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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3720 on: November 19, 2021, 02:35:10 AM »
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I just want some 55mm Radials. I know some exist. One day.
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My local has those SLAG 56mm radials, so theres a few sets floating around. Pretty sure they came in 55 as well!
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AFAIK those were 53, 54 and 56 only. Lots of deals on them though and the 56s were natural color but that size may be sold through by now.


I still haven't seen the new Radials or Radial Full wheels, but I have a feeling the Full versions are not much if at all wider, but more so the bigger versions.


Were the first 55mm Radials the Oski dragons, then the Skate Like A Girl the only other Radials in 55mm wheels too?

I thought there were still some 55mm Radials around too, but the initial Skate Like A Girl 55mm Radials came out in the Spring 2020 catalog, from what I saw, which surprised me cause I didn't think it was that long ago.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring-2020/

Specifically this one:

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring20/sf-sp20-d2-dt-04-2.jpg


Then the Spring 2021 catalog has the newer ones with the 56mm naturals:

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring-2021/



The two most recent catalogs have had normal Radials in 52, 54 and 56mm sizes, but I haven't seen many in shops or out there much.  I had all three sizes from a few years back when there were lots around, with the 54mm being the only ones I kept and still have on a board as they are just the most comfortable overall size, but the 56mm is still a good size and shape for bigger wheels too.

It is funny how such a small thing like 55mm in the middle is such a small difference, compared to the more common 54mm or 56mm wheels, but I know others who have gone more for the smaller size for tech, or the bigger size for speed, so if nothing else, at least the 56mm will wear down to 55mm, or the 54mm wheels are the next best thing if you didn't want such big wheels to start with.


https://www.spitfirewheels.com/summer21/sf-sm21-radials.jpg



Edit:  Added the Radial size chart, with the 58mm wheels as best I can recall, but they could have easily been wider with more contact mm as well.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3721 on: November 19, 2021, 02:46:10 AM »
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I just want some 55mm Radials. I know some exist. One day.
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My local has those SLAG 56mm radials, so theres a few sets floating around. Pretty sure they came in 55 as well!
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AFAIK those were 53, 54 and 56 only. Lots of deals on them though and the 56s were natural color but that size may be sold through by now.
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I still haven't seen the new Radials or Radial Full wheels, but I have a feeling the Full versions are not much if at all wider, but more so the bigger versions.


Were the first 55mm Radials the Oski dragons, then the Skate Like A Girl the only other Radials in 55mm wheels too?

I thought there were still some 55mm Radials around too, but the initial Skate Like A Girl 55mm Radials came out in the Spring 2020 catalog, from what I saw, which surprised me cause I didn't think it was that long ago.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring-2020/

Specifically this one:

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring20/sf-sp20-d2-dt-04-2.jpg


Then the Spring 2021 catalog has the newer ones with the 56mm naturals:

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/spring-2021/



The two most recent catalogs have had normal Radials in 52, 54 and 56mm sizes, but I haven't seen many in shops or out there much.  I had all three sizes from a few years back when there were lots around, with the 54mm being the only ones I kept and still have on a board as they are just the most comfortable overall size, but the 56mm is still a good size and shape for bigger wheels too.

It is funny how such a small thing like 55mm in the middle is such a small difference, compared to the more common 54mm or 56mm wheels, but I know others who have gone more for the smaller size for tech, or the bigger size for speed, so if nothing else, at least the 56mm will wear down to 55mm, or the 54mm wheels are the next best thing if you didn't want such big wheels to start with.




I really want these 52mm Radials and compare them with the 52mm Classic Fulls I recently got. My perfect wheel is somewhere in that range.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3722 on: November 19, 2021, 03:02:57 AM »

I really want these 52mm Radials and compare them with the 52mm Classic Fulls I recently got. My perfect wheel is somewhere in that range.



I just added the Radial size chart in the last message.

Your message from earlier came up in a search for Classic Full too:

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=68020.msg3655191#msg3655191


Charts to compare size:




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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3723 on: November 19, 2021, 05:03:29 AM »
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I really want these 52mm Radials and compare them with the 52mm Classic Fulls I recently got. My perfect wheel is somewhere in that range.

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I just added the Radial size chart in the last message.

Your message from earlier came up in a search for Classic Full too:

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=68020.msg3655191#msg3655191


Charts to compare size:






Itís interesting Spitfire decided to bring back Classic Fulls considering how close they are to Radials. I suppose the radius of the edge is different given they are wider with a smaller riding surface, but not sure that would make any difference in practice. Anyway, I am glad there are options when it comes to small, wide wheels with a round edge. Nothing like this was available when I got into Spitfire a year ago.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3724 on: November 22, 2021, 05:01:41 PM »
I noticed the Spitfire Fall 2021 Drop 2 is now up.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/


Really only the pro wheels in conical full from Mark Suciu, classic from Mason Silva and Louie Lopez and the Radial Full from Kader.

Already been discussed, but still waiting to see how many and if there are the 60mm as well as the 57 mm out there in shops.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3725 on: November 22, 2021, 06:17:23 PM »
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Headass question time: but has anyone noticed a difference with tablets when it came down to noseslides/tailslides on ledges and curbs? Been trying to get consistent with those and Iím gonna need new wheels soon so I thought maybe they could give me a bit of an advantage
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Slides are the same bizness with like contact patch width wheels (conicals for example). Good lock-in on grinds if that's your thing, like 50/50s and such.

It's mental for sure, but I found I didn't skate well on them compared to classics, and didn't prefer them over anything for the slappy game (especially slappy crooks).

Iím sure itís because Iím old as hellÖbut classics are just way better, for me, than the rest of the shapes.
I skate small enough wheels, that a really wide wheel would be nice, maybe. ButÖthe flip with classics. Just better

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3726 on: November 22, 2021, 06:59:39 PM »
101a 52 radials in the spring d2, called speedslims(graphic name afaik) announced today.

also f4 60mm 99 og classics!!!!!! finally!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3727 on: November 23, 2021, 02:44:02 AM »
I keep rediscovering every curb session I have, that Tablets are not a good slappy wheel (for me). Dear Lord I love them for everything else though. Those wider classics are looking tempting. At $40+ a set though, Iíll either wait till I actually NEED new wheels or jump on a good sale.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3728 on: November 24, 2021, 03:43:18 PM »
spitfire really has too many damn shapes
There's a bunch now but I'm cool with em.  I just wish they would update the part of the website with the dimensions but for the new wheels.


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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3729 on: November 24, 2021, 03:57:13 PM »
I noticed the Spitfire Fall 2021 Drop 2 is now up.

https://www.spitfirewheels.com/


Really only the pro wheels in conical full from Mark Suciu, classic from Mason Silva and Louie Lopez and the Radial Full from Kader.

Already been discussed, but still waiting to see how many and if there are the 60mm as well as the 57 mm out there in shops.



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https://www.paradeworld.com/products/spitfire-99-formula-4-kader-loud-clouds-wheels-57mm-166-6668555681857/
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3730 on: November 24, 2021, 08:27:25 PM »

Guessing most places will start showing up in searches within a week or so as stock arrives.


TGM has the 60mm wheels (24 in stock)

https://tgmskateboards.com/spifire-wheels-60mm-f4-kader-loud-clouds-99a-radial-full/


Also on CCS in both 57mm and 60mm

https://shop.ccs.com/collections/skate-components/products/spitfire-f4-99-kader-loud-clouds-radial-full-skateboard-wheels-natural-57mm








That post in the Wheels thread is pretty funny too:

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=82118.msg3688037#msg3688037


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