Platypus™ wide concave rear footpad for Onewheel+, XR

Land-Surf, LLC.

 (UPDATE:  Video review by OG Onewheel legend Chris Richardson!

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

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. The shape and support ribs are expertly designed to offer stable support 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 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 8 stainless steel, black-oxide screws…a standard for all Land-Surf products that prevents rust and corrosion from mucking up your rail threads.

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

Each Platy™ comes with two laser-cut grip tapes – one for now, and one for down the road!

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!

Platypus shredding illustration by Jason Davis.

Customer Reviews

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Hefferson (Peterborough, CA)
Holy OMG!!!!

A whole other world, like night and day, a plethora of possibilities presented, what/why was I thinking/doing/existing without this in my life? etc. Seriously, it’s awesome! Feels like an old Powell Peralta tail on my Onewheel, and it works great with all the other accessories I have anyway (ie. fangs/flight system/rail guards)

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Todd Pressley (Novato, US)
Super Fantastic quality and ride but...

What's up with all the little stabby rocks I'm collecting between it and the battery box. IDK about y'alls, but my Platy's got a gap between the front mounting points that does not at all detract from the comfort or ride but collects the heck out of pebbles that I feel the need to purge often. My F'd up abnormal fear is that I'll smash over a lost engagement ring and the diamond stuck it the gap will bore thru the metal of the battery box and short to the rails and electrocute me,,, to death! Don't laugh, (or do cuz that IS ridiculous) but I've custom fabricated a bit of backing rod to seal that badboy! Buy it! It will turn your Vega into a carving tire!

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Des (Queens, US)

Very comfortable.

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RyanM (Kent, US)
WOW. So Comfortable!

What a difference! So much more room for my foot and really helps lock in. The slight rise in the middle provides a lot of support and increased comfort on the foot. I've tried quite a few different rear pads on my boards and none of them had the immediate feel of better stability and comfort that the Platy does! Now I need one on the front! Haha

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Anthony T. YYC @patran_not_patron (Calgary, CA)
Surprised at how natural it feels

I was skeptical at first so stuck with the usual kushU Hi, Los, onetail extreme and proride options..this is a little more wide in the concave and the middle hump is subtle but makes it super comfy on longer rides. Great make and material from what I can tell so far.

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Jonathan Yeckley (Kirkland, US)
Not necessarily for big feet...

I'm 6'3" with size 13 feet. I was a bit disappointed when I stepped on and could feel the pronounced edges through my shoes -- I somehow thought the width would help my foot settle in more. But don't even notice it now when riding and definitely feel the added control the concave provides. I also don't benefit much from the raised center since my foot sits all the way back, but it felt comfortable when trying it out. I'm not regretting my purchase.