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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3660 on: October 10, 2021, 08:20:46 AM »
Are the 97a done? Seem to have come and gone.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3661 on: October 10, 2021, 09:28:21 AM »
Are the 97a done? Seem to have come and gone.

i tried the 97a conical fulls but went back to 99s cause they feel better for pretty much everything, just my preference though

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3662 on: October 10, 2021, 09:49:46 AM »
97s are pretty available. I'm on some right now and def prefer 99s. The softer ride is really only worth it either on really rough or very slippery spots. Same with the 101s. Worth trying but were only useful trying to slide the shit out of ledge and curb tricks. 99s are really the all-round sweet spot.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3663 on: October 10, 2021, 09:59:47 AM »
97s are pretty available. I'm on some right now and def prefer 99s. The softer ride is really only worth it either on really rough or very slippery spots. Same with the 101s. Worth trying but were only useful trying to slide the shit out of ledge and curb tricks. 99s are really the all-round sweet spot.

I prefer 97a on my curb/flat ground board as my local curb spot can be a touch crusty

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3664 on: October 10, 2021, 01:16:20 PM »
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97s are pretty available. I'm on some right now and def prefer 99s. The softer ride is really only worth it either on really rough or very slippery spots. Same with the 101s. Worth trying but were only useful trying to slide the shit out of ledge and curb tricks. 99s are really the all-round sweet spot.
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I prefer 97a on my curb/flat ground board as my local curb spot can be a touch crusty

I actually didnít like 97A on crusty asphalt since Iíd get stuck when sliding 180 tricks even the tiniest bit. Shelved them after the first session, not sure whether I should sell them or try at the indoor park.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3665 on: October 10, 2021, 05:52:08 PM »
Are the 97a done? Seem to have come and gone.

If anything they have sold beyond expectations, which is why you might not see many / any around in shops.

There are certainly a lot more people out there wanting slightly softer wheels too, but given it is a slightly different market and the wheels now coming in different sizes and shapes, many people have bought them, even if it is just to try them and see what they are like.

The set I have on a board has not really been skated much, but any time I know I am going to a slippery new skatepark, that is the setup I will be rolling on there.  I prefer a little more grip and a little less slip nowdays though.


Also interesting to hear that some people are more keen on them than others, which is all part and parcel to having a softer wheel.

My go to is the normal F4 99 duro, but the 97 duro wheel is perfect for a number of places I know and skate.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3666 on: October 10, 2021, 05:59:20 PM »
Im on 97 54mm conical fulls and i honestly can't tell the difference between the 99 and these. Maybe I just forgot what the 99's felt like...

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3667 on: October 10, 2021, 06:55:26 PM »
I wish they did those in more shapes like the Conical, Tablet or Radial Slim. The last of which I'm worried will never return to production.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3668 on: October 11, 2021, 03:34:44 AM »
I wish they did those in more shapes like the Conical, Tablet or Radial Slim. The last of which I'm worried will never return to production.

I kept meaning to ask, but did you "Hit them up" about the Radial Slims?

If you haven't and not going to, I might anyway, just to ask.

No biggie, but it might help your decision process if you did know they are done, or they are just having a break.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3669 on: October 11, 2021, 07:43:18 AM »
Not yet, I'll man up and DM them now.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3670 on: October 11, 2021, 07:45:14 AM »
Are the 97a done? Seem to have come and gone.

I see them for same everywhere. My local is hyped on them and pushing them for skating northwest crust. To be honest, I couldnít be happier with a wheel than I am with the 97a F4s.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3671 on: October 11, 2021, 07:47:29 AM »
Im on 97 54mm conical fulls and i honestly can't tell the difference between the 99 and these. Maybe I just forgot what the 99's felt like...

I got back on 99s after a month or so on the 97s and I felt like my teeth were gonna get rattled out of my head. I ended the session early. Theyíre still great for most skatepark concrete, but for the terrain I skate, itís 97a all the way.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3672 on: October 11, 2021, 02:00:14 PM »
My knees and legs are way less sore skating 97as.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3673 on: October 16, 2021, 10:05:28 PM »
Not yet, I'll man up and DM them now.

Any reply yet?

Yes I know I am being too keen!

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3674 on: October 17, 2021, 01:26:02 AM »
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Not yet, I'll man up and DM them now.
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Any reply yet?

Yes I know I am being too keen!

Nothing  :(

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3675 on: October 17, 2021, 01:35:59 AM »
My knees and legs are way less sore skating 97as.

This is what I would like. I really love the feel of 99s but looking for something softer for my cruiser setup. I think I'll pick some bigger 97s. How do they compare to Slimeballs 97a?
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3676 on: October 17, 2021, 03:51:12 AM »
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My knees and legs are way less sore skating 97as.
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This is what I would like. I really love the feel of 99s but looking for something softer for my cruiser setup. ai think I'll pick some bigger 97s. How do they compare to Slimeballs 97a?


I have had both pretty much the same size on the same setups and they do compare pretty much evenly from the skates I had on those boards - 56mm 97 duro.

Personally I prefer Spitfire as I know with Formula Four, there are way less chances of getting flatspots, and at least they come in classic (53mm up to 56mm which is what I have) and conical full shapes too (54mm up to 58mm if you can find them) but both worked well.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3677 on: October 17, 2021, 07:01:15 AM »
The 97a spitfires are great, and Slide very, very well. Iím on classics now, and am hoping that they make them in smaller sizes soon

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3678 on: October 17, 2021, 07:48:37 AM »
The 97a spitfires are great, and Slide very, very well. Iím on classics now, and am hoping that they make them in smaller sizes soon

The classics do slide really well, oddly enough my conical fills donít slide nearly as well

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3679 on: October 17, 2021, 08:25:55 AM »
Whatever happened to that thread with the two rubes scholars getting into a virtual knock out drag out over skinny vs wide i.e. contact width correlating with a  better slide?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3680 on: October 17, 2021, 08:29:28 AM »
Whatever happened to that thread with the two rubes scholars getting into a virtual knock out drag out over skinny vs wide i.e. contact width correlating with a  better slide?

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Sounds funny

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3681 on: October 17, 2021, 05:03:47 PM »

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3682 on: October 17, 2021, 05:10:36 PM »
You can listen to science and read about things, or you can actually ride a skateboard and feel the difference for yourself.

My older wider surfaced wheels have so much more grip than thinner ones.


* But don't let me stop anyone from making their own conclusions.  That was an interesting read, even though I only skimmed most of it.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3683 on: October 17, 2021, 06:10:21 PM »
You can listen to science and read about things, or you can actually ride a skateboard and feel the difference for yourself.

My older wider surfaced wheels have so much more grip than thinner ones.


* But don't let me stop anyone from making their own conclusions.  That was an interesting read, even though I only skimmed most of it.

Why not do both?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3684 on: October 17, 2021, 08:11:42 PM »
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You can listen to science and read about things, or you can actually ride a skateboard and feel the difference for yourself.

My older wider surfaced wheels have so much more grip than thinner ones.


* But don't let me stop anyone from making their own conclusions.  That was an interesting read, even though I only skimmed most of it.
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Why not do both?


Ha yes, do it all.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3685 on: October 18, 2021, 12:26:55 AM »
Alright, almost sold my 97A Classics since I didnít like them at all some time ago when it was still warm, but now I took them to the slick indoor park and love them. So much better than 99A Classics in that environment. Controlled slide but no wipeouts or sketchy landings whatsoever. Felt much more confident and had to didnít have to clean the wheels from dust and dirt as often during the session.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3686 on: October 18, 2021, 09:20:34 AM »
Coming of 99s I couldn't really tell you the difference between them and the 97s. Bunk set?

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3687 on: October 18, 2021, 10:35:21 AM »
Coming of 99s I couldn't really tell you the difference between them and the 97s. Bunk set?

I think so. Mine are for sure harder to slide and sometimes squeak on on things like cross locked bs 5050s for me. I'm down for the slight extra grip and speed on crust though. Like an above poster, I recently tried some 99s again (55mm OG Classics) after months on the 97s and that lasted about two rattly sessions before going back. I do wish they'd do the OG Classic shape in 97a for a slightly lighter, thinner wheel that still locks in like a CF.

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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3688 on: October 18, 2021, 10:54:34 AM »
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Not yet, I'll man up and DM them now.
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Any reply yet?

Yes I know I am being too keen!
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Nothing  :(

I DM'd them ages ago a few times about them, they never replied.
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Re: Spitfire formula four
« Reply #3689 on: October 18, 2021, 11:40:57 AM »
I'm still pondering whether I should get those 97d Conical Fulls or some 78a Slimeballs because I really want a softer wheel for my cruiser and minimal vibration/jitter when going over rougher streets. I might just get those 97d wheels for my primary skate setup later. I love the gear madness.