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Took an 18 mile trip a couple days ago.

My feet really hurt bad after that.  In fact, one of my feet is

still a little messed up. I decided something had to be done to

accommodate my size 13 feet.  Here is what I came up with.

Waaaaay more comfortable!

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6 hours ago, 68bugboy said:

Took an 18 mile trip a couple days ago.

My feet really hurt bad after that.  In fact, one of my feet is

still a little messed up. I decided something had to be done to

accommodate my size 13 feet.  Here is what I came up with.

Waaaaay more comfortable!

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Hmmm.

How does a bigger platform relieve the foot pressure?

Has it worked for you?

What is the platform made from?

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More details please.  I'd love a larger platform, it's the one thing i like about the Elite over the mini-pro as much as the small speed boost. I have small feet and still could benefit as i like long trips using multiple batteries.  Looks like you used some very dense foam for the top layer of your platform, don't know the name of it. How was it mounted? 

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I would've replied sooner but I reached my posting limit (which is apparently 3) for the day

and had to wait 24 hours to post again. Newbie rules I guess.

The platform has a thin wooden base with two 1/2" metal strips on each side for

 support. The pad is from a 3'x3' section of interlocking mat that was once used at

a karate school. It was painted with some automotive vinyl paint. It is attached to the

original footpads with industrial strength Velcro. That stuff is amazingly strong.

So the whole thing can be taken off if needed and go back to original footpads.

Did another 18 mile trip today with the new set up. The pad did a nice job cushioning the bumps.

The Velcro held strong with no slipping. Me feet were still a little sore at the end of the trip.

But nowhere near as bad as the last trip. I am very satisfied with this setup.

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Thanks!  Sounds very interesting.  I'm going to look for the right type of foam, and I'm thinking at hard surface on the top as well might be beneficial.  Cleaver way to mount it.  does the weight of the platform make the mini-pro think there is someone standing on in still when you step off?

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The platform is pretty light. At first it acted as normal.

However, after riding for a while today, it would sometimes think there was

someone on the unit. When dismounting it would give the standard beeping.

Then a couple seconds later it would beep again as if someone was on it.

Then a couple seconds after that it would beep again as is it had been dismounted.

This behavior would repeat itself over and over. Those foot pads seem to be very sensitive.

The weight of the platform must be right on the edge. It wasn't too much of a problem though.

I will study this behavior a little more. I still think the benefits outweigh the problems.

Maybe a little foam around the outside of the original footpads for support would help.

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10 hours ago, 68bugboy said:

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Maybe a little foam around the outside of the original footpads for support would help.

Thanks for the update.  I started buying some materials to try something similar, I'm excited based on what I know about the large foot base on the Elite and various EUC pedals.   I think your idea of a little supportive foam to keep the platform from registering is just what is needed, With the just the right foam it seems like it is close enough to the edge of registering, that this should be enough to offset it.

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Rode for a little bit today and no problems with the Minipro thinking

someone was on the unit. Weird.

Be sure to post a picture when you are done.

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