Bones Skateboard Wheels Buyers Guide

Bones skateboard wheels are at the forefront of advancing urethane technology, developing formulas that are tried and tested to be the most durable when performing on the terrain they were made for. Tests prove that Bones outperform other wheels, making them the most flatspot resistant wheels in our cabinet. This is why they have such a loyal customer base. They also offer a wide variety of shapes in every formula, meaning there is something for everyones specific needs and style of skating. This guide will explain the different compounds their formulas offer and give you a visual guide to the various shapes they have developed.


Bones Wheel Compounds

99A Durometer

This slightly softer hardness is a new Street Tech development for burlier street skating situations. They offer more control, a smoother ride and slightly softer landings on rougher terrain.

103A Durometer

These are the hardest STF’s available. Many of the wheels you will have skated are 100A and these are beyond the A scale so even harder. They are a street skaters dream ready for days of abuse at your favourite ledge spot. They will roll faster, have a higher rebound and increased slide-ability.

84B Durometer

SPF’s use a B rating to differentiate hardnesses. Bones use the B scale to accurately rate the durometer of their wheels which are made harder than the A scale goes. As a rule the B scale reads 20 points lower than the A scale meaning wheels rated 84B would be the equivalent 104A. This means they are beyond super hard which equals increased speed, higher rebound and the best slide when you need it. You’ll be screeching those noseblunt slides without the fear of flat spots in no time.

81B Durometer

These are the equivalent of the popular 101A hardness championed by Spitfire. This durometer offers better grip, more control and a smoother ride. You just need to watch some clips of Bones team riders like David Gravette or Chris Russel to know these wheel formulas work where they’re designed to.



Bones Street Tech Formula Wheel Shapes

Bones Street Tech Formula or STF’s are some of our best selling wheels. These are specifically designed for street skating and perform like no other. They are a hard wheel which will grip when it’s needed to and slide when you make it while being virtually impossible to flat spot. They offer the control needed in the most demanding street skating situations. The durability of Street Tech Formula wheels is second to none. They last way longer than regular wheels justifying their slightly higher price tag and loyal fans.

V1 Standard

This is the Bones version of a Spitfire Classic. It is a great, versatile, all round shape for street skating.

Bones V1 STF Standard Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
50mm 30mm 14mm
51mm 30mm 14mm
52mm 31mm 14.5mm
53mm 31mm 14.5mm
54mm 32mm 15mm


V2 Locks

This wheel is narrower than a V1 with a slimmer running surface. The straight edge shape is cut for better lock in control.Ideal for mastering grinds on rails.

Bones STF V2 Locks Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
49mm 27mm 13mm
51mm 28mm 14mm
52mm 29mm 15mm
53mm 29mm 15mm


V3 Slims

The slim shape of this wheel lends itself to more technical street skating. They are lightweight for faster flips and easier slides. The pro wheel of choice.

Bones STF V3 Slims Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
50mm 28mm 14mm
52mm 29mm 15mm
54mm 30mm 16mm


V4 Wide

Skateboarding is all about personal preference and Bones offer a shape for everyone. If you like a wider wheel for added stability and more solid landings this wider profile wheel is for you.

Bones STF V4 Wide Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
51mm 32mm 14.5mm
52mm 34mm 17mm
53mm 34mm 17mm
54mm 34mm 17mm
55mm 34mm 17mm


V5 Sidecut

This shape has sidecut walls which offer less drag on slides and grinds as less surface is in contact. Great for skating ledges, bowls and rails and powering through longer grinds.

Bones STF V5 Sidecut Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
51mm 30mm 14.5mm
52mm 30mm 14.5mm
53mm 31mm 15.25mm
54mm 31mm 15.25mm
55mm 32mm 16.25mm
56mm 32mm 16.25mm


V6 Wide-cut

This is a much wider version of the sidecut available in 54mm and 56mm. The same reduced drag with a wider running surface.

Bones V6 Wide-cut Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
54mm 34mm 18.5mm
56mm 36mm 20.5mm


Bones Skate Park Formula Wheel Shapes

If the skatepark is where you find yourself skating most then these wheels have been made for you and will enhance your skateboarding experience on the daily. Skatepark Formula wheels or SPF’s use a super flat spot resistant formula. This is designed to offer grip and control where it’s needed on slightly slicker skatepark scenarios with a higher rebound for a quicker response and more speed. These are wheels you can rely on for control when it feels like you’re losing it.

P5 Sidecut

These wheels range from 54mm-60mm. They have sidecut walls for more stability, less drag and longer grinds in park scenarios.

Bones SPF P5 Sidecut Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
54mm 31mm 15.5mm
56mm 32mm 16mm
58mm 33mm 16.5mm
60mm 34mm 17mm


P6 Wide-cut

This is a much wider version of the P5 sidecut available in 54mm and 56mm. The same reduced drag with a wider running surface.

Bones SPF P6 Wide-cut Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
54mm 34mm 18.5mm
56mm 36mm 20.5mm


Bones All-Terrain Formula Wheel Shapes

Bones ATF’s are just that, an all-terrain wheel designed to make things work where other wheels wouldn’t. They are made from a special softer urethane which wears well and is designed to keep you rolling on rougher terrain. They use bonded hubs to support the construction and house your bearings. Ideal for cruising or to keep in your wheel house for when you want to skate the un-skateable. ATF’s come in a soft 80A durometer.

Filmers

These wheels in the ATF category are designed to be ideal for filming. Soft, cored wheels with a narrower width making them lighter and easier to manoeuvre. They are also available in smaller sizes like 52mm.

Bones ATF Filmers Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
52mm 32mm 14.5mm
54mm 33mm 15.5mm
56mm 34mm 16mm
60mm 36mm 16.5mm


Rough Riders

These are the ride over everything ATF’s a wide riding surface means they’re super stable and ideal for cruising or making the impossible possible.

Bones ATF Rough Riders Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
56mm 40mm 32mm
59mm 44mm 33mm


Bones Original Formula Wheel Shapes

Bones 100’s are the Original Formula Powell Peralta first pioneered with their Bones wheel range in 1977. These became the industry standard for all other companies producing urethane wheels. These high performance wheels are the lowest price in the Bones range and their durometer is a standard 100A. They offer a high rebound and a high abrasion resistance at a low price point.

V4 Wide

Skateboarding is all about personal preference and Bones offer a shape for everyone. If you like a wider wheel for added stability and more solid landings this wider profile wheel is for you.

Bones 100s V4 Wide Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
51mm 32mm 14.5mm
52mm 34mm 17mm
53mm 34mm 17mm
54mm 34mm 17mm
55mm 34mm 17mm


V5 Sidecut

This shape has sidecut walls which offer less drag on slides and grinds as less surface is in contact. Great for skating ledges, bowls and rails and powering through longer grinds.

Bones 100s V5 Sidecut Wheel Shape Details
Size Width Riding Surface
51mm 32mm 14.5mm
52mm 34mm 17mm
53mm 34mm 17mm
54mm 34mm 17mm
55mm 34mm 17mm


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