With so many wheel companies to choose from, we thought we’d put together guide for some of our best performing wheel brands to help you find the right wheels for your set-up. In our Bones Wheels guide, you'll discover all the Bones wheel shapes and forumlas, what they mean for your skatebaording and hopefully answer the Bones STF vs SPF question. Wheel technology has come a long way and there are specific wheels to meet the needs of every skateboarder, here’s what Bones Wheels have to say about their wheels.
Many skaters assume the performance and quality of skate wheels are all the same. A wheel is a wheel is a wheel, they might often say. That's actually not the case. In fact, very large differences exist between the raw materials, manufacturing process, quality control and performance of different wheel brands. Up until now though, a wheel's reputation has been a combination of market hype, market muscle, skater support and word of mouth. BONES WHEELS' popularity is largely a result of superior quality, performance, and durability.
BONES WHEELS may not be the lowest-priced, but our abrasion test chart shows why BONES WHEELS are the best value. After all, what good is a cheaper wheel if they flat spot the first day? BONES WHEELS offers the best combination of product performance, durability, quality, and customer service available today. In other words, you might be able to find a lower price, but never a better value.
All BONES WHEELS unique formulas are solely developed and produced in our own manufacturing plant located in Ventura, CA. Using drastically different physical and engineering properties for each formula, BONES WHEELS creates unique urethanes for specific applications of skateboarding.
STF: Street Tech Formula (All available in 99A and 103A).
BONES Street Tech Formula® powers the legendary BONES STF wheels that roll fast, grip when you need to and slide when you want to, without flat spotting. STF gives you more control to skate with confidence. BONES STF wheels outperform all other wheels, and because they wear so well, they last several times longer than normal wheels, making STF wheels the best for less. BONES STF wheels are available in the original 103A and the new 99A Street Tech Formula™ for greater roll, control and softer landings on rougher terrain.
V1 Standard: Perfect balance of radius, width and speed for best all-around performance.
V1 Sidecut: Sidecut walls designed for more stability, less drag and longer grinds.
V6 Wide-Cut: Wider contact path with sidecut walls for less drag for longer grinds and greater stability.
SPF: Skatepark Formula (All available in 81B and 84B).
BONES® Skatepark Formula™ (SPF) is very high quality urethane specifically formulated to resist flatspotting on slick or smooth surfaces while maintaining a higher rebound for a quicker response and a faster roll. Skatepark Formula has a high resistance to abrasion while not compromising hardness and slide ability. Simply put… BONES Skatepark Formula grips better on slick surfaces, are almost impossible to flatspot, and are the fastest, longest lasting wheel on the market today. You won’t find BONES Skatepark Formula from any other wheel supplier so get a set and find out for yourself what the word on SPF is all about.
P5 Sidecut: Sidecut walls designed for more stability, less drag and longer grinds.
P6 Wide-Cut: Wider contact path with sidecut walls for less drag for longer grinds and greater stability.
ATF: All-Terrain Formula (All available in 80A).
All-Terrain Formula™ wheels are poured in a special soft urethane we call All-Terrain Formula or (ATF). ATF wheels are excellent for rougher terrain so regardless of road quality, this revolutionary formula will roll you there quickly and smoothly.
Filmers Mechanical Bond: Narrower width and lighter weight for easier manoeuvrability.
Rough Rider Natural Bond: Wide contact patch for stability and smoother overall ride.
Original Formula (All available in 100A).
BONES WHEELS® 100’s Original Formula™ is the great grandson of the white, MDI urethane we pioneered in 1977. This family of urethanes has grown to become an industry standard, and because we develop our own formulas in-house, we have been able to keep the BONES Original Formula™ continuously ahead of all other MDI based wheels in rebound and abrasion. This provides skaters with the very highest in performance at a price point that makes them a real value. Our Original Formula is another BONES exclusive.
V4 Wide: Wider contact patch for greater stability and solid landings.
V5 Sidecut: Sidecut walls designed for more stability, less drag and longer grinds.
Check out our Bones Wheels range here.