View Full Version : !!! Just ordered my rapid !!!

The Young Mermaid
05-09-2013, 11:31 PM
I am so excited! I just order my monofin it's supposed to be here on Wensday! I am so thrilled. :D

Carolina Mermaid
05-09-2013, 11:38 PM
What kind?

05-09-2013, 11:44 PM
The title says. ;\ :P

Congrats! :D

05-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Very cool :)

Mermaid Allie
05-10-2013, 12:20 AM
Mine is coming on Tuesday !! I got a wave ahhhh double mermaid excitement!

Mermaid Dottie
05-10-2013, 12:26 AM
My Rapid was supposed to be here today... :(
That's okay, It'll probably get here tomorrow (I hope).

The Young Mermaid
05-10-2013, 01:13 AM
I am so happy!

05-10-2013, 02:01 AM
Congratulations, Young Mermaid, Mermaid Allie and Mermaid Dottie :clap: Let us know how they work for you!

The Young Mermaid
05-10-2013, 11:50 AM
I can't wait! I wish it was instant delivery. :D

Mermaid Octavia
05-10-2013, 03:41 PM
I have a Rapid too! I'll get it back from Morticia (who is making my tail) on the 19th!


The Young Mermaid
05-10-2013, 09:35 PM
That's really exciting!

Mermaid Dottie
05-13-2013, 05:38 PM
So My Rapid got here, and it keeps slipping off my feet in the water. :( I'm not too pleased at the moment...

Mermaid Fenicia
05-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Dottie: I have the same problem with my wave as the straps don't stay on while swimming. That's one of the reasons I us a Triton now.

05-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Finis seems to have that issue! I've heard the Rapid and the Wave have that problem, and the Finis Mermaid fin I saw some girls using at the pool the other day didn't work well much at all. :s

Mermaid Dottie
05-13-2013, 06:05 PM
Are they better once inside a tail? With socks?I Tightened the straps as much as I could and was still slipping out. Anyone have any tips?

Mermaid Fenicia
05-13-2013, 06:16 PM
Inside a tail the tail keeps the monofin to your feet, but the straps keep slipping off :(

Mermaid Harmony
05-13-2013, 06:51 PM
Your feet might be too small for the rapid, wear socks and you should be fine or E6000 the straps to be tighter.

Mermaid Elena
05-13-2013, 07:05 PM
I have the same issue :/ my feet are not too small for the monofin I have but the straps never want to stay on. I'll probably try replacing the strap with something that works better. I'll let you know if I figure out any better methods for keeping your feet secure.

The Young Mermaid
05-13-2013, 07:39 PM
Oh no! I hope it works out! I am still waiting for mine to come. I hope it works!

05-13-2013, 07:53 PM
The Rapid is mainly made for mens feet. It's wider and larger. I have no problem with mine an they do not slip off in or out of the tail. But I would think that you might have to replace the strap. That seems to be the big issue, plus wearing neoprene socks might help with the sizing issue.( to take up space)

Mermaid Fenicia
05-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Mine fit perfect, but the straps keep slipping and socks don't help :(

Mermaid Allie
05-13-2013, 08:08 PM
I had a HUGE problem with my mermaid monofin and that. Like I couldnt even get across the pool with it falling off. I think I'm going to get some cord or something and tie it around my ankle and the fin straps to keep them on

Mermaid Tula
05-13-2013, 08:14 PM
Allie please be careful with cord. You can cut into your skin.

The Young Mermaid
05-14-2013, 11:15 AM
Mines supposed to come tomorrow. Now is it actually coming off or does it just feel like it's slipping?

Mermaid Dottie
05-14-2013, 02:26 PM
The straps slipped off a couple of times, but it came all the way off my foot once. I'm thinking that once I get it inside my neoprene tail, it won't come all the way off anymore.

SIDENOTE: Of course, when I do put it inside my tail, I'll have a rig set up so that it won't actually be on my feet....

Mermaid Danielle
05-14-2013, 02:33 PM
I've found that the rubber socks work really well with my Dol-Fin...

Mermaid Allie
05-14-2013, 04:35 PM
I didn't really mean cord lol I meant like some kind of cloth/neoprene strap

The Young Mermaid
05-14-2013, 08:10 PM
How are you doing that Dottie? Will it be like an H2O tail?

05-14-2013, 10:22 PM
I have a rapid and I used Gorilla Tape to take in the staps a bit. Just cinched them to where I wanted them {well past the little built in notches}and then taped the excess parts of strap back on itself to the part of the strap that actually touches my foot.

The Young Mermaid
05-15-2013, 10:02 AM
Mine is supposed to come today! I just tracked it, and it was just checked into a town about fifteen miles from where I live. Ahh! I am so excited! I can't wait!

05-15-2013, 10:09 AM
I've found that the rubber socks work really well with my Dol-Fin...
Where can you find rubber socks? They sound great for swimming.

Mermaid Dottie
05-15-2013, 02:18 PM
How are you doing that Dottie? Will it be like an H2O tail?
Sort of, yeah.
It'll go Kickboard, hinges, pvc, and then I have to figure out how to attach the pipes to these plastic feet I have, that I'm going to fill with... something. Not sure what yet.

The Young Mermaid
05-15-2013, 11:00 PM
It came! I am so thrilled! It fits well, I haven't gone swimming yet, but so far it feels like it fits good. :)

The Young Mermaid
05-18-2013, 10:01 AM
I went swimming! The straps slipped a little bit but nothing bad, it's also a tiny bit big. I think if I get a pair of neoprene socks it will fit perfectly. So far I am very happy with it. :D