 STFs, which I flatspotted, I find them a nice middle ground between the 99a and 101a spits and they are nearly identical to the spit classic shape.

I'm not OCD at all, I just like wider wheels mostly because I live in a city that has the shittiest ground so wide wheels offer a smoother ride.

The 1/4 feels like pretty much every other concrete park I've skated. I'm new in this city so it's the first set of wheels that I skate at that park so I really compare with other brands. That being said, I've been riding polar wheels (creative urethane) for the past 2 years, and doing reverts on concrete tranny we're easier than with the F4s.

Again, I'm just being hard on spitfire, the wheels are all around great and I would recommend them to anyone. But, if you're going to claim to have reinvented the wheel, I will be a tougher critic.

Do you like those wheels? I gave some to a friend of mine in his birthday and havent saw a wheel burn as fast as those. in 2 months they gone from 52 to 45 and are conning like hell. He's not any pro material and barelly does powerslides...

Yeah they did conned and burned quickly, but I was getting them at cost price (16$ compared to 50$ for spits in canada) so I kept buying a new pair every 5-6 months

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1120 on: August 19, 2015, 05:00:58 PM »
After a month of skating the 99A conical full, it's safe to say that, indeed, they are too sticky. Other than that, the wheel is perfect so next time I'll switch it up too 101 A classic full to see how they feel.
I have 56mm 101a Conical Fulls, and they slide much better than the 52mm 99a classic shapes I had. The classic shape 101a is way to slippery for me, but the conical fulls in 101 are a perfect ratio of slide to grip. The only think I don't like about them is that because they're wider, I get wheelbite more easily.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1121 on: August 27, 2015, 08:04:32 AM »
are the recent Busenitz F4s just regular classics with his name on them?  or are they special/shaped in some other way?

sub-question:  do guys get money from wheels with their name on them?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1122 on: August 27, 2015, 09:13:33 AM »
are the recent Busenitz F4s just regular classics with his name on them?  or are they special/shaped in some other way?

sub-question:  do guys get money from wheels with their name on them?

Regular old classics.

One would hope that pros get a royalty on wheels sold with their name on the.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1123 on: August 28, 2015, 09:25:26 AM »
The Donnelly wheels are a different shape, don't remember what it called but the riding surface is wider than the classics but less than the conical. They look pretty nice.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1124 on: August 28, 2015, 09:40:33 AM »
The Donnelly wheels are a different shape, don't remember what it called but the riding surface is wider than the classics but less than the conical. They look pretty nice.

They're conicals.

http://spitfirewheels.com/

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1125 on: October 14, 2015, 11:41:30 PM »
Lenny, how much longer on the slim radials?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1126 on: October 15, 2015, 03:52:26 AM »
hands down some of the worst wheels I've ever skated

slides for literally no reason
eliminates ability to make sharp turns
if the ground is wet your wheels turn into butter
miss a 50-50 on a ledge, i dare you

they feel like i have rocks attached to my board
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1127 on: October 15, 2015, 07:46:10 AM »
Lenny, how much longer on the slim radials?

They are literally just about to go into production!

I'd say maybe a week or two before they are available for shops/distros to purchase, and a week or two after that until they arrive at shops (depending on location obviously).

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1128 on: October 15, 2015, 07:55:11 AM »
hands down some of the worst wheels I've ever skated

slides for literally no reason
eliminates ability to make sharp turns
if the ground is wet your wheels turn into butter
miss a 50-50 on a ledge, i dare you

they feel like i have rocks attached to my board

what duro were you skating? i definitely slipped out a lot on the 101's, but the 99's have yet to be a problem for me. i switched to the conical full shape as well and i've never looked back.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1129 on: October 15, 2015, 09:09:16 AM »
hands down some of the worst wheels I've ever skated

slides for literally no reason
eliminates ability to make sharp turns
if the ground is wet your wheels turn into butter
miss a 50-50 on a ledge, i dare you

they feel like i have rocks attached to my board

101's are slippery in a dusty park but great on the street.  Also, you have to break wheels in before you can really judge them.  They wont be as slippery after a few sessions

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1130 on: October 15, 2015, 09:13:11 AM »
Lenny, how much longer on the slim radials?

They are literally just about to go into production!

I'd say maybe a week or two before they are available for shops/distros to purchase, and a week or two after that until they arrive at shops (depending on location obviously).

Beyond hyped on this.  I'll be picking up sets for both of my setups as soon as they come out.  Great call on doing the Radials as a slim first.  Definitely my favorite shape you guys have.  They've always just been a little too wide for me

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1131 on: October 15, 2015, 09:18:57 AM »
Lenny, how much longer on the slim radials?

They are literally just about to go into production!

I'd say maybe a week or two before they are available for shops/distros to purchase, and a week or two after that until they arrive at shops (depending on location obviously).

Beyond hyped on this.  I'll be picking up sets for both of my setups as soon as they come out.  Great call on doing the Radials as a slim first.  Definitely my favorite shape you guys have.  They've always just been a little too wide for me

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1132 on: October 15, 2015, 05:42:55 PM »
looks like there already giving people samples of a slimmer version to test;



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1133 on: October 15, 2015, 05:51:03 PM »
We have yet to see the profile in a photo. Hopefully they are narrower than classics.

Was hoping for the Daewon shape.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1134 on: October 15, 2015, 06:47:50 PM »
We have yet to see the profile in a photo. Hopefully they are narrower than classics.

Was hoping for the Daewon shape.

yeah woulda been nice to see a side view of the wheels
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1135 on: October 15, 2015, 07:11:03 PM »
Hey lenny, very small percentage kinda question but any plans for a conical full swirl/full colour in a 53mm?  ;)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1136 on: October 15, 2015, 08:06:21 PM »
Been waiting for a slimmer F4 for a while now, can't wait. I'm a big fan of the V3 STFs, so if they're anything similar to that then it'll probably be all I ever buy from now on.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1137 on: October 15, 2015, 10:56:14 PM »
has there been a formula one?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1138 on: October 15, 2015, 11:31:06 PM »
Been waiting for a slimmer F4 for a while now, can't wait. I'm a big fan of the V3 STFs, so if they're anything similar to that then it'll probably be all I ever buy from now on.
ive been riding the 50mm v3 for about 10 sets. dying to try these out

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1139 on: October 16, 2015, 04:44:08 AM »
Been riding 54mm 99a Classic shape F4s & LOVE them. I want to try another F4 variant for another "flavor". Was thinking 101a Conical Fulls for something on the other end of the scale. . . Sounds like more than a few of you finding the extra riding surface compliments the harder compound?