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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3001 on: November 04, 2020, 06:09:17 PM »
97s available at SW https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Spitfire_Formula_4_Classics_97a_Wheels/descpage-SFC97WH.html

...and that is how the Skate Warehouse Spitfire wheel riot in 2020 started folks!

I wonder how many they got and how fast they will sell out, or how many other shops just got them in but people don't know about it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3002 on: November 04, 2020, 06:11:19 PM »
Anybody got the F4 old school Classic shape yet?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3003 on: November 04, 2020, 06:45:33 PM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3004 on: November 05, 2020, 06:31:05 AM »
i dont even have any intention of skating them immediately, but i just grabbed some 97duros in 54mm.  i'm a wheel hoarder  :-\

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3005 on: November 05, 2020, 06:59:44 AM »
i dont even have any intention of skating them immediately, but i just grabbed some 97duros in 54mm.  i'm a wheel hoarder  :-\

Just one set?  You can't wheely be that much of a hoarder then.

I would be curious to hear what people think of them though.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3006 on: November 05, 2020, 10:19:54 AM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3007 on: November 05, 2020, 01:57:27 PM »
More shops have them now, including:


https://www.instagram.com/p/CHLmYBGFKhn/

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3008 on: November 05, 2020, 02:07:54 PM »
Iím waiting out on 97a for Conical Full or OG Classics. Eager to hear how they compare to Slimeball 97a or F4 99a.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3009 on: November 05, 2020, 02:11:51 PM »
Curious how the classic shape wears down with that 97a compared to F4 though. That 56mm probably nice once worn in a few mms.


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https://geometricskateshop.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/spitfire-formula-4-56mm-97-duro

https://geometricskateshop.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/spitfire-formula-4-54mm-97-duro

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3010 on: November 06, 2020, 01:54:33 AM »
I seem to recall people asking about the shape of the OG classics, but this post from DLXSF has some really good close up pics of the side profile.  About five and six pics in.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHO3aplFbmT/

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3011 on: November 06, 2020, 12:24:48 PM »
Just got them in, hopefully will get a chance to skate them later today


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3012 on: November 06, 2020, 12:27:37 PM »
Just got them in, hopefully will get a chance to skate them later today


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that was quick! Excited to see it set up and hear your thoughts

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3013 on: November 06, 2020, 12:37:53 PM »
Mine are on the delivery truck right now, I'll report back later today after I skate them.  ;D

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3014 on: November 06, 2020, 02:59:06 PM »
Threw them on a set of Indy mids I just picked up from my local.

For reference I was riding 52mm 99 tablets before this for months so some of what Iím feeling might have to do with wheel shape and size. Overall I like how they feel a lot. Really smooth, seems like it will take a bit to get used to sliding them. Iíll probably have a better idea in a few days but so far so good.



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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3015 on: November 06, 2020, 03:01:42 PM »
Alright boys, I just set them up and took a couple of hill runs, and let me tell you... THESE ARE FUCKING FIRE.

On rough asphalt they retain speed and they grip like crazy. They even feel stable going over chunky asphalt on the street. I was able to pump for speed downhill pretty hard without sliding out. Usually with the 99a F4's it feels too icy on rough asphalt and I break into a slide if I pump too hard. The 97s have a much more controlled slide compared to the 99s, and it feels fantastic being able to hold a powerslide on the 97s.

On smooth concrete they still grip pretty nice and gives out a low pitched, classic sounding wheel bark when sliding. Though the tradeoff with this is that you lose maybe like 10% of speed compared to the 99a F4's, but it's nowhere near as drastic as the speed reduction of nonF4 99a spitfire OG classics. It still feels like an F4.

I'm pretty sure these are going to be my new favorite wheel, I'm a little heavy footed and found 99A F4s to be too icy, but these 97s are perfect. This is only skating them for 20 minutes but they feel great out of the box.

Go buy some now.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3016 on: November 06, 2020, 03:13:17 PM »
Alright boys, I just set them up and took a couple of hill runs, and let me tell you... THESE ARE FUCKING FIRE.

On rough asphalt they retain speed and they grip like crazy. They even feel stable going over chunky asphalt on the street. I was able to pump for speed downhill pretty hard without sliding out. Usually with the 99a F4's it feels too icy on rough asphalt and I break into a slide if I pump too hard. The 97s have a much more controlled slide compared to the 99s, and it feels fantastic being able to hold a powerslide on the 97s.

On smooth concrete they still grip pretty nice and gives out a low pitched, classic sounding wheel bark when sliding. Though the tradeoff with this is that you lose maybe like 10% of speed compared to the 99a F4's, but it's nowhere near as drastic as the speed reduction of nonF4 99a spitfire OG classics. It still feels like an F4.

I'm pretty sure these are going to be my new favorite wheel, I'm a little heavy footed and found 99A F4s to be too icy, but these 97s are perfect. This is only skating them for 20 minutes but they feel great out of the box.

Go buy some now.

Definitely agree on the speed, also Iím not sure if itís just in my head but they feel really carvey when turning. Thereís a curb spot I like skating that has awful concrete, really stoked to try them out there.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3017 on: November 06, 2020, 03:18:32 PM »

Definitely agree on the speed, also Iím not sure if itís just in my head but they feel really carvey when turning. Thereís a curb spot I like skating that has awful concrete, really stoked to try them out there.

Yeah totally. It's like they almost feel like a cruiser wheel in that regard, but are obviously still a hard wheel.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3018 on: November 06, 2020, 04:13:18 PM »
Need those so badly

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3019 on: November 06, 2020, 04:33:51 PM »
Alright boys, I just set them up and took a couple of hill runs, and let me tell you... THESE ARE FUCKING FIRE.

On rough asphalt they retain speed and they grip like crazy. They even feel stable going over chunky asphalt on the street. I was able to pump for speed downhill pretty hard without sliding out. Usually with the 99a F4's it feels too icy on rough asphalt and I break into a slide if I pump too hard. The 97s have a much more controlled slide compared to the 99s, and it feels fantastic being able to hold a powerslide on the 97s.

On smooth concrete they still grip pretty nice and gives out a low pitched, classic sounding wheel bark when sliding. Though the tradeoff with this is that you lose maybe like 10% of speed compared to the 99a F4's, but it's nowhere near as drastic as the speed reduction of nonF4 99a spitfire OG classics. It still feels like an F4.

I'm pretty sure these are going to be my new favorite wheel, I'm a little heavy footed and found 99A F4s to be too icy, but these 97s are perfect. This is only skating them for 20 minutes but they feel great out of the box.

Go buy some now.

Thanks for the prompt review! You do any nose, tail, blunt or lip slides on them yet? Just curious how sticky they are when you ollie into slide tricks?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3020 on: November 06, 2020, 04:53:21 PM »


Thanks for the prompt review! You do any nose, tail, blunt or lip slides on them yet? Just curious how sticky they are when you ollie into slide tricks?

Nah not yet I didnít have time today, but Iíll be going to the park tomorrow morning so Iíll report back again.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3021 on: November 06, 2020, 04:55:22 PM »
so the 97a's are just 54 and 56mm?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3022 on: November 06, 2020, 05:29:15 PM »
Yes to start, heard there was a conical full in 54 coming too.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3023 on: November 06, 2020, 05:39:03 PM »
Yes to start, heard there was a conical full in 54 coming too.

Holding out for the OG Classics in f497...should the new hotness

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3024 on: November 07, 2020, 11:24:01 AM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3025 on: November 07, 2020, 01:58:03 PM »
so the 97a's are just 54 and 56mm?
Appears to be that way

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3026 on: November 07, 2020, 02:35:02 PM »
The F4 OG classics are up on skatewarehouse

https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Spitfire_Formula_4_OG_Classics_99a_Wheels/descpage-SFOC9WH.html

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3027 on: November 07, 2020, 03:37:36 PM »

I don't need anymore wheels. I don't need anymore wheels. I don't need anymore wheels.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3028 on: November 07, 2020, 03:47:59 PM »
Just started riding a set of classic formula OG classics so gonna keep rocking with those for a bit.
Interested in 97a reviews and if they drop in more shapes.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3029 on: November 07, 2020, 03:52:46 PM »
I
Just started riding a set of classic formula OG classics so gonna keep rocking with those for a bit.
Interested in 97a reviews and if they drop in more shapes.

Would love some 52 F4 of classics in a 97du. Short and wife's for this east coast crust.
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