Author Topic: Spitfire formula four  (Read 420250 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Cellular

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 128
  • Rep: 18
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3090 on: November 24, 2020, 09:57:50 PM »
But it does erode and wear away the plastic crowns that most bearing manufacturers use, thatís why they recommend a citrus cleaner instead.
Not immediately but it does do damage. Thatís why no bearing brands suggest using it.

any brand reccomendations?


I mean he is kinda doing dog drugs so I fuck with it

quesly

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Rep: 2
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3091 on: November 24, 2020, 10:54:06 PM »
But it does erode and wear away the plastic crowns that most bearing manufacturers use, thatís why they recommend a citrus cleaner instead.
Not immediately but it does do damage. Thatís why no bearing brands suggest using it.
according to bones' website(https://bonesbearings.com/support/cleaner/) citrus cleaners can leave residue so you need to be careful, what I've always heard is acetone or >90% alcohol.

FrozenIndustries

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1278
  • Rep: 203
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3092 on: November 25, 2020, 11:37:13 AM »
Walked into the shop today 100% convinced I was going to buy some 55mm F4 OG classics and ended up leaving with 54mm F4 97s. I prefer a square-edged wheel but the curiosity was just too much for me to handle.

off

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1447
  • Rep: 123
  • no gods no masters
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3093 on: November 25, 2020, 12:51:58 PM »
still holding out strong for the 52mm F4 OG classics in 101a, whenever that is.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3094 on: November 25, 2020, 05:34:24 PM »
Expand Quote
But it does erode and wear away the plastic crowns that most bearing manufacturers use, thatís why they recommend a citrus cleaner instead.
Not immediately but it does do damage. Thatís why no bearing brands suggest using it.
[close]
according to bones' website(https://bonesbearings.com/support/cleaner/) citrus cleaners can leave residue so you need to be careful, what I've always heard is acetone or >90% alcohol.


any brand reccomendations?

I guess it comes down to how user friendly you need to make it, as alcohol, solvents and chemicals don't really mix in some situations, which is why WD40 is a very easy and simple fix in a small closed in location, or when kids are around.

Bones swiss and other bearings I have are still going 10+ years and no issues with crowns wearing, so make of it what you will, but it is not like they get sprayed much, it is more just a very simple and quick solution to rusted / seized or otherwise not clean free spinning bearings.

Given this is the Spitfire Formula Four thread, not a bearing thread, anything more on this should be here, I would think:

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=99391.0

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Hanna Schygulla

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • Rep: 15
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3095 on: November 26, 2020, 11:19:47 PM »
Does anybody know of anywhere, or anyone, who has F4 99a Conical Fulls in 58mm? If not, do any of you shop/industry dudes have any insight as to when they're supposed to be stocked again? For what it's worth, I would also go 60mm if anyone's got those, in the previously stated specs. Thanks in advance.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3096 on: November 27, 2020, 04:49:11 PM »
Does anybody know of anywhere, or anyone, who has F4 99a Conical Fulls in 58mm? If not, do any of you shop/industry dudes have any insight as to when they're supposed to be stocked again? For what it's worth, I would also go 60mm if anyone's got those, in the previously stated specs. Thanks in advance.

A lot of people have been asking about them, but I think the best way is to email DLX directly and see, or from their website, that top right HIT US UP box is where it is at.

https://www.dlxsf.com/

There have been conical full 56mm in small quantities which are the closest / next best thing, but I know it is not quite what you are after.

I would be curious to hear the answer too.


I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

arrbee

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1785
  • Rep: 175
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3097 on: November 28, 2020, 05:27:53 AM »
Expand Quote
Does anybody know of anywhere, or anyone, who has F4 99a Conical Fulls in 58mm? If not, do any of you shop/industry dudes have any insight as to when they're supposed to be stocked again? For what it's worth, I would also go 60mm if anyone's got those, in the previously stated specs. Thanks in advance.
[close]

A lot of people have been asking about them, but I think the best way is to email DLX directly and see, or from their website, that top right HIT US UP box is where it is at.

https://www.dlxsf.com/

There have been conical full 56mm in small quantities which are the closest / next best thing, but I know it is not quite what you are after.

I would be curious to hear the answer too.
58mm available as of 8:27am EST on 11/28, I'll DM it to you too just in case you have notifications on

https://geometricskateshop.com/collections/wheels/products/spitfire-f4-conical-full-52mm-53mm-56mm-99a?variant=32847210971190


RichardBarkley

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 863
  • Rep: -127
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3098 on: November 28, 2020, 07:46:14 AM »
Anyone know of anywhere in Europe that has 97as?

peterpenis

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Rep: -3
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3099 on: November 28, 2020, 08:05:54 AM »
Anyone know of anywhere in Europe that has 97as?

My local had some, so u might get lucky at your local. If not skatedeluxe has them in 56 and 54 mm:
https://www.skatedeluxe.com/en/spitfire-formula-four-classics-wheels-white-blue-56mm-97a-4-pack_p140382

The prices for f4 in europe are fucked though. 60 bucks for wheels... Unfortunately I don't know if i can ever go back from f4

Hanna Schygulla

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • Rep: 15
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3100 on: November 28, 2020, 09:15:43 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Does anybody know of anywhere, or anyone, who has F4 99a Conical Fulls in 58mm? If not, do any of you shop/industry dudes have any insight as to when they're supposed to be stocked again? For what it's worth, I would also go 60mm if anyone's got those, in the previously stated specs. Thanks in advance.
[close]

A lot of people have been asking about them, but I think the best way is to email DLX directly and see, or from their website, that top right HIT US UP box is where it is at.

https://www.dlxsf.com/

There have been conical full 56mm in small quantities which are the closest / next best thing, but I know it is not quite what you are after.

I would be curious to hear the answer too.
[close]
58mm available as of 8:27am EST on 11/28, I'll DM it to you too just in case you have notifications on

https://geometricskateshop.com/collections/wheels/products/spitfire-f4-conical-full-52mm-53mm-56mm-99a?variant=32847210971190


Hey man, thanks very much for making that effort for me ĖĖ I did buy them, and now it shows that they're sold out; let's hope that the shop as a whole and/or their online inventory was legitimate. Thanks again...it's little things like this that can actually make the idea of a "skate community" a tangible thing.

RichardBarkley

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 863
  • Rep: -127
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3101 on: November 28, 2020, 09:25:10 AM »
Expand Quote
Anyone know of anywhere in Europe that has 97as?
[close]

My local had some, so u might get lucky at your local. If not skatedeluxe has them in 56 and 54 mm:
https://www.skatedeluxe.com/en/spitfire-formula-four-classics-wheels-white-blue-56mm-97a-4-pack_p140382

The prices for f4 in europe are fucked though. 60 bucks for wheels... Unfortunately I don't know if i can ever go back from f4

Amazing thanks man

arrbee

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1785
  • Rep: 175
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3102 on: November 28, 2020, 02:45:56 PM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Does anybody know of anywhere, or anyone, who has F4 99a Conical Fulls in 58mm? If not, do any of you shop/industry dudes have any insight as to when they're supposed to be stocked again? For what it's worth, I would also go 60mm if anyone's got those, in the previously stated specs. Thanks in advance.
[close]

A lot of people have been asking about them, but I think the best way is to email DLX directly and see, or from their website, that top right HIT US UP box is where it is at.

https://www.dlxsf.com/

There have been conical full 56mm in small quantities which are the closest / next best thing, but I know it is not quite what you are after.

I would be curious to hear the answer too.
[close]
58mm available as of 8:27am EST on 11/28, I'll DM it to you too just in case you have notifications on

https://geometricskateshop.com/collections/wheels/products/spitfire-f4-conical-full-52mm-53mm-56mm-99a?variant=32847210971190


[close]
Hey man, thanks very much for making that effort for me ĖĖ I did buy them, and now it shows that they're sold out; let's hope that the shop as a whole and/or their online inventory was legitimate. Thanks again...it's little things like this that can actually make the idea of a "skate community" a tangible thing.

My secret is parade world. If you find what youíre looking for add it to your cart. In the cart it tells you which shop is fulfilling the order. From my experiences the shops are legit and Iíve never had anything fall through. Hope it works out for you.

radcunt

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1543
  • Rep: 109
    • FARTPISS DOGCUM
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3103 on: November 28, 2020, 04:18:31 PM »
Walked into the shop today 100% convinced I was going to buy some 55mm F4 OG classics and ended up leaving with 54mm F4 97s. I prefer a square-edged wheel but the curiosity was just too much for me to handle.

Yo let us know how they go bro

ballintoohard

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 674
  • Rep: -56
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3104 on: November 29, 2020, 09:40:02 PM »
the OG Classic and Conical Full are so close what is the point of both?

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3105 on: November 29, 2020, 10:20:58 PM »
the OG Classic and Conical Full are so close what is the point of both?

It does seem a bit redundant to have so many options of wheels, some of which are very similar, but DLX have always been quick to listen and act on some things, so when the interest is more in the wider riding surface squared off wheel, they have brought back the one that worked from the get go, hence the name OG Classic, but having such a big following, they were not about to drop the Conical Full shape from the range either.

Conical Full shape is still wider and more angled on the edge than the OG Classic, which is thinner and very squared off.

That is about the quickest explanation for it.

The difference is much more noticeable when they are sitting side by side too.

I was surprised they are that thin when I got them in the shop and compared them to all the others, but people I know who did buy them liked them a lot.



I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Kevve

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Rep: 5
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3106 on: November 30, 2020, 03:20:19 PM »
Thinking about switching from conical fulls to something slimmer next set as I ride more park now. My wheels are at their widest point right now and grips way to much on concrete.

Cant find radial slims which seems like a good in between shape, only classics and fulls avalible.

How are the classics for park skating? And how are they riding on decent asphalt?

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3107 on: November 30, 2020, 03:33:09 PM »
Thinking about switching from conical fulls to something slimmer next set as I ride more park now. My wheels are at their widest point right now and grips way to much on concrete.

Cant find radial slims which seems like a good in between shape, only classics and fulls avalible.

How are the classics for park skating? And how are they riding on decent asphalt?

Classics have a very minimal contact patch when new, then widen out as they get worn down. 

To me they still ride just as well on anything, but depending on how fast you are going, or how rough the surface is, you might agree or disagree.

Also the 99 vs 101 debate is also valid - depending on what you prefer in hardness too.

Any new wheel is usually going to feel better than any old worn down wheel though.


If they are still a reasonable size, but just too wide for your liking, I have used an angle grinder to take the sides down to make a thinner wheel in the past, which worked well, but if you are not sure what you are doing, it could be a bad move.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0CfVwoFjEp/

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Kevve

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 42
  • Rep: 5
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3108 on: December 03, 2020, 07:23:01 AM »
Expand Quote
Thinking about switching from conical fulls to something slimmer next set as I ride more park now. My wheels are at their widest point right now and grips way to much on concrete.

Cant find radial slims which seems like a good in between shape, only classics and fulls avalible.

How are the classics for park skating? And how are they riding on decent asphalt?
[close]

Classics have a very minimal contact patch when new, then widen out as they get worn down. 

To me they still ride just as well on anything, but depending on how fast you are going, or how rough the surface is, you might agree or disagree.

Also the 99 vs 101 debate is also valid - depending on what you prefer in hardness too.

Any new wheel is usually going to feel better than any old worn down wheel though.


If they are still a reasonable size, but just too wide for your liking, I have used an angle grinder to take the sides down to make a thinner wheel in the past, which worked well, but if you are not sure what you are doing, it could be a bad move.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0CfVwoFjEp/


That's impressive, have to try that some day if i ever find myself with a angle grinder.

Thanks for the input, I'll get a pair in the future when my conicals are done.

99a is perfect to me, I dont see a reason to go 101.

I've found 53mm & 55mm classics in stock, anyone prefer one over the other when paired with 144 trucks? Have 3 spacers on the inside so maybe theyre more like 149ish.




Wizard0f0dds

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 43
  • Rep: 3
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3109 on: December 03, 2020, 07:46:34 AM »
Expand Quote
Expand Quote
Thinking about switching from conical fulls to something slimmer next set as I ride more park now. My wheels are at their widest point right now and grips way to much on concrete.

Cant find radial slims which seems like a good in between shape, only classics and fulls avalible.

How are the classics for park skating? And how are they riding on decent asphalt?
[close]

Classics have a very minimal contact patch when new, then widen out as they get worn down. 

To me they still ride just as well on anything, but depending on how fast you are going, or how rough the surface is, you might agree or disagree.

Also the 99 vs 101 debate is also valid - depending on what you prefer in hardness too.

Any new wheel is usually going to feel better than any old worn down wheel though.


If they are still a reasonable size, but just too wide for your liking, I have used an angle grinder to take the sides down to make a thinner wheel in the past, which worked well, but if you are not sure what you are doing, it could be a bad move.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0CfVwoFjEp/
[close]


That's impressive, have to try that some day if i ever find myself with a angle grinder.

Thanks for the input, I'll get a pair in the future when my conicals are done.

99a is perfect to me, I dont see a reason to go 101.

I've found 53mm & 55mm classics in stock, anyone prefer one over the other when paired with 144 trucks? Have 3 spacers on the inside so maybe theyre more like 149ish.

I would personally go with 55 myself, but 53 would also work. Currently on 54 classics, and before that I was on 56 conical full, so 55 would be right in the middle.

l1ll1ll1

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
  • Rep: 3
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3110 on: December 03, 2020, 08:57:11 AM »
Thinking about switching from conical fulls to something slimmer next set as I ride more park now. My wheels are at their widest point right now and grips way to much on concrete.

Cant find radial slims which seems like a good in between shape, only classics and fulls avalible.

How are the classics for park skating? And how are they riding on decent asphalt?

For the concrete park: 52 conicals 101 (just conicals, not fulls) are great for me.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3111 on: December 03, 2020, 05:37:39 PM »

I've found 53mm & 55mm classics in stock, anyone prefer one over the other when paired with 144 trucks? Have 3 spacers on the inside so maybe theyre more like 149ish.

A little bigger will last longer, but might feel a bit funny or too big when you first get them, but they are also a bit wider, which depending on your preference, will also mean they end up more like conical full when they wear down some too.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3112 on: December 05, 2020, 02:48:00 AM »
This delivery looks to have Formula Four OG Classics in 58 and 60 that I can see, so there are probably more coming for those who like the bigger wheels.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CIY-I5yFnRp/
I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

YungJugg

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 467
  • Rep: 51
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3113 on: December 05, 2020, 11:03:58 AM »
Would anyone be interested in trading any used 99a for my 101a Tablets? Still got lots of life left (~52mm). Probably spent a month or so on em before I realized I identify as 99a.
working hard like if he was from the 1920s or something

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3114 on: December 11, 2020, 11:20:16 PM »
Anyone else had trouble finding Chargers lately? My go-to's on my big boy for cruising are the 80HD 54mm and I've been striking out on them over the past month or two

I am sure I saw some recently in a shop post, but I do follow a lot of shops so not sure I can recall where it was.

Also copied to the Spitfire Formula Four thread, just in case someone had seen some and can also post where.

Parade World has heaps, so just add to cart and then see where else they have them in stock.

https://www.paradeworld.com/search/?query=spitfire%20chargers

In Canada, Tiki Room has heaps of chargers, so check with your local as they might have some now too.

https://tikiroomskateboards.com/collections/spitfire
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 12:58:37 AM by Mbrimson88 »
I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3115 on: December 12, 2020, 12:42:55 AM »
thanks for posting that, want 52's BAAAAAAD

Formula Four OG Classic green swirl 52mm are in...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIgxGMqBNmH/
I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3116 on: December 12, 2020, 12:48:07 AM »
And here if you are in Canada

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIT5l8jHE0J/
I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

Croquet temper

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 289
  • Rep: 2
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3117 on: December 12, 2020, 05:40:23 PM »
I just got some of the Cardiel F4 Deep Tabs in 53. New shape I hadn't heard of yet on CCS, impulse buy.


Mbrimson88

  • SLAP Pal
  • ******
  • Posts: 1000
  • Rep: 54
  • Aussie skate shop guy
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3118 on: December 12, 2020, 08:07:31 PM »
I just got some of the Cardiel F4 Deep Tabs in 53. New shape I hadn't heard of yet on CCS, impulse buy.

Deep cuts are the graphic name, tablet is the shape, which has been around for a while but a good wheel all the same!!!

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/fall20/sf-2020-d4-dt-02.jpg

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

listentoaheartbeat

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 466
  • Rep: 47
Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3119 on: December 13, 2020, 01:07:01 AM »
Can anyone reiterate on which F4 I should try coming from Bones SPF 84B? Someone said I should go with 101A but I am worried theyíll be too slippery in the smooth concrete bowl I am skating a lot.