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Nerdmaid Faith
11-06-2016, 08:21 PM
Finfolk posted this announcement about a line of affordable tails coming soon, starting at $699 and HOLY CARP!
https://www.facebook.com/FinfolkProductions/photos/a.130777587086188.28451.126859280811352/712742705556337/?type=3&theater
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I was considering getting a Merrowfins basic tail over a mertailor, since I trust them more, but I am considering saving up a little more to get one of these since I have loved Finfolk's designs since I started getting into mermaiding!
I cannot wait to see the new website and more info on these products.

AniaR
11-06-2016, 08:41 PM
I know a bit more about this than what is public knowledge at the moment, because I am facilitating some stuff at Mermania for finfolk. All I can say is I AM EVEN INTERESTED, lol.

Mermaid Alea
11-06-2016, 09:06 PM
Wait a second... In the other topic before the news was released I was saying that it would be cool if it was a monofin. Well, if you look at the scales connecting to the fluke, they don't blend into the fluke like what is classic for Finfolk to do. Maybe the fluke really does detach from the body!

Nerdmaid Faith
11-06-2016, 09:59 PM
Wait a second... In the other topic before the news was released I was saying that it would be cool if it was a monofin. Well, if you look at the scales connecting to the fluke, they don't blend into the fluke like what is classic for Finfolk to do. Maybe the fluke really does detach from the body!
OOOOO that would be neat! But would it just be the monofin that they use in their regular tails (the finis wave I think) encased in silicone?

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Mer Coralia
11-06-2016, 10:21 PM
Here's some more photos from the photographer:

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Source: https://www.instagram.com/savannah_kate_photography/

I'm curious what the top part is made out of. It looks like sequins.

They mentioned they use the same monofins as the current silicon tails so the trainer and competitor? They look really small for the competitor though?

Mermaid Alea
11-06-2016, 11:08 PM
OOOOO that would be neat! But would it just be the monofin that they use in their regular tails (the finis wave I think) encased in silicone?

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Yeah I think it would be the regular monofins they used but sandwiched in the silicone fluke. What comes to mind is this photo of one of Kariel's flukes where you can see the monofin sticking out: https://www.instagram.com/p/0DcPDMI0NI/
(https://www.instagram.com/p/0DcPDMI0NI/)
Edit: Also, if the fluke can be removed you can then wear their scale printed leggins with it when you swim.

MermaidLiara
11-07-2016, 02:30 AM
Omg those pics <3 I might just buy one of these! But can I opt for a different type of fluke? Or is there no info on that yet?


Go Finfolk!

Spindrift
11-07-2016, 09:51 PM
Exciting!

*Stalking*

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-07-2016, 10:07 PM
When are they planning on telling us everything? I'm dying over here. :P But wait ooooh Raina said she had insider info...
Spill it!
Ok...Just kidding but I'm so excited!!

Ligeia
11-08-2016, 02:11 AM
I am so pumped for these. I've been planning on get an upgrade for this coming season and these look fantastic. I can't wait to see the information, once it is released.

If Raina is interested, then this has piqued my curiosity even more so!

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AniaR
11-08-2016, 11:25 AM
https://media.giphy.com/media/RoYUhslCf8PoQ/giphy.gif

BritskyPop
11-08-2016, 11:38 AM
Has anyone had trouble with the response time for already ordered Tails? I put my order in and never heard anything. Do you think the new product will set current orders back??

Gravity Falls
11-08-2016, 01:25 PM
I was saving for MerNation's "Genesis Tails", but I think I'm going to change my mind, since this is less than half of that price.
I'm also just wondering if different fluke shapes will be available at an extra price. I can't wait to find out *eeeeek*

I have a feeling that these tails won't be made in full silicone, and I don't really expect them to be either, for such a good price.
I'm super excited, as I've only ever owned fabric tails!!:D

Kianakat77
11-08-2016, 04:24 PM
I was gonna get a mertailor, but these ones are wonderful! what color seams are they gonna be in.

Mermaid Lazuli
11-08-2016, 05:01 PM
Wow, how exciting!
This seems like a perfect middle ground between a fabric tail and a full, expensive silicone.
I wonder what the body of the tail is made of. It looks like it could be sequins or individual plastic plates, but also like they could be molded?
Definitely can't wait to see the full description and possible customization options when the new site goes up!

Ligeia
11-08-2016, 05:09 PM
Wow, how exciting!
This seems like a perfect middle ground between a fabric tail and a full, expensive silicone.
I wonder what the body of the tail is made of. It looks like it could be sequins or individual plastic plates, but also like they could be molded?
Definitely can't wait to see the full description and possible customization options when the new site goes up!
They look like sequins or something similar to me. But I'd think that would take too long to craft, given the time frame they've claimed.

Fingers crossed they have one to fit my shortness, once announced!

AniaR
11-08-2016, 07:03 PM
Has anyone had trouble with the response time for already ordered Tails? I put my order in and never heard anything. Do you think the new product will set current orders back??

they just got back from a trip and I know they were making tails right up to the second they left, and made tails the second they got back. Because of my insider knowledge, I do not believe this new project should change existing customer's wait times very much if at all. Obviously this is not an official statement. But from what I have discussed with them it really doesn't seem like it should affect anything due to how they've set it up

AniaR
11-08-2016, 07:03 PM
They look like sequins or something similar to me. But I'd think that would take too long to craft, given the time frame they've claimed.

Fingers crossed they have one to fit my shortness, once announced!

They're raised individual scales, but yes they give a sequin appearance :D (I think due to the pigment they get that extra shine that sequins get)

BritskyPop
11-08-2016, 08:01 PM
Thank you! I was worried...

Ligeia
11-08-2016, 10:55 PM
They're raised individual scales, but yes they give a sequin appearance :D (I think due to the pigment they get that extra shine that sequins get)
INDIVIDUAL SCALES?! Yup. Definitely getting one now. Though I'll likely have to wait until income tax. These look phenomenal and I'm definitely eyeing that blue one!

Mermaid Riia
11-09-2016, 07:12 AM
I'm SO going to get one! These are amazing!! Can't wait to see when people start getting these and can't wait to get my hands on one. Super excited thinking all the mers who will get their dream tail now!! <3 ....So many exclamation marks! CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED???

I think it's time to upgrade my tail closet too :D (sooo who wants to buy my pink tail soon lol)

MermaidLiara
11-09-2016, 08:15 AM
Really hope we'll get more information soon :D So excited!


sooo who wants to buy my pink tail soon lol

Do you have a pic lol?

Mermaid Claudia
11-10-2016, 06:34 PM
OMG I might just buy one of these instead of saving up for a Mernation I'm only partially into.... If they offer different flukes this may end up being a chance for me to get my dream tail before my family trip to Hawaii <3 :cheerleader:

So much excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!:swoon:

Gravity Falls
11-11-2016, 11:36 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/433bfd6af50fde4a056b4e2e74c76436.png

look what's just been posted !!!! The tails are absolutely beautiful !
Here's the link
https://instagram.com/p/BMrMRGpD_LR/

Mermaid Lazuli
11-11-2016, 12:35 PM
Wow! Those fins are beautiful! Not sure how I feel about the scales yet, (but I imagine they'd look best wet.)
It says the body is made of neoprene. Does anyone have any experience in how well that holds up?

Ligeia
11-11-2016, 12:41 PM
The coloring is lovely. What puts me off now is the zipper. I think I'll hold off on pre-orders and wait to see what others think of them. I'm loving the color - it's so rich!

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AniaR
11-11-2016, 01:19 PM
Just because the description didn't get copied over, this was attached to the photo:

Finally! Here's our first up close look at one of the brand new Finfolk Productions Mythic Tails! So many of you have been curious about the design and creation of these tails and we're finally going to let you in on some goodies and facts about them:These tails ARE fully swimmable and designed for swimming, just as full silicone tails are. They have the same style of silicone flukes and monofins currently used in all of Finfolk's products.The bodies are a color matched neoprene base, with wide toothed, water safe, sand and sea salt worthy zippers effectively hidden in the back.Four way stretch, silky soft fabric lines the inside of the body for total comfort whether worn by land or by sea.
The mermaid scales that adorn the bodies are custom made, fully colored with a metallic sheen, lightweight, durable resin, and are 100% designed by and for Finfolk. They are completely unique and exclusive to our mermaid tails, and based off of our original scale design. They are hand sewn and adhered onto the bodies for complete durability and quality.
The entire Mythic line will come with the option to add on decorative silicone fins. With this upgrade the tail will receive a dorsal fin, heel fins, and hip fins. All Mythic tails will come with the same fluke, designed very specially for this line.
The specialized sizing of the tails has been done by averaging out every measurement for every mermaid tail we have ever made. Meaning these tails were created, absolutely and entirely, to fit all shapes and sizes as comfortably and as perfectly as possible.
The Mythic tails are 100% handmade, sent to you from our studio with love just like all of our full silicone creations. While customization options will not be available, we will be continuously designing and adding new colors and unique flare to the line.
Presale is scheduled to begin by the end of the weekend! We are very excited to share all of this with you, and will answer all questions and comments through our Instagram and Facebook posts as thoroughly as possible, as well as on the new website which will launch in the next few days. �� https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v5/f6c/1/16/2764.png❤ A&B
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lynsea
11-11-2016, 01:25 PM
Resin scales! Wouldn't have guessed that. I'm interested to know how they've made this process quick as it will have to be to make these profitable. Doesn't say if the flukes are detachable, Raina do you know? I'll definitely be ordering one if these work out!

MerEmma
11-11-2016, 01:47 PM
I'm really excited at the prospect of resin scales...I've wanted to have a tail with a more plasticky/hard scaled surface, but I know it limits movement. I wanna feel one!

MermaidLiara
11-11-2016, 02:06 PM
If a different fluke was a possibility, I would definitely have ordered one. Still, it's a beautiful tail :)

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Mermaid Summerlilly
11-11-2016, 02:47 PM
Still, I am probably gonna need one tbh

AniaR
11-11-2016, 02:58 PM
Resin scales! Wouldn't have guessed that. I'm interested to know how they've made this process quick as it will have to be to make these profitable. Doesn't say if the flukes are detachable, Raina do you know? I'll definitely be ordering one if these work out!

I dont think so, I think it's still all one piece.

AniaR
11-11-2016, 02:59 PM
I'm really excited at the prospect of resin scales...I've wanted to have a tail with a more plasticky/hard scaled surface, but I know it limits movement. I wanna feel one!

We will have them available for people to check out at Mermania in person :)

Mermaid Alea
11-11-2016, 03:07 PM
"While customization options will not be available, we will be continuously designing and adding new colors and unique flare to the line."

This sounds interesting. So basically the process works kind of like buying fabric tails where you have different color choices to pick from but not a lot of customization. To me being able to add or not add fins is a pretty nice option.

I am so excited for Abby and Bryn. These tails seem like a good 'break' project where when they need a break from working on a silicone tail which requires more thought due to all the customization going on, they can then work on one of these mythic tails. When I am working on art I like to move from a newer, harder to think about project to an easier project where I know exactly what to do.

The other day I was asking if Finfolk tails have a metallic sheen, so reading that these tails have that shine definitely struck a cord.

I get cold easily and I have concluded that my favorite places to swim are in springs - which are cold...So a neoprene tail has certainly been on my mind.

Next, the scales being made of resin makes me think the tail might be a lot sturdier for land photos. Also the sturdiness means that if you let a friend put on this tail, you wouldn't have to worry so much about them damaging it.

There are so many pros I can think about... I am about to graduate in December so maybe this could be a graduation present ha *cries*.

Now I really want to see a close up of the scales though...

Gravity Falls
11-11-2016, 03:17 PM
I'm going to go ahead and buy one the day they're available! I'll make sure to post a review/YouTube video once I receive the tail! :)

The only thing I'm a little confused about is if we'll still have to send in measurements, or if there's just going to be different sizes to choose from?

God the suspense is killing me.

shimmygoddess
11-11-2016, 03:29 PM
I'm going to go ahead and buy one the day they're available! I'll make sure to post a review/YouTube video once I receive the tail! :)

The only thing I'm a little confused about is if we'll still have to send in measurements, or if there's just going to be different sizes to choose from?

God the suspense is killing me.

me too!! and I was thinking that same question. But in order to get them out so quickly and I am starting to doubt the size is custom. Cant wait to find out more

Mermaid Alea
11-11-2016, 03:31 PM
The waistline might be elastic with an adjustable clasp to change the size. They did get to work with one of Hannah's tails, and some older photos of one of her sequin tails showed that she had a setup inside the top of the tail kinda like that.

Gravity Falls
11-11-2016, 03:56 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/8f6c148df85aa61cb6bd27d0ab02b1fc.png
Question answered!
Plus they've just posted another picture and caption!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/7a8387b4bec3e616006ad5393727a4cd.pnghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/3f69d32eee947cd6c687019e46961ce0.png

Mermaid Lazuli
11-12-2016, 01:34 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMtt4hDDdos/?taken-by=finfolkproductions

A new picture of the tail in the water has been posted. :)

Gravity Falls
11-12-2016, 01:38 PM
Here's another picture of one of the tails underwater !

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/91dc5c8f5821816fed0d3f30884e3af7.png

Ligeia
11-12-2016, 01:40 PM
I am loving the blue and green tails so much. I'm really hoping I'll be able to get one, given my height (swimming down here at 4'8). Tails aren't usually made for short people.

But they are so gorgeous!

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Gravity Falls
11-12-2016, 01:42 PM
I am loving the blue and green tails so much. I'm really hoping I'll be able to get one, given my height (swimming down here at 4'8). Tails aren't usually made for short people.

But they are so gorgeous!

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someone had asked finfolk on instagram if the tail would be available for people with "short legs"
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/6874d2495dc853c62210ac7399aae421.png

Ligeia
11-12-2016, 01:45 PM
someone had asked finfolk on instagram if the tail would be available for people with "short legs"
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161112/6874d2495dc853c62210ac7399aae421.png
The sound of excitement I made scared my kittens! This makes me SO FREAKING HAPPY.

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Mer-Crazy
11-12-2016, 04:45 PM
The shortness thing was a question I had too but I don't see how they can make a tail designed to fit average people also fit those who are shorter/ taller. I'm one of those people who the fin fun tails reach like up to my boobs nearly but it's okay because I can just roll it down. I can't see this tail being roll down able. On that note though I'd love to see how they fit shorter people :)

Rett
11-13-2016, 04:16 PM
I'm very interested in these but a little apprehensive. With only four sizes I highly doubt that they will have one to fit me :thinks:

AniaR
11-13-2016, 06:03 PM
I'm going to take lots of photos and videos of the tails at Mermania for everyone to see :)

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 06:11 PM
Hey everyone - the site just went live!

https://finfolkproductions.myshopify.com/

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Mermaid Summerlilly
11-13-2016, 06:19 PM
SQUEEEEEEE

Gingersnaps
11-13-2016, 06:49 PM
Am I the only one who cant find the size guide? haha

OMG I'm dumb I found it LOL

these tails are so gorgeous! Uhhhhhggggg I know I'll eventually want one ut do I go for the sale price or wait for a bit till reviews come back. SIGH.

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 06:49 PM
Am I the only one who cant find the size guide? haha
If you click on a tail, scroll to the very last picture. I'll see if I can post it here.

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Ligeia
11-13-2016, 06:50 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161113/2921d3f82291bc08038efffcf3023d9b.jpg

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Gingersnaps
11-13-2016, 06:53 PM
HAHA I just found it like right after I posted, lack of sleep and no coffee

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 06:53 PM
HAHA I just found it like right after I posted, lack of sleep and no coffee
That's usually how it works! Haha! Glad you found it!

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Mer-Crazy
11-13-2016, 07:08 PM
That moment when you perfectly fit the large but you're trying to save up for an expensive new camera :'(

Also new question: What size are the foot pockets? They say that they're made with the same silicone and monofins used in the full silicone but that is a wide range of sizes to cover in foot pockets.

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 07:10 PM
That moment when you perfectly fit the large but you're trying to save up for an expensive new camera :'(
I'm between sizes. :( Looking forward to reviews so I can figure out whether they run small or larger!

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AniaR
11-13-2016, 07:15 PM
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1514/5632/products/fin_upgrade_pic.jpg?v=1479065585


close up. the website is up! MYTHIC TAILS ARE HERE! Go to https://finfolkproductions.myshopify.com (https://finfolkproductions.myshopify.com/) where tails and more amazing, unannounced products are ready for purchase!

I can't link any other photos but you can go in and zoom and see the scales up close and the zippers

AniaR
11-13-2016, 07:16 PM
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1514/5632/products/three_tails_product_553b6082-6323-4c03-9316-c40d6d20cf7e.jpg?v=1478999024

AniaR
11-13-2016, 07:17 PM
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1514/5632/products/measurementchartlayered_ac2c24c9-147e-4f69-81ea-3a0fce2b1620.jpg?v=1479062395


https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1514/5632/products/teal_product_zipper.jpg?v=1479058633

tessie
11-13-2016, 07:19 PM
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Finfolk recommends going a size down!

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 07:21 PM
39506

Finfolk recommends going a size down!
Thank you!

Mermaid Emeraldina
11-13-2016, 07:32 PM
oh gosh i just made a new thread i didn't see this!!

Ive bought one! in teal! with the extra fins! I AM SOOOO EXCITEEEEED

tessie
11-13-2016, 08:31 PM
Ive bought one! in teal! with the extra fins! I AM SOOOO EXCITEEEEED

I bought one as well!! I have a Sirenalia tail that I love to death, but I couldn't pass this up. The pre-sale savings is totally worth it for me :D

Gravity Falls
11-13-2016, 08:36 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161114/c472c7c69fea4eae8d57811047b60833.jpg
I'm actually crying right now. This is so surreal. Thank you for the size chart btw ! I couldn't find it online either hA

lynsea
11-13-2016, 08:55 PM
No word about the footpocket size yet? They say they use the shooter.

Mer-Crazy
11-13-2016, 09:16 PM
I asked and this was what I got as a reply:
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161114/d0b033029e4d86e2d5480485536e85b3.jpg

Ligeia
11-13-2016, 09:42 PM
I asked and this was what I got as a reply:
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161114/d0b033029e4d86e2d5480485536e85b3.jpg
As someone with hamster feet, this worries me a bit. I've never worked with a shooter before. Any small footed mers out there who have?

Push come to shove, I'd just get multiple pairs of neoprene socks to try and make up for the difference, but I'd prefer not to.

Mer-Crazy
11-13-2016, 10:01 PM
See I'm the opposite. I can squeeze into finis M just fine but I prefer the L as I can wear my neoprene booties with it. I'd assume they went with the medium size but it would be nice to know exactly.

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Mer Coralia
11-13-2016, 10:16 PM
It's nice they had the green one without fins. I think the fins complete the look and the dorsal is perfect for hiding the zipper. I can't wait for that video.

Although I'm really into getting those octopus leggings ^^

They'd be so cute for yoga!

Mermaid Alea
11-13-2016, 10:25 PM
So I saw where they explained to someone that the hip measurement is taken from your hip bone I think I have been measuring myself the wrong way for tails this whole time because my Mom told me to measure myself lower than that for hips. :doh: Anyways at least now I know. :lol:

Mer-Crazy
11-13-2016, 11:23 PM
Technically speaking your mother is correct. Anyone who does sewing will tell you that your proper 'hip bones' are a lot lower than most people think (around your lap area where they're telling people to measure their 'butt'). The place they are telling you to measure is classified as your 'high hip' at least from a technical point of view and I can assume they've done it that way to avoid confusion from the general public.

Mermaid Alea
11-13-2016, 11:49 PM
Ahh okay thanks Mer-Crazy! So are most tail measurements done this way at the high hip instead of the actual place you are supposed to measure for your hip? How confusing...

For those of you who have ordered one of these Mythic tails I can't wait for your review! :)

Mer-Crazy
11-14-2016, 12:23 AM
I suppose it depends on the tail maker. Most of them include a measuring chart with pictures of exactly where abouts to measure so that helps clear things up a bit but like I said unless you have sewing experience it's an easy thing to not know. It's probably easier to just call it the 'hip' and 'butt' haha

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Mermaid Lazuli
11-14-2016, 01:05 AM
Hmm... currently considering the sizes. My hips and waist fit well enough to a size small... but apparently my butt is too small, haha! They say to order a size down if in doubt, but I'm a bit nervous about that. I've never been a size extra small anything!

That said, I really love the teal and pink tails! (Especially eyeing the teal, as I think my mermaid name tends to imply blue.) Not as fond of the others only because the color transitions on them look a lot more abrupt, which isn't my personal preference. :) However, if you like bright tails, I think they'd be really nice!

Mermaid Emeraldina
11-14-2016, 05:52 AM
I am in the UK so our sizes are a little different to US sizes. I am a UK size 14-16 so I obviously chose the size L.

Princess Pearl
11-14-2016, 09:56 AM
I'm debating colour! I can't decide between the light pink and the regular pink. If they had a true purple I'd be all over that.

Mermaid Lazuli
11-14-2016, 11:52 AM
Wow! They're already sold out of size small and large in the teal color!

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-14-2016, 12:04 PM
eeeeek

Gravity Falls
11-14-2016, 12:16 PM
I'm so glad I purchased the small in teal while I could. I was debating waiting a couple weeks so I could have some more money but I think this was a great decision :-)


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Saren
11-14-2016, 02:03 PM
I just purchased a teal M. Hoping it'll fit my big feet! But I'm so excited! This is a perfect solution for all my traveling!

shimmygoddess
11-14-2016, 04:03 PM
Hmm... currently considering the sizes. My hips and waist fit well enough to a size small... but apparently my butt is too small, haha! They say to order a size down if in doubt, but I'm a bit nervous about that. I've never been a size extra small anything!

That said, I really love the teal and pink tails! (Especially eyeing the teal, as I think my mermaid name tends to imply blue.) Not as fond of the others only because the color transitions on them look a lot more abrupt, which isn't my personal preference. :) However, if you like bright tails, I think they'd be really nice!

I was worried about that too, I still ordered a size Small though

Mer Coralia
11-14-2016, 04:41 PM
Mermaid Hyli posted a video of her swimming in them:


https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzBsCZhYXM/?taken-by=mermaidhyli

Mermaid Lazuli
11-14-2016, 04:47 PM
I really like the movement of the fluke and the hip fins!

Mer Coralia
11-14-2016, 05:09 PM
I'm hoping they post an actual video, similar to their YouTube one of the Individual Scale upgrade, where they go up close and personal with them and into more detail.

I'm curious to know what it sounds like when you clink the scales, since they're made of resin.

Gingersnaps
11-14-2016, 05:43 PM
I'm totally eyeing the blue icy tail. ;^; I'm canadian so everything is more expensive and our dollar isnt doing so well. I may wait till reviews come in and hopefully be able to order one in the spring! tho a snow shoot near the water would be gorgeous!

Mermaid Vee
11-14-2016, 06:49 PM
I jumped in head first and got the magenta tail, but I echo what Coralia said. Also I wish that the green tail was darker or brighter for the most part because then it would have ben my top pick for sure! The tail i'm waiting on will be orange and blue so i wanted a different color scheme :)

Nerdmaid Faith
11-14-2016, 07:06 PM
I'm totally eyeing the blue icy tail. ;^; I'm canadian so everything is more expensive and our dollar isnt doing so well. I may wait till reviews come in and hopefully be able to order one in the spring! tho a snow shoot near the water would be gorgeous!
I feel you. Curse you exchange rate!

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Mermaid Emeraldina
11-14-2016, 08:21 PM
thanks for posting the video haven't seen it before, i ordered that colour. still happy with that choice as i didn't want something too loud as i have anxiety i don't want to stick out like a sore thumb too much lol and teal is my fave all time colour most of my possessions are either blue/teal

the fins move gorgeously through the water. i like how the dorsal flops around and the hip fins move up and down with the body, the heel fins compliment that fluke so nicely too. the fluke moves just right too not too stiff not too floppy.

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-14-2016, 09:35 PM
I feel you. Curse you exchange rate!

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No kidding, lol. WHYYYYYYY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME QUEBEC??!!!? But I mean, I can barely afford one anyway.. maybe I'll just ask for money for christmas.. :P

TwilitWing
11-14-2016, 09:59 PM
Oh lord I just about screamed when I saw these! That teal one is almost perfect. And I wonder if the tails can come without the hip fins, or any fins at all. I'm a simple mermaid. xD

Mer Coralia
11-14-2016, 10:19 PM
Oh lord I just about screamed when I saw these! That teal one is almost perfect. And I wonder if the tails can come without the hip fins, or any fins at all. I'm a simple mermaid. xD

The fins are an extra $250 which is purchased separately. After the presale they'll be $300.

Saren
11-14-2016, 10:34 PM
They only have XS available for the teal now. Bryn emailed me saying I may have been the one who took the last of the mediums. It seems the teal was the most popular because the other colors don't seem to have any sizes that have sold out

Ligeia
11-15-2016, 02:23 AM
The teal is now entirely sold out. All the other colors have all sizes avaliable, currently. (As of 1:21am EST)

I'm really liking the way the tail moves in the water. I was worried it would be a bit rigid. I second the mer who mentioned a close up video of the tail like they did when they released the individual scales. That would be wonderful.

I'm about 90% sure I'll be snapping up one of these, come springtime. However, I'm also holding out on Mermaid Kariel's cheaper tails.

So many choices!

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tessie
11-15-2016, 02:36 AM
They only have XS available for the teal now. Bryn emailed me saying I may have been the one who took the last of the mediums. It seems the teal was the most popular because the other colors don't seem to have any sizes that have sold out

Talk about lucky! I was debating if I should get a teal or not, but I ultimately couldn't give up on my pink/purple color scheme :P

Mermaid Claudia
11-15-2016, 05:01 AM
Although they didn't have a red one like I was hoping (since red is my thing) I totally fell in love with their deep pink/magenta tail and I went for it <3 I'm so excited!!!:yay:

Now begins the anxious wait for them to start shipping out and arriving....

Mermaid Emeraldina
11-15-2016, 07:18 AM
I am so excited. I am in the UK so the sizing is a little different to US sizes. I am a uk size 14-16 so i opted for size L. I have always had a big bum (over 40") so I am certain I've chosen the right size.

do you guys think i chose the right size ??

AniaR
11-15-2016, 12:46 PM
*All the Canadians collectively sob into our Tim Horton's cups over the exchange rate*

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/crying-waterfalls.gif

MermaidBrandie
11-15-2016, 02:54 PM
I wonder if they'll be selling the scales separate...

lynsea
11-15-2016, 03:18 PM
Highly doubtful, those scales are a big part of why these tails are so cheap.

Gingersnaps
11-15-2016, 04:09 PM
*All the Canadians collectively sob into our Tim Horton's cups over the exchange rate*

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/crying-waterfalls.gif


HAHAHA this is so me right now. *EATS TIMBITS OUT OF SADNESS*

Mermaid Claudia
11-15-2016, 04:50 PM
I wonder if they'll be selling the scales separate...

As far as I can tell they won't, but they are including some scales with the tail in case a few fall off.

Mer-Crazy
11-15-2016, 05:51 PM
*All the Canadians collectively sob into our Tim Horton's cups over the exchange rate*

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/crying-waterfalls.gif
I think all the non-us countries are feeling this right now haha. Can't we all agree that US needs to just lower their dollar value? It's only polite to the rest of the world.

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Mermaid Alea
11-16-2016, 12:20 AM
Hey mers I just read Finfolk's reply to Saren the Mermaid's question about monofin foot sizes on Finfolk's Instagram:


Hi Saren! The foot pockets will go by size, starting with a 6-8 sized shoe in the XS, 8-10 in the Small, etc. there will be plenty of room for bigger (whaddya call 'em?) feet, as well as room for fin socks! :)

So I would fit the body of the XS perfectly for the Mythic tail, but my shoe size is around 9 - 10 which is the monofin size in the Small tail. I know it is better to have a monofin that is too big than too small. I wouldn't want my feet feeling squished.

Before I got my monofin my Grandparents sent me some old regular swim fins that are a size 6 - 7. I would swim with them until my feet hurt from being squeezed so much - or until my feet cramped up. When I finally got my Finis Rapid, which is big enough for my feet, I was amazed at how much more pleasurable it was to swim with a fin that actually fits!

Oh well I knew I wouldn't get one of these tails right away so I have time to see what happens. I think they said they will offer a wider range of sizes eventually. Perhaps along with that they will offer larger foot size options for XS tails...

Ligeia
11-16-2016, 12:43 AM
Hey mers I just read Finfolk's reply to Saren the Mermaid's question about monofin foot sizes on Finfolk's Instagram:



So I would fit the body of the XS perfectly for the Mythic tail, but my shoe size is around 9 - 10 which is the monofin size in the Small tail. I know it is better to have a monofin that is too big than too small. I wouldn't want my feet feeling squished.

Before I got my monofin my Grandparents sent me some old regular swim fins that are a size 6 - 7. I would swim with them until my feet hurt from being squeezed so much - or until my feet cramped up. When I finally got my Finis Rapid, which is big enough for my feet, I was amazed at how much more pleasurable it was to swim with a fin that actually fits!

Oh well I knew I wouldn't get one of these tails right away so I have time to see what happens. I think they said they will offer a wider range of sizes eventually. Perhaps along with that they will offer larger foot size options for XS tails...
I need to get a M, based on the measurements but have a shoe size of about seven. Looks like I'll be making use of socks!

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Ilyena
11-17-2016, 06:49 AM
Oh yeah, CAD is the same as AUD compared to USD (and to eachother for that matter)....wooo -_- not

lynsea
11-20-2016, 03:39 PM
Posted this on the general Finfolk thread as well but figured it would go here too. Finfolk is having a Black Friday sale and will be releasing and unknown new color of their Mythic line. My guess is purple or orange!

Mermaid Claudia
11-20-2016, 05:26 PM
I hope purple or orange is right! I'm gonna be upset if they release a red one since I already ordered the magenta to make up for it! :$:lol:

badkidbebe
11-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Ooooo a black tail!!! I actually wanted a black tail but I'm not sure how it would photograph. I went for pink and black instead. Although my tail isn't made yet so I wonder if I asked them their thoughts on a black tail? Hmmmmm <3


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Acqua Luna
11-21-2016, 04:29 PM
I have a black tail, I had the same concern but it looks to have turned out well.

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-22-2016, 04:46 PM
They posted on Instagram about their black Friday sale starting on Thursday at 12 o clock at night, fin sets for the mystic tails only are free, and apparently they're gonna have little surprise-type items showing up to buy.

I MIGHHHHTTTTT need to finally buy a mystic tail cause the temptation is killin me but I don't have the money ughhhhhh. (They're also sold out of the teal one, and I'm not sure what size I would be but I think large (which is the only size of the dark pink tail left) is a little too big but I WANT ONEEE....... ;P

Mermaid_Izzy
11-22-2016, 05:42 PM
They posted on Instagram about their black Friday sale starting on Thursday at 12 o clock at night, fin sets for the mystic tails only are free, and apparently they're gonna have little surprise-type items showing up to buy.

I MIGHHHHTTTTT need to finally buy a mystic tail cause the temptation is killin me but I don't have the money ughhhhhh. (They're also sold out of the teal one, and I'm not sure what size I would be but I think large (which is the only size of the dark pink tail left) is a little too big but I WANT ONEEE....... ;P

Wait....12 at night in what time zone?!??!

Nevermind....lol...it's EST


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Mermaid Summerlilly
11-23-2016, 11:19 PM
Eeeeepp sale starts sooooooonnnnn!

Mermaid_Izzy
11-24-2016, 01:08 AM
It's 12:07 EST and I still don't see anything.....Ahhhhhhhh!!! I want to know the secret items now!!!! (sorry I lost myself there for a moment...lol)


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Saren
11-24-2016, 01:17 AM
I'm thinking what they meant is midnight friday. Since midnight it's the first hour of the new day, it makes more sense this way

Mermaid_Izzy
11-24-2016, 01:19 AM
I'm thinking what they meant is midnight friday. Since midnight it's the first hour of the new day, it makes more sense this way

Yes....it does....Thursday at midnight threw me off....


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Mermaid Emeraldina
11-24-2016, 05:26 AM
Interesting to see what these holiday 'eggs' are going to be that will be dotted around on the website too :D

I had a dream of swimming around in my mythic teal tail last night and woke up to an email from Bryn... Coincidence ?! :D

I bought my mythic tail the minute they came live on the website, Im glad I did because it meant i got the colour and size i wanted (which has proven to be mega popular) and has sold out. Im glad I got in there! Im going to do a unboxing video and upload to youtube as well the minute i get it :) I will zoom in up close on these individual scales etc

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 08:45 AM
Yes....it does....Thursday at midnight threw me off....

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I literally stayed up to see if I could grab anything but nope. Oh well lol.

Mermaid_Izzy
11-24-2016, 10:32 AM
I literally stayed up to see if I could grab anything but nope. Oh well lol.

Me too...lol...


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Moonchild
11-24-2016, 01:59 PM
ahhh I just saw these tails a few days ago and I love them!! :dance: I think the resin scales look better than the full silicone ones, more realistic! not so sure about the durability though...

Anyways, if I lived in the US I'd get one without a second thought, but the shipping costs+customs duties are really putting me off :thumbdown:

Nerdmaid Faith
11-24-2016, 02:07 PM
ahhh I just saw these tails a few days ago and I love them!! :dance: I think the resin scales look better than the full silicone ones, more realistic! not so sure about the durability though...

Anyways, if I lived in the US I'd get one without a second thought, but the shipping costs+customs duties are really putting me off [emoji107]
Agreed. Canadians are sobbing

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Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 04:15 PM
I'm sobbing and sobbing but still hopeful lol.



(Mom? Can I borrow some cash...?)

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 07:12 PM
I'm dying to know what the new colour is gonna be as well? I'm thinking it's not purple, because while that is a legging colour that doesn't have a tail to match, the first image of the Mythic tails had her wearing purple leggings holding a green tail, which makes me think of some sort of Ariel type vibe was supposed to be there. I'm also really hoping it's gonna be purple though because I'd love to see that, but a colour like orange would be cool as well... or maybe it's something completely unexpected, like black. How cool would that be? But that's not very probable because not many people want black tails (or so I would think, I mean I would but I don't know about the general public lol), they prefer lighter colours.

OH GOD I'M TOTALLY OVERTHINKING THIS AREN'T I

I NEED TO KNOW

Mer Coralia
11-24-2016, 08:35 PM
Maybe it's a rainbow tail xD


Current: light blue, teal, magenta, light pink, green

Guesses: purple, orange, black, rainbow, red,


Hopefully I'm not missing anyone's guesses :)

Mermaid Aria
11-24-2016, 08:42 PM
Does anyone know how sizing is on the leggings? I tried to find a chart but couldn't and i want to try to get a pair during the sale but I am not sure if I should get the small or medium. I generally wear a size 5 in pants.

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Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 09:30 PM
Maybe it's a rainbow tail xD


Current: light blue, teal, magenta, light pink, green

Guesses: purple, orange, black, rainbow, red,


Hopefully I'm not missing anyone's guesses :)


AW MAN IF IT'S RAINBOW OMG I WOULD DIE THEN REVIVE MYSELF THEN BUY IT IMMEDIATELY

lol I want to buy one anyway but that would seal the deal :P

Mermaid Alea
11-24-2016, 09:34 PM
Uhm mers, there is a new photo on their website:
https://finfolkproductions.myshopify.com/

Scroll to the bottom it is a new Mythic tail. It is not exactly rainbow, but it does have several colors. It goes from pink, to coral, to purple, to blue. I would call it like a pastel sunset.

Here is the new tail:
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Edit: Can I get a prize for finding this photo? :p

Mer Coralia
11-24-2016, 09:47 PM
Gah, you beat me to it! (posting the photo)

It's called the Nile Goddess Gold tail. :mermaid kiss:

If I actually wanted to buy one of these tails, then this one would of been it. Love those colors (even if I'm not fond of the structure)

Mer Coralia
11-24-2016, 09:49 PM
Does anyone know how sizing is on the leggings? I tried to find a chart but couldn't and i want to try to get a pair during the sale but I am not sure if I should get the small or medium. I generally wear a size 5 in pants.

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I wish I knew, I emailed them asking for sizes but have yet to get a response.

Also what is it with responding with quotes that it doesn't allow spaces? O.o

I really want to buy those kraken leggings <3

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 10:33 PM
OOO the sale started already guys!!!

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-24-2016, 10:36 PM
Uhm mers, there is a new photo on their website:
https://finfolkproductions.myshopify.com/

Scroll to the bottom it is a new Mythic tail. It is not exactly rainbow, but it does have several colors. It goes from pink, to coral, to purple, to blue. I would call it like a pastel sunset.

Here is the new tail:
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Edit: Can I get a prize for finding this photo? :p



UMMMM

I NEEDDDD

Also your prize is recognition for being the one who found the beautiful tail omg :lol:

Mer Coralia
11-24-2016, 10:57 PM
OMG THEY HAVE SWEATERS!!!! :cheerleader:

Meghara July
11-24-2016, 11:43 PM
I am really interested to see how these tails play out! I am hoping to begin shooting a mermaid film next spring, and these are the perfect cost to invest in for my two main mers. I just want to see the reviews before I purchase any. (Assuming I can save up enough to buy two lol.) I had a tail with a similar make to these, and it took FOREVER to dry. I'm talking almost a week, or a few days if I was really lucky. It sucked. I never used it because it was so bad. Finfolk is much much higher quality though, and so I'm thinking theirs will be better. I'm hoping so anyway! I really like that teal, and the new goddess one! :)

Gravity Falls
11-25-2016, 12:07 AM
I'm kinda butthurt about the fins being free with purchase on Black Friday. I preordered the teal tail before knowing there'd be a sale anytime soon :/// I reeeeally wanted the fins but didn't have the 300 extra dollars ahhhhhH
Guess that's how business works!!! I'm just lucky enough to be able to afford just the tail in the first place.

The new sweaters are really pretty though, and I'm hoping to get one soon :-)


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Mer Coralia
11-25-2016, 12:11 AM
I'm kinda butthurt about the fins being free with purchase on Black Friday. I preordered the teal tail before knowing there'd be a sale anytime soon :/// I reeeeally wanted the fins but didn't have the 300 extra dollars ahhhhhH
Guess that's how business works!!! I'm just lucky enough to be able to afford just the tail in the first place.

The new sweaters are really pretty though, and I'm hoping to get one soon :-)


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The teal ones sold out first, so even with the sale you would have had to choose a different color.

Gravity Falls
11-25-2016, 12:14 AM
There were a few colors I was going to choose from. Any would've okay with me! The new tail color is absolutely beautiful as well !!! If they have another Black Friday sale next year I'm totally taking advantage of that :>


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Mermaid Emeraldina
11-25-2016, 06:44 AM
if they hadn't sold out on size large i would have probably bought it.

As well as the teal one i bought 2 weeks ago LOL

i am slowly falling in love with those colours though.

i still really like my teal one however :D

Mermaid Tuwala
11-25-2016, 10:39 AM
I just emailed them asking about different (smaller) sizes in the future and Abby told me that they WOULD be adding another size down from xs in January. I love the Nile goddess tail but she said they likely wouldn't be making more of the same tail but would have different new colours in January when they release the smaller size. She did not give measurements for the smaller size but just said that it would be smaller than the xs. I'm hoping for 23-24 " waist! *fingers crossed *

I would think they would also be adding a size up but I didn't ask.

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-25-2016, 11:49 AM
Aww man almost just scored a free pair of green mermaid by land leggings, but like how does the whole "free stuff/easter eggs" thing work? They wrote proceed to checkout, but like with what? Like you click green leggings, then checkout? Or just write them in the notes when checking out with something different? I got so confused, refreshed the page, and they were sold. Shoot. lol oh well I'll stalk the page all day anyway.

Gravity Falls
11-25-2016, 11:50 AM
I saw that Easter egg too. Looks like there's limited quantity when they're randomly released, so that's why you can't click on "add to cart"


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shimmygoddess
11-25-2016, 11:50 AM
I wish I knew, I emailed them asking for sizes but have yet to get a response.

Also what is it with responding with quotes that it doesn't allow spaces? O.o

I really want to buy those kraken leggings <3

I have asked them several times regarding sizes for the leggings and they said they were working on it...Still waiting, and I want to order during the sale, but do not know what size. ..sigh

Mermaid Tuwala
11-25-2016, 11:54 AM
It's so weird that you're still waiting for a reply. I emailed them today during black Friday and got a pretty quick response. I replied and got a quick reply after that!

Mermaid Summerlilly
11-25-2016, 12:30 PM
I saw that Easter egg too. Looks like there's limited quantity when they're randomly released, so that's why you can't click on "add to cart"


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How do you get your hands on one of the items then lol I'm floundering over here like a fish out of water... :P

Gravity Falls
11-25-2016, 12:32 PM
Lots and lots of refreshing... RiP


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Mermaid Claudia
12-01-2016, 12:12 PM
Ahhhhh how are y'all who bought a tail holding up? I'm getting more and more excited for it to arrive!!! :yay:

Gravity Falls
12-01-2016, 12:27 PM
I'm so hyped ! I can't wait till the big ol package arrives on my doorstep


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shimmygoddess
12-01-2016, 05:47 PM
me too...cant wait :swoon::dance:

Indigo
12-03-2016, 08:03 PM
Thought I'd let all you mers know that finfolk is giving away one of their new tails on Instagram!!!! https://www.instagram.com/p/BNjxbrmjmNx/?taken-by=finfolkproductions&hl=en
This is the link for anyone who wants to enter!!!

Ligeia
12-03-2016, 08:26 PM
They're also running the giveaway on Facebook!

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Mermaid Summerlilly
12-04-2016, 10:24 PM
I already entered on insta and fb and now *fingers crossed* I hope I, or someone else who really has a passion for mermaiding, wins a tail! SQUEEE

Hydra1337
12-05-2016, 01:55 PM
I entered as well. My husband actually surprised me by entering as well. He's not into tails or anything but wanted to enter in the hopes he wins one for me because he wants to see me happy.

Saren
12-05-2016, 08:27 PM
I entered as well. My husband actually surprised me by entering as well. He's not into tails or anything but wanted to enter in the hopes he wins one for me because he wants to see me happy.

Awwwwwww your hubby is so sweet!

badkidbebe
12-05-2016, 08:35 PM
So excited for everyone to get their new merch and tails! Hope y'all do a mythic tail unboxing video!


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Gravity Falls
12-05-2016, 08:40 PM
Finfolk announced that tails will start shipping out this week !!!! Being hopeful that mine will be one of the first batches c:


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Mermaid Alea
12-06-2016, 07:33 PM
So we can still enter the giveaway contest right? I have been busy working on a graphic design exit show (I am graduating from college this weekend!!!) so I haven't been keeping up with mermaid stuff because I have been so busy. So of course while I am not checking mermaid stuff a giveaway happens lol.

Merman Andrew
12-16-2016, 08:58 PM
Has anyone received thier new Mythic tail yet? I'm keen to see some unboxing or "taking for a swim" videos but I haven't seen any posted yet.

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Saren
12-17-2016, 09:53 AM
Has anyone received thier new Mythic tail yet? I'm keen to see some unboxing or "taking for a swim" videos but I haven't seen any posted yet.

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They're sending them out now so they will arrive for some mers during christmas

Avya
12-18-2016, 09:20 PM
Has anyone else seen the newest video finfolk posted on Instagram? It's an up close view of them zipping up a mythic tail and the scales interlocking to hide the zipper! So cool! And the scales look beautiful too! 😃

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Miyu
12-18-2016, 10:56 PM
I was pretty impressed with how the scales naturally just interlock when you zip it up... Kind of hypnotic to watch, LOL!

Ligeia
12-19-2016, 10:28 PM
Has anyone else seen the newest video finfolk posted on Instagram? It's an up close view of them zipping up a mythic tail and the scales interlocking to hide the zipper! So cool! And the scales look beautiful too! 😃

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Super impressed with the hidden zipper. With a dorsal, you'd have no clue that it was even there!

I'm so excited for the new designs, but a bit sad. Lots of bills have come up which means I may not be able to order one as soon as I'd like! I entered the giveaway. Fins crossed!

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Avya
12-19-2016, 10:39 PM
Super impressed with the hidden zipper. With a dorsal, you'd have no clue that it was even there!

I'm so excited for the new designs, but a bit sad. Lots of bills have come up which means I may not be able to order one as soon as I'd like! I entered the giveaway. Fins crossed!

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Yay! Hopefully you win!! 😃
The new colours I'm sure are going to be amazing. I kind of kick myself a little, as I ordered the magenta one on a whim 😅(which is totally okay, but I only did it because it was my second choice, as the teal one was already sold out).

You get an even bigger selection in the new year! 😃 The girls are so amazing. And I'll keep my fins crossed for you! 😊

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Ligeia
12-19-2016, 10:43 PM
Yay! Hopefully you win!! 😃
The new colours I'm sure are going to be amazing. I kind of kick myself a little, as I ordered the magenta one on a whim 😅(which is totally okay, but I only did it because it was my second choice, as the teal one was already sold out).

You get an even bigger selection in the new year! 😃 The girls are so amazing. And I'll keep my fins crossed for you! 😊

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Awe. <3 Thank you so much. I'm so excited to see the new designs and the reviews on the tails!! I'm hoping some warmer water mers can get some good video of the movement. All that's currently out are teases!

I hope your tail comes in soon, Avya!! I'm sure it will be awesome!

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Avya
12-19-2016, 10:49 PM
Awe. <3 Thank you so much. I'm so excited to see the new designs and the reviews on the tails!! I'm hoping some warmer water mers can get some good video of the movement. All that's currently out are teases!

I hope your tail comes in soon, Avya!! I'm sure it will be awesome!

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Thank you! Mine will be one of the ones that come in the new year I think. Which I'm okay with. 😊 nowhere to swim now anyways (I'm in Canada)😅
I don't know how to post it, but mermaid Hyli has a video on Instagram of her swimming in a teal one. The clip is only a few seconds but it swims beautifully! I'll see if I can find it!

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Avya
12-19-2016, 10:51 PM
I hope the link works!
She swims so beautifully and the tail looks AMAZING.
I apologize if this has already been posted on this thread.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMzBsCZhYXM/

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Ligeia
12-19-2016, 10:56 PM
In in the northern part of the States. I feel you. :/ I managed to find it. I feel like I have seen the before. It is gorgeous! The fins flow like a dream!!! <3 Thanks for hunting it up as well!

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Avya
12-19-2016, 10:58 PM
No problem! Hopefully we get more videos soon!! 😄

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Ligeia
12-19-2016, 11:00 PM
No problem! Hopefully we get more videos soon!! 😄

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Definitely! And some close ups on the scales. The zipper video showed them off pretty well! I'd like to see them in light, though. I'd also like to see some good shots of the fins. Given the company, I'm sure they won't disappoint!

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Avya
12-19-2016, 11:18 PM
I'd imagine the fluke will be the same quality/style as the basic Lorena fluke, just a bit smaller possibly?
I'm curious of how flexible the scales are! Are they slightly bendy? Are they stiff? Oh the mystery!! 😰

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Ligeia
12-19-2016, 11:47 PM
I'd imagine the fluke will be the same quality/style as the basic Lorena fluke, just a bit smaller possibly?
I'm curious of how flexible the scales are! Are they slightly bendy? Are they stiff? Oh the mystery!! 😰

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Sadly, I've not had the pleasure of seeing the lovely Finfolk flukes in person. But I second your curiosity on the scales! They look rigid, almost!

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Avya
12-20-2016, 12:10 AM
Oh me neither. I just watch a lot of unboxing videos.... 😂
Hopefully the scales have a bit of flexibility. I'd be afraid of breaking them everytime I sat down if they were super rigid. We will see. Only time will tell!! ☺

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Mermaid Claudia
12-22-2016, 12:14 AM
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I JUST got my tail in!!!:swoon:
It's their magenta mythic tail, and it's so pretty, but good lord I am not used to that weight. Definitely a jump after swimming in nothing but fabric. The scales are surprisingly rigid, and the pre-order at least came with some really neato extra goodies, including some extra scales! Pics will have to come later since I'm getting ready to go to bed. I haven't had a chance to swim in it yet sadly, and since i'm getting my hair re-dyed tomorrow I likely won't be able to until we get to our destination for our family trip this year...

There is one big mystery though:

It came with a mermaid key? It's adorable and beautiful and I LOVE it, but what on Earth is this key for???:confused:

Mermaid Alea
12-22-2016, 12:54 AM
I guess the key is just a fun trinket. Maybe you could make it into a necklace.

I can't wait for photos! So is it sparkly or iridescent or?

The extra scales are provided encase if you lose some you will have extras to sew on. Does the thread holding the scales on appear to be nice tough thread?

Avya
12-22-2016, 12:57 AM
Ohhhh my goodness. I'm so excited. I'm not getting mine until the new year so this has definitely renewed my excitement!! I can't wait for pictures ! 😃😃😃

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Ligeia
12-22-2016, 01:02 AM
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It's their magenta mythic tail, and it's so pretty, but good lord I am not used to that weight. Definitely a jump after swimming in nothing but fabric. The scales are surprisingly rigid, and the pre-order at least came with some really neato extra goodies, including some extra scales! Pics will have to come later since I'm getting ready to go to bed. I haven't had a chance to swim in it yet sadly, and since i'm getting my hair re-dyed tomorrow I likely won't be able to until we get to our destination for our family trip this year...

There is one big mystery though:

It came with a mermaid key? It's adorable and beautiful and I LOVE it, but what on Earth is this key for???:confused:
EEEEEEKK!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <3

The key is really a mystery! It sounds cute, though. So excited. Congratulations on your new tail, mermaid Claudia!!

Mermaid Claudia
12-23-2016, 01:48 AM
~~~Photos of the tail will be on my Facebook page at the link below!~~~

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1684388798517863.1073741837.156914906670850 4&type=1&l=ed62e56462

(Mostly because I'm still not sure how to embed them in a post... ^^')

I'm SO excited!!!:yay:
My tail is finally here and I somehow love it even more than I thought I would~
I've never had a neoprene, let alone partial silicone, tail before. My only other tail is a Finfun.com Rio Red mermaid tail with their pro monofin, and a lone Finis Wave monofin (no tailskin cover).

Goodness where to start....
Overall it is HEAVY. At least for me. It's roughly 23 pounds from what I can tell, with the fluke being a particularly weighted part.
The silicone fluke, pectoral fins, heel fins, and dorsal fin(s)/halves all look beautiful. The colors are awesomely blended and they are wonderfully floppy~<3
The scales are a bit of a mystery for me. They're certainly rigid, and they feel pretty strong! I wouldn't be too worried about snapping one really, but I'm still inclined to be careful on a hard surface with them, particularly when suiting up. There seem 5 colors of scales that are layered down the tail, kind of like sequined tails, that range from an almost peachy-orange-creme color, to a salmon-y color, a hot pink, a rather strong but deep red, and an eggplant purple color. There are ten extra scales included (two of each color) for any emergency repairs. The purple scale is completely opaque, while the other colors are all slightly see-through. The scales definitely shimmer too, which looks super great in person!
The neoprene backing is black on the inside and a hot pink on the outside, and the threading looks pretty strong to me. It's a thick, plastic-like threading.
The zipper is a plastic(?) dive zipper, like the ones I've seen on SCUBA diving suits. At the very top of the tail at the waist there is a flap that folds over with a piece of Velcro helping keep it together.

Included with the tail was an order detail sheet, and a full color tail-care/safety information sheet.

I feel like in person this tail looks more like a range of the pink-red-purple spectrum, but in photos appears as more red based tail overall. For me this is awesome, since red is my favorite tail color, but how do you guys feel about that? I think some color correction would help the pink shades show better :)

~~~PRE-ORDER GOODIES!!!~~~


The pre-order sale included some extra goodies with the tail~<3
There were two medium-sized Finfolk Productions logo stickers included, along with two little button-pins with the logo in a bright pink color and a blue-green color.

I'm not sure if this is pre-order exclusive or not, but also included was a mermaid key and a pretty illustration, with an explanation on the back that you now have a key to the mermaid city of Atlantis!
They include a website that will be accessible in the future, and that new adventures will be available in 2017, saying to be sure to bring your mermaid key. What do you guys think it's for???

Let me know if there are any other things you'd like to know about the tail, and I'll do my best to find out! :mermaid kiss:

Ligeia
12-23-2016, 01:53 AM
~~~Photos of the tail will be on my Facebook page at the link below!~~~

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1684388798517863.1073741837.156914906670850 4&type=1&l=ed62e56462

(Mostly because I'm still not sure how to embed them in a post... ^^')

I'm SO excited!!!:yay:
My tail is finally here and I somehow love it even more than I thought I would~
I've never had a neoprene, let alone partial silicone, tail before. My only other tail is a Finfun.com Rio Red mermaid tail with their pro monofin, and a lone Finis Wave monofin (no tailskin cover).

Goodness where to start....
Overall it is HEAVY. At least for me. It's roughly 23 pounds from what I can tell, with the fluke being a particularly weighted part.
The silicone fluke, pectoral fins, heel fins, and dorsal fin(s)/halves all look beautiful. The colors are awesomely blended and they are wonderfully floppy~<3
The scales are a bit of a mystery for me. They're certainly rigid, and they feel pretty strong! I wouldn't be too worried about snapping one really, but I'm still inclined to be careful on a hard surface with them, particularly when suiting up. There seem 5 colors of scales that are layered down the tail, kind of like sequined tails, that range from an almost peachy-orange-creme color, to a salmon-y color, a hot pink, a rather strong but deep red, and an eggplant purple color. There are ten extra scales included (two of each color) for any emergency repairs. The purple scale is completely opaque, while the other colors are all slightly see-through. The scales definitely shimmer too, which looks super great in person!
The neoprene backing is black on the inside and a hot pink on the outside, and the threading looks pretty strong to me. It's a thick, plastic-like threading.
The zipper is a plastic(?) dive zipper, like the ones I've seen on SCUBA diving suits. At the very top of the tail at the waist there is a flap that folds over with a piece of Velcro helping keep it together.

Included with the tail was an order detail sheet, and a full color tail-care/safety information sheet.

I feel like in person this tail looks more like a range of the pink-red-purple spectrum, but in photos appears as more red based tail overall. For me this is awesome, since red is my favorite tail color, but how do you guys feel about that? I think some color correction would help the pink shades show better :)

~~~PRE-ORDER GOODIES!!!~~~


The pre-order sale included some extra goodies with the tail~<3
There were two medium-sized Finfolk Productions logo stickers included, along with two little button-pins with the logo in a bright pink color and a blue-green color.

I'm not sure if this is pre-order exclusive or not, but also included was a mermaid key and a pretty illustration, with an explanation on the back that you now have a key to the mermaid city of Atlantis!
They include a website that will be accessible in the future, and that new adventures will be available in 2017, saying to be sure to bring your mermaid key. What do you guys think it's for???

Let me know if there are any other things you'd like to know about the tail, and I'll do my best to find out! :mermaid kiss:
SO MUCH EXCITEMENT.

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Mermaid Alea
12-23-2016, 02:22 AM
Thank you so much for sharing photos of your tail! I do like the way the scales shine and that mermaid key is super cool it looks like they made those themselves.

Now I want a Mythic tail even more lol. I can't wait for your review after swimming in it!

badkidbebe
12-23-2016, 02:48 AM
Living vicariously through everyone posting about their new Mythic tails!!!!!!!! Ahhh so happy for everyone who ordered one!!!! More pics more pics!!!


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Mer Coralia
12-23-2016, 02:54 AM
Love those pictures and thanks including the link :P

Not sure if it's for just Finfolk Mythic mermaids or everyone but we'll wait to see in the new year what that new link entails. :mermaid kiss:

It's interesting they tell you not to kneel in it. It's much safer to kneel in silicone since it just flexes to your body, resin wouldn't since it's more rigid.

How does the monofin feel in the fluke, if you don't mind me asking? I noticed there are two "sharp edges" towards the inward center.

Thank you so much for including the photos! <3

Mermaid Emeraldina
12-23-2016, 05:16 AM
looks awesome. the colour suits you too. i am in the UK so I'm sure I'm in for a long shipping time... i cannot wait... the girls said mine well be shipped after christmas now so i think ill be getting my tail well into january.... no big i guess...good things come to those who wait and all that... i ordered the teal colour.

shimmygoddess
12-23-2016, 05:18 PM
~~~Photos of the tail will be on my Facebook page at the link below!~~~

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1684388798517863.1073741837.156914906670850 4&type=1&l=ed62e56462

(Mostly because I'm still not sure how to embed them in a post... ^^')

I'm SO excited!!!:yay:
My tail is finally here and I somehow love it even more than I thought I would~
I've never had a neoprene, let alone partial silicone, tail before. My only other tail is a Finfun.com Rio Red mermaid tail with their pro monofin, and a lone Finis Wave monofin (no tailskin cover).

Goodness where to start....
Overall it is HEAVY. At least for me. It's roughly 23 pounds from what I can tell, with the fluke being a particularly weighted part.
The silicone fluke, pectoral fins, heel fins, and dorsal fin(s)/halves all look beautiful. The colors are awesomely blended and they are wonderfully floppy~<3
The scales are a bit of a mystery for me. They're certainly rigid, and they feel pretty strong! I wouldn't be too worried about snapping one really, but I'm still inclined to be careful on a hard surface with them, particularly when suiting up. There seem 5 colors of scales that are layered down the tail, kind of like sequined tails, that range from an almost peachy-orange-creme color, to a salmon-y color, a hot pink, a rather strong but deep red, and an eggplant purple color. There are ten extra scales included (two of each color) for any emergency repairs. The purple scale is completely opaque, while the other colors are all slightly see-through. The scales definitely shimmer too, which looks super great in person!
The neoprene backing is black on the inside and a hot pink on the outside, and the threading looks pretty strong to me. It's a thick, plastic-like threading.
The zipper is a plastic(?) dive zipper, like the ones I've seen on SCUBA diving suits. At the very top of the tail at the waist there is a flap that folds over with a piece of Velcro helping keep it together.

Included with the tail was an order detail sheet, and a full color tail-care/safety information sheet.

I feel like in person this tail looks more like a range of the pink-red-purple spectrum, but in photos appears as more red based tail overall. For me this is awesome, since red is my favorite tail color, but how do you guys feel about that? I think some color correction would help the pink shades show better :)

~~~PRE-ORDER GOODIES!!!~~~


The pre-order sale included some extra goodies with the tail~<3
There were two medium-sized Finfolk Productions logo stickers included, along with two little button-pins with the logo in a bright pink color and a blue-green color.

I'm not sure if this is pre-order exclusive or not, but also included was a mermaid key and a pretty illustration, with an explanation on the back that you now have a key to the mermaid city of Atlantis!
They include a website that will be accessible in the future, and that new adventures will be available in 2017, saying to be sure to bring your mermaid key. What do you guys think it's for???

Let me know if there are any other things you'd like to know about the tail, and I'll do my best to find out! :mermaid kiss:

yeah!! glad you got your tail!! It is hard to tell from your photos, but do you feel the colors are the same as they look on the Finfolk site? On there page they are so vivid and bright

Hydra1337
12-23-2016, 07:35 PM
Congrats on your tail and thanks for posting the pictures. You and the tail look great.

Mer Coralia
12-23-2016, 11:35 PM
I FOUND A VIDEO or at least a snippet of the Mythic tails!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOYiNU2hMMJ/?taken-by=catsteeleillustration&hl=en
Source: catsteeleillustration

She also had this gorgeous photo:
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Mermaid Alea
12-25-2016, 10:47 PM
Oh my gosh I love those detail shots!

From the photo above, I can see what Mermaid Claudia was talking aboutwhen she said that some of the scales are a little clear. That is a really neat effect. You know, it might be interesting to see Finfolk do one where the scales are very clear with maybe an opalescent shine.

I am loving these mythic tails more and more! I can't wait for customer reviews!

Mermaid Machhalee
12-28-2016, 01:06 PM
I waited for the Black Friday sale and ordered the mystery color "Nile Goddess" tail, with the fin upgrades! I'll be doing an unboxing video as well, so if you mers have anything you wanna see, let me know!!


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Nerdmaid Faith
12-28-2016, 06:53 PM
I waited for the Black Friday sale and ordered the mystery color "Nile Goddess" tail, with the fin upgrades! I'll be doing an unboxing video as well, so if you mers have anything you wanna see, let me know!!


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Oh yes!!!! Get some nice closeups of the waistband, zipper and foot pockets if you can 💛

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Mermaid Machhalee
12-28-2016, 06:55 PM
Oh yes!!!! Get some nice closeups of the waistband, zipper and foot pockets if you can [emoji169]

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I will! My tail ships at the very end of the month, so I'll be expecting it by early January! [emoji177]

Nerdmaid Faith
12-28-2016, 07:01 PM
I will! My tail ships at the very end of the month, so I'll be expecting it by early January! [emoji177]
Pumped to see it!

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Mer Coralia
12-28-2016, 10:45 PM
I really want to see the Nile one, that was my favorite besides the teal <3

Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 12:41 AM
The wait to find out has been hard - this year has been hard - but tomorrow we will know who won the free mythic tail. I really want one, but so do 14 thousand other people according to the likes on the post. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Ligeia
01-01-2017, 12:44 AM
The wait to find out has been hard - this year has been hard - but tomorrow we will know who won the free mythic tail. I really want one, but so do 14 thousand other people according to the likes on the post. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Best of luck to all who entered. The fact that people have less than a 1% chance of winning is INSANE. This win will definitely make one lucky mer's year.

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Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 12:50 AM
Ooh I was actually wondering what the % chance was thanks for saying it! That IS insane!

Ligeia
01-01-2017, 12:52 AM
Ooh I was actually wondering what the % chance was thanks for saying it! That IS insane!
Very low!! Haha!

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Mer Coralia
01-01-2017, 01:01 AM
Well there's also those who commented or shared the photo to double their chances

Best of luck to everyone!

Also Happy New Year to those on the East Coast :highfive:

Ligeia
01-01-2017, 01:10 AM
Well there's also those who commented or shared the photo to double their chances

Best of luck to everyone!

Also Happy New Year to those on the East Coast :highfive:
True. So some may have lower chances than others. Hmmm...!!!

And thank you. I'm on the EC! Happy New Year to mers who've already crossed over and those to come!

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Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 01:36 AM
I like this one person's comment about why they should win a free tail:


Hope Sunshine Brummitt (https://www.facebook.com/hope.brummitt?fref=ufi&rc=p) Let me accomplish my dream to create a legend of a mermaid in belews lake by using an oxygen tank and for the next 40 yrs make random appearances until ive built up a strong small town mystery

Very original!

Mer Coralia
01-01-2017, 02:40 AM
As much excitement builds up for these tails, there was something I did want to bring up earlier and that was the delicacy of these tails on land. The mermaid Finfolk recently reposted, pixie_dustling, she posted a photo of the extra scales and stating how she already needed repairs.

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pixie_dustling (https://www.instagram.com/pixie_dustling/)@ripplethemermaid (https://www.instagram.com/ripplethemermaid/) Unfortunately, some scales around the heels fins got scratched/broke off after my first swim/shoot*:. I don't think they can take too much pressure/rock action hehe..

She has some goregous photos: https://www.instagram.com/pixie_dustling/

Resin although harder, it is more likely to break for its rigidity. I feel like these tails were built more for swimming opposed to land events. Also doesn't neoprene take longer to dry or am I confusing materials?


ALSO A LONGER SNIPPET VIDEO: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOsvnQilhMj/?taken-by=ejforth

These tails are beautiful underwater. :swoon:

Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 03:39 AM
Is this the first tail she has ever had though? Not saying that is the cause for the damage but I have noticed that some mers are a bit rough with their first tail. A tail whose scales feel hard such as mythic tails could create a false illusion that they are super sturdy but of course just like with sequin tails the scales can break or fall off.

Though it does make sense that the heel areas would be a problem area.

Well, hopefully there won't be too many issues with the Mythic Tails but I am sure Finfolk will find ways to improve it just as they continually improve their work on silicone tails.

Edit - saw Finfolk's reply to this photo:

finfolkproductions (https://www.instagram.com/finfolkproductions/)@ripplethemermaid (https://www.instagram.com/ripplethemermaid/) we're doing our best and learning with these new tails. ❤

Mer Coralia
01-01-2017, 05:35 AM
They seem thin to me which would make them easier to break; or maybe that's just a trick on the transparency. I'm surprised people would be rough with them though, like I know its supposed to hold but thats together not against other stuff like hard surfaces. Even with silicone you're not supposed to drag it across the pavement and whatnot.

I'm betting for a lot of mers its their first tail or first upgrade from a fabric. Most of the Mythic owners so far who have popped up on my feed don't have previous mermaid-related pictures. The heel fins would at least give some protection at least.

Very true on the improvement and I did see that comment, I just forgot to add it in smoothly after finding that video. My bad. They have mentioned about the scales floating up around the waistline and trying to fix that.

Mermaid Machhalee
01-01-2017, 12:05 PM
She did a photoshoot sitting on very rigid looking rocks if you check out her Instagram. That's something I would definitely not advise with this tail, considering the scales are attached individually and can form spaces between each other. It makes them easier to come off if you're in an unsmooth area. You should be fine if you're sitting in a chair during an event, or sitting on the sand. I just wouldn't advise sitting on rocks or concrete.

Nerdmaid Faith
01-01-2017, 02:08 PM
She did a photoshoot sitting on very rigid looking rocks if you check out her Instagram. That's something I would definitely not advise with this tail, considering the scales are attached individually and can form spaces between each other. It makes them easier to come off if you're in an unsmooth area. You should be fine if you're sitting in a chair during an event, or sitting on the sand. I just wouldn't advise sitting on rocks or concrete.
Heck, I wouldn't even do that in a fabric tail! Though I must admit that it does make for very aesthetic mermaidy pictures.

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Mermaid Machhalee
01-01-2017, 02:22 PM
Heck, I wouldn't even do that in a fabric tail! Though I must admit that it does make for very aesthetic mermaidy pictures.

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Neither would I! Haha! I think common sense is needed with every tail and caring for it. These are pricey, you'd never catch me dragging mine around, fabric or not! Btw Faith, I subscribed to your channel! Love your videos. [emoji177]

Nerdmaid Faith
01-01-2017, 02:25 PM
Neither would I! Haha! I think common sense is needed with every tail and caring for it. These are pricey, you'd never catch me dragging mine around, fabric or not! Btw Faith, I subscribed to your channel! Love your videos. [emoji177]
Awww thank you!

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Nerdmaid Faith
01-01-2017, 02:30 PM
Neither would I! Haha! I think common sense is needed with every tail and caring for it. These are pricey, you'd never catch me dragging mine around, fabric or not! Btw Faith, I subscribed to your channel! Love your videos. [emoji177]
Awww thank you!

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Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 06:56 PM
I just walked in from making some angel trumpet cuttings and remembered to check Finfolk's facebook. Still no word on the winner that I could find. :biting nails:

Mermaid Mystery
01-01-2017, 07:50 PM
anyone else buy during the presale and their tail hasn't shipped yet?? i'm honestly very annoyed.


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Sepharina
01-01-2017, 09:03 PM
The FinFolk Mythic Tail winner is Ayesha Sosa! 💜
And with a huge congrats to her , FinFolk Productions posted the message with a orange scale background! So maybe one of their new Mythic tails are orange?

Mermaid Alea
01-01-2017, 09:16 PM
Those orange scales look so pretty! :swoon:

Ayesha Sosa is soooo lucky!

shimmygoddess
01-01-2017, 11:53 PM
anyone else buy during the presale and their tail hasn't shipped yet?? i'm honestly very annoyed.


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I purchased mine on Nov 14th. Still waiting also. They did send an email out a couple weeks ago about the delay. First batch went out for Christmas and the rest would be end of Dec. beginning of Jan. It should be soon now :)

Mermaid Alea
01-02-2017, 12:14 AM
Perhaps they sold more Mythic tails then they expected and thus it is taking them a while to make so many tails.

Ayesha Sosa has replied to the post saying she won. I was checking out her profile. She is SO deserving like, I feel awful for wanting to win. :$ Also she has an orange tail and Finfolk posted her name over orange scales. I am pretty sure one of the next Mythic Tails will be orange.

Mer Coralia
01-02-2017, 01:43 AM
They did have a poll on FB asking for new colors, orange was a popular choice.

I'm glad it wasn't random :) That was so sweet of them reading through everyone's stories (at least the heartfelt ones).

Pretty sure shipping is behind for a lot of companies, not just Finfolk. The joys of the holiday season.

Mermaid Machhalee
01-02-2017, 05:02 AM
Makes me so disappointed that I bought my tail so soon. Orange was my dream color all along. I also suggested Orange or Gold during the poll on Facebook. I guess I'll just have to save up for it. The woman who won was so deserving, I'm so happy for her!!

Gravity Falls
01-03-2017, 09:07 PM
I'm so glad the only thing really "wrong" with the tail is the occasional scale falling off, which was something to be kind of expected . I just got my tracking number for my tail, and it looks like it'll be arriving on Friday :wooo:



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Mermaid Machhalee
01-03-2017, 09:09 PM
I'm so glad the only thing really "wrong" with the tail is the occasional scale falling off, which was something to be kind of expected . I just got my tracking number for my tail, and it looks like it'll be arriving on Friday :wooo:



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So lucky!! I still haven't heard a thing about my tail, the suspense is KILLING me! What color did you order?

Mermaid Alea
01-03-2017, 09:12 PM
Unboxing video pretty please! :cheerleader:

Gravity Falls
01-03-2017, 09:15 PM
I ordered the teal color! I did email finfolk saying I'd like to receive the tail before the 15th of January so I could use it at my first mermaid meetup. I don't know if they even read my email or not, but everything seems to have worked out.

And I'll be posting an unboxing video on YouTube :> I'll make sure to link it on here as well


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Mermaid Alea
01-04-2017, 12:23 AM
I just found this Mythic Tail review by Catherine Steele on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BOxqUcJBKlW/?taken-by=catsteeleillustration

The discussion on that post is interesting too. She has good pros and cons but what mainly interested me is that she has lost 8 scales after only taking it out twice. Once again I see no previous evidence of her swimming in a mermaid tail so it could just be a beginner thing - learning how to swim in a tail, learning what surfaces you shouldn't wear your tail on, etc. This has me more and more curious about how the majority of mers will do with this tail.

Saren
01-04-2017, 07:55 AM
I just got my email about my order shipment. They really are working around the clock to get these tails out. At the latest some tails will be shipped out mid January. Does anyone know the twins personally? Do they like chocolates? I would like to make them treats to show how much they are appreciated!

Mermaid Vee
01-04-2017, 12:01 PM
I think it might be a beginner thing. I took mine out over 4 times and the only thing that happened was that one scale on my heels cracked, I have a magenta with fins. You have to be careful i only put it one with a yoga mat beneath me.

There are a few things that make it a little hard like getting you feet in to the mono fin but its the same it would be with any other tail with non detachable body.

I did talk to the girls (I had a zipper problem) and they spoke of making alterations on the second batch that will come out in january like double reinforcement in some locations.

Sepharina
01-05-2017, 01:52 AM
[Quote]i think it might be a beginner thing. I took mine out over 4 times and the only thing that happened was that one scale on my heels cracked, I have a magenta with fins. [EndQuote/]
-Mermaid Vee

I certainly agree with you. I suppose so many people are excited that they can get a $800 tail that is highly realistic and not crappy and strewn together suddenly. So excited that they just forget for a moment that the scales are kinda delicate. But hey , live and learn right?

[Quote] ...and it looks like it'll be arriving on Friday :wooo: [EndQuote/]
- Gravity Falls

Oooooo I bet Friday cant get here fast enough! Spam us with pictures please! :D

Mer Coralia
01-05-2017, 04:29 AM
I just found a fuller video of someone swimming in the Mythic tails:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-TzRztWOkU

The fluke is super cute. I feel the top portion color of the magenta is harsher underwater against the rest of the transitioning colors and stands out little too much but still beautiful colors. The flow of the fluke is gorgeous. I can't wait until someone gets underwater footage of it.

Also sidenote, Saren, are you still getting a full silicone tail from Finfolk? Or did you change tail makers? I'm sorry I don't remember.

meerine
01-05-2017, 08:04 AM
Hello! I am new to the MerNetwork, but I found your thread on FinFolk's fabulous Mythic Tails! (I am eagerly awaiting my teal mythic tail--squeeeee)! Anyhoo, I just saw your post about underwater footage of it and I found this video clip of mermaid_bubu on Instagram of her swimming in the ocean (under water) in her mythic tail:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO04qQEDGsR/?taken-by=mermaid_bubu

The fins move beautifully! Kind of wishing now that I got I got the extra fins!

Mermaid Machhalee
01-05-2017, 09:57 AM
Hello! I am new to the MerNetwork, but I found your thread on FinFolk's fabulous Mythic Tails! (I am eagerly awaiting my teal mythic tail--squeeeee)! Anyhoo, I just saw your post about underwater footage of it and I found this video clip of mermaid_bubu on Instagram of her swimming in the ocean (under water) in her mythic tail:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO04qQEDGsR/?taken-by=mermaid_bubu

The fins move beautifully! Kind of wishing now that I got I got the extra fins!

Omg, that clip is exactly what I wanted to see. It looks absolutely incredible and really makes me happy that I got the fin upgrades! The fluke moves beautifully, not stiff at all like I was worried it would be. The color is stunning.

Gravity Falls
01-05-2017, 11:40 AM
UPS just emailed me saying that I wouldn't receive my mythic tail until Monday now! That's alright with me, but that also means my review will be delayed a bit longer [emoji92][emoji287]


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Saren
01-05-2017, 11:47 AM
I just found a fuller video of someone swimming in the Mythic tails:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-TzRztWOkU

The fluke is super cute. I feel the top portion color of the magenta is harsher underwater against the rest of the transitioning colors and stands out little too much but still beautiful colors. The flow of the fluke is gorgeous. I can't wait until someone gets underwater footage of it.

Also sidenote, Saren, are you still getting a full silicone tail from Finfolk? Or did you change tail makers? I'm sorry I don't remember.

I'm still getting a full silicone tail from Finfolk. I just also really wanted a mythic tail while they were on pre-sale prices.

Vrindavana Starfish
01-05-2017, 02:05 PM
Not sure if anyone has already asked, I tried to look through the whole thread. If you get the extra fins, is it all of the fins? Could you just get some and not others? I really love the dorsal and heel fins, but I don't think the hip fins would look right on me. And I could even live without the heel fins, but I'd love to be able to have just the dorsal fin.

Hoping to be able to get one of these by this summer! I am so excited for these tails!

Mermaid Summerlilly
01-05-2017, 02:49 PM
Not sure if anyone has already asked, I tried to look through the whole thread. If you get the extra fins, is it all of the fins? Could you just get some and not others? I really love the dorsal and heel fins, but I don't think the hip fins would look right on me. And I could even live without the heel fins, but I'd love to be able to have just the dorsal fin.

Hoping to be able to get one of these by this summer! I am so excited for these tails!


When you buy the fin sets, I'm almost 100% sure that the fin sets come with every fin, but I you could email them and ask to know for sure... :)

I got a 500$ cheque for Christmas (Thanks to my grandparents!) plus I have other cash saved up so I'm hoping to be able to snag one of these as well! Hopefully they come out with a purple one at some point! XD

shimmygoddess
01-05-2017, 03:22 PM
When you buy the fin sets, I'm almost 100% sure that the fin sets come with every fin, but I you could email them and ask to know for sure... :)

I got a 500$ cheque for Christmas (Thanks to my grandparents!) plus I have other cash saved up so I'm hoping to be able to snag one of these as well! Hopefully they come out with a purple one at some point! XD

agreed. Last they posted the fin upgrade included all the fins. there was not an option for only certain ones

Avya
01-05-2017, 03:32 PM
Not sure if anyone has already asked, I tried to look through the whole thread. If you get the extra fins, is it all of the fins? Could you just get some and not others? I really love the dorsal and heel fins, but I don't think the hip fins would look right on me. And I could even live without the heel fins, but I'd love to be able to have just the dorsal fin

They said it was all or nothing when it comes to the fins. Someone asked that on one of their Facebook post I believe. Mermaid Summerlilly is right. ☺

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Mermaid Aria
01-05-2017, 03:37 PM
They said it was all or nothing when it comes to the fins. Someone asked that on one of their Facebook post I believe. Mermaid Summerlilly is right. ☺

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I wish it had options. I want just the heel fins to hide the food bump. The others seem like they create to much drag. Also hoping for purple! I was disappointed when they had purple leggings but not a purple tail to match! Magenta was a close second though.

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Nerdmaid Faith
01-05-2017, 03:43 PM
Yeah I'd prefer just having a dorsal fin or heel fins. While hip fins are pretty I feel like they'll create drag and get in the way. And I totally would love a purple option too!

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Avya
01-05-2017, 03:44 PM
Yeah I feel you. I probably would have gone with the same fin choices as you if the option was available. I guess it's because they're not customizing these tails at all. 😮
Also a purple tail would be amazing! 😍

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Vrindavana Starfish
01-05-2017, 04:09 PM
When you buy the fin sets, I'm almost 100% sure that the fin sets come with every fin, but I you could email them and ask to know for sure... :)

I got a 500$ cheque for Christmas (Thanks to my grandparents!) plus I have other cash saved up so I'm hoping to be able to snag one of these as well! Hopefully they come out with a purple one at some point! XD


agreed. Last they posted the fin upgrade included all the fins. there was not an option for only certain ones


They said it was all or nothing when it comes to the fins. Someone asked that on one of their Facebook post I believe. Mermaid Summerlilly is right. ☺

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Thanks for the answers! I wish I could just get the dorsal fin. I'd pay an extra $150 for it.

Mer Coralia
01-05-2017, 10:23 PM
That video underwater was what I wanted, need more angles though. Very beautiful. It makes me jealous having such clear water ;_;

@Saren, gotcha well I can't wait to see any of your tails <3

The point of these tails is "mass production". Besides different sizes, if they allowed multiple options for fins, it ups the time spent on the tails which is what they're trying to avoid. The individual customization is taken out to decrease time, another benefit of these tails. Plus they're not even just one full color, they're a gradient in several different variants. Hand sewed. Bla bla bla.

I'm pretty sure people understand this, and know this, hence my abrupt ending.

It'd be nice if they could offer more customization. I'd love just a solid color or just a three color gradient. I forget who suggested this, but buying sets of different scale colors to make your own sounds like an awesome idea for these tails. Of course that would be more on the buyer's work side to resew all the scales if they really wanted to switch out colors and you'd just have to buy the extra scales. But considering you'd get more customization out of it, not a bad trade off as long as you know how to sew. Otherwise that'll be hard.

I can't wait to see more of these tails in action, also I found a cool picture of one of the twins in it. Very sultry. I'll try finding it again to post here.

Also the matching tops. That's another addition... I wonder when those come into play... :swoon:

Hydra1337
01-05-2017, 11:29 PM
I hope down the road when they aren't as swamped with orders they seriously consider a "sew your scale tail kit" or something. I'd prefer the customization something like that would offer.

Mermaid Alea
01-06-2017, 12:15 AM
That would be really awesome.

MermaidRaegan
01-06-2017, 01:02 AM
I can't wait to see the new colors. I'm really hoping for a black tail, but I know that's not a very common color choice.... I'd go for purple too!


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Gravity Falls
01-06-2017, 11:50 AM
https://instagram.com/p/BO04qQEDGsR/
A new video just surfaced of a magenta mythic tail in the ocean!


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SteampunkMermaid01
01-06-2017, 12:41 PM
Oh these are so pretty... I want one so bad..

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Saren
01-06-2017, 05:28 PM
MY TAIL ARRIVED!!! Gonna try to do a swim today and edit and upload the unboxing today and the swimming video later on

Saren
01-06-2017, 05:32 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/f7ff6799f38d10080ac783c0ad40d91f.jpg

Gravity Falls
01-06-2017, 05:36 PM
ITS SO PRETTY !!!!!


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Neerai
01-06-2017, 05:36 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/f7ff6799f38d10080ac783c0ad40d91f.jpg



OH MY GUPPY!!! It's SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

I'm dying to see it on motion!! :D

Nerdmaid Faith
01-06-2017, 05:40 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/f7ff6799f38d10080ac783c0ad40d91f.jpg
AAAAAAAAA IT'S GORGEOUS!!! :swoon:

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badkidbebe
01-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Ooooooo!!!!! Saren it's so pretty!!! Love the coloring of the scales!


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Mermaid Machhalee
01-06-2017, 07:15 PM
Omg! Beautiful color Saren!!! The anxiety to get a tracking number is keeping me up at night! Still haven't gotten one. I'm guessing my tail is gonna be in the last batch with the other Nile flukes from the Black Friday sales. [emoji31]

Saren
01-06-2017, 08:49 PM
Omg! Beautiful color Saren!!! The anxiety to get a tracking number is keeping me up at night! Still haven't gotten one. I'm guessing my tail is gonna be in the last batch with the other Nile flukes from the Black Friday sales. [emoji31]

I never got a tracking number! I got the email that my tail shipped and that's it!

Mer Coralia
01-06-2017, 09:49 PM
That was yours?!? OMG I saw that instagram. It's so pretty.

The scales do reveal quite a bit of the neoprene underneath but I figured that'd happen.

Congrats Saren! :D

EDIT: I can't believe I never connected the two :doh:

meerine
01-06-2017, 10:41 PM
MY TAIL ARRIVED!!! Gonna try to do a swim today and edit and upload the unboxing today and the swimming video later on

I can't wait to see it! I ordered a teal tail too (without the fin upgrade) and I got the email it shipped! The tracking number wasn't in the email but in the link when you press the "view your order" button in the email. It's been 4 days and the USPS site still says a shipping label has been created but that they are still awaiting the item! We are going on holiday at the end of the month (somewhere tropical) and it was my dream to take my Mythic Tail with me! I truly, truly, truly hope it makes it here in time!!!!!!!!

shimmygoddess
01-06-2017, 10:52 PM
Omg! Beautiful color Saren!!! The anxiety to get a tracking number is keeping me up at night! Still haven't gotten one. I'm guessing my tail is gonna be in the last batch with the other Nile flukes from the Black Friday sales. [emoji31]

I ordered mine (Magenta) during the presale on Nov 14th and still havn't gotten mine either. No emails or info :(

Mermaid Machhalee
01-07-2017, 09:47 AM
I ordered mine (Magenta) during the presale on Nov 14th and still havn't gotten mine either. No emails or info :(

Omg!!! That's so stressful!!! Now I have no idea how they're sending them out! I'm just hoping I get mine before a cruise I'm going on next month. [emoji24]

shimmygoddess
01-07-2017, 11:28 AM
Omg!!! That's so stressful!!! Now I have no idea how they're sending them out! I'm just hoping I get mine before a cruise I'm going on next month. [emoji24]

want to add I am also waiting to hear about my leggings. I ordered them on Black Friday, they were too small (bc/ of no size chart). I sent them back. they finally confirmed they got them, and said they would issue a refund. I had told them several times that I wanted to exchange them. Still havn't heard about that either. (non related) Plus, my silk veils I ordered in Nov. from Poland are lost somewhere, and have not tracking..I am just feeling so frustrated b/c I have all these outstanding awesome things I am waiting for and don't know whats going on with any of them. Its esp. frustrating after knowing how much cash I have shelled out and noone messages me back.....