Platypus™ wide concave rear footpad for Onewheel+, XR

Land-Surf, LLC.

E.U. Riders!  Get this pad on your side of the pond here!


NEW!  EACH ORDER NOW INCLUDES A LASER CUT GRIP TAPE FOR THE PLATYPUS AND ONE FOR THE FRONT STOCK XR PAD!

The Platypus - one of the oddest animals nature has ever conceived. A mammal that lays eggs, has a duck-billed snout, and webbed feet, it's a wacky genetic mixup that defies categorization.

We love this unique creature, and it’s the duck-billed snout that gave the inspiration for the name “Platypus™”.

There is no doubt that the Platypus™ wide concave footpad is as unique as the Australian mammal, for there hasn’t ever been a footpad like this before. A footpad that feels instantly comfortable, and can help reduce foot fatigue on long rides. A footpad that feels as good on road as off, and will last forever due to it's urethane construction. This patent-pending design features a unique shape with underside support ribs designed to offer stable footing and ultimate durability. 

Most riders don’t know that simply adding concavity to a to a standard-width footpad has the effect of making it feel narrower. And for people with larger feet, that isn’t so desirable. 

By making the footpad ½” wider than the rails, and adding a progressive concavity that starts shallow near the wheel and grows wider towards the tail (here’s the Platypus duck-bill feature), the rider benefits greatly by having a very wide platform while maintaining a locked-in feeling from the gentle concavity. The feel of control is fantastic and the platform for your feet feels wide and stable. A very subtle middle “hump” gives the foot a bit of arch support and helps lock in the back foot when using FlightFins™.   In other words, its a very subtle "W"-shaped concave platform for your feet!  The new Onewheel GT copies this middle hump that we’ve had on our footpad for two years!

The Platypus™ itself is made of polyurethane – unbreakable, shock and vibration absorbing, and tough as nails. But unlike some other "flappin' in the breeze" thin and weak cushy pads out there, this one has great toughness and keeps it's shape.

Another innovation are the screw anchors at the very end of the footpad. Made from stainless steel or high-strength aluminum, these are not weak “inserts” as all other pads use. These anchors are nearly 1” wide metal plates (and around 5-6mm thick) that will never rust and never pull out of the footpad (check out the underside pics below for details). No other footpad on the market can match it.

Each Platy™ also includes a set of 6 stainless steel, black-oxide screws…a standard for all Land-Surf products that prevents rust and corrosion from mucking up your rail threads.

NOTE: The various colors are meant to match the stock bumpers from Future Motion as well as the Fangs 3 bumpers sold here on this site!

For grip tape options, we have Jessup® Roam® (a grippy longboard tape that doesn’t cut the skin), or the new amazing Badger Grip (made by fellows in the Onewheel community)!

Each Platypus™ comes with two laser-cut grip tapes – one for the Platypus™, and another cut for a stock XR/Plus wood footpad, so that your grip matches!

Once you've tried the Platypus, it's hard to go back to anything else. Many riders start off with a Kush Low / High or Kush Wide, or a Viper pad, or an Airpad, only later to switch to the Platypus. There just isn't anything that compares with the natural comfort and durability, as well as control, that the Platy offers. 

Made for full-size Onewheels®, but fits anything that isn't a Pint® (ie, McNugget or Growler are compatible), and compatible with nearly all fenders and FlightFins™.

Includes a free silicone XLR plug (when in stock)!

Platypus shredding illustration by Jason Davis. 

Customer Reviews

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Colin Melendez (Canoga Park, US)
Big and curvy

This pad absolutely rocks for my huge feet. It gives a great feeling of control, the grip tape is really solid, and the hump in the middle is really nice, which I didn’t expect. The edge does stick out past the rest of the board a bit and so it takes all of the abuse of standing the board on its end, but that’s just one wheeling for ya; everything gets beat up.

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michael dedominick (Wake Forest, US)
Tried out a bunch @ group ride. Went with Platy!

Its all been said. Great pad, locked in feel, clean aesthetic.

I will add however, that this grip tape seems to have small perforations that prevent bubbles from forming. Applying it was the most intimidating part and that ended up being cake!

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Cristian (Boulder, US)
Huge difference IMO, especially for a newer rider.

This really helped me control the wobbles I was getting especially at higher speeds. I know they go away for the most part once you get more comfortable, but after a bad first fall it's helping me get my confidence back. The extra width feels great as well, but it's the concave that I love the most. Big fan!

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Sterling Blair (Mesa, US)
Game changer

Pad provides more surface area for your foot and keeps it planted. It ain't moving unless you want it to. Love it!

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Surewould Soon (Oakland, US)
Love the platypus!!!

I had a kush high before and I still had some residual for fatigue, mostly because my feet hung over the edge of the pad. With a platypus, I feel like I’m locked in even more and all the foot fatigue is now gone.

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lance martinez (Santa Rosa, US)

The platypus is sick!!!! Now I need one for the front!!!