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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1770 on: July 05, 2018, 10:29:54 AM »
Looking to get the lock in's anyone care to recommend them or give feedback? much appreciated.

I've had the 99A version in 55mm and currently have some 53's on my street setup. If you skate 54's I'd recommend the 53's as they're a wide wheel and the 55's felt a bit too big to me. They have a wide contact patch so if you've ridden conical fulls expect a similar feel on the streets and at the park and when flipping your board. The only difference is of course the inside edge of the wheel. I really like them when it comes to ledges, curbs and slappies because I like to hold the grind on as long as possible but didn't like them on transition so much. I like to be able to get on and off of the coping a bit easier and ended up hanging-up more often with the lock-ins so I went back to radials for my transition setup. I find myself rolling-over or slipping out of curbs and ledges a lot less so in my experience they actually do help, especially in cases when someone has put down way too much wax. I don't skate rails much anymore so I can't tell you how they fair on those. If you try them and hate them you can at least reverse them and have a conical edge on the inside which is what I did with my 55's. Hope that helps!

This basically says it all. Would like to add that they do help a lot with locking in on round rails, especially compared to classics etc, learned a whole bunch of 5050 variations on round rails that otherwise may have given me a lot more trouble. Hang up can be an issue though so keep that in mind.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1771 on: July 06, 2018, 02:36:33 PM »
I'm shocked on how durable these f4s 99a conical are 54 to 52mm in 6 months, they grip way better but feel a little slower after sometime, but I wanna keep skating them till they die!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1772 on: July 31, 2018, 12:33:02 PM »
Spitfire wheels profile photo on instagram have the formula fours with the iconic classics swirl design. Hopefully this is a permanent change

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1773 on: July 31, 2018, 01:13:58 PM »
Spitfire wheels profile photo on instagram have the formula fours with the iconic classics swirl design. Hopefully this is a permanent change

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1774 on: July 31, 2018, 03:00:42 PM »
Spitfire wheels profile photo on instagram have the formula fours with the iconic classics swirl design. Hopefully this is a permanent change



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1775 on: July 31, 2018, 04:00:45 PM »
^ Haha, I just thought the same thing.  Wonder what took them so long.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1776 on: September 11, 2018, 01:22:03 AM »
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Spitfire_Formula_4_Classic_101a_Wheels/descpage-SFCL1WH.html


About time! Love my skinny STF V3s and how glassy they slide for ledges if you can get them to slide! 50% of the time they feel chalky to me. Be nice to get back on some 52 101 classics where they seemed to grip exactly when you want it too but also slide when you want you too. On streets not a park of course.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1777 on: September 11, 2018, 01:48:51 PM »
^ Haha, I just thought the same thing.  Wonder what took them so long.
I guess it was because they had a collabo with shops and wanted to give them a few months of exclusivity
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1778 on: September 11, 2018, 06:30:13 PM »
Iím sure he meant the five years F4s were around preceding the shop collab

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1779 on: September 14, 2018, 03:02:11 AM »
Iím sure he meant the five years F4s were around preceding the shop collab

Exactly. I just wondered why it took them so long to make a formula 4 in the classic shape with the OG classic graphic.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1780 on: September 14, 2018, 03:04:51 AM »
Iím sure he meant the five years F4s were around preceding the shop collab

Exactly. I just wondered why it took them so long to make a formula 4 in the classic shape with the OG classic graphic.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1781 on: September 14, 2018, 05:08:35 AM »
i bought the ave f4's cause they had the classic style graphic on the side. glad theyve finally done proper f4 classics

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1782 on: September 14, 2018, 07:06:45 AM »
Did they ever make the F4 Classic 101a in 60mm?  Or was 58mm the biggest 101a you could get? 

Last time I was at the shop they were out of F4 Classic 101a 58mm so I got the F4 Classic 99a 60mm.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1783 on: September 14, 2018, 08:06:36 AM »
Ordered some F4 lockins (101d) 52mm. I usually ride 53 or 54, but my current wheels are looking like quarters, so I think the 52 will be just right.

Will be stepping back up to a 8.5" deck from a 8.25" and larger trucks (already broken in) when I put the wheels on. First session is gonna be marmalade on buttered rye.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1784 on: September 14, 2018, 08:22:29 AM »
Did they ever make the F4 Classic 101a in 60mm?  Or was 58mm the biggest 101a you could get? 

Last time I was at the shop they were out of F4 Classic 101a 58mm so I got the F4 Classic 99a 60mm.

I don't think they ever did 101a 60mm
unless they make them now.. i haven't seen the specs on the recent releases

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1785 on: September 14, 2018, 11:39:59 AM »
marmalade on buttered rye.

Thatís one hell of an analogy.

I keep trying to remember to use ďa mouse pissing on a cotton ballĒ when Iím trying to describe something that is very quiet.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1786 on: September 14, 2018, 11:48:10 AM »
marmalade on buttered rye.

Thatís one hell of an analogy.

I keep trying to remember to use ďa mouse pissing on a cotton ballĒ when Iím trying to describe something that is very quiet.

I'll ask you how loud your girl is during intercourse in a few weeks.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1787 on: September 14, 2018, 12:48:49 PM »
I'm shocked on how durable these f4s 99a conical are 54 to 52mm in 6 months, they grip way better but feel a little slower after sometime, but I wanna keep skating them till they die!
Do you only skate parks and not powerslide at all? I go through 2-3 sets in 6 months.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #1788 on: September 16, 2018, 08:54:51 PM »
Waiting on these kader's to come in.

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