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Xen
08-11-2013, 05:42 PM
Who's picking up a set when they release?

I'm eager to try them out but still have my eye on the new 100a dual duro Autobahns...

swerv512
08-11-2013, 05:58 PM
i've been on them for a few weeks already. i got the 99a 54mm classic shape ones. they slide like you're on an ice sheet. rock hard but still feel good. not the plasticy stf "feel" but very similar performance. very fun when its dry, a nightmare when its wet. predictable slide and very easy to pull back in. they're so much fun i might try the 101a set next...

Xen
08-11-2013, 06:13 PM
I'm stuck on duro - I mean we're talking two points here...but will go for the classic shape.

How's the grip of the 99s with reverts and such?

swerv512
08-11-2013, 06:26 PM
How's the grip of the 99s with reverts and such?

what grip...LOL. it took me a few days to stop slidin out all the time and fallin on my ass. now they're a blast to ride....

HawtDawg
08-12-2013, 08:06 AM
How are they on rough surfaces?

Xen
08-12-2013, 03:45 PM
Get'em while they're hot!

SoCal skateshop. (http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?m=&c=532&l=product_list&sortby=id:desc)

swerv512
08-12-2013, 04:20 PM
How are they on rough surfaces?

like ridin stone wheels on fucked up pavement. buckle up, son...
i doubt anyone who already rides hard wheels will notice any difference, but i'm comin off spit 80hds. polar opposite.

Gnarbenson
08-12-2013, 06:06 PM
The formula four handles much more smoothly than bones.

Gnarbenson
08-15-2013, 07:49 AM
http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/8c971016057611e39e0522000a1fa50c_7.jpg (http://instagram.com/gnarbenson#)

Xen
08-15-2013, 08:55 AM
Don't like the 99s or just wanting to try the 101a?

Vivica
08-15-2013, 12:07 PM
More IRL pics please!

Xen
08-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Plenty of pics in this thread:

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=68020.0

the_unknown_soldier
08-15-2013, 04:33 PM
I've been riding mine since about late April/early May. They hold up to their claims and at this rate I'm probably sold for life.

swerv512
08-15-2013, 04:51 PM
the 101s give me a stiffy. i'm gonna grab a set after these 99s get worn down....

correction: if these 99s EVER wear down....

Xen
08-15-2013, 05:06 PM
I'm still on the fence, what are you hoping to achieve with the 101s that the 99s aren't providing?

Gnarbenson
08-15-2013, 09:46 PM
I just wanted to try the 101 formula to see which one I would prefer. I love the 99a so far.

mrkd. matt
08-16-2013, 05:01 AM
Kinetic sent me a pair like 2 months ago and they're awesome
still look and feel like ive only ridden them a week

PGP-R
08-16-2013, 12:31 PM
I think ima save my pennies and get the 99a, what's the difference between the full and classic shape?

Vivica
08-16-2013, 01:25 PM
I can't find anywhere you can get these in the UK, anybody found any?

Noid
08-16-2013, 04:52 PM
just ordered the 53mm 99 classic shaped
its nice being an impulsive buyer after payday

dtj16
08-16-2013, 04:58 PM
Prob gunna try them next if we're sold out of OJ's.

Xen
08-17-2013, 08:19 AM
Ordered some 53mm 99a classic F4s!

SIK
08-17-2013, 09:23 AM
about to order some myself. my expectations are high of these wheels

swerv512
08-17-2013, 12:01 PM
about to order some myself. my expectations are high of these wheels

you'll be stoked. super set. probably my #2 after classics...

Xen
08-19-2013, 05:16 PM
Well damn, Spitfire nailed it!

I just returned from skating back and forth to the gym on fresh wheels - all I did was slide and slide and slide, two wheel, four, fun 360 slides...these things are amazing so far.

They really do feel like classics, but harder (riding 101a), so I am glad I didn't go with the 99a (tho I would if I was skating park/bowls). For anyone who hated the STF plasticy feel, you won't be disappointed.

Such amazing sounds when sliding and you really feel in total control of your slides without feeling like you are going to stick OR slide out, crazy. I've not been skating much of late but was easily getting 4' of slide with little effort. Can't wait to try bluntslides on them.

They're really hard! Coming off my OJs, the F4s make the OJs feel dull/dead by comparison.

Gnarbenson
08-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Man now I cant wait to set up my 101s!

PGP-R
08-22-2013, 04:15 PM
Which would be better for street skating, the 99 or 101? The roads ain't perfect here, but not horrible either

MyFavouriteDeckSkater
08-23-2013, 12:40 PM
Which would be better for street skating, the 99 or 101? The roads ain't perfect here, but not horrible either
prob 99

Gnarbenson
08-23-2013, 03:50 PM
So far I am loving my 101s they slide so well! But honestly I prefer the 99s. Man these wheels are great

swerv512
08-23-2013, 06:01 PM
glad to see everyone is stoked on these. i didnt wanna be called a liar. next set will be the 101s...

dtj16
08-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Just got a set of the 99a full size 55mm's to test out, stoked to try em on my next board.

swerv512
08-29-2013, 09:42 AM
ohhh, the full size do sound dreamy....
damn, maybe i'll get 101 full size next..

PGP-R
08-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Ordering the 99a 53mm next week, I was gonna get them earlier but my deck snapped and had to get a new one, carbonlight FTW!

Vivica
08-30-2013, 09:48 AM
What style are you guys buying, the classic or tablet shape?

swerv512
08-30-2013, 11:43 AM
i bought the classics first because that's the SF shape i'm used to...

the_unknown_soldier
08-30-2013, 11:45 AM
They sent me the classic shape. I've been riding them since late April and they've barely gone down in size. And I skate some shitty ass concrete sometimes.

Vivica
08-30-2013, 11:54 AM
They sent me the classic shape. I've been riding them since late April and they've barely gone down in size. And I skate some shitty ass concrete sometimes.

Did you not specify when you ordered them?

the_unknown_soldier
08-30-2013, 12:22 PM
I got them early from an Instagram give away. I made a thread about it months back but quickly deleted it because Nate from DLX asked me to not be too vocal about them on the Internet until they were out. I got the 99a wheels in a size 52 and they live up to the hype.

Xen
08-30-2013, 08:54 PM
Loving mine, been powersliding all over the place, such a great slide, so much fun.

I'm going to be pool/bowl skating (Venice Park and The Cove) on the regular very soon once I get my move sorted so I'm going to grab some 56 101s (essentially fulls). Can't wait =D

PGP-R
09-07-2013, 03:27 AM
Ordered mine, should be here on tuesday, 53mm 101a, I hope they are as good as everybody says they are

Aceolus
09-08-2013, 07:35 PM
Just ordered a pair of the Red/White 101A, 52mm. Should be here hopefully by Friday. I've been paying close attention to some of the Spitfires team riders on Instagram. Malto (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/522668179928741236_2895860), and Cole (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/538018934305538269_4323535) seem to be riding the 99A Blue/White Formula Fours (Judging by the Blue on the sides of wheels). Doesn't suprise me they are skating the softer blue and white wheel since the red and white one hardness makes skating on fine cement like ice. However, Just a month ago O'neill (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/525601175030489051_4083606) posted a pic of him still riding the F1 Street Burners. I'm interested to see if these wheels actually pick up and people actually use them unlike the P2 Decks that I can't find any pro riding.

Noid
09-08-2013, 08:35 PM
I was skating the f1 streetburners in the exact same size and shape before i got my f4's. I cant imagine putting the f1s back on at this point.

Xen
09-09-2013, 12:47 PM
Just ordered a pair of the Red/White 101A, 52mm. Should be here hopefully by Friday. I've been paying close attention to some of the Spitfires team riders on Instagram. Malto (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/522668179928741236_2895860), and Cole (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/538018934305538269_4323535) seem to be riding the 99A Blue/White Formula Fours (Judging by the Blue on the sides of wheels). Doesn't suprise me they are skating the softer blue and white wheel since the red and white one hardness makes skating on fine cement like ice. However, Just a month ago O'neill (http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/525601175030489051_4083606) posted a pic of him still riding the F1 Street Burners. I'm interested to see if these wheels actually pick up and people actually use them unlike the P2 Decks that I can't find any pro riding.

Maybe Oneill likes the F1s? They only suck once they flatspot and I'm sure he's got plenty of them.
I've only ever seen Garret Hill and David Gonzales riding P2s.

Aceolus
09-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Formula Fours came in, time to test them against Bones's STF





http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/2520ecd41d9711e3bf2822000a1d1fd7_7.jpg

Trollskater
09-15-2013, 12:01 AM
They look sick! You guys totally made me go out and buy these wheels, i haven't opened them yet because i wanna know it they flatspot?

PGP-R
09-19-2013, 06:17 AM
They don't flat spot, not yet atleast, they feel great, and a lot louder then my Autobahns, they also grip a lot better then I thought they would

kertacodude
09-19-2013, 06:58 AM
I have the 53mm classic 99a, they don't flatspot but my contact patch is starting to literally rip away from the sidewall of the wheel. I'm pretty disappointed considering I went lightly on the wheel to really test it/give it some wear in time.

PGP-R
09-19-2013, 10:57 AM
You probably got a bad batch, mine are still good, I've been giving them a good thrashing and they are still practically new besides the graphics

Xen
09-19-2013, 01:46 PM
I have the 53mm classic 99a, they don't flatspot but my contact patch is starting to literally rip away from the sidewall of the wheel. I'm pretty disappointed considering I went lightly on the wheel to really test it/give it some wear in time.

Contact DLX, they'll hook you up.

CJ Lee
12-30-2013, 07:57 PM
My 99s are doing pretty well and they ride fairly well on the rough east coast pavement. They slide pretty well to and the anti stick slide is not a gimmick!

Sidster59
12-30-2013, 07:59 PM
9-19-2013

Noid
12-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Well now that the threads been bumped ill ask

Has anyone skated the 101's on masonite? I want to know if they grip alright.

CJ Lee
12-31-2013, 12:44 PM
They slide like hell!!! I'd go with the 99 for sure if you're worried about grip

popwar isnt war
12-31-2013, 04:14 PM
Definitely live up to the hype, they're some of the best wheels I've ever had. I have the 99 54mm, perfectly grippy for NJ crusty ground, and an awesome controlled slide. My power slides are at their best.

Bozo
12-31-2013, 04:33 PM
Do they have shrinkage problems like regular Spits?

Noid
12-31-2013, 04:38 PM
Do you mean how fast they wear down?
I wore down the 99s 3mm in 5 moths of doing a lot of hill bombs/powerslides

Bozo
12-31-2013, 04:42 PM
Not bad at all. Tempted to pick up a pair. They have big sizes too. Really, really tempted

Noid
12-31-2013, 06:30 PM
you should, they are worth the money. Im gonna try to buy a set of the 99 55mm fulls, but theyre getting a little hard to find

Bozo
12-31-2013, 06:35 PM
you should, they are worth the money. Im gonna try to buy a set of the 99 55mm fulls, but theyre getting a little hard to find

How slim is the classic shape? Any idea?

I hate slim wheels

Noid
12-31-2013, 07:09 PM
it depends on the size/model
http://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/#wheels-99

Bozo
12-31-2013, 07:12 PM
it depends on the size/model
http://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/#wheels-99 (http://www.spitfirewheels.com/formulafour/#wheels-99)

Thanks dude. Decisions, decisions

Noid
12-31-2013, 07:31 PM
no problem.

does anybody know where I can find the full shaped 99s? I cant find them anywhere online.

Noid
01-01-2014, 04:26 PM
the 99 duro. classics ride surprisingly well on masonite

Xen
01-01-2014, 05:41 PM
no problem.

does anybody know where I can find the full shaped 99s? I cant find them anywhere online.

Tell me about it! I was looking for the 99a/55mm Full and couldn't find them anywhere :\

Noid
01-01-2014, 06:41 PM
ha, I was looking for the exact same thing, I ended up just ordering the 54mm classics. I guess the first run of those is gone. Hopefully the next batch is coming soon.

kertacodude
01-01-2014, 08:44 PM
Is the full shape like those OJ-ish type wheels? what are the benefits of that?

Xen
01-01-2014, 10:27 PM
ha, I was looking for the exact same thing, I ended up just ordering the 54mm classics. I guess the first run of those is gone. Hopefully the next batch is coming soon.

I ended up getting the Type-S Barros in 55mm/98a instead the streets in my hood suck so I'm using these instead of my 101 f4s.


Is the full shape like those OJ-ish type wheels? what are the benefits of that?

Full shape = wider wheel = more surface area = more grip

jshnrz
01-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Full shape = wider wheel = more surface area = more grip

mines on the way. i ordered a classic shape 99. i dunno how it responds though, more into street lately. ever tried that one?

Xen
01-02-2014, 08:00 AM
mines on the way. i ordered a classic shape 99. i dunno how it responds though, more into street lately. ever tried that one?

Classics are a great all around shape.

jshnrz
01-02-2014, 07:42 PM
Classics are a great all around shape.

cant wait to try em out.:-)

Xen
01-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Word from DLX is that that FULL shape is going to be back in stock very soon/to keep an eye out.

dtj16
01-10-2014, 08:35 PM
55mm 99a fulls are super good.
Been riding em for just over a month now.
Felt kinda weird on tranny at first, but now they feel rad.

Never owned bones, so i can't compare.

Vivica
04-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Finally got my hands on some F4's, courtesy of our buddies at SkateAmerica.com (http://www.skateamerica.com/skate/wheels/spitfire.html).
It's been months since i've taken wheels off a board and it's amazing how much difference 3mm makes with 2 sizes side by side. 54mm's clearly dwarfing their 51mm little brothers here.

More on these coming in the next few weeks once i've given them a good thrashing! :7:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/10246806_10151965297515666_7060031843056020413_n.j pg

Peter
05-05-2014, 02:13 AM
bought a pair yesterday, when i first put them on i would slip out when ever i powerslided. A day later i have broken them in and they are great, I had f1 54mm 101a when i first put them on i thought they were hard. Now after putting F1 53mm 101a Classic shape on i realise how hard a wheel can get and how good harder wheels feel. Today i finished breaking them in and they were outstanding, I love them. I refuse to buy a different pair of wheels every again, reverts and powerslides are effortless and more fun than before. Granted i havent really skated them alot, I thoroughly have enjoyed them so far even when i stood awkwardly on my board and kinda of did a weird miny powerslide thing and ate shit. Now this is going to sound stupid but i feel like a skate better with these wheels on, just a mental thing which doesnt hurt you in any way. So yeah buy these if you like powersliding and white wheels, also they are more of a creamy colour which makes them look so nice.

chris44141
05-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Riding now some 56mm 99a classic F4. Luv 'em :-)

Ethrax
05-13-2014, 04:02 AM
I'm not liking mine all that much, the 101a's are just too hard, kinda wishing I got the 99a's

Vivica
05-13-2014, 04:11 AM
Depends what terain you're riding - i spend a couple of hours riding 51mm 101a's (http://www.skateamerica.com/spitfire-formula-four-classic-white-51mm-101a-skateboard-wheels.html) on Sunday and they're LOVELY.
Possibly my favourite wheel of all time... For the time being!

lonechicken
05-13-2014, 05:44 AM
I'm not liking mine all that much, the 101a's are just too hard, kinda wishing I got the 99a's

99a doesn't feel all that soft... Actually, I can't tell the difference in sound when I drop my board down with FF 99a wheels or Bones STF wheels. They're both, "BANG!" like a gunshot. The slides are definitely different, and finally starting to grip a little less.

Xen
05-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Hey, I just noticed the wheel forum is gone with the new look!

Vivica
05-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Hey, I just noticed the wheel forum is gone with the new look!

I was against getting rid of it.
I'm happy to bring it back if there's enough support for it.

GrimeTime
05-13-2014, 01:42 PM
.

Xen
05-13-2014, 03:22 PM
I was against getting rid of it.
I'm happy to bring it back if there's enough support for it.

Let's bring it back, wheels and bearings unite!

zhorik
05-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Yes, please bring it back. Where do we post our wheel threads now?

Xen
05-13-2014, 09:38 PM
Yes, please bring it back. Where do we post our wheel threads now?

Right here under 'skate products'

jshnrz
05-13-2014, 10:46 PM
i noticed that with the F4s, spitfire aint got any fix on chipping. im riding mine for almost 2 months now, never had any flatspots but, man, it chipped faster than STFs. im still riding them where i was riding them STFs.

good thing is F4s got those grip that i never noticed on STFs. could be getting a new pair or going back to STFs. just depends, but my F4s are very useful for the time being.

drew313
05-31-2014, 08:17 AM
Do the f4's screech like the STF's?

Xen
06-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Do the f4's screech like the STF's?

They do!

I rode my 99a F4s, amazing! Coming off a set of 100a Autobahns, it's night and day. The spits feel faster and harder in comparison.

drew313
06-16-2014, 11:11 AM
They do!

I rode my 99a F4s, amazing! Coming off a set of 100a Autobahns, it's night and day. The spits feel faster and harder in comparison.
Might eitiher get the f4's or f1's then. I think for a $10 price difference though the f4's is a better deal.

BombdaPark
07-30-2014, 09:39 AM
i noticed that with the F4s, spitfire aint got any fix on chipping. im riding mine for almost 2 months now, never had any flatspots but, man, it chipped faster than STFs. im still riding them where i was riding them STFs.

good thing is F4s got those grip that i never noticed on STFs. could be getting a new pair or going back to STFs. just depends, but my F4s are very useful for the time being.

Yea F4 definitely chip a bit easier than STF...

I heard the F4 99a chips a lot more than 101a so I went with the 101a instead of the 99a when I got my F4s.

obZen
07-30-2014, 11:14 AM
Just got my formula fours in today went with the 52mm 101's. Definitely a step up from the classics I was riding before!

BombdaPark
08-04-2014, 06:51 AM
I'm not liking mine all that much, the 101a's are just too hard, kinda wishing I got the 99a's

FF 101a better for smooth park (it's not great for rough streets at all), 99a a bit better for rougher street maybe but I heard it isn't that great anyway... I am looking at a 90a or 95a for rough street, if you really want to enjoy the ride LOL...

BombdaPark
08-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Been using my new STF 54mm V3 (brought online for $20) the past 3 days in the park, compare to the FF 56mm 101a (I just switch them out with), it's a bit more smoother (even on rough street), a bit more durable, has a bit more grip and control and it's a bit lighter...

The FF 101a slids a bit better but a bit too well sometimes (which is okay depending on the riding condition and what you're trying to do trick wise etc, obviously you would want FF 99a for better grip, and I heard they are better in the grip department vs 101a ofc, but softer), however FF 101a are not good for rough street (heard the 99a isn't either)... FF are good enjoyable wheels on smoother surfaces (compare to STF) and I would go back and skate my FF 101a set again soon, but if I need a new set of wheels and can get STF for cheaper than $29.99 I would get another set of STF most every time (ie the price would have to be lower for FF 101a or 99a for me to buy another set over STF)...

joshuacardguy
06-19-2016, 09:05 PM
The formula four 99a wheels are the best all around wheels on the market.

Bluecouch Deck 8.1
Independent trucks 149
Spitfire formula four 56mm
Bronson bearings
Bones risers
Jessup grip
Shorty's hardware
Etnies marana

zhorik
06-27-2016, 10:32 AM
The formula four 99a wheels are not the best all around wheels on the market.

Bluecouch Deck 8.1
Independent trucks 149
Spitfire formula four 56mm
Bronson bearings
Bones risers
Jessup grip
Shorty's hardware
Etnies marana

I agree.

333charles333
07-01-2016, 12:02 PM
Formula four had a huge hype

the 99a are no good, I wasn't impressed they chip and do not slide well

the 101a are as good as any decent 101a very hard wheel on the market

but it if your going to go that hard you mite aswell go harder and get bones stf

formula four 101s are on par with

ricta nrg

wreck wheels

autobahn asking as there 101 or equivalent


there above low quality street wheels made by deck brands but they are not on par with bones stfs

spitfire as a brand is a company people seem to like to support - myself included

there a decent wheel if where talking the 101s (not the best but close enough) but spitfire more then the wheels / products are an epic brand, spitfire are a legendary skate brand on par with independent, spitfire are core and well worth supporting

oneday
07-01-2016, 10:32 PM
I had my formula 4s for maybe 3 months now and I have grown to them. I just needed to get used to it because I was using a pair of stfs ive been skating for like 2 years.

zhorik
07-02-2016, 07:56 AM
Formula four had a huge hype

the 99a are no good, I wasn't impressed they chip and do not slide well

the 101a are as good as any decent 101a very hard wheel on the market

but it if your going to go that hard you mite aswell go harder and get bones stf

formula four 101s are on par with

ricta nrg

wreck wheels

autobahn asking as there 101 or equivalent


there above low quality street wheels made by deck brands but they are not on par with bones stfs

spitfire as a brand is a company people seem to like to support - myself included

there a decent wheel if where talking the 101s (not the best but close enough) but spitfire more then the wheels / products are an epic brand, spitfire are a legendary skate brand on par with independent, spitfire are core and well worth supporting
Oh look, it's the master of all skate products. The 99a Formula Fours are actually what I'm riding at the moment, great wheels (even though I do still prefer STF's) The 101a are way to hard unless you're skating glasscrete,

Larz
07-02-2016, 08:22 AM
My 99a's have held up wonderfully and slide just fine for me. Did get a very small chip on one wheel though, from grinding this crusty ass ledge. Other than that, would recommend and buy again.

333charles333
07-03-2016, 01:43 AM
101s are to hard but you prefer stfs


lol @ that

London streets are terrible maybe that screwed my view of the 99a, it's gravel, grit, cracks, and sand paper texture concrete with stone cermented into it a lot of the time.

Even my STFs are chipped

Wish I had the money to be master of all skate products

I'd love to have more knowledge on small local skate brands rather then mostly just the big skater owned brands

There are a skater owned wheel company here in the UK called "fast wheels" that make 83b street wheels, there a good street skating orientated small skater owned company, I've never tried them unfortunately, although I plan to support more small brands


http://fastskateboardwheel.co

Alotoflizards
10-25-2016, 03:27 PM
I'm thinking of buying a pair of these in size 54mm 101a for the extra hardness since I usually skate street. I remember after a year period of not skating I had built a complete and remember having some issues with wheelbite. It's safe to say I skate loose trucks but I can't imagine going back to tight trucks after falling in love with the freedom that riding loose offers. Currently I'm riding some bones wheels about 6 months old with venture (lo's?) and an 8.0 The wheels are quite small at this poimt after so much street. Don't get much wheelbite at all with these but something tells me I could be going a lot faster. Would like to know if there's anyone out there who skated bigger wheels on loose, low trucks and what your experience is.

Chucknorris
06-25-2018, 02:52 PM
http://shop.shredzshop.com/blogs/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-spitfire-formula/
I've rode both styles and way prefer the 99D, unless ur stictly riding smooth concrete n parks.