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    I'm not liking mine all that much, the 101a's are just too hard, kinda wishing I got the 99a's

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    Depends what terain you're riding - i spend a couple of hours riding 51mm 101a's on Sunday and they're LOVELY.
    Possibly my favourite wheel of all time... For the time being!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethrax View Post
    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.

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    Hey, I just noticed the wheel forum is gone with the new look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xen View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivica View Post
    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!
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    Yes, please bring it back. Where do we post our wheel threads now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhorik View Post
    Yes, please bring it back. Where do we post our wheel threads now?
    Right here under 'skate products'
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    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.
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    Do the f4's screech like the STF's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew313 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xen View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jshnrz View Post
    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.

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    Just got my formula fours in today went with the 52mm 101's. Definitely a step up from the classics I was riding before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethrax View Post
    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...
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    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)...
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    The formula four 99a wheels are the best all around wheels on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuacardguy View Post
    The formula four 99a wheels are not the best all around wheels on the market.

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    I agree.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 333charles333 View Post
    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,

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    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.

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    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


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    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.

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