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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1500 on: December 26, 2016, 07:20:54 PM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1501 on: December 26, 2016, 07:39:10 PM »
Can someone post that diagram explaining the differences between wide and thin wheels? Just dug through half the thread to no avail.

uhhh....


http://spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1502 on: December 26, 2016, 08:15:59 PM »
I don't think I like the classic slims as much as I thought I would. Going to go back to radial slims and try them in 101.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1503 on: December 28, 2016, 01:56:00 AM »
I don't think I like the classic slims as much as I thought I would. Going to go back to radial slims and try them in 101.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1504 on: January 03, 2017, 05:00:11 AM »
I don't think I like the classic slims as much as I thought I would. Going to go back to radial slims and try them in 101.


Excellent choice, Sir

You got that right, they're amazing. Happy to be back on the radial slim shape.

Final verdict on the classic slims - I can see why they discontinued these. My reaction to every set of F4s I've had has been 'holy shit, these are the best wheels ever', except for these. They're good, but nothing amazing. They were a little slow and didn't always slide when I wanted them to. They were good for skating a ledge, but nothing else really.

I thought I wanted something thinner than radial slims, but I was proved wrong with these wheels.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1505 on: January 03, 2017, 05:29:10 AM »
I regard these wheels as the #1 for street skating. The tablet shape makes them last forever and the nice width allows to easily roll over cracks and shit.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1506 on: January 03, 2017, 12:08:46 PM »
I regard these wheels as the #1 for street skating. The tablet shape makes them last forever and the nice width allows to easily roll over cracks and shit.
Agreed
I hope they bring back the tablet shape and offer it in 99duro
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1507 on: January 04, 2017, 07:24:31 AM »
I'm riding the 54mm conical full. Fuckin love 'em.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1508 on: January 04, 2017, 07:56:18 AM »
Stupid me decided to try bones 101a

Total waste

Radial slims is the way to go
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1509 on: January 04, 2017, 09:32:07 AM »
I'm riding the 54mm conical full. Fuckin love 'em.

Thats exactly my next size/shape, what duro are you using?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1510 on: January 04, 2017, 10:03:18 AM »
Radial slims is the way to go

I'm on the radials now and they are a little too wide for me. I really like the shape, so I think I'll be on the slims next.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1511 on: January 04, 2017, 11:31:44 AM »
Radial slims is the way to go

I'm on the radials now and they are a little too wide for me. I really like the shape, so I think I'll be on the slims next.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1512 on: January 04, 2017, 07:19:04 PM »
looks like I'm riding the right wheels then
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1513 on: January 07, 2017, 09:51:14 AM »
Radial Slim 101 is definitely my favorite F4.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1514 on: January 12, 2017, 08:41:09 AM »
Here to give the classics some much needed love. 101 classics are the best wheel I've ever had.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1515 on: January 12, 2017, 02:46:00 PM »
Snagged some forty niner F4's for the fun of it

Here they are next to a 54


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1516 on: January 12, 2017, 06:10:40 PM »
Snagged some forty niner F4's for the fun of it

Here they are next to a 54


Steve, those things are fucking sick!

Edit: I remember years ago I was having nostalgia about the 90s and got these.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1517 on: January 13, 2017, 08:31:59 AM »
This looks ridiculous and I love it


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1518 on: January 13, 2017, 08:54:57 AM »
This looks ridiculous and I love it



Ahh, nice. I saw the new street plants the other day and was eyeing that one. How's big wheelbase feel with the tiny wheels?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1519 on: January 13, 2017, 09:05:22 AM »
This looks ridiculous and I love it


Ahh, nice. I saw the new street plants the other day and was eyeing that one. How's big wheelbase feel with the tiny wheels?

Waiting for the streets to dry a bit more before heading out for a cruise.  In all honesty I'll likely be sticking with 54s on this setup since it's kind of my all around board and the 49ers will be going on an 8.38.  I just couldn't resist putting them on a 9" for a day

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1520 on: January 15, 2017, 01:35:13 PM »
Honestly think small wheels on a huge board skates pretty great. I ride an 8.9 and my wheels are years old so they're super small and it definitely lightens the load on that thing.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1521 on: January 15, 2017, 04:26:44 PM »
Anyone know which bearing spacers work well with F4s? I'm new to spacers but from everything I've read, it's ideal for the spacer to not be wider than the seat so that there are no gaps left on either side. Riding conical fulls on Thunders.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1522 on: January 15, 2017, 11:16:40 PM »
Anyone know which bearing spacers work well with F4s? I'm new to spacers but from everything I've read, it's ideal for the spacer to not be wider than the seat so that there are no gaps left on either side. Riding conical fulls on Thunders.
There is not that much difference between spacers from different brands, i have always used bones ones. Do they sell spacers at their own, i've always got mine w/ set of bearings?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1523 on: January 16, 2017, 08:36:57 AM »
NHS spacers are a different height compared to say, Bones spacers.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1524 on: January 16, 2017, 04:46:15 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 #1525 on: January 17, 2017, 03:35:38 PM »
I've been skating the classics in 99d 53-54mm since the F4's came out but I just switched it up to some 52mm 99d Conical Fulls. The classics are starting to look/feel too skinny to me now, and I've been heari slot of good things about the conical shapes. Looking forward to skating em soon

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1526 on: January 18, 2017, 11:22:55 AM »
Honestly think small wheels on a huge board skates pretty great. I ride an 8.9 and my wheels are years old so they're super small and it definitely lightens the load on that thing.

I agree, my 8.625 popsicle has 52s worn down to like 47

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1527 on: January 18, 2017, 06:05:24 PM »
NHS spacers are a different height compared to say, Bones spacers.

never noticed a difference between spacers. been using em on my classic shaped f4s and and they work great. doesn't calm the loud noise fast bearings make.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1528 on: January 21, 2017, 06:46:53 AM »
just wanted to pop in a re-iterate that

Spitfire Formula Fours are the greatest skateboard wheels ever made.

why do other wheel brands exist?  what's the fucking point? 


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1529 on: January 21, 2017, 07:08:49 AM »
just wanted to pop in a re-iterate that

Spitfire Formula Fours are the greatest skateboard wheels ever made.

why do other wheel brands exist?  what's the fucking point?  



Wonder what's up with the classic and classic full dimensions but conical and conical full pics?