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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1590 on: August 13, 2017, 11:53:46 PM »
Haven't had a set flatpot, have gotten chunks out, but thats a non issue, noticed my current set had a i guess puncture would be the right word, theres little shards of metal embedded in one of the wheels

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1591 on: August 14, 2017, 09:21:47 AM »
Got a relatively new set of 101 f4's and flat spotted the shit out of them yesterday. I was skating a diy with garage styled concrete, slid out on a trick and now it sounds like I'm on a dirt bike. Anyone else had this issue on smoother ground?

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« Reply #1592 on: August 14, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
Got a relatively new set of 101 f4's and flat spotted the shit out of them yesterday. I was skating a diy with garage styled concrete, slid out on a trick and now it sounds like I'm on a dirt bike. Anyone else had this issue on smoother ground?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1593 on: August 14, 2017, 10:15:07 AM »
Got a relatively new set of 101 f4's and flat spotted the shit out of them yesterday. I was skating a diy with garage styled concrete, slid out on a trick and now it sounds like I'm on a dirt bike. Anyone else had this issue on smoother ground?

my man email deluxe and they will send you out a set. they are just gonna want you to send back the wheels to them

Good looking out! I had no idea I could do that.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1594 on: August 14, 2017, 05:05:26 PM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1595 on: August 14, 2017, 09:54:07 PM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1596 on: August 15, 2017, 07:21:08 AM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

Same for me, Radial slims only (even then, they push my width limit =) ) -  30mm width maximum
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1597 on: August 15, 2017, 12:24:34 PM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1598 on: August 15, 2017, 01:30:17 PM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
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They're hardly used, but I'm in Finland and I'm guessing you're not, so it probably won't be logistically feasible.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1599 on: August 15, 2017, 01:44:04 PM »
Do I want Lock Ins?


I know it's a gimmick, but do I want them?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1600 on: August 15, 2017, 02:11:04 PM »
Do I want Lock Ins?


I know it's a gimmick, but do I want them?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1601 on: August 21, 2017, 06:22:24 AM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
i'll buy them off ya if there in good condition

They're hardly used, but I'm in Finland and I'm guessing you're not, so it probably won't be logistically feasible.

Set up a new set of radial slims, 101/52mm (the ones with the cobra) and 2 sessions in I have the same problem that I had with my previous set of radial slims. The bearings keep sliding out of the pockets (after 2-3 tricks or a few turns of just riding) and the board feels slow and sluggish which is expected when the bearings are not placed properly. I just wonder if both sets were faulty as I never had this problem with any other set of spitfires (bones would do that but only when the bearing sockets would become slack, after a month or so). I know this can be cured/avoided by using spacers and I really don't wanna get into another "spacers are good" discussion. Anyway, just ordered two sets of classics 52mm and 50mm and can't wait for them to arrive.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1602 on: August 21, 2017, 07:12:27 AM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
i'll buy them off ya if there in good condition

They're hardly used, but I'm in Finland and I'm guessing you're not, so it probably won't be logistically feasible.

Set up a new set of radial slims, 101/52mm (the ones with the cobra) and 2 sessions in I have the same problem that I had with my previous set of radial slims. The bearings keep sliding out of the pockets (after 2-3 tricks or a few turns of just riding) and the board feels slow and sluggish which is expected when the bearings are not placed properly. I just wonder if both sets were faulty as I never had this problem with any other set of spitfires (bones would do that but only when the bearing sockets would become slack, after a month or so). I know this can be cured/avoided by using spacers and I really don't wanna get into another "spacers are good" discussion. Anyway, just ordered two sets of classics 52mm and 50mm and can't wait for them to arrive.

 :D I'm at the other end of that argument for sure but yeah, let's not get into it. I have spacers in my radial slims so I haven't had any such issues but the bearings do not sit deep at all in the radial slims. I think that might be causing them not to be seated very tight.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1603 on: August 21, 2017, 08:54:52 AM »
Yeah this is something that I also noticed, the bearings definitely don't "pop" in the seat whereas at the classic shape the fit is way tighter.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1604 on: August 21, 2017, 11:49:15 PM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
What type of terrain do you skate? Because I live in Finland too and I rock only skinniest wheels I can find, last summer was those radial slims 52mm and now I'm skating bones stf's 52mm and I absolutely love skating skinny hard wheels.I skate mostly slappies and transition, lately been skating ledges more tho.It's like you not gonna be able to travel long distance with those wheels on shitty ground but going fast on those things feels like you're flying...and I love that sound what skinny hard wheels make when you powerslide shit out of them <3
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1605 on: August 22, 2017, 12:17:24 AM »
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=68020.msg2676857#msg2676857 date=1503384555
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
What type of terrain do you skate? Because I live in Finland too and I rock only skinniest wheels I can find, last summer was those radial slims 52mm and now I'm skating bones stf's 52mm and I absolutely love skating skinny hard wheels.I skate mostly slappies and transition, lately been skating ledges more tho.It's like you not gonna be able to travel long distance with those wheels on shitty ground but going fast on those things feels like you're flying...and I love that sound what skinny hard wheels make when you powerslide shit out of them <3

Mainly flatground, especially now that my leg isn't yet fully recovered. With the F4s it's only relatively smooth ground for me. I wouldn't even think of rolling around the streets with those. Got the Keyframes on another set up for that.

With the radial slims it's not so much the feel of the wheels but the fact that I can't see them properly enough. It just fucks with my head and makes me feel like I'm rocking 129s on a 8.5" deck or something crazy like that.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1606 on: August 22, 2017, 07:25:14 AM »
yeah ive noticed that with the  radial slims

I have an 8.38 with 149s and they look seem even more hidden than my conicals set up on an 8.875 with 159s

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1607 on: August 22, 2017, 11:24:14 AM »
I've switched from classic slims to the conical - seem just as fast, but I have way more control skating transition. Evan smith glow/blue 53mm
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« Reply #1608 on: August 22, 2017, 12:03:51 PM »
I've switched from classic slims to the conical - seem just as fast, but I have way more control skating transition. Evan smith glow/blue 53mm

Those look so nice. But I don't think I can go back to 99 after skating 101's

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« Reply #1609 on: August 22, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
I love 'em both - I have conical full 101s on my bigger board.
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« Reply #1610 on: August 23, 2017, 05:12:53 PM »
Those look so nice. But I don't think I can go back to 99 after skating 101's

This. I started riding 101s first, then switched to 99s for a year, now I'm back on 101s and will probably stick with them from now on. For someone like me who likes the feel of hard wheels on street they're pretty much perfect. Once they're worn in they grip good enough for anything other than crazy tranny GT style stuff.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1611 on: August 28, 2017, 03:47:02 PM »
I love the Lock in's, my favorite wheel ever was F4 101 tablets and the Lock In's lock like the tablets. I dig the wheels, but am hoping for Lock In Slims! Do it Deluxe, I'm sure you would sell tons of them. ( Not that you are not selling tons of Regular Lock In's )

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1612 on: August 28, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
Going off of Tactics measurements table the Lock-Ins are 1.5mm skinnier than Conical Fulls but have a greater contact surface.
I'm of two minds about trying these out, i love the conical fulls but a squared out inner side is interesting

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1613 on: August 29, 2017, 09:17:04 PM »
101a radial slims for life.

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« Reply #1614 on: August 29, 2017, 09:55:48 PM »
101a radial slims for life.

101a radial normal width for life. but what size? 53 probably.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1615 on: August 29, 2017, 10:03:23 PM »
Lock ins  ::) what are you going to do when they start to cone?
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« Reply #1616 on: August 29, 2017, 10:06:18 PM »
Lock ins  ::) what are you going to do when they start to cone?
Flip them and deal with having the graphics on the outside.
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« Reply #1617 on: August 29, 2017, 10:20:38 PM »
I've always gone 54mm classic shape 101's until today, I bought some 54mm 101 radial slims. I like the aesthetic when looking down at them. I'll skate tomorrow and already know they're gonna slide like butter. Spitfire really set the standard when they came out with the formula four. They're unbeatable, period!

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« Reply #1618 on: August 29, 2017, 10:47:59 PM »
Lock ins  ::) what are you going to do when they start to cone?
Flip them and deal with having the graphics on the outside.
You mean the lock in flat side on the outside... That's what I was getting at.
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« Reply #1619 on: August 30, 2017, 01:00:07 AM »
Gotta set of the Radial F4's 53mm. was skating the Radial Slims before, skated the regular radials for a few days but couldn't get used to them so went back to the old radial slims. dont think i can really get used to the wider wheels like the conicals, classic wide, radial etc. radial slims are the widest i can go.

I seem to be the exact opposite. Got a set of radial slims now and I'm wondering why I ever bought them. Really hard getting used to them. I feel like I should have at least conicals if not conical fulls. Even with 149s on a 8.25" the radial slims look a bit too magic carpet for me. I'll give them a few more sessions and if I can't get used to them, I'll have to get rid of them and get something wider. Funny how this goes.  :D
i'll buy them off ya if there in good condition

They're hardly used, but I'm in Finland and I'm guessing you're not, so it probably won't be logistically feasible.

Set up a new set of radial slims, 101/52mm (the ones with the cobra) and 2 sessions in I have the same problem that I had with my previous set of radial slims. The bearings keep sliding out of the pockets (after 2-3 tricks or a few turns of just riding) and the board feels slow and sluggish which is expected when the bearings are not placed properly. I just wonder if both sets were faulty as I never had this problem with any other set of spitfires (bones would do that but only when the bearing sockets would become slack, after a month or so). I know this can be cured/avoided by using spacers and I really don't wanna get into another "spacers are good" discussion. Anyway, just ordered two sets of classics 52mm and 50mm and can't wait for them to arrive.

 :D I'm at the other end of that argument for sure but yeah, let's not get into it. I have spacers in my radial slims so I haven't had any such issues but the bearings do not sit deep at all in the radial slims. I think that might be causing them not to be seated very tight.

felt like trying classics so i threw a old set on replacing my radial slims and holy shit - theres a world of a difference on how the bearings function in the classic shape (bearings go in deep) and the radial slims (bearings dont go in deep)  - the classics allow the bearings to spin faster.. after trying the classic slim, classic wide, conical full, radial and radial slim.. the classic really works the best for me!
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