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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1650 on: October 03, 2017, 08:26:25 PM »
Just tried the 53mm 101 lock ins last night. They slide really nicely. More controllable than conicals in my opinion.

Funny that spitfire just keeps reviving their older shapes in the formula four urethane (classic slims, lock ins).



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1651 on: October 04, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
Is there no longer a formula four in a classic full shape?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1652 on: October 04, 2017, 01:27:52 PM »
Is there no longer a formula four in a classic full shape?

Classic full was discontinued a while ago.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1653 on: October 05, 2017, 08:25:44 AM »
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1654 on: November 09, 2017, 03:07:05 PM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit. 

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1655 on: November 09, 2017, 03:37:23 PM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit.

Conical on the outside. Completely straight cut on the inside to help you lock into ledges and round rails etc better, less chance of slipping out.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1656 on: November 10, 2017, 12:18:16 PM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit.

Conical on the outside. Completely straight cut on the inside to help you lock into ledges and round rails etc better, less chance of slipping out.

Also a greater chance of hanging up on tranny
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1657 on: November 11, 2017, 01:50:13 PM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit.

Conical on the outside. Completely straight cut on the inside to help you lock into ledges and round rails etc better, less chance of slipping out.

Also a greater chance of hanging up on tranny

I skate much more tranny than I do ledge/rail, so maybe these ain't for me.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1658 on: November 11, 2017, 10:19:12 PM »
Something else which is sick about straight cut is.....more truck.

I've noticed though conicals it feels like I don't primo as bad.....

The asymmetrical is sick...except that you can't reverse them....,

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1659 on: November 11, 2017, 11:29:48 PM »

The asymmetrical is sick...except that you can't reverse them....,

That's the reason I wouldn't buy them. Plus, radial slims are just fine.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1660 on: November 13, 2017, 08:22:28 PM »
Something else which is sick about straight cut is.....more truck.

I've noticed though conicals it feels like I don't primo as bad.....

The asymmetrical is sick...except that you can't reverse them....,

That's why I love straight cut (thinnish) wheels; Radial Slims, V2s, etc. Still can't find any good tablet shapes these days, everyones trending to wiiiiiide wheels, even Ricta, whom you could count on to have atleast one thinish/tablet wheel around.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1661 on: November 13, 2017, 11:12:03 PM »
Yah....isn't what bones make mostly thin?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1662 on: November 14, 2017, 08:31:35 AM »
Yah....isn't what bones make mostly thin?

They seem pretty split, V2/V3 are thinnest - V1, V4, V5 are widest (not riding surface for all of them but actual wheel width). They also scale better (as does Spit for the most part) where as the wheel gets taller it gets wider and vice versa.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1663 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit.

Conical on the outside. Completely straight cut on the inside to help you lock into ledges and round rails etc better, less chance of slipping out.

What's the benefit of the conical outside? Less weight? Why not just go tablet shape and have the straight cut on both sides?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1664 on: November 15, 2017, 06:53:52 AM »
I know it's been discussed a little bit, but what's the deal with the F4 Lock Ins? I get that they're asymmetrical but I'm still not quite following the benefit.

Conical on the outside. Completely straight cut on the inside to help you lock into ledges and round rails etc better, less chance of slipping out.

What's the benefit of the conical outside? Less weight? Why not just go tablet shape and have the straight cut on both sides?

Slappies, wallrides, pool coping is easier to ride over w/out hanging up, less chips on your wheels as well.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1665 on: November 15, 2017, 10:26:08 AM »
I mentioned this before but conicals don't primo as bad....

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1666 on: November 25, 2017, 08:12:58 PM »
 Back on 52mm 101 classics.


Best street wheel hands down. Feels like a wider wheel but I get the slide of a skinny one. I love them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1667 on: November 30, 2017, 12:02:03 AM »
Can those of you who like the 99s over the 101s or vice verse tell me why you do?

I just noticed that 99% of pro model Formula Fours are 99s (only ones I  think of of the top of my head that arenít are those old Silasí) and in this thread one guy who runs/owns/works at a shop said they sell they 99s over 101s five to one so I am wondering if I should switch to the 99s.


Iíve only ever had one set of 99s but that was almost a year ago and the deck got left with a crazy ex who moved and that was only about a week after I got them.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1668 on: November 30, 2017, 12:14:12 AM »
Can those of you who like the 99s over the 101s or vice verse tell me why you do?

I just noticed that 99% of pro model Formula Fours are 99s (only ones I  think of of the top of my head that arenít are those old Silasí) and in this thread one guy who runs/owns/works at a shop said they sell they 99s over 101s five to one so I am wondering if I should switch to the 99s.


Iíve only ever had one set of 99s but that was almost a year ago and the deck got left with a crazy ex who moved and that was only about a week after I got them.

99s are a little more forgiving on shitty terrain, and due to them being softer, slow you down more when powersliding. I did a really long powerslide on 101s while bombing a hill once to slow down a little bit and didn't slow down at all. Also 99s seem to make a slightly less high pitched screech when sliding which I prefer.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1669 on: November 30, 2017, 12:34:07 AM »
99s are already slippery enough and handle rougher ground a lot better than 101s.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1670 on: December 01, 2017, 10:28:26 AM »
I like using 101s in parks and 99s on street

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1671 on: December 01, 2017, 01:13:31 PM »
I like using 101s in parks and 99s on street
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I can get the 99s to tailslide on parks but they are way more grippy.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1672 on: December 22, 2017, 09:30:57 PM »
Not only have I caught truck madness, but now I'm getting wheel madness. I love the classic (as in non Formula Fours), but they can't slide, and I'm horrified of trying too hard and flat spotting them. I'm going to pick up some 101a F4s. That was my first set of F4s I ever tried, so it might be nice to have a reunion. I'll post back soon.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1673 on: December 26, 2017, 10:36:54 PM »
Picked up some 101a's in the classic shape and I am absolutely in love with them. I didn't realize how hard to was to slide Spit classics until I got these.  Even on the more slippy parts of the park they didn't slide out, but if I needed them to, they did. If anyone's considering these, get them!
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1674 on: December 27, 2017, 07:12:24 AM »
Got some of the lock ins for xmas -

Just my opinion  - They do help lock in, even more noticeably on transition - awesome wheel
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1675 on: December 28, 2017, 08:51:48 AM »
99s are already slippery enough and handle rougher ground a lot better than 101s.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1676 on: December 29, 2017, 11:26:59 AM »
Got some of the lock ins for xmas -

Just my opinion  - They do help lock in, even more noticeably on transition - awesome wheel
Please let us know how they look and feel overtime.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1677 on: December 29, 2017, 02:28:25 PM »
Got some of the lock ins for xmas -

Just my opinion  - They do help lock in, even more noticeably on transition - awesome wheel
Please let us know how they look and feel overtime.

They hold up like any other formula four. They also don't cone that much so you don't have to worry about not being able to flip them over for a little bit. As far as helping you lock in, I definitely think it helps a little bit, especially if slipping out is an issue for you. Great wheels

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1678 on: December 30, 2017, 01:06:03 AM »
Got some of the lock ins for xmas -

Just my opinion  - They do help lock in, even more noticeably on transition - awesome wheel
Please let us know how they look and feel overtime.

They hold up like any other formula four. They also don't cone that much so you don't have to worry about not being able to flip them over for a little bit. As far as helping you lock in, I definitely think it helps a little bit, especially if slipping out is an issue for you. Great wheels

I normally ride classics. Just picked-up a pair of lock-ins out of curiosity. Inside profile on them doesn't look too different from radials. I was going to try them this week, but it snowed, and temp hasn't gone above 10 degree all week (Boston). Some day...
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1679 on: December 30, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »
Anyone know what's up with the 99a Lock-Ins?

I was eyeing these as my next wheels, but they seem to be pretty widely unavailable at the moment.