Platypus wide concave REAR FOOTPAD ONLY for Onewheel XR and Plus

Land-Surf, LLC.

THIS LISTING IS FOR THE BACK ONLY.   For the PlatySense system, click here.


NEW!  EACH ORDER NOW INCLUDES TWO LASER CUT GRIP TAPES FOR THE PLATYPUS.

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, we are including the new PlatyGrip exclusively. It's a new, heavy-duty grip tape that is incredibly grippy and durable.

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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G. (Fort Lauderdale, US)
Platypus/Sense

Ive had over a year of riding on the platypus rear pad and have to say its great. Plenty of room for your feet to adjust. The kick is just the right height to keep yo locked in. The concave is just right. Now just imagine that on the front and you have the platysense. Ive been riding on the platysense for about a month now. its the V3 edition. no copper sheets, switches. just plug and play. and its awesome. My Gt has been sitting in its stand for a month cause this thing bombs trails.
People may be turned off from having a single zone sensor but i dont mind it at all. Sensitivity is great and to dismount its not hard at all. (Put your toes one the tip of the pad and lift your heel. It shuts off)

Once the gt iteration comes out ill be first inline. My favorite pad set up by far.

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Peter Klose (Orono, CA)
Most excellent!

Honestly, wish I bought it 1000km ago! Took me a ride to get use to it... completely different feel than a stock XR! Because of the concave and amazing grip tape...you really feel "locked" into the board...trail shred-ability was awesome... the OW is so much more responsive now. And I love the look!

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Lola O (Seattle, US)
Happy but Concerned about front pad

I like the platypus rear pad okay. I like that it’s wider and I feel more comfort and control than riding stock. I was going to order the front pad, but I’m going to skip it. I’ve had three friends who have them and all three are very experienced riders who ended up having catastrophic failures of their boards after installation, that have led to serious injury. I think it needs more testing.

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Cliff Hansen (Phoenix, US)
Amazing

Have over 700 miles on my wheel, should have bought this product after 20 !!

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Tyler T (Seattle, US)
Game changer!

If you come from a skateboarding background you need this foot pad. I feel so locked in and my rear foot never gets fatigued. Highly recommend.

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Crispy Pritchett (Portland, US)
Love this pad

I love taking long rides on my JWXR. I run to 0 when I can. So a footpad that keeps my legs going good is important. I've tried several different pads and prefer this one. It gives me the best comfort for endurance rides. I use it for both of my pads, just not with platysense. But recommend this as a dual set up for sure. Try platysense first. If that doesn't work I recommend doing a double v1 sensor. This pad is the only one im planning to use going forward for both front and back.