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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1170 on: October 21, 2015, 09:00:16 AM »
Just set them up so can't really get a better photo.
Also should say the wheels in the pic are classic 54 and radial slims are a 52.
I feel like the radial slim is more like a radial and the regular radial really is a radial full.
Meaning imo the wheel isn't really that slim, but since they dropped a wheel with the name radial already that they had to call it a slim when really it parallels more with the conical and the standard radial more with the conical full.

Hmm, that's what I was afraid of.  My guess is the Radial "slims" will be the same width as the regular Classics thus making it not an actual slim wheel. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1171 on: October 21, 2015, 12:13:45 PM »
I knew it!  >:( ::) :'(

Well, here's hoping for the daewon slims in F4.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1172 on: October 22, 2015, 12:39:32 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1173 on: October 22, 2015, 01:19:35 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
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you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1174 on: October 22, 2015, 02:53:22 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
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you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous

This actually happened to me on several different sets of wheels during the years.
It usually happens when wheels are old and worn out, although it did happened to some lesser quality wheels that were not that old.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1175 on: October 22, 2015, 03:11:10 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
:D
you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous

This actually happened to me on several different sets of wheels during the years.
It usually happens when wheels are old and worn out, although it did happened to some lesser quality wheels that were not that old.
This.
I'm not saying it can't happen, but I doubt it ever happened on STFs after a month of use, as if STFs were total shit compared to every other wheels, specially Spitfire F4s

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1176 on: October 22, 2015, 01:20:51 PM »
All wheels flatspot, you can't escape it.
Something changed in Bones formula 2 years ago and the feel kinda went downhill.
I've seen a bunch flatspotted in the past year.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1177 on: October 23, 2015, 12:30:43 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
:D
you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous



no man, sorry for my style of writing but im greek so im a bit bad at english. maybe what happened to me (and a couple of friends) was due to the extremely hot conditions that i normally skate in. this is the reason i have experimented with rictas, trying to see if the inner core would help. im not promoting spitfires and am actually skating a set of stfs right now. saying this, i have to admit that this new set i got (v 5's) has not slacked round the bearings yet (2 months in now) and i was expecting this as the wheels are actually wider (the kind of conical shape in a way supports the area that hugs the bearing). the issue i mentioned before was very prominent in slim shaped wheels (v 3's mainly). im not sure, maybe the sets were faulty or whatever but it did happen and not just once. spitfire are much better anyway but are not distributed in my area (greece is financially fucked at the moment)
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1178 on: October 23, 2015, 02:14:35 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
:D
you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous



no man, sorry for my style of writing but im greek so im a bit bad at english. maybe what happened to me (and a couple of friends) was due to the extremely hot conditions that i normally skate in. this is the reason i have experimented with rictas, trying to see if the inner core would help. im not promoting spitfires and am actually skating a set of stfs right now. saying this, i have to admit that this new set i got (v 5's) has not slacked round the bearings yet (2 months in now) and i was expecting this as the wheels are actually wider (the kind of conical shape in a way supports the area that hugs the bearing). the issue i mentioned before was very prominent in slim shaped wheels (v 3's mainly). im not sure, maybe the sets were faulty or whatever but it did happen and not just once. spitfire are much better anyway but are not distributed in my area (greece is financially fucked at the moment)
i've experienced that with stf too, bearing falls of the wheel on one side of each wheel after a few months, but it's very hot where i live too...btw i had a new set with the bones customer thing, it's very cool from them cause i live very far away from the US, and for free !

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1179 on: October 23, 2015, 02:34:45 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

I gave them more than enough times. More than enough sessions. On multiple terrain. I don't feel safe skating with them, I've been trying out those mike Anderson wides. 99 duro I believe. I trust them with my life
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1180 on: October 23, 2015, 03:18:19 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
:D
you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous



no man, sorry for my style of writing but im greek so im a bit bad at english. maybe what happened to me (and a couple of friends) was due to the extremely hot conditions that i normally skate in. this is the reason i have experimented with rictas, trying to see if the inner core would help. im not promoting spitfires and am actually skating a set of stfs right now. saying this, i have to admit that this new set i got (v 5's) has not slacked round the bearings yet (2 months in now) and i was expecting this as the wheels are actually wider (the kind of conical shape in a way supports the area that hugs the bearing). the issue i mentioned before was very prominent in slim shaped wheels (v 3's mainly). im not sure, maybe the sets were faulty or whatever but it did happen and not just once. spitfire are much better anyway but are not distributed in my area (greece is financially fucked at the moment)
i've experienced that with stf too, bearing falls of the wheel on one side of each wheel after a few months, but it's very hot where i live too...btw i had a new set with the bones customer thing, it's very cool from them cause i live very far away from the US, and for free !



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1181 on: October 27, 2015, 04:38:20 PM »
Was just gifted a pair of 52 mm radial fulls in 101A, someone got tired of seeing my old set that was down to under 40 mm, they started life as 56s and the east coast ruined them. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1182 on: October 28, 2015, 06:27:13 AM »
Was just gifted a pair of 52 mm radial fulls in 101A, someone got tired of seeing my old set that was down to under 40 mm, they started life as 56s and the east coast ruined them. 
That's rad. Coincidentally i just gifted an old set of F4s to a friend last night. He had a set of black classic spits that were worn down to what looked like 40mms. I told him there's no way he's riding around with those, and threw him an old set of F4 101a's I had lying around that were 54 but are more like 50's now.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1183 on: October 28, 2015, 08:23:32 AM »
Was just gifted a pair of 52 mm radial fulls in 101A, someone got tired of seeing my old set that was down to under 40 mm, they started life as 56s and the east coast ruined them.� 
That's rad. Coincidentally i just gifted an old set of F4s to a friend last night. He had a set of black classic spits that were worn down to what looked like 40mms. I told him there's no way he's riding around with those, and threw him an old set of F4 101a's I had lying around that were 54 but are more like 50's now.
Fuck yeah! sometimes it just takes a kick in the ass like being given free wheels to finally replace them. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1184 on: November 02, 2015, 02:42:55 PM »
Specs for the Radial Slims just came out - http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

They're a couple mm thinner than the classics

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1185 on: November 02, 2015, 06:46:48 PM »
1MM difference than my regular conicals, not even trippin.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1186 on: November 03, 2015, 12:28:52 AM »
I am officially interested.

I was a Spitfire supporter for a while, and wanted to keep supporting them super badly, but I just couldn't stand buying a set of wheels and having them flatspot and wear out in the blink of an eye. I've been on the STF bandwagon for a few years now. If these wheels are anywhere near as good as STFs, it will be what I am buying from now on.
Might have to try these out after seeing Josh flat spot STFs haha He did the impossible


i have flatspotted both f-4's and stfs on the first day of skating them. both incidents occured on extremely smooth concrete (the kind of stuff that is layed on warehouse floors), while i was going pretty slow and doing tricks on flat. i am very slim and i have also flatspotted a set of rictas on the same surface.
my opinion on these wheels (formula 4's) is that that they are by far the best wheels. their formula is bouncier than the stf (not softer but bouncier - which makes the wheels faster) and i think they also slide much more. the biggest advantage over the stfs is that the part of the wheel that hugs the bearing does not loosen up. with stfs i have noticed that after a month of use the ring that holds the bearing tight to the wheel loosens up and the wheels starts spinning around the bearing. this is unacceptable and to me its not the spitfires being good, rather its the stfs being terrible. if i skate stfs for a couple of months then i can take the bearings out of the wheels by just tipping the wheel and the bearing falls off! i really dont know why theres is all this hype with stfs. the reason i skate stfs is that they are the only decent wheel i can easily get hold of.
:D
you must be jocking, I know tons of people that rides STFs or have riden STFs in the past during months and even more than a year for somes and I've never ever heard such a story.
That and your whole text looks like some advertisement for Spitfire, it's just ridiculous



no man, sorry for my style of writing but im greek so im a bit bad at english. maybe what happened to me (and a couple of friends) was due to the extremely hot conditions that i normally skate in. this is the reason i have experimented with rictas, trying to see if the inner core would help. im not promoting spitfires and am actually skating a set of stfs right now. saying this, i have to admit that this new set i got (v 5's) has not slacked round the bearings yet (2 months in now) and i was expecting this as the wheels are actually wider (the kind of conical shape in a way supports the area that hugs the bearing). the issue i mentioned before was very prominent in slim shaped wheels (v 3's mainly). im not sure, maybe the sets were faulty or whatever but it did happen and not just once. spitfire are much better anyway but are not distributed in my area (greece is financially fucked at the moment)
i've experienced that with stf too, bearing falls of the wheel on one side of each wheel after a few months, but it's very hot where i live too...btw i had a new set with the bones customer thing, it's very cool from them cause i live very far away from the US, and for free !

I have skated strictly STFs(v2s and 3s) and never had any problems for the past 5 years in Spanish heat around 40 celsius at best.
Flatspotted a shitload of spitfires before tho, never tried the formula4s so cant say anything about those...

edit. and I dont know any other wheel that stays white for the whole duration that they are used, I dont fuck with yellow wheels.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1187 on: November 04, 2015, 02:49:16 PM »
1-2mm difference and they are calling it a slim? Hasn't anyone over at DLX looked at an STV V3/AB Street slims/NRGs or <insert other obviously slim wheel>?

I flatspotted a set of STF V5s around a month ago doing noseslides, sent them in and was sent a replacement. Still haven't used them.

Flattspotted my Ricta NRG park crushers in a park doing a powerslide, haven't bothered to contact them.

I've ridden a few sets of F4s and haven't flatt'd a single one.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1188 on: November 04, 2015, 03:26:06 PM »
1-2mm difference and they are calling it a slim? Hasn't anyone over at DLX looked at an STV V3/AB Street slims/NRGs or <insert other obviously slim wheel>?

I flatspotted a set of STF V5s around a month ago doing noseslides, sent them in and was sent a replacement. Still haven't used them.

Flattspotted my Ricta NRG park crushers in a park doing a powerslide, haven't bothered to contact them.

I've ridden a few sets of F4s and haven't flatt'd a single one.

The Radial-Slim is just a slimmer version of the Radial shape.

It's not supposed to be a new stand-alone 'slim' wheel.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1189 on: November 04, 2015, 03:45:56 PM »
1-2mm difference and they are calling it a slim? Hasn't anyone over at DLX looked at an STV V3/AB Street slims/NRGs or <insert other obviously slim wheel>?

I flatspotted a set of STF V5s around a month ago doing noseslides, sent them in and was sent a replacement. Still haven't used them.

Flattspotted my Ricta NRG park crushers in a park doing a powerslide, haven't bothered to contact them.

I've ridden a few sets of F4s and haven't flatt'd a single one.

The Radial-Slim is just a slimmer version of the Radial shape.

It's not supposed to be a new stand-alone 'slim' wheel.

Yo, Lenny - that's what we all want though!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1190 on: November 04, 2015, 04:14:07 PM »
1-2mm difference and they are calling it a slim? Hasn't anyone over at DLX looked at an STV V3/AB Street slims/NRGs or <insert other obviously slim wheel>?

I flatspotted a set of STF V5s around a month ago doing noseslides, sent them in and was sent a replacement. Still haven't used them.

Flattspotted my Ricta NRG park crushers in a park doing a powerslide, haven't bothered to contact them.

I've ridden a few sets of F4s and haven't flatt'd a single one.

The Radial-Slim is just a slimmer version of the Radial shape.

It's not supposed to be a new stand-alone 'slim' wheel.

Yo, Lenny - that's what we all want though!

I know fellas!

All I can say right now is that we hear you, and there is something in the works..

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1191 on: November 06, 2015, 07:08:49 AM »
I need to ask everyone here a question because I'm about to give up on Spitfires for good which sucks because I've always ridden them and they're my favorite wheels...I'm regular and for some reason my back, toe side wheel always cones/gets worn down way faster than the other three. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Right now I'm riding the 53mm/99a "What, Me Spit?" and it happened so fast. I flipped it over and it coned again. I don't do a lot of powerslides, and admittedly the ground here is pretty rough (even the formula fours that I've had have worn out really quick!) I skate once or twice a week, usually for a few hours, and I feel that a set of wheels should last me a lot longer than Spitfires have been lately. I've had this set for a month and a half and the size difference in the one wheel is huge, not to mention all of the chunks and divots missing out of them from the rough ground...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1192 on: November 06, 2015, 07:15:54 AM »
if you skid your tricks this happens, i just rotate em

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1193 on: November 06, 2015, 08:11:12 AM »
I need to ask everyone here a question because I'm about to give up on Spitfires for good which sucks because I've always ridden them and they're my favorite wheels...I'm regular and for some reason my back, toe side wheel always cones/gets worn down way faster than the other three. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Right now I'm riding the 53mm/99a "What, Me Spit?" and it happened so fast. I flipped it over and it coned again. I don't do a lot of powerslides, and admittedly the ground here is pretty rough (even the formula fours that I've had have worn out really quick!) I skate once or twice a week, usually for a few hours, and I feel that a set of wheels should last me a lot longer than Spitfires have been lately. I've had this set for a month and a half and the size difference in the one wheel is huge, not to mention all of the chunks and divots missing out of them from the rough ground...
Try other brands and find what is more suitable for your skating.
Everybody has his own preferences or they way to ride a board, what suits for some doesn't necessarily suits for you.
Wheels are like shoes, trucks or board you don't need to follow everybody and use the same products as the others if it doesn't suits your needs.
Try different brands and eventually you'll find out that Spitfire are not the best for you, or on the contrary that they are the best for your skating.
I love Toy Machine, but never find a shape that I licked, suited my needs so I've never rode any toy machine board.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1194 on: November 06, 2015, 08:22:04 AM »
Where can you buy the radial slims, are they not out yet?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1195 on: November 06, 2015, 08:55:58 AM »
can som1 tell me the difference between radials 101 54mm / classics full 101 53mm / classics 101 53mm cant decide thanks
these are the only 3 wheels in the shop that i like no sizes to choose
already got the luans conical 99 want to try a lil bit more slidey

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1196 on: November 06, 2015, 09:40:59 PM »
It would be awesome if the tablet shape made a return. Especially if they brought it back in 99 duro.
Just wanted to throw that out there.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1197 on: November 06, 2015, 09:50:42 PM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1198 on: November 06, 2015, 09:51:57 PM »
can som1 tell me the difference between radials 101 54mm / classics full 101 53mm / classics 101 53mm cant decide thanks
these are the only 3 wheels in the shop that i like no sizes to choose
already got the luans conical 99 want to try a lil bit more slidey

If you want to slide more, you need a harder wheel and a slimmer riding surface.  go with the classic 101's

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1199 on: November 07, 2015, 11:10:54 AM »
Where can you buy the radial slims, are they not out yet?

they're out now http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=62403
Thanks. Figures they don't have 51's though.