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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1470 on: December 03, 2016, 01:35:52 PM »
Not only do I ride from spot to spot but I also ride my skateboard to and from the train to get to and from work. Because of this, even though I like I like super hard wheels, I got the 99s in the classic shape and 52mm.


Holy shit! First of all, these things felt hard enough for my liking, but not "rattle your teeth" hard.  So far I was glad that I got the 99's.
I like the 101's better than the 99's even for transportation. I may just be weird though.
Damn lol.  Do you know how the 101s compare to STFs? Those things make my feet feel like they vibrating after I skate.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1471 on: December 03, 2016, 02:37:35 PM »
Not only do I ride from spot to spot but I also ride my skateboard to and from the train to get to and from work. Because of this, even though I like I like super hard wheels, I got the 99s in the classic shape and 52mm.


Holy shit! First of all, these things felt hard enough for my liking, but not "rattle your teeth" hard.  So far I was glad that I got the 99's.
I like the 101's better than the 99's even for transportation. I may just be weird though.
Damn lol.  Do you know how the 101s compare to STFs? Those things make my feet feel like they vibrating after I skate.

Nah, I've only skated stf/spf's on friends boards at the park. So I have no experience on rough ground. I just feel like the 99's were slower than the 101's.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1472 on: December 03, 2016, 04:24:48 PM »
Not only do I ride from spot to spot but I also ride my skateboard to and from the train to get to and from work. Because of this, even though I like I like super hard wheels, I got the 99s in the classic shape and 52mm.


Holy shit! First of all, these things felt hard enough for my liking, but not "rattle your teeth" hard.  So far I was glad that I got the 99's.
I like the 101's better than the 99's even for transportation. I may just be weird though.
Damn lol.  Do you know how the 101s compare to STFs? Those things make my feet feel like they vibrating after I skate.

Nah, I've only skated stf/spf's on friends boards at the park. So I have no experience on rough ground. I just feel like the 99's were slower than the 101's.
the harder the wheel the faster they are genearally. However I'll take a slightly slower wheel in order to have a slightly more comfortable wheel. I mean it's not like the 99s are exactly "soft".

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1473 on: December 04, 2016, 08:01:07 AM »
We just marked down the raven tershy 55mm 101s on our site, also still have some reynolds slim cuts available
http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Wheels/Spitfire/p/Spitfire-Raven-Tershy-Formula-Four-Stomper-55mm-101a-classic-x16024463.htm

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1474 on: December 04, 2016, 04:25:21 PM »
Ordered some 101 radial slim yesterday, can't wait to try them !
I'm on 101 classic now, and already tried 101 radial last year, but the ATV look was a bit too much for me.
I got the 99s and I dig em, not teeth-rattling hard like PFC but that makes them a little bit more versatile imo.
They have this weird optical illusion thing going on with them though, I've ridden 54mm for eons now and the radial slims look tiny in 54

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1475 on: December 05, 2016, 06:27:59 PM »
FF Glow in the dark now available. I just don't want to get scammed like watch companies do where you only get a few good months of GITD

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1476 on: December 05, 2016, 07:14:34 PM »
Not only do I ride from spot to spot but I also ride my skateboard to and from the train to get to and from work. Because of this, even though I like I like super hard wheels, I got the 99s in the classic shape and 52mm.


Holy shit! First of all, these things felt hard enough for my liking, but not "rattle your teeth" hard.  So far I was glad that I got the 99's.
I like the 101's better than the 99's even for transportation. I may just be weird though.
Damn lol.  Do you know how the 101s compare to STFs? Those things make my feet feel like they vibrating after I skate.

Nah, I've only skated stf/spf's on friends boards at the park. So I have no experience on rough ground. I just feel like the 99's were slower than the 101's.
the harder the wheel the faster they are genearally. However I'll take a slightly slower wheel in order to have a slightly more comfortable wheel. I mean it's not like the 99s are exactly "soft".

it depends on the terrain. softer wheels are usually faster on fucked up terrain but not always.

Here's why I switched over to F4s from Bones. SPFs are fast as fuck in smooth parks but feel like dogshit on the street. STFs are amazing on the street- hard, fast with high rebound but a little slippery on tight round wall. F4 99as are my favorite all-round wheel- that suit all terrain. Maybe a tad slower than bones but I dig the slip-to-grip ratio far more and they have better shapes and sizes for my tastes. 101s are also pretty epic. i finally learned backside power slides because of these buggers. They slide easier than 99s but its not as secure of a feeling for me. I still ride them from time to time though and find them also more versatile than STF/ SPF.

I've flat-spotted both F4 duros and STFS/ SPFs but the F4s tend to work themselves out quicker- meaning they do wear out a bit quicker than bones also.

It comes down to this though- F4s just feel more like real fucking skateboarding wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1477 on: December 05, 2016, 07:24:23 PM »
i finally learned backside power slides because of these buggers.
teach me your secrets!!!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1478 on: December 05, 2016, 07:33:16 PM »
i finally learned backside power slides because of these buggers.
teach me your secrets!!!

-watch leo valls and julien stranger clips.
-purchase F4 radial slim 101s
-find a hill
-get toey

turning into it seemed to help. initiate a backside turn leaning deep into the hill and put a lot of your weight on your toes while you try and turn your body in the direction of the slide. i found if you give it too much you can still put your back hand down, recover nicely and  save smashing your teeth in.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1479 on: December 05, 2016, 09:07:37 PM »
i finally learned backside power slides because of these buggers.
teach me your secrets!!!

-watch leo valls and julien stranger clips.
-purchase F4 radial slim 101s
-find a hill
-get toey

turning into it seemed to help. initiate a backside turn leaning deep into the hill and put a lot of your weight on your toes while you try and turn your body in the direction of the slide. i found if you give it too much you can still put your back hand down, recover nicely and  save smashing your teeth in.
sweet! they always make sense in my head (probably because I've had frontside ones dialed since I was a child) but whenever I try to throw down I just turn 90 degrees and then stop. I know I need to push my legs out further than my body but somewhere along the line the message gets lost...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1480 on: December 06, 2016, 09:15:16 AM »
We just marked down the raven tershy 55mm 101s on our site, also still have some reynolds slim cuts available
http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Wheels/Spitfire/p/Spitfire-Raven-Tershy-Formula-Four-Stomper-55mm-101a-classic-x16024463.htm

I've seen these same ones marked down on a couple other sites too. any reason for this?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1481 on: December 07, 2016, 12:56:28 AM »
 So,  from what I can tell, the general consensus is that the 101's are better than the 99's unless you're primarily skating parks.

 However, I debated for a while which ones to get and  was afraid that the 101's would be too hard so I got the 99's. While the 99's ride really nicely and slide super good on smooth black top and smooth concrete parks,  they don't really have as much of a slide as I would like a normal street turrain.  I still love these wheels to death, but definitely wish I would've gotten the 101's.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1482 on: December 07, 2016, 02:22:11 AM »
I skate parks only and the 101s are perfect. I tried the 99s on park and they weren't bad (i'll leave them for the cruiser), just the 101s are much better.
I got to skate some really slick marble? plaza in the sommer and didn't had a single slip. Never getting other wheels now. Maybe i'm going to try some other shape (i ride Silas"s classic 53mm shape), but thats all

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1483 on: December 07, 2016, 04:48:16 PM »
I'm still don't know how I feel about the 101's.. They feel so nice, and the slide makes you feel badass. But I always felt like I couldn't rely on them on anything other than clean, dry, hot concrete! The 99's a little slower, but I like not having to worry about surfaces as much.

The 101's are a summer wheel for me, the rest of the year ill be on 99's and 92's

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1484 on: December 07, 2016, 04:52:07 PM »
If you can't get 99s to slide you need to push a little harder...
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1485 on: December 07, 2016, 05:48:40 PM »
We just marked down the raven tershy 55mm 101s on our site, also still have some reynolds slim cuts available
http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Wheels/Spitfire/p/Spitfire-Raven-Tershy-Formula-Four-Stomper-55mm-101a-classic-x16024463.htm

I've seen these same ones marked down on a couple other sites too. any reason for this?
Maybe it's the graphic or size or both, but they just did not sell.
At the time 55mm wasn't made in the formula four in any shape or durometer so i i ordered a decent amount. Just never sold through.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1486 on: December 07, 2016, 06:58:47 PM »
I kinda wish they would make an f4 with a "full" riding surface, instead of a tapered one, I burn through those first tapered mm's of the riding surface quickly have to always rotate my wheels to keep them roughly the same size until the riding surface wards down to the full width of the wheel, then I can just leave them mostly rotate once in a while.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1487 on: December 07, 2016, 10:25:48 PM »
We just marked down the raven tershy 55mm 101s on our site, also still have some reynolds slim cuts available
http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Wheels/Spitfire/p/Spitfire-Raven-Tershy-Formula-Four-Stomper-55mm-101a-classic-x16024463.htm

I've seen these same ones marked down on a couple other sites too. any reason for this?
Maybe it's the graphic or size or both, but they just did not sell.
At the time 55mm wasn't made in the formula four in any shape or durometer so i i ordered a decent amount. Just never sold through.

I wanted to buy those Raven Tershy wheels but I couldn't find them in 53's anywhere. I think it was definitely a little of both the graphic and size as to why they didn't sell. I think the graphic is fucking awesome which generally means they're probably ugly to a lot of people. Most skaters probably think the graphic is too "jockish" as well.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1488 on: December 08, 2016, 08:39:03 PM »
I bought them as I like 55s and there aren't too many F4s in 55mm. Wanted to try a bigger 101 also. Probably save them until spring though. Strictly 99a through the winter.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1489 on: December 09, 2016, 08:54:29 AM »
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1490 on: December 09, 2016, 09:02:40 AM »
Strictly 99a through the winter.
Totally agree with this too, best winter wheel by far, st/spf's feel like you chucked bearings into a couple frozen hockey pucks one it gets cold

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1491 on: December 09, 2016, 10:01:15 AM »
it's summer where i live, and i bought some 53mm 101a classic fulls, seemed pretty big to the eye on 8.25 with 149 indy but they're great, very comfortable ride even  with a half-twisted back ankle :)

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1492 on: December 21, 2016, 01:41:22 AM »
Tried my first set of radial slim yesterday, really loved the look !
They felt slippier, harder, and faster than classics.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1493 on: December 21, 2016, 02:48:23 AM »
Tried my first set of radial slim yesterday, really loved the look !
They felt slippier, harder, and faster than classics.

ive seen a lot of PALS on here backing the radial slims - what was the biggest difference you liked? ive rode the F4 classic, classic wide, classic slim and conical full and overall i feel the classic is perfect
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1494 on: December 21, 2016, 03:51:06 AM »
Tried my first set of radial slim yesterday, really loved the look !
They felt slippier, harder, and faster than classics.

ive seen a lot of PALS on here backing the radial slims - what was the biggest difference you liked? ive rode the F4 classic, classic wide, classic slim and conical full and overall i feel the classic is perfect

They seem to be a little more reactive, but I only skated an indoor wooden park yet so maybe I need to give them a street session to confirm.
I really enjoyed the feeling of crooked and smith grinds with the new wheels, maybe the slim shape helped also.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1495 on: December 21, 2016, 10:25:52 AM »
They're a bit slimmer to go with my non-hesh skating, a bit lighter and lock into grinds better on ledges (I have a tendency to roll out/over using rounder wheels). They really just save you the trouble of skating a massive set of 60mm classics down to where you really want them ;)

Spit need to bring back the awol shape in F4s, I'd bite. Hell bring back the firelighters, they were close to the awol shape.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1496 on: December 21, 2016, 11:57:25 AM »
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1497 on: December 21, 2016, 05:23:37 PM »
Tried my first set of radial slim yesterday, really loved the look !
They felt slippier, harder, and faster than classics.

ive seen a lot of PALS on here backing the radial slims - what was the biggest difference you liked? ive rode the F4 classic, classic wide, classic slim and conical full and overall i feel the classic is perfect
I dig mine too. Size is deceiving on them tho, 54s look like 51s cuz of how slim they are

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1498 on: December 22, 2016, 02:59:28 AM »
I fully dig the fact that their width is consistent through the entire body and this causes the wheel to last forever. Also as mentioned before, these wheels offer the advantages of riding a slightly bigger wheel when going over rough terrain minus the wheel bite.
Riding a set of classics at the  moment and really enjoying these too!
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1499 on: December 26, 2016, 06:06:11 PM »
Can someone post that diagram explaining the differences between wide and thin wheels? Just dug through half the thread to no avail.