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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1230 on: January 02, 2016, 08:27:01 PM »
Sweet! I've been trying to get into vert, mostly qp's and bowls. But I still wanted to be able skate street.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1231 on: January 03, 2016, 12:10:18 AM »
Has anyone skated the full conical f4? Thinking of switching up the shape but sticking with spits

Been on my set over a year & love em, but some dudes have said they're outrageously wide. If that doesn't sound like your thing, try the standard conicals then if you're into it bump up to the conical full

the only reason why i can't get into conical's is when they wear out. they square out even more that they already do. i'm assuming the radial slims fixed the too much width issue but i haven't tried them or it gives you an option to have a good amount of width without having too much. for me the radials is just like the classics after you've broken them in and skated them for some time. it gives you a broken-in shape.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1232 on: January 03, 2016, 04:10:24 PM »
Has anyone skated the full conical f4? Thinking of switching up the shape but sticking with spits

Been on my set over a year & love em, but some dudes have said they're outrageously wide. If that doesn't sound like your thing, try the standard conicals then if you're into it bump up to the conical full
same. i happen to love very fat wheels- i said fuck it and got the 58mms. wider riding surface makes me feel more stable, especially on bad terrain. but some people aren't into it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1233 on: January 17, 2016, 07:49:17 AM »
had to see what all the hype was about with these wheels and they are incredible. fast and smooth. and they feel strangely light, like your board is almost floating at times. bearings pop in and out easily, which is a major plus as well. do they ride like this the whole time or only when new? that's my only worry.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1234 on: January 17, 2016, 04:43:46 PM »
They stay good. I usually ride big wheels but I had a set of F4s that started off at 54mm and I rode down to about 49mm. Just couldn't bring myself to take them off as they felt great the whole way. I rotate my wheels every few weeks but these wore pretty evenly anyway... Still yet to flatspot any F4s and I've been riding nothing but these wheels for a few years now. Classics and Conical Fulls.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1235 on: January 17, 2016, 05:51:36 PM »
Always went with the Classic 101a 54mm and now I'm trying out some 99a's since indoor parks are slippery as shit. Fucking hate winter...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1236 on: January 29, 2016, 11:00:48 PM »
These things took a fucking beating, only had to replace them due to a shoot out that took a chunk out of my wheel

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1237 on: January 30, 2016, 10:11:26 AM »
SPITFIRE FORMULA FOURS ARE THE BEST FUCKING WHEELS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD


don't be an idiot and get some

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1238 on: January 30, 2016, 11:05:47 AM »
Well it's indoor park time for the next several weeks and even my 101s are slipping less than bones ever did for me. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1239 on: January 30, 2016, 01:34:51 PM »
I still have my first set of F4s

I BOUGHT THEM WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT...all other wheels are obsolete, I'm sorry.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1240 on: February 05, 2016, 01:52:28 PM »
Has anyone skated the full conical f4? Thinking of switching up the shape but sticking with spits
I have the 101's and I love them. The classic shape 101 is really slippery (IMO) but the extra width makes up for it. By so far my favorite wheels I've ever had. You can slide them pretty easily, but I've ridden them in some slick indoor skateparks and they felt fine there too. The definition of happy medium for me.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1241 on: February 19, 2016, 11:08:53 PM »
I've had 3 sets, flatspotted one, and recently got a small piece knocked out small of piece from these. I agree they are the best wheels out. I have some welcome orbs on my set up now, i'm not liking them as much as my last 3 sets of F4's. I just ordered another set, but my fat ass wears these wheels down i guess.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1242 on: February 19, 2016, 11:11:30 PM »
I've had 3 sets, flatspotted one, and recently got a small piece knocked out small of piece from these. I agree they are the best wheels out. I have some welcome orbs on my set up now, i'm not liking them as much as my last 3 sets of F4's. I just ordered another set, but my fat ass wears these wheels down i guess.

Honestly, going from these to any other wheels jut messes your expectation. Tried some Autobahn wheels and they blow them off the water.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1243 on: February 20, 2016, 07:03:50 AM »
Has anyone seen the radial slims in a 51...anywhere?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1244 on: February 22, 2016, 12:23:13 PM »
Has anyone seen the radial slims in a 51...anywhere?

The smallest we make them is 52mm, at the moment.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1245 on: February 22, 2016, 12:26:13 PM »
Has anyone seen the radial slims in a 51...anywhere?

The smallest we make them is 52mm, at the moment.

Please make a 51mm. Thanks.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1246 on: February 22, 2016, 01:03:11 PM »
Has anyone seen the radial slims in a 51...anywhere?

The smallest we make them is 52mm, at the moment.

Please make a 51mm. Thanks.

I'll make sure that the request is noted :-*

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1247 on: February 22, 2016, 01:08:01 PM »
Has anyone seen the radial slims in a 51...anywhere?

The smallest we make them is 52mm, at the moment.

Please make a 51mm. Thanks.

I'll make sure that the request is noted :-*

Awesome. Is there Radial Slims 51mm available now? I don't see a 51mm in the Spring 2016 catalog.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1248 on: February 22, 2016, 01:50:25 PM »
I've had 3 sets, flatspotted one, and recently got a small piece knocked out small of piece from these. I agree they are the best wheels out. I have some welcome orbs on my set up now, i'm not liking them as much as my last 3 sets of F4's. I just ordered another set, but my fat ass wears these wheels down i guess.

That has literally happened on all but one set of F4s I've ever had. In the exact same spot too, the outer corner area. I actually posted about it on slap somewhere years ago and Lenny or someone actually hit ME up offering replacements. Stand up customer service quality as usual. The replacement set I got was great, but ended up having the same thing happen to them eventually a little down the road. Then a set I bought after that had the same happen within the first week too. DLX said if I ever have problems again to contact them whenever to let them know, but I decided not to, I just didn't want to keep bothering them over something this small and feel like a hassle, plus the wheels still skated fine, the missing chunk doesn't effect the ride of the wheel at all. It has happened on just about every set of F4s I've had since then somewhere down the road though, but i generally don't pay too much mind to it unless its a huge chunk. I used to have gnarly gear OCD a couple years back, but have since learned to just stop caring as much. I used to freak out over stuff like this or over dirty griptape or little board chips, these days, not as much.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1249 on: February 22, 2016, 02:59:15 PM »
While lenny's around taking in requests, might as well ask for something i've been pining for since the release of the conical fulls.
somewhere down the pipeline would you guys bring out a colored conical full in a 53mm, i've seen them in other sizes and shapes but i like me a 53 too much to scale up or down, i just wanna mash em up a la lance mountain style.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1250 on: February 22, 2016, 03:40:45 PM »
A while back i was at the park after not skating for almost a month, i was trying back 3s on a bank and i couldnt get the slide right(with different wheels).

 I went back the next day with a different set up with formula fours and man i could slide the last part of them perfect.

 I got hit up about replacing my wheels too, which is pretty cool.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1251 on: February 22, 2016, 08:10:55 PM »
While lenny's around taking in requests,

Colored F4s in bigger sizes. 54+....

I want a classic 54-56mm in orange.

Loved orange spits in the late 90s...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1252 on: February 22, 2016, 08:25:10 PM »
i think i might get another pair of spits since bones stf are hard as fuck to find in my preference, some of the new shapes look nice.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1253 on: February 23, 2016, 01:20:39 AM »
I've had 3 sets, flatspotted one, and recently got a small piece knocked out small of piece from these. I agree they are the best wheels out. I have some welcome orbs on my set up now, i'm not liking them as much as my last 3 sets of F4's. I just ordered another set, but my fat ass wears these wheels down i guess.

That has literally happened on all but one set of F4s I've ever had. In the exact same spot too, the outer corner area. I actually posted about it on slap somewhere years ago and Lenny or someone actually hit ME up offering replacements. Stand up customer service quality as usual. The replacement set I got was great, but ended up having the same thing happen to them eventually a little down the road. Then a set I bought after that had the same happen within the first week too. DLX said if I ever have problems again to contact them whenever to let them know, but I decided not to, I just didn't want to keep bothering them over something this small and feel like a hassle, plus the wheels still skated fine, the missing chunk doesn't effect the ride of the wheel at all. It has happened on just about every set of F4s I've had since then somewhere down the road though, but i generally don't pay too much mind to it unless its a huge chunk. I used to have gnarly gear OCD a couple years back, but have since learned to just stop caring as much. I used to freak out over stuff like this or over dirty griptape or little board chips, these days, not as much.

same thing has happened to all the sets of f4s i've ridden and as you said it does not effect the ride. the place i mostly skate has blocks with angle iron and i mostly blame its sharpness for those chips
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1254 on: April 11, 2016, 02:30:41 PM »
SLIM
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1255 on: April 11, 2016, 03:30:56 PM »
While lenny's around taking in requests,

Colored F4s in bigger sizes. 54+....

I want a classic 54-56mm in orange.

Loved orange spits in the late 90s...
I had a pair of orange ones as well as a light blue set. I thought they were 54 mm, but they were probably 52-53 mm. I'm probably on my 15-20th set, but I skate a bunch of crusty shit. The only other wheels I had in between my F4s were a set of PFC. I've always been a Deluxe fan since I started skateboarding, so I hated having to buy Bones STF a couple years ago.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1256 on: April 11, 2016, 03:51:57 PM »
Need to get some of those Reynolds in 53mm.
and get an old bum from the street to be the referee for one game, should be interesting

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1257 on: April 11, 2016, 05:07:07 PM »
felt stupid throwing away four months old regular classic shape spits(non f4's). they were only worn down on the back truck where most of the wear from power slides are taken. has anyone on here rotate their wheels as say like cars do every certain amount of miles. as say months or sometime after they've put them on their set-up? ever since i've gotten regular spits, i've been into how they look after being worn down, surprisingly they don't cone like bones do.

I got a pair of f4 classic 99a full shape and radials 101a sitting. my first pair of f4's were the 99a radials and they ride smooth but starting to get all square but it wears pretty evenly.



^^^satori's post about rotating skate wheels to extend the life of it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1258 on: April 11, 2016, 06:29:59 PM »
Anyone ever had one wheel wear down insanely fast? On every board i've ever rode the back heel one wears down the quickest, but on my current 52mm f4 classics, the front heel has worn down insanely fast. I feel like it has to be a defect.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1259 on: April 11, 2016, 07:03:38 PM »
SLIM


STOPPPPPPPPPP


they did it.  this is it.  there's just no reason to buy anything else other than a Formula Four at this point

if you go somewhere many pages back, you'll see my wish for slim ones, and goddammit, they did it.  i cannot wait to try a set.