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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1410 on: July 29, 2016, 10:12:20 PM »
I flatspotted my 101duros in like 4 months of skating   :'(.  Back to STF's for me sorry homies
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1411 on: July 30, 2016, 12:06:19 AM »
I switched my F4 52 99s today for full 53 99s. Considering that my wheels where like year and a half old, and probably somewhere between 40 in the back and 45 in the front it was about time.

These monster truck wheels will require riser pads, but i can ride on anything now and slappies are way easier.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1412 on: July 30, 2016, 03:50:18 AM »
I skated the 101s today and i like them waaay more than the 99s. The slide is way better and they don't feel slippery at all.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1413 on: July 30, 2016, 06:18:43 AM »
I switched my F4 52 99s today for full 53 99s. Considering that my wheels where like year and a half old, and probably somewhere between 40 in the back and 45 in the front it was about time.

These monster truck wheels will require riser pads, but i can ride on anything now and slappies are way easier.

53mm definitely don't require riser pads, and they're absolutely not monster truck wheels haha.

I skated the 101s today and i like them waaay more than the 99s. The slide is way better and they don't feel slippery at all.

Hell yeah! 101 gang for life.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1414 on: July 30, 2016, 07:29:00 AM »
I skated the 101s today and i like them waaay more than the 99s. The slide is way better and they don't feel slippery at all.

I was thinking of trying 54 99's instead of the 101's, but something tells me I wouldn't like it. 99's are a slightly smoother ride, but they feel.. dead.

Even on smooth parks they don't feel slippery. I saw someone else say that F4 101's are a soft 101. It's true! They're actually a nice ride for street rocks.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1415 on: July 30, 2016, 09:39:01 AM »
The 99s are perfect for pool/bowl/vert or a cruiser. I bought the for that actually, but i changed my mind in the last minute and didn't had the money for other wheels.
101s are perfect imo.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1416 on: July 30, 2016, 10:06:02 AM »
I switched my F4 52 99s today for full 53 99s. Considering that my wheels where like year and a half old, and probably somewhere between 40 in the back and 45 in the front it was about time.

These monster truck wheels will require riser pads, but i can ride on anything now and slappies are way easier.

53mm definitely don't require riser pads, and they're absolutely not monster truck wheels haha.
when i wheelbite at 50% of my old turning radius i definitely require riser pads. i have them on thunder hollow light 149s that I assume are HIs.

53s are the biggest wheels I've had in probably 8 or something years.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1417 on: July 30, 2016, 11:19:10 AM »
I switched my F4 52 99s today for full 53 99s. Considering that my wheels where like year and a half old, and probably somewhere between 40 in the back and 45 in the front it was about time.

These monster truck wheels will require riser pads, but i can ride on anything now and slappies are way easier.

53mm definitely don't require riser pads, and they're absolutely not monster truck wheels haha.
when i wheelbite at 50% of my old turning radius i definitely require riser pads. i have them on thunder hollow light 149s that I assume are HIs.

53s are the biggest wheels I've had in probably 8 or something years.

Well that's why...you're riding Thunders. Their "Hi's" are lows. Especially the hollow ones with forged baseplates. Shit's not even 50mm tall and they call it a "Hi". Hi, I'm from planet earth where are you from, Thunder?

55mm+ are big wheels
50mm-54mm normal
<50mm small
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1418 on: July 30, 2016, 12:38:58 PM »
fuck joking is really hard

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1419 on: July 30, 2016, 08:25:23 PM »
ordered some more F4s today

conical full 56mm 101a for the pool board
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1420 on: August 13, 2016, 11:10:33 AM »
I've ridden the 99 Classics, 101 Classics, and 101 Classic Fulls. All great wheels, but I'm m totally in the 101 camp. Just set these up, and hoping the added width helps with the crusty spots I've been skating.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1421 on: August 17, 2016, 09:41:21 AM »
fun fact:  the cory kennedy F4 wheels (the alien ones with the free Frisbee) are skinnier than the reg classics. 
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1422 on: August 17, 2016, 10:37:40 AM »
fun fact:  the cory kennedy F4 wheels (the alien ones with the free Frisbee) are skinnier than the reg classics. 

Is the frisbee 101A or 99A though?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1423 on: August 17, 2016, 12:10:07 PM »
fun fact:�  the cory kennedy F4 wheels (the alien ones with the free Frisbee) are skinnier than the reg classics.�  

Is the frisbee 101A or 99A though?


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1424 on: August 17, 2016, 01:18:26 PM »
Bought another set of the Keeping The Underground Lit 55.5mm 99s. They are just a hair too big when new but I feel like they stay a decent 54ish size for a while. I feel like when I buy 54s they get tiny too quickly.

Kinda wanted conicals - maybe next time.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1425 on: August 18, 2016, 09:16:58 AM »
fun fact:  the cory kennedy F4 wheels (the alien ones with the free Frisbee) are skinnier than the reg classics. 

Is the frisbee 101A or 99A though?

99A  ;)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1426 on: August 18, 2016, 09:21:36 AM »
I switched my F4 52 99s today for full 53 99s. Considering that my wheels where like year and a half old, and probably somewhere between 40 in the back and 45 in the front it was about time.

These monster truck wheels will require riser pads, but i can ride on anything now and slappies are way easier.

53mm definitely don't require riser pads, and they're absolutely not monster truck wheels haha.
when i wheelbite at 50% of my old turning radius i definitely require riser pads. i have them on thunder hollow light 149s that I assume are HIs.

53s are the biggest wheels I've had in probably 8 or something years.

Well that's why...you're riding Thunders. Their "Hi's" are lows. Especially the hollow ones with forged baseplates. Shit's not even 50mm tall and they call it a "Hi". Hi, I'm from planet earth where are you from, Thunder?

55mm+ are big wheels
50mm-54mm normal
<50mm small

haha, I just saw this today ...  I skate 56's most of the time with thunders and no risers and I don't even consider them big.  Once you get used to a 55/56 wheel it's hard to go back to a smaller one since you maintain a lot more speed without working for it and you don't have to "watch out for rocks and cracks" well as much anyway
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1427 on: August 18, 2016, 09:29:55 AM »
fun fact:  the cory kennedy F4 wheels (the alien ones with the free Frisbee) are skinnier than the reg classics. 

Have these and the regs on my kids' boards, will have to compare.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1428 on: August 18, 2016, 11:15:10 AM »
haha, I just saw this today ...  I skate 56's most of the time with thunders and no risers and I don't even consider them big.  Once you get used to a 55/56 wheel it's hard to go back to a smaller one since you maintain a lot more speed without working for it and you don't have to "watch out for rocks and cracks" well as much anyway

Nice, I've gone bigger and smaller than 54mm, but I always go back to 54mm. It's the perfect size, in my opinion.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1429 on: August 18, 2016, 11:19:30 AM »
haha, I just saw this today ...  I skate 56's most of the time with thunders and no risers and I don't even consider them big.  Once you get used to a 55/56 wheel it's hard to go back to a smaller one since you maintain a lot more speed without working for it and you don't have to "watch out for rocks and cracks" well as much anyway

Nice, I've gone bigger and smaller than 54mm, but I always go back to 54mm. It's the perfect size, in my opinion.

For sure. I wanna try 55mm sometime, but that extra mm makes me nervous.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1430 on: August 18, 2016, 05:27:51 PM »
haha, I just saw this today ...  I skate 56's most of the time with thunders and no risers and I don't even consider them big.  Once you get used to a 55/56 wheel it's hard to go back to a smaller one since you maintain a lot more speed without working for it and you don't have to "watch out for rocks and cracks" well as much anyway

Nice, I've gone bigger and smaller than 54mm, but I always go back to 54mm. It's the perfect size, in my opinion.

For sure. I wanna try 55mm sometime, but that extra mm makes me nervous.

I'd recommend sticking with 54mm. Nothing to worry about with that size. Not too big or small, the sweet spot.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1431 on: August 18, 2016, 05:55:00 PM »
I really want to like bigger wheels (for rolling over shitty pavement and such), but I just can't stand the height that comes with risers and big wheels.

What do people like about big wheels?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1432 on: August 18, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »
Bigger wheels lets you skate at a different tempo than smaller ones.

Generally, you'll see very few pure street skaters with anything bigger than 54-56 because ollies and such get sluggish at that point but for tranny you can get higher and faster with way less effort.

To keep speed on bowls with small wheels you need to pump the shit out of them. When I ride 58s or above it takes so much less effort but you may also feel like you have less "twitch" reaction ability.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1433 on: August 18, 2016, 07:59:35 PM »
Bigger wheels lets you skate at a different tempo than smaller ones.

Generally, you'll see very few pure street skaters with anything bigger than 54-56 because ollies and such get sluggish at that point but for tranny you can get higher and faster with way less effort.

To keep speed on bowls with small wheels you need to pump the shit out of them. When I ride 58s or above it takes so much less effort but you may also feel like you have less "twitch" reaction ability.

Makes sense, I've got some 58mms I couldn't groove with, maybe ill try them out on some park stuff!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1434 on: August 27, 2016, 05:19:05 PM »
Switching from originally F4 Classic 51mm 99a (now probably 50mm or 49mm) to conical full 52mm and wow what a difference, love em!



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1435 on: September 02, 2016, 05:57:29 PM »
Hey Lenny, I looked on the measurements chart on spitfires site but I couldn't see the specs for a 53 conical, anyone know the width/riding surface?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1436 on: September 02, 2016, 09:31:40 PM »
Regular conical 53 = Width 32, Riding surface 20
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1437 on: September 03, 2016, 12:47:45 AM »
Good looks Tangar, gnar'd

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1438 on: September 06, 2016, 12:14:08 PM »
Bigger wheels lets you skate at a different tempo than smaller ones.

Generally, you'll see very few pure street skaters with anything bigger than 54-56 because ollies and such get sluggish at that point but for tranny you can get higher and faster with way less effort.

To keep speed on bowls with small wheels you need to pump the shit out of them. When I ride 58s or above it takes so much less effort but you may also feel like you have less "twitch" reaction ability.

I typically ride 53/54 mm on just about everything (I don't skate vert) and 54s if they are hard enough, work fine or street and bowls. I can out-speed most people at my local park with 52s/swiss six but I get winded fast.

Depending on what you do on street, you can get away with 54/55s I don't flip in or out (maybe a pop shuv in/out or impossibles, maybe a heel out) but flipping in to me, requires smaller wheels, flipping out you have a bit more time for setup.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1439 on: September 07, 2016, 12:20:43 PM »
I've ridden f4s since the beginning and finally got a significant flat spot. not bad odds and i was intentionally trying to fuck them up by having a little school yard power slide contest with myself. i reckon i was pretty close to a 10'er... anyway, i do a lot of slides and this is the first time i've fucked an F4 to the point where the flat spot won't fix itself with a few hill bombs. still backing the shit out them.