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Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 12:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXAjty1zu14&feature=youtu.be
How do you like the way the hydra monofin moves in the sea. Flexible polypropelene
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PearlieMae
09-27-2013, 12:29 PM
That looks AWESOME!!! I love the extra length and the flowy movement. She seems to get some serious propulsion, too!

Fifi Tigg
09-27-2013, 12:30 PM
It looks like it propels you along! I wonder if it's strong?

Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 12:42 PM
I personally love how it flows in the water I was just wondering if some thought it was not stiff enough.

Mermaid Fenicia
09-27-2013, 12:57 PM
I have a 'Triton' (the small size of the 'Hydra') and I really love that monofin. It's small like my Finis 'wave' but it's swims like my big Leaderfin monofin. :)

Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 01:07 PM
That is good to hear Finicia. How thick is the plastic please? Would you measure it for me please? Also isn't it thicker at the back near the feet? How thick is that part too please.

Mermaid Fenicia
09-27-2013, 01:11 PM
I can measure it when I'm back home from hospital and feeling less painfull. So hopefully I can give them on monday ;)

Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 01:14 PM
Thank you Fenicia I would appreciate it. Get well soon! Must be great to be able to have your computer in the hospital :lol:

Seatan
09-27-2013, 01:16 PM
It's so beautifully flowy! I love it!

Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 01:23 PM
From the shading, it appears that it has 3 levels of rigidity or 3 thicknesses.
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PearlieMae
09-27-2013, 01:36 PM
Don't they have specs on their website?

Mermaid Oshun
09-27-2013, 01:46 PM
could not find those details, just the sizes, etc

Mermaid Evolet
09-27-2013, 02:52 PM
i have a hydra and i love it!
it is not difficult to swin with but still has a great propulsion.
yes near the feet it is thicker and there ARE 3 "steps" of thickness

Echidna
09-27-2013, 03:17 PM
I personally love how it flows in the water I was just wondering if some thought it was not stiff enough.
I like stiff monofins for the better propulsion.
Apart from that, of course slightly flowy monofins look better in a tail!

Maybe someone who owns both a Hydra and a different monofin can compare them and give us an idea of how good the propulsion is.
Compared to, for example, a Rapid; more-less-samey?
That'd be very useful to know.

Mermaid Fenicia
09-27-2013, 04:55 PM
I didn't had my pc at the hospital as it's a desktop, but I had my smartphone to go online there ;) I'm back home now, but will measure my Triton after the weekend ;)

Mermaid Kassandra
09-28-2013, 12:14 PM
I like the way it folws...It's very realistic I think it will work in a great way on a tail :)

Darcythemermaid
10-13-2013, 08:23 AM
I was wondering if anyone would know whether the hydra monofin could be cut and reshaped???

Mermaid Melanie
10-14-2013, 12:48 PM
yes it can be shaped / cut easily - i have the hydra and its very nice to use in the pool or open water - great propulsion on it and its flowy and it comes in clear which is nice the only thing i would say about it is that the buckles on the side for adjusting the fin straps are a bit bulky but other than that its a great fin

English Mermaid Pearl
10-14-2013, 02:07 PM
yeah the buckles 'bulge' a bit through my fabric tail but I like that it came in clear plastic so it doesn't show through the fabric :)

Darcythemermaid
10-14-2013, 06:43 PM
Oh okay that's good to know!! Would Silicone hide these side straps? Because that's the type of tail I'm making and I just love the clear blade on the Hydra!

Sephina
10-14-2013, 07:12 PM
Oh okay that's good to know!! Would Silicone hide these side straps? Because that's the type of tail I'm making and I just love the clear blade on the Hydra!
It hides it on other tails, I don't think it would be any different on yours.

Darcythemermaid
10-15-2013, 02:09 AM
It hides it on other tails, I don't think it would be any different on yours.
Oh that's so good!!! Thank you

Mermaid Melanie
10-15-2013, 04:50 AM
the buckles are quite close to the ankle so you would need to make sure your sculpt covered it i think

Mizuko
10-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Would it be possible to remove the straps and replace them with neoprene straps? That way the buckles wont be there, but there will still be enough stretch to take the monofin on and off! :)

Mermaid Melanie
10-17-2013, 07:50 AM
i guess you could yeah you can take off the buckles and there is a little circular peg that sticks out a few cm - so you could cut neoprene straps and put a hole at either end and slip it over the peg to keep your feet strapped in :) - the only other thing i would say about the hydra is that i find the space between the two feet a bit wide and wish my legs could be closer together in it but thats more for aesthetic reasons - more of a tapered look if they were closer together

JamesGunnels
10-25-2013, 11:15 PM
yeah, I am gonna go buy one of these next week. I found on for like 56 dollars. It definitely seems worth it.

English Mermaid Pearl
10-26-2013, 06:34 AM
totally agree about the larger gap between the feet!