I'm so excited right now! I'm looking into getting my very first monofin! EEEK! I recently wrote my school's pool asking about their rules on monofins. If they say they allow them then I will be ordering one with my Fishmas money! The only problem is- which Monofin do I get? I've been researching this for weeks and weeks! (and as always I am soo indecisive!) I was wondering if you had any advice for me?
I've looked into Finnis as they seem popular- Either Wave or Rapid... I wear size 6.5 flats, sometimes 7.5 heels/tennis shoes. My feet are somewhat wide, but mostly just flat. I have practically no arch... I've heard that these are good for training the dolphin kick a bit better. I just sort of have to figure out size wise what would work best. I'm a bit nervous about when I decide to alter it for a tail I've been designing cutting it into a shape seems a bit frightening.
I've also started looking into Mahina Mermaid Merfins! I love the look of these when they are trimmed! They can look so awesome! They also look so graceful in the water... Originally I wasn't sure I'd even look into these, but recently I found one in my price range! However, I've heard out of water they are a bit heavy, and can be a tad bit floppy underwater. Does this effect swimming much? These are such pretty tails, and at one point I thought I saw a video on this forum with one in it- and it looked like my dream fin! (However, after watching the video I haven't seen it since!!! I've spent hours combing over threads! All I remember besides the tail (which may have been a different monofin...) was that the mer in it was swimming around by a bunch of divers who were either just sitting around or moving at a much slower pace in the background... I really wish I could find it again to check which monofin it was!
So those are the "two" I am considering. Does anyone have any advice or alternative suggestions? I'd love to hear them! Thank you so much!