Onewheel Fishbones (Stick-on Concave front footpad)

Every Onewheel board except the newly released Onewheel GT comes with a flat front footpad. There are benefits to making the pad more concave, and here is where the Onewheel Fishbones attachment comes to play. They Fishbones and makes the board more responsive to subtle heel-toe movements while reducing foot fatigue. 

Current product line:
Guppies for Pint
Fishbones (V2) for XR/+/V1 (for anyone running Flight fins)
Barracudas (V3) for XR/+/V1

Fishbones instead of a Onewheel front foot pad replacement

Installing the Fishbones are arguably safer than other options out there to get a concave front pad. The other options require removing the actual sensor from the board, and then attaching it to a different footpad or getting a full grip tape replacement like the Viper Front Concave Overlay.

Both options have a high risk of damaging or affecting the sensor. The Fishbones are installed on top of the grip tape and can easily be removed later.

If you want front concave, the fishbone is a great low-risk option without the risks of messing up your front pad sensor.

Reduce foot fatigue with Fishbones

The Fishbones are designed to give you the concave solution on the front pad to help with foot fatigue and to improve the overall experience of your ride. There is three main reasons for the reduction of foot fatigue.

  • The concave footpad makes your foot more locked-in. When your foot feels locked-in, you stop constantly trying to grip the board with your toes.
  • The concave form helps to stretches arch and toes.
  • It takes less motion and effort from your ankle to tilt the deck, increasing the responsiveness of the board.

Onewheel concave Footpad without ghosting

When installing a concave footpad or changing the grip tape there is a risk of the sensors being activated when they are not, this is called Ghosting. A runaway board is dangerous for the rider who will not be able to stop the board when needed. There is also a risk that the board hits another person, run into the street or hit another object. 

The Fishbones reduce the risk of ghosting as they do not require any permanent alteration of the front footpad, unlike other front concave solutions on the market. 

Cons of the Fishbones

The main cons of the Fishbones are the price. At around $80 they are not cheap, still, the only really good solution is to get a concave front pad without risking ghosting and messing with the pad.

Some users have had problems with them digging into the heel. The latest version has an updated design to try and fix this issue.

Conclusion

The Onewheel Fishbones is for anyone who is having foot fatigue or want to feel a bit more locked in while riding. It does come at a cost, but it’s the safest option for anyone wanting to get a concave footpad.

There is a reason why Future Motion Inc has applied a concave front pad on the Onewheel GT. The Fishbones will give you some of these benefits on their legacy products like the V1, XR, Pint and Pint X, just remember to get the corresponding set.

Use this product at your own risk. The product has been designed for and tested for safety; however, the rider understands that modifying a pressure-based sensor comes with inherent risks.

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