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Mermaid Kassandra
12-15-2012, 07:02 AM
I was watching some videos yesterday of some people divng with monofins and I was wondering what was the biggest monofin in the world...
Do you know some tipe of them?

Mermaid Fenicia
12-15-2012, 02:52 PM
My monofin from Leaderfin is 72 cm from tip to tip ;)

Capt Nemo
12-15-2012, 11:45 PM
I've seen one at 74 cm. There seems to be a limit on blade size, which makes sense. Why make a monster fin when you can't physically move it in the water. Most monos top out at 70 cm.

Mermaid Kassandra
12-16-2012, 12:58 PM
WOW 74 cm!
Well this limit makes sense.....
The question came out without thinking about this phisical limit actually.....

Mermaid Fenicia
12-16-2012, 02:15 PM
I think Waterway has a monofin that is almost 80 cm from tip to tip. ;)

Ashe
12-16-2012, 02:30 PM
I want a monfin that big O_O

Alveric
12-16-2012, 02:32 PM
That would be the tail wagging the mermaid.

Mermaid Allie
12-16-2012, 03:21 PM
I looooove big monofins :))

SeaGlass Siren
12-16-2012, 03:59 PM
I LIKE BIG FINS AND I CANNOT LIE!

Mermaid Melanie
12-16-2012, 04:06 PM
Special Fins do pretty big monofins its what Mermaid Kat uses and her tail shape is really great with it !
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telzey.amberdon
12-16-2012, 05:27 PM
If a mermaid lies, her fins gets bigger.

Mermaid Kassandra
12-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Wow!80 cm!!!Actually I know that MVD tails' fluke are 36'' almost 90 cm

Bellasea
12-30-2012, 09:53 PM
^^ but how much of the fluke is actual monofin that supplies propulsion?

Spindrift
12-31-2012, 12:38 AM
I think too big a fluke makes a mermaid look very silly.

-Annwyn-
12-31-2012, 04:40 AM
I think too big a fluke makes a mermaid look very silly.


It comes down to personal taste and what you are looking for as a mermaid. Like I have mentioned before, not all mermaids have the ambition to freedive 20ft or have static apnea of five minutes or become the mermaid equivalent of a torpedo. Kiara also has a large fluke like Kat, and she manages to pull it off to a reasonable extent, but big flukes are her thing!

Personally I am not a fan of stiff flukes; they exaggerate the ankle too much. The softer the fluke, the better it follows the roll of the ankle during undulation.

Spindrift
12-31-2012, 11:54 AM
I mean, yeah. That's everyone else's own prerogative.

Mermaid Kalliope
01-01-2013, 01:06 AM
I like big flukes, but I don't like the ENTIRE fluke to be a monofin. So a big monofin that'll get me somewhere quickly and reasonably with extra "fluke" that just moves with the motion of swimming... Now, that's awesome.

Coradion
01-01-2013, 02:36 AM
Mine is pretty big, I think the span is like 42 inches. I don't think people always know what they're getting when they buy monofins. If you want a fast one, get something for speed swimming like in fin-swim competitions. Freedive fins are meant to maximize distance for minimal effort which is not necessarily the fastest motion.

Mermaid Melanie
01-03-2013, 10:28 PM
I love a big fluke kind of brings to mind a pin up mermaid in my head ! the hydra is a nice size monofin and the material its made from is nice a flexible so it moves rather nicely in the water !

Lotus
01-11-2013, 10:44 AM
I have a mono from SpecialFins, like the one pictured above only white. It's 70 cm tip to tip I think..... It's pretty darn huge to be honest.
here it is:
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I highly encourage anyone who get a fin like this to have neoprene foot protection put into it. I didn't and I seriously regret it. I'll find a better and more permanent solution for dealing with this which I'll address in a different thread.

Mermaid Annariea
01-13-2013, 09:36 PM
lotus, maybe neoprene socks would be a good thing to invest in for you?

and i dont know if this counts, but my oceanika is pretty big. not NEARLY as big as the ones you guys are talking about (or maybe it is and i just cant do math) but big enough to be... big enough, but also not so huge that its awkward/hard to swim in.

Lotus
01-13-2013, 09:51 PM
yeah neoprene socks are exactly what I'm going for!
Oceanika merfins are pretty good size it seems, I love the shape too!

Merman Henri
01-27-2013, 12:44 PM
I have recently made a mermaid monofin. i just measured it at it's widest point, it is 106cm/41.73 wide.
i have not tested it out yet, but it's bloody huge!