Where your feet rest in the boat is a pretty important contact point, so I figure some folks out there have messed with this component. Feel free to post up any mods you find comfy and functional. I came across a thick fiberglass I-beam at our warehouse and cut some sections out of it to make an angled pad that I bolted onto the foot pedals that came in our valley boats. While not night-and-day different than the stock pegs, it is more comfortable especially when I wear thinner-soled water slippers due to the bigger platform and more anatomically-correct angle. I just made a second set for my wife's boat.