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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1350 on: July 06, 2016, 03:50:19 PM »
I was rotating my F4 101's today and noticed there were several spots where there were chunks missing from the wheel. Not super deep but it was clear it wasn't a flatspot, more like a puncture or gouge along the edges. Anyone ever experience this?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1351 on: July 06, 2016, 05:15:46 PM »
Am I wrong to think they should just put the classic graphics on f4's? unquestionably the best wheel graphic ever
I think about this daily.
Am I wrong to think that no one should give a single fuck about wheel graphics? I mean for real, everyone put them in anyway, and no matter what way you but it it'll be gone in a day or two...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1352 on: July 06, 2016, 05:24:11 PM »
The thought of skating black wheels makes me feel kinda of disgusted/anxious...  ???

I skated black wheels only for a long time now I can't imagine it.

I don't mind skating black wheels from time to time when I wanna switch it up a bit. They actually look pretty good on certain setups if it matches up just right. I don't really like skating any other colored wheel though, it's gotta be white or black.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1353 on: July 06, 2016, 06:44:21 PM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1354 on: July 06, 2016, 08:57:56 PM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1355 on: July 06, 2016, 09:28:51 PM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.
Maybe sell a few to make money  ;)
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1356 on: July 06, 2016, 10:01:45 PM »
nah, they're worth their weight in gold. they'll get used.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1357 on: July 07, 2016, 12:18:21 AM »
I was rotating my F4 101's today and noticed there were several spots where there were chunks missing from the wheel. Not super deep but it was clear it wasn't a flatspot, more like a puncture or gouge along the edges. Anyone ever experience this?


yes, loads. not only with spitfires but with any type/brand. as long as the wheel is not flatspotted you're good.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1358 on: July 07, 2016, 02:46:39 AM »
Is there a reason why they don't make 53mm 99A's in formula four? specifically in Fulls/Radials/Classic Pro's in Natty White?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1359 on: July 07, 2016, 04:31:01 AM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.

I will gladly help and take a set or two off your hands then, hah.
But seriously you'll be good to go for a while! That's enough to last you for like three years (or longer if you're the type to ride your wheels to dust; I only put three years because I assumed you maybe switch your wheels out every six months and you have six sets in waiting. With how i am with switching wheels thatd be enough to last me for the next five to six years haha)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1360 on: July 07, 2016, 05:48:08 AM »
Am I wrong to think they should just put the classic graphics on f4's? unquestionably the best wheel graphic ever
I think about this daily.
Am I wrong to think that no one should give a single fuck about wheel graphics? I mean for real, everyone put them in anyway, and no matter what way you but it it'll be gone in a day or two...
You're right

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1361 on: July 07, 2016, 06:46:56 AM »
I was rotating my F4 101's today and noticed there were several spots where there were chunks missing from the wheel. Not super deep but it was clear it wasn't a flatspot, more like a puncture or gouge along the edges. Anyone ever experience this?
Yeah, contact them and they will replace them

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1362 on: July 07, 2016, 07:40:51 AM »
Yeah, I got my radial slims replaced that had a chunk ripped out of the edge. They sent me a set of classic slims at my request and I love them. Much slimmer shape. It's what I really wanted out of the radial slims.



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1363 on: July 07, 2016, 07:43:31 AM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.

I will gladly help and take a set or two off your hands then, hah.
But seriously you'll be good to go for a while! That's enough to last you for like three years (or longer if you're the type to ride your wheels to dust; I only put three years because I assumed you maybe switch your wheels out every six months and you have six sets in waiting. With how i am with switching wheels thatd be enough to last me for the next five to six years haha)

just four sets in waiting.  the ones i'm currently using are about done. i might go through 2 or 3 sets a year. sometimes ride them to dust but sometimes pass them on to a kid at the park.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1364 on: July 07, 2016, 08:06:13 AM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.

I will gladly help and take a set or two off your hands then, hah.
But seriously you'll be good to go for a while! That's enough to last you for like three years (or longer if you're the type to ride your wheels to dust; I only put three years because I assumed you maybe switch your wheels out every six months and you have six sets in waiting. With how i am with switching wheels thatd be enough to last me for the next five to six years haha)

just four sets in waiting.  the ones i'm currently using are about done. i might go through 2 or 3 sets a year. sometimes ride them to dust but sometimes pass them on to a kid at the park.
You mentioned two sets not pictured that I thought were also in waiting but then I reread what you wrote and you said they were already currently on setups. Must've accidentally skipped that part when I skimmed through your post earlier, hah.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1365 on: July 07, 2016, 08:23:04 AM »
How long is a set lasting everyone? I've had A few sets stay strong for 2 months and some just kinda get soft and sluggish after less than a month.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1366 on: July 07, 2016, 09:38:46 AM »
Probably 3 minutes after I posted about my wheels having chunks missing, DLX messaged me right away, talk about fuckin' customer service right there. I'm waiting on the reply email after I sent the photos though. Spitfire for life indeed...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1367 on: July 07, 2016, 08:12:47 PM »
I was rotating my F4 101's today and noticed there were several spots where there were chunks missing from the wheel. Not super deep but it was clear it wasn't a flatspot, more like a puncture or gouge along the edges. Anyone ever experience this?
This happened to my Radial 99's also. What shape are your wheels?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1368 on: July 07, 2016, 08:15:28 PM »
I was rotating my F4 101's today and noticed there were several spots where there were chunks missing from the wheel. Not super deep but it was clear it wasn't a flatspot, more like a puncture or gouge along the edges. Anyone ever experience this?
This happened to my Radial 99's also. What shape are your wheels?

They're just the classic shape.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1369 on: July 08, 2016, 06:13:13 AM »
Just about every set of F4s I've had has had the missing chunks problem. It was only a really bad missing chunk for one set, the rest were tiny to medium sized ones that didn't really effect the overall performance of the wheel at all so it didn't matter too much to me; more cosmetic damage than anything else. It seems like i see quite a bit of complaints about F4s chunking out, so im guessing it's a problem they're still trying to fix.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1370 on: July 08, 2016, 07:14:33 AM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Yes! Orange is a magical wheel colour. I often rode Orange spits during that era. I see there are a now some Orange Fs.... Only problem is, I've got all these to get through before I can justify buying some...



I've got an F4 problem. Not shown are the Green Radial slim 54mm 101s and classic 58mm 99s that I have on my current set ups.

I feel you:

54mm 101 Conicals
52mm 101 Radials
53mm Classic slims
53mm Radial slims 101 (favorite of the bunch)
52mm classics 99a (kids board)
53mm classics 99a (kids board)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1371 on: July 08, 2016, 07:51:06 AM »
Yeah, I got my radial slims replaced that had a chunk ripped out of the edge. They sent me a set of classic slims at my request and I love them. Much slimmer shape. It's what I really wanted out of the radial slims.



Before these were released, I stocked up on radial slims. Now I have three sets of radial slims to skate, but all I want are the classic slims.

Are they going to make these in 101?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1372 on: July 08, 2016, 08:28:42 AM »
Just about every set of F4s I've had has had the missing chunks problem. It was only a really bad missing chunk for one set, the rest were tiny to medium sized ones that didn't really effect the overall performance of the wheel at all so it didn't matter too much to me; more cosmetic damage than anything else. It seems like i see quite a bit of complaints about F4s chunking out, so im guessing it's a problem they're still trying to fix.

That must be the one flaw with F4s. Otherwise they're the best wheels I've ever ridden. I hope hypothetically fixing that mostly cosmetic issue wouldn't change the performance. If so, I don't know if it would be worth it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1373 on: July 08, 2016, 09:50:53 AM »
Hmm, I've had a ton of sets of F4's and I never inspected my wheels to notice the chipping issue so this is a first for me. Reed replied to my email this morning and is sending me out a new set. DLX's customer service is outstanding and they made me appreciate them even more. It's one thing when you make a quality product and back it with a warranty, but speedy and kind customer service goes a long way this day in age.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1374 on: July 08, 2016, 10:18:37 AM »
90% of all my F4 skating has been smooth parks so I've not seen any chipping/lost chunks.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1375 on: July 08, 2016, 11:54:14 PM »
Yeah, I got my radial slims replaced that had a chunk ripped out of the edge. They sent me a set of classic slims at my request and I love them. Much slimmer shape. It's what I really wanted out of the radial slims.



Before these were released, I stocked up on radial slims. Now I have three sets of radial slims to skate, but all I want are the classic slims.

Are they going to make these in 101?

No local shop to try and trade em in?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1376 on: July 09, 2016, 12:33:59 PM »
Just skated the 101's for the first time and holy fuck, they're perfect. It's unbelievable how fast they are in the park and the slide is just right, maybe they'll have less grip when broken in but for now they're just right. Just when I thought formula fours couldn't feel better..

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1377 on: July 10, 2016, 03:09:54 AM »
ive only ever considered orange wheels back in the Welcome to Hell Ed Templeton days... never did it though.

Excellent avatar.

Yeah, I got my radial slims replaced that had a chunk ripped out of the edge. They sent me a set of classic slims at my request and I love them. Much slimmer shape. It's what I really wanted out of the radial slims.



Before these were released, I stocked up on radial slims. Now I have three sets of radial slims to skate, but all I want are the classic slims.

Are they going to make these in 101?

No local shop to try and trade em in?

No local unfortunately. Luckily there's a shop interstate that has an online store where I traded in two sets of 99 F4 classics for two sets of radial slims. They don't have any classic slims to do another trade. I just grabbed some classic slims through Socal. Can't wait to compare them to the radial slims. They may be the perfect wheel for me.

Just threw on a set of the radial slims. They feel pretty slippery. I had to double check the graphic to make sure they were 99s. Maybe 99 radial slims slide better than 99 F4 classics? Or maybe I'm just not used to the slide after trying a bunch of other wheels over the last year (OJ, Satori, SML, PFC, Axis).

I skated a few sets of F4 classic 99s when they first came out, now I'm wondering why I switched in the first place. The only other wheels I would consider skating now are Prize Fighters.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1378 on: July 11, 2016, 03:27:47 AM »
How long does it take to wear a few mm's off the wheels ? I really like the f4s, but i went with too big wheels and ate shit 3 times today because of wheel bites.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1379 on: July 11, 2016, 05:12:16 AM »
DON'T RIDE ANYTHING ELSE FUCKERS