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East coast mermaid
05-06-2015, 01:15 PM
I own one and it fits wonderfully! The only thing I have an issue is that it wrinkles at the ankles because I didn't give the correct measurement, but I absolutely love mine. [emoji16]

MermaidCelesteFL
05-06-2015, 04:25 PM
They just received my check and they'll start working on my new tail in a couple weeks! I'm so excited!

Chrissy
05-06-2015, 07:23 PM
Mine fits very well too. I do have ankle wrinkles for whatever reason but they don't bother me

East coast mermaid
05-06-2015, 07:46 PM
@chrissy Ok Mernation just contacted me about the wrinkles in the ankles it's because of the size of the mono fin and the size of the ankles. If your ankles are smaller than the width of the mono fin, then it will invert and give a wrinkle affect. They gave me that information very quickly they really do have the best customer service! Lol and it's not that bad that I notice it haha it's like i actually have to try hard to find an issue because there really are none. [emoji4]

MermaidRuby
05-06-2015, 11:51 PM
Tail updates from MerNation!! I am so super excited and so beyond impressed with their attention to detail and customer service!28992 289932899428995
This tail looks like a cross between twizzlers and cotton candy! I LOVE IT!!!

Meronica
05-07-2015, 12:03 AM
That looks awesome! Reminds me of the Cheshire Cat from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. (:


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Sherielle
05-07-2015, 10:47 AM
They just received my check and they'll start working on my new tail in a couple weeks! I'm so excited!I'm excited for you and I'm also very interested as to your opinion of a mernation tail as compared to Jesse's tail. I own a mermaid creations tail too and I'm conflicted as to who to get my next tail from.

Mermaid April
05-07-2015, 11:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKPH7AblR2o

Here is a link to one of my videos you can find on my YouTube page featuring my MerNation tail!! Yes, I can confirm your statement Lynsea, love that name BTW, their tails and fit are perfect and they totally nailed the vision I had in my head of my tail!! You can also view my other videos on my YouTube channel at the link below


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzlfkdAUqvzt6F4HRLSFRQ

Princess Pearl
05-07-2015, 11:32 PM
They matched your skin tone so well!


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Elodea the Mermaid
05-07-2015, 11:35 PM
April, your tail fits you PERFECTLY. I mean, it looks like you grew it. No waist gap, no wrinkles. It's perfect. And the whole tail is beautiful but the thing I really can't get over is how well they matched your skin tone at the waist.

MerNation mers, are you able to get the spacers back into the foot pockets like the company recommends to keep the foot pockets from warping? I can't do it for the life of me, so I got two big plastic ladles at the Dollar Store and I'm using those. The handles stick up into the ankle part and I can grab them.

Also, I get the ankle/monofin inversion wrinkle too. All silicone tails wrinkle at the ankles, so I was expecting it. I actually think the thickness of MerNation tails minimizes this unfortunate silicone tail phenomenon, lol.

merkitty
05-08-2015, 12:17 AM
I am seriously enjoying seeing all of my Mernation mer-sisters tails. They all look amazing, Mernation really is fintastic. I came back about a week and a half ago but its all been a whirlwind, picking up my tail trekking back up north to Ottawa and then having to move back to Toronto! Anyways, I didn't get many good pictures, as I put my tail on around sunset and it took about 40 minutes to get in (my boyfriend left my conditioner at a hotel 2 states away!!!! Terrible mertender he is :doh:) I had to shimmy in using a small amount of Argan hair oil, so it took forever. It kind of sucked as I was on the beach and had MANY onlookers, I was very nervous. I learned quite quickly that swimming in the ocean with a tail is hard! It was my first ever tail swim and I had to fight the strong waves coming in as well as deal with the all that salt water (it also happened to be my first time swimming in the ocean too!)

Honestly, pictures do not do it justice, this tail is so incredibly beautiful. The way the light hits the silver.. the deep blues.. the lovely flowy fins..it just makes me melt.:swoon: Literally the embodiment of my dream tail. I will probably get around to posting a review this month, as well as a follow up at the end of the summer after hopefully many uses (I have to look around for a pool that will allow a tail)

Here are some of the pictures that turned out okay, I hope I get some better ones soon!

Mermaid April
05-08-2015, 01:12 AM
That is gorgeous, Merkitty, and thanks everyone for the compliments on my tail. I am absolutely loving it!! They do have the best customer service, they really treated me like family!! They could not have made it any more perfect!!

Sherielle
05-08-2015, 10:23 AM
April! You move so naturally and beautifully underwater! And that tail. That TAIL! Perfection.

PearlieMae
05-08-2015, 12:19 PM
What kind of fin is in there? I looked and couldn't find the info. :D

Mermaid April
05-08-2015, 12:35 PM
I have a finis wave in my tail because my feet are tiny, and that is the smallest monofin that finis makes, Thank you Sherielle. :)

PearlieMae
05-08-2015, 12:40 PM
Thanks! The Mernation tails are lovely! You all look so beautiful!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-11-2015, 01:57 PM
They have officially started on my tail, top, and arm fins, and will be sending me pictures shortly!!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-12-2015, 07:30 PM
They're doing my dorsal and the tribal markings now! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/d88b107b763a2d900c0dbcb80ec79619.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/0e51c2d6261cc4fcbdd79d889fd4f433.jpg


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Yulia
05-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Wow! :fallover:

It looks like they make their extra fins on freehand, it's kinda cool if that's true.

Seatan
05-12-2015, 07:44 PM
They are all soooo gorgeous... I love the tribal markings!. But dang that tail skin color, April, is astounding!

Mer-Crazy
05-12-2015, 07:47 PM
This tail looks amazing <3 I love it so much. Is it going to anyone on the site? I'd love to see more of it :D

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MerEmma
05-12-2015, 07:59 PM
So beautiful! The blending on the dorsal is phenomenal.

Keiris
05-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Those colors are GORGEOUS!!!! Just a beautiful tail!

Yulia
05-12-2015, 09:04 PM
Reminds me of this color scheme. They are both very pretty.

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merkitty
05-12-2015, 09:10 PM
Can't wait to see the finished product Celeste!

That blue opal inspired tail to die for [emoji79]

Mermaid Sirenia
05-12-2015, 09:34 PM
Celeste I'm beyond excited to see yours! I've never seen a tail with a tribal design before, so I'm super stoked to see how that turns out! Now we need another meetup just so I can see it when it's finished!

Mermaid April
05-13-2015, 12:41 AM
Very Cool design, that is going to look awesome!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-13-2015, 01:19 AM
They're moving quickly! It's looking amazing! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/17dfe92ccc07912cbd76b1e546e8b632.jpg


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Mermaid Mystery
05-13-2015, 02:03 AM
EEK


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Sherielle
05-13-2015, 10:40 AM
They're moving quickly! It's looking amazing! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/17dfe92ccc07912cbd76b1e546e8b632.jpg


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Mermaid Sirenia
05-13-2015, 12:39 PM
Omg that's amazing

Princess Pearl
05-13-2015, 12:46 PM
Oh, that is amazing. I actually gasped out loud while at work.

Elodea the Mermaid
05-13-2015, 01:26 PM
I am seriously enjoying seeing all of my Mernation mer-sisters tails. They all look amazing, Mernation really is fintastic. I came back about a week and a half ago but its all been a whirlwind, picking up my tail trekking back up north to Ottawa and then having to move back to Toronto! Anyways, I didn't get many good pictures, as I put my tail on around sunset and it took about 40 minutes to get in (my boyfriend left my conditioner at a hotel 2 states away!!!! Terrible mertender he is :doh:) I had to shimmy in using a small amount of Argan hair oil, so it took forever. It kind of sucked as I was on the beach and had MANY onlookers, I was very nervous. I learned quite quickly that swimming in the ocean with a tail is hard! It was my first ever tail swim and I had to fight the strong waves coming in as well as deal with the all that salt water (it also happened to be my first time swimming in the ocean too!)

Honestly, pictures do not do it justice, this tail is so incredibly beautiful. The way the light hits the silver.. the deep blues.. the lovely flowy fins..it just makes me melt.:swoon: Literally the embodiment of my dream tail. I will probably get around to posting a review this month, as well as a follow up at the end of the summer after hopefully many uses (I have to look around for a pool that will allow a tail)

Here are some of the pictures that turned out okay, I hope I get some better ones soon!

YAY!! I'm so glad you got your beautiful sapphire and lapiz tail! Yours was the first MerNation tail I heard was being made at the same time as mine, so I feel kind of attached to it, lol. The colors look gorgeous one you.

Elodea the Mermaid
05-13-2015, 01:28 PM
They're moving quickly! It's looking amazing! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/17dfe92ccc07912cbd76b1e546e8b632.jpg


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This is incredible. I love that it reads as a beautiful fantastical marking or as a mermaid tattoo.

Rogue Siren
05-13-2015, 02:42 PM
They're moving quickly! It's looking amazing! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/17dfe92ccc07912cbd76b1e546e8b632.jpg


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Oh, my, god. That is freaking awesome!!!

Something about the scale texture bugs me though...can't place my finger on it, but it makes me think rubber sports ball. I mean, it is rubber....hm. Lol

I still love it. XD

Mermaid Freyja
05-13-2015, 04:14 PM
They have always had great paint work, but I've noticed that Mernation just keeps getting better!
Particularly with the blending of colors, highlights and the ombre effect from one color to another. I can't wait to order mine!
xoxo

MermaidVenilia
05-13-2015, 04:19 PM
I actually finished my tail payment today! Can't wait for my tail! My first silicone tail and I'm so glad its going to be MerNation :) Please excuse my new account, I'm only now getting around to things! I'll update with photos as I get them! 😊

Mermaid Freyja
05-13-2015, 04:22 PM
Oh, my, god. That is freaking awesome!!!

Something about the scale texture bugs me though...can't place my finger on it, but it makes me think rubber sports ball. I mean, it is rubber....hm. Lol

I still love it. XD

Maybe it triggers bad memories; the lines remind me of a dodge ball texture, lol!...but I still love these scales!
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Yulia
05-13-2015, 04:38 PM
And Mernation read my thoughts ;)

http://utterberg.net/upload/img/201505132137-Skärmavbild_2015-05-13_kl._21.37.14.png

MermaidCelesteFL
05-13-2015, 05:00 PM
I think that's because they read our comments. They care very much about how we are enjoying their product, and they try to answer any questions we might have in a timely manner, in whatever means possible. Way to go, Mernation! :cheerleader:

Rogue Siren
05-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Maybe it triggers bad memories; the lines remind me of a dodge ball texture, lol!...but I still love these scales!
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Hahaha! Yep, that's it. I actually love them though...I loved playing four square with them. I have an Avengers one in my closet right now... xD

Yulia
05-13-2015, 05:23 PM
When I see all the tailmaking progress, I get so tempted to paint and sculpt something myself.
Haha if someone starts making tails here I can paint them. Molds and stuff seems so timeconsuming.

Mermaid Freyja
05-13-2015, 05:24 PM
I love that they sculpt all the fins freehand! They are all so beautiful.

MerEmma
05-14-2015, 12:28 AM
How do you sculpt free hand in silicone? I don't understand how that works. :P No mold?

Mermaid Wesley
05-14-2015, 12:37 AM
You cant, they just mean sculpting in clay.

Mermaid Wesley
05-14-2015, 12:39 AM
Oh wait.... hmm... maybe like dragging a tool across the fins. as they cure.

Rogue Siren
05-14-2015, 01:31 PM
They have thickeners and stuff for silicone so you can sculpt it, Wesley. ^_^ I know a lot of zombie artists and stuff use it for gore makeup. XD

Mermaid Ruthie
05-14-2015, 04:58 PM
cool

MermaidCelesteFL
05-14-2015, 07:04 PM
They sent me more progress pics today! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/7f4442576d745346ee5e53ef51d94612.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/bc30515865586b8587e068d2edc150de.jpg

The only thing I asked them to fix was the gold and green on the bra. I only wanted the gold on the tips of the fins, not on the scales, so they will be fixing that as best as they can.


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Mermaid_Kenzee
05-14-2015, 10:04 PM
I'm in love with that tail!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing complete!! They are so amazing I'm saving for a scale bra right now!!!

Mermaid April
05-15-2015, 12:14 AM
So awesome!! They really are super fast!! I absolutely love mine, it is so comfortable and easy to swim in!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-15-2015, 05:01 PM
New updates! Almost ready for pickup! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/fa5577826a252c2a2a8db448030c6960.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/dd26d69e27548b201720e03522fc5d4e.jpg


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Mermaid Neri Elvina
05-15-2015, 05:16 PM
Looks amazing!

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Sherielle
05-15-2015, 05:41 PM
I love the spots!!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-15-2015, 06:13 PM
... and I'm so excited, I have scheduled a photoshoot with John Jay in his tank in a couple weeks! Yay!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-15-2015, 07:14 PM
I give you mernation's first finned bracers! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/f4bfa2fa8e06896b055f1d4d6c30bce6.jpg

And my blended waist! http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/9b767e061c018de09d6897e4b9c64b79.jpg

Sherielle
05-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Guh! So Pretty!

merkitty
05-16-2015, 02:16 AM
I love it, Its very unique! :rainbow:

SeaGlass Siren
05-16-2015, 10:57 AM
those are some badass bracers.

East coast mermaid
05-17-2015, 11:03 AM
I feel like those bracers will help you swim even faster lol, Beautiful design[emoji106]

Mermaid April
05-18-2015, 02:27 AM
Gorgeous!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-18-2015, 07:33 PM
I've picked up the tail, tried it on and OH MY G-D IS IT HARD TO LIFT. That competitor fin is nothing to laugh at. I also can't get a picture of myself in the tail, because the tail is so gosh darn long. It adds an extra three feet to me. I did get some pics on my camera of me sitting up in my tail, as well as me trying on my bracers and top, but nothing good as of yet of the tribal design. That might need to wait a little while until I can get ahold of some good lighting.

And yeah, it took me a good 15 mins or so of wiggling and lubing to get it on, but I did it by myself!!! Taking it off is a different story. I didn't want to take it off. It was too cozy.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/18/8bd45d3fe201f6f6e6820188042a2035.jpg

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Ashe
05-18-2015, 07:39 PM
I know that it's likely years off... but I am considering buying from Mernation as my first silicone tail, specifically the solid color option. I think that the $1700 price tag could work with my budget and I might plan on seeing in in to add paint colors or even do it myself. Since I'm going to art school and will likely get a lot of time at home, I might even be able to take on a few gigs with the tail and be able to save up for a really nice one in the future. That the plan at least.

Does anyone have some advice on why I should or should not consider Mernation?

MermaidCelesteFL
05-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Their customer service is the best I have ever seen in the tail-making world! They keep in constant contact with you, update you every step of the way, even cheer you on as you save up! If you email them even today and talk to them about your ideas and plans, they would return your message within the same day and talk about your design scheme and payment plan, even if you can't afford it within this year.
I started talking to them about 7 months ago, before I started saving up, and was already discussing design plans and modifications. At that time, I just wanted a Regal Blue Tang tail, but considering they have already had a lot of clientele that have ordered that tail already, they really had me think outside the box and led me to the decision that I have today.

With extensive communication via email and text, purchasing from them was a breeze and a pleasure. They knew exactly what I wanted, how I wanted it, and even threw in a few extras and saved me some money on my package. They put together my dream tail with the utmost care and best customer service I have ever seen, and even created things that they've never done before- just for me!

There are so many options in regards to customization, your imagination is the limit! (insert advertisement here) They really let me do whatever I wanted with my tail, fins, and bracers. And I bet, if I asked to put fins on my top as well, they probably would have done that too. They sculpt every fin by hand, so they made my fins exactly to my design. And let's not even get started on their paint job.... ;)

Elodea the Mermaid
05-18-2015, 08:51 PM
I agree on customer service. It is unmatched in any service industry I've ever dealt with, not just the mermaid market. From what I have seen, they give this same treatment to every customer, whether you just order a top or you order a full tail set with diamonds, blinking lights and gold leaf, haha.

As a business professional myself, I also appreciate the fact this company provides a clean artist product while also being conscious of the value of their customers' time and money. They will give you the best product they can within your budget and go the extra mile to make sure they are proud of every item that leaves their company. They are also really knowledgeable about their materials and will give you great advise throughout the process.

My tail is flawlessly built. It is sturdy, consistent in thickness, and opaque. The silicone itself is colored a vivid yellow all the way through, so I have no concerns about the paint holding up. There are certainly other tailmakers with more complex designs, but MerNation's work is clean enough to carry of the simple base design, in my opinion. There are no bubbles or tags in the silicone, everything is smooth and symmetrical. And, personally, I love the stylized, sort of art deco look of their classic fluke.

Finally, it swims really well because it fits. They always add at least two inches to the top of your tail to make absolutely sure it is high enough in the back to prevent gapping or slipping down you tush. They instruct your to give it a swim or two, maybe take some photos, and then CAREFULLY remove scales from the top a row at a time if you feel it's necessary. I'm probably going to take the top row off of mine, but that still leaves it a full inch higher than the measurements and duct tape dummy I sent. If they hadn't done this, my tail would fit very well, but instead it fits perfectly. Also, I know that requiring their customers to send a duct tape dummy has helped them catch some customers' measurement mistakes before, plus they have YOUR form to construct YOUR tail on.

TL;DR: Oh my gosh, I love MerNation.

MermaidVenilia
05-18-2015, 09:38 PM
Your tail is stunning! Those bracers are so cool :) They started working on my tail, granted its just the base color but its the exact shade of red I asked for. They have amazing service, unmatched to anything I've had experience with.
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MerEmma
05-19-2015, 12:31 AM
SO cool! Beautiful tail design. Congratulations!! :D

Elodea the Mermaid
05-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Aaaaah! Red! I love warm colored tails!! ;-)

MermaidVenilia
05-19-2015, 01:09 AM
Its not fully done :D Still adding a purple color to it, they told me it was super bright like my color inspiration. Man did they kick this one out fast though! I was so impressed

Raayvhen
05-19-2015, 02:36 AM
I just hit submit on the payment on etsy. My heart is racing.

MermaidVenilia
05-19-2015, 09:23 AM
:D Its such am exciting process!

Sherielle
05-19-2015, 11:11 AM
I still can't get over how they read my review of my fabric tail here on Mernetwork (which was glowing, except for a bit of a size issue), then contacted ME to offer to fix the sizing issue free of charge. I was just going to try to take it in myself since it is really perfect in every other aspect. They didn't have to do that. But they did, which raised them so very high in my book.

MermaidVenilia
05-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Wow that's amazing! I'm telling you, they're so great as a company. They do everything to keep their customers happy :) No matter how impatient! I have to say I've sent them soo many emails with questions and concerns. They always replied to me with no problems ;) They finished the back side of my tail and sent me picture's, take a look! They did a superb job! <3 It glows, just screams my name Haha!

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c135/Actobur/Back%20side%201_zps9jknezwn.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Actobur/media/Back%20side%201_zps9jknezwn.jpg.html)http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c135/Actobur/back%20side_zpsizowmx6h.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Actobur/media/back%20side_zpsizowmx6h.jpg.html)

Mermaid Freyja
05-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Wow that's amazing! I'm telling you, they're so great as a company. They do everything to keep their customers happy :) No matter how impatient! I have to say I've sent them soo many emails with questions and concerns. They always replied to me with no problems ;) They finished the back side of my tail and sent me picture's, take a look! They did a superb job! <3 It glows, just screams my name Haha!

WOW!!! :D It's amazing and so bright, I love those colors!!
Ugh, I can't wait until I can afford to get a tail from Mernation *swoon*

MermaidCelesteFL
05-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Its not fully done :D Still adding a purple color to it, they told me it was super bright like my color inspiration. Man did they kick this one out fast though! I was so impressed


That's another great thing about MerNation, they are really good with how quickly they can create tails. Not only do they create really great quality tails, but they do it within about a week and update you the entire way through! (Mine just took longer for obvious reasons)

MermaidVenilia
05-19-2015, 06:13 PM
Thank you, Me too! My color inspirations were really bright but they took it to a whole new level and I'm so in love, couldn't ask for more. I hope you can get a tail from them soon :).

Yea they basically are almost done and it's been a week. I'm thinking it will be sent out by the end of the week or so. I'm shocked at how fast they did everything LOL

Mermaid April
05-20-2015, 01:17 AM
Beautiful colors, I was also super impressed with how fast they got mine finished and shipped!! It was less than two weeks from the time they received payment to having it at my door!! They are the absolute best!!

Mermaid Mystery
05-20-2015, 01:22 AM
okay NOW IM CONVINCED *grabby hands*


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MermaidVenilia
05-20-2015, 09:48 PM
It's nuts how fast they are. They've already shipped my tail and it should be here this friday! :D So excited. The pictures came out darker then the actual tail, the purple is much lighter and there's some metallic shades mixed it ( The sun wasnt out when they took it haha )http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c135/Actobur/IMG_3322_2_zpstsx5456t.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Actobur/media/IMG_3322_2_zpstsx5456t.jpg.html)http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c135/Actobur/IMG_3326_2_zpssbmshgp4.jpg (http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Actobur/media/IMG_3326_2_zpssbmshgp4.jpg.html)

It's funny how it looks like its glowing in the dark Lol <3

Ashe
05-20-2015, 09:56 PM
:thumbs-up: Looks fantastic!

Wow this company is amazing in the fashion they work! Definitely eyeing them :)

Princess Pearl
05-21-2015, 11:06 AM
I'm really impressed by how much their seams have improved.


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Sherielle
05-21-2015, 11:07 AM
It's beautiful! Radioactive tail! lol. Though actually........hmmmmm

Mermaid Neri Elvina
05-21-2015, 04:52 PM
AHHHHH SO PWETTY!! UGH I WANT ONE!!

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SeaMonkey
05-21-2015, 05:30 PM
i just got a mernation tail. they started work on it 3 weeks after i ordered and i had it in my hands in 4 weeks. they arranged to let me come pick it up. great work, perfect fit. theyre so patient working with you to make sure youre completely overjoyed with your new tail. and its so soft! its built great and is so beautiful. theyre great to work with. id get another tail from them in a heartbeat.

Mermaid Neri Elvina
05-21-2015, 05:32 PM
i just got a mernation tail. they started work on it 3 weeks after i ordered and i had it in my hands in 4 weeks. they arranged to let me come pick it up. great work, perfect fit. theyre so patient working with you to make sure youre completely overjoyed with your new tail. and its so soft! its built great and is so beautiful. theyre great to work with. id get another tail from them in a heartbeat.
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MermaidVenilia
05-21-2015, 11:32 PM
They knocked my tail out and shipped it to me in a week and a half from payment. It should arrive tomorrow :yay:. I'll do a full on review when it arrives

SeaVixen
05-22-2015, 12:23 AM
I haven't been able to swim in mine yet. Texas is being hammered with rain and the pool is still 70°. We've never had this much rain ever in the 20 years I've lived here. Of course the year I get my tail the pool stays freezing ugh :/ I need a heated pool!! Now I'm about to go on a road trip for a month. Grr maybe when I return the pool will be prepped for me :D

Mer-Crazy
05-22-2015, 11:32 PM
Hey guys ^_^ So I'm working on an Unboxing Playlist series of some of the major tail makers. I don't have a lot from MerNation so if I've missed any please let me know so I can add it.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy18RbPC-z-jCQGxqH19K_n30gpwh3SIe

MermaidVenilia
05-22-2015, 11:44 PM
Hey guys ^_^ So I'm working on an Unboxing Playlist series of some of the major tail makers. I don't have a lot from MerNation so if I've missed any please let me know so I can add it.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy18RbPC-z-jCQGxqH19K_n30gpwh3SIe

Ill be uploading mine soon! :D Just came in today <3

SeaVixen
05-23-2015, 12:07 AM
Hey guys ^_^ So I'm working on an Unboxing Playlist series of some of the major tail makers. I don't have a lot from MerNation so if I've missed any please let me know so I can add it.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy18RbPC-z-jCQGxqH19K_n30gpwh3SIe
Mermaid Martha has one! Seamonkey doesn't have an unboxing because she picked hers up but she has a close up video showing it off. There definitely needs to be more unboxing videos for mernation!!!!!

MermaidCelesteFL
05-25-2015, 12:31 PM
I'm working on a video when I picked mine up. It includes instructions for putting the tail on correctly, how to take care of the tail, how to dry the tail, etc. It's just taking me forever because my computer at home is REALLY slow.

Mermaid April
05-26-2015, 03:03 PM
I see you got mine. It is on MerNations Facebook page as well as my YouTube page. My camera somehow separated it into two videos, so I am going to edit them and put them together as one video. Thanks that will be a helpful playlist! I will post it on here when I edit and upload the two of them together to make one unboxing video.

Chrissy
05-26-2015, 04:05 PM
yay you got mine!!! I cant wait to see more unboxing!!

Elodea the Mermaid
05-26-2015, 06:01 PM
I wish I'd done one, but I'm way too derp to be filmed, lol.

SeaVixen
05-26-2015, 06:33 PM
I wish I'd done one, but I'm way too derp to be filmed, lol.
I thought that's how I am too but I promised so I went through with it derp or not lolol

Elodea the Mermaid
05-26-2015, 07:09 PM
I thought that's how I am too but I promised so I went through with it derp or not lolol

Lol! I feel like I don't have anything to say whenever a camera is pointed at me. I'd just be like, "Here is me. Here is this box. Here is the tail that was in this box. Okay bye!" -runs hysterically out of the room clutching tail like a maniac-

Maybe I'll bite the bullet and do one for the top they're working on for me. I asked them to help me figure out a way to make a neutral top that works off my skin color since my tail is so loud. OH MY GOSH, you guys, the ideas they have come up with! I am so excited! They've already rescued me from my original idea which was just a scale top in my skin color. They very gently helped me understand that they were not going to stand by and let me order a flat flesh-colored top that would give me weird rubber android scale boobs.

SeaVixen
05-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Lol! I feel like I don't have anything to say whenever a camera is pointed at me. I'd just be like, "Here is me. Here is this box. Here is the tail that was in this box. Okay bye!" -runs hysterically out of the room clutching tail like a maniac-

Maybe I'll bite the bullet and do one for the top they're working on for me. I asked them to help me figure out a way to make a neutral top that works off my skin color since my tail is so loud. OH MY GOSH, you guys, the ideas they have come up with! I am so excited! They've already rescued me from my original idea which was just a scale top in my skin color. They very gently helped me understand that they were not going to stand by and let me order a flat flesh-colored top that would give me weird rubber android scale boobs.
Yeah I had to edit a lot of stupid stuff out that I did. I kept repeating myself :/ that's what I do when I'm nervous. I forget I said that already lol. Editing took an hour to do so it would still look right. I was also rambling [emoji14] anytime I fumbled over words I would pause and start again so I could easily edit it out. So glad for that. If we were still in the VHS world I would still be trying to unbox it now

SummerRogue
05-27-2015, 05:18 AM
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to my first party with my new tail, they didn't have anywhere for me to change so I hid behind the bouncy castle lol here is one of the pics of me in my tail with Spider-Man and the birthday girl :)http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/27/343716507cb52bed8e7b66122940b8ba.jpg


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Mermaid April
05-27-2015, 12:03 PM
Great pic Summer! Elodea, you should definitely bite the bullet and do it for MerNation, they deserve it!! You can edit out stuff you don't want in the video ;) just talk about MerNation as you unbox.

Mermaid April
05-29-2015, 01:58 AM
Here is my unboxing video for my MerNation tail. They were originally two separate videos as my camera split them up due to not having the setting right, anyway, I edited them into one video. Now you can post this one instead of the two separate ones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uof4K2WxK8Q&edit=vd

MermaidCelesteFL
06-01-2015, 07:13 PM
I got my tail pickup video! All I did was merge the two videos and stabilized it, but sorry for the bad quality and weird facial expressions! https://youtu.be/1ZcOl7o_hEQ

Mermaid Freyja
06-01-2015, 07:21 PM
I got my tail pickup video! All I did was merge the two videos and stabilized it, but sorry for the bad quality and weird facial expressions! https://youtu.be/1ZcOl7o_hEQ

Fantastic!! I love her quick how-to about the best way to get into the tail. "Telescope" it; Good to know :)

Sherielle
06-02-2015, 10:41 AM
I got my tail pickup video! All I did was merge the two videos and stabilized it, but sorry for the bad quality and weird facial expressions! https://youtu.be/1ZcOl7o_hEQ Man, I am INSANELY jealous. I want a custom tail. NOW. They are SO nice. I had a hardware issue with my monofin from them and they IMMEDIATELY responded to my pm and are taking care of it. I cannot say enough good things about Mernation.

Raayvhen
06-02-2015, 03:53 PM
So far Erin has been responding to my emails and has been incredibly patient with me and all my questions. I'm working on my dummy today and will hopefully have it to them by the weekend.

Raayvhen
06-03-2015, 01:22 PM
So many naughty jokes last night. Including being tied up by twins.

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merkitty
06-04-2015, 03:08 AM
I finally got chance to go swimming today! Here is a short video that I was able to piece together, they only let me film at the end of the swim time with 2 minutes left. I had already been swimming for about 3 hours and was super tired at this point. I hope to have a better video soon :mermaid kiss:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7WVEDO3qKw&feature=youtu.be

Talia
06-04-2015, 05:23 AM
Congratulations on your first swim, Merkitty! The tail looks awesome in you :)

OceanWhisper
06-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Such a pretty tail, Merkitty! And congrats again :)

Elodea the Mermaid
06-04-2015, 09:40 AM
Hurray! Congratulations, MerKitty. :-D

MermaidCelesteFL
06-04-2015, 06:06 PM
Isn't it great moving to MerNation after that fiasco with Jesse? I know I'm darn proud of my new tail!!

merkitty
06-04-2015, 06:55 PM
Thank you everyone and yes Celeste its fantastic, im actually quite glad it fell through with Jesse. Although it would have been cheaper (Mernation still ended up being low cost comparatively anyways) it would have been TERRIBLE his work is no good. I paid some more and got my dream tail! If Jesse had actually made my tail it would have been mediocre and I would have had to follow up on an upgrade way sooner then I thought. With Mernation I got my dream tail, that I will not need to upgrade from, and it didn't cost $3000+ like it would have from any other tail maker. You cant go wrong with Mernation for a tail. I completely missed your video, i just took a look, its amazing Celeste! I cant wait to see you swim in it :)

Raayvhen
06-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Just got an email from Erin that all my stuff made it there. Hopefully I'll see a sketch in a couple days.

SeaVixen
06-08-2015, 05:41 PM
Yeah my top doesn't fit me right either. Too fat for it. Good thing I have a shell top backup that fits fine. It fit Erin perfect but she's thinner than me. I can lose weight and fit in it though. Gunna be a while. Fat girl problems :( I wasn't impressed with Jesses work. Can see the monofin right through the silicone and not fond of the fluke or extra fins. Weird.

SeaMonkey
06-08-2015, 05:54 PM
talk to erin again. i know she'll make it right. Mernation is awesome

SeaVixen
06-08-2015, 05:58 PM
talk to erin again. i know she'll make it right. Mernation is awesome
Me personally it's not a huge deal. Mernation helped me through a USPS issue and I think I bugged them enough with that. This is very minor compared to the other thing and after the help with that I actually owe them lol. I'll live

Yulia
06-08-2015, 06:00 PM
OooooOOoooh, look at this thing! o:

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merkitty
06-08-2015, 06:03 PM
I think I may try to contact them again. I just feel self conscious as they were so amazing with the tail. The top still cost $200 and I should do something about it. I tend to let things like this sit around forever because I feel so shitty about it :(

Also, Wooooooow! That black tail is beautiful!!

MermaidCelesteFL
06-08-2015, 07:30 PM
I finally took my tail out for a spin this past weekend, and here are my thoughts. (Keep in mind, I have a Competitor in my fluke, so this was the main issue with my tail.)

-The Competitor is SUPER heavy, and difficult to maneuver in the water. My last tail could spin on a dime, this one takes a much larger turning radius.
-The Competitor also makes kicking slow, but the speed is fantastic. My poor videographers really had to work hard to keep up with me.
-My feet at one point slipped out of the heel straps and things got dangerous quickly. I'm glad I had two dive buddies with me, or I would have been in A LOT of trouble. So, for next time, tighten the heel straps. No biggie.
-I'm really glad I had neoprene socks. Thanks for the tip, MerNation!
-My pudge rolled over the top of my tail, even though the tail covers my stomach. It was a very oddly-placed pudge. Angles will be my friend when it comes to photography. That one is still my fault.
-Getting in the tail was easy. Getting out, not so much. This one is going to take practice.
-The finned bracers were AMAZING. The fins would point straight down, acting as a stabilizer while I swam. If anyone wants to order bracers in the future, get them made like mine. They kept my arms warm, too.

Pictures to come!

merkitty
06-08-2015, 11:19 PM
I am currently hyperventilating and having a minor anxiety attack... I just sent a message explaining the issue with my top to Mernation. I hope it goes well. I freak out way too much about things like this. Curse my chubby body and anxiety issues! :biting nails::help:

Mermaid Mystery
06-08-2015, 11:22 PM
I know how you feel, it happens to me all the time.

Raayvhen
06-10-2015, 03:46 AM
I got my sketch today!!! It was nearly perfect.

Sherielle
06-10-2015, 10:21 AM
I got my sketch today!!! It was nearly perfect.
So exciting!!!

Raayvhen
06-15-2015, 05:20 PM
Tomorrow they start painting! :fallover:

And they gave me permission to share the sketch so here it is!

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Mermaid_Kenzee
06-15-2015, 10:45 PM
Beautiful design!!!

Im just curious has anyone order a custom fluke yet???

Sherielle
06-16-2015, 10:31 AM
I just want to say that Mernation is still above and beyond other companies when it comes to customer service. My monofin in my fabric tail had some hardware pop out and they sent me replacements free of charge. so fast too!

PearlieMae
06-16-2015, 11:24 AM
I just want to say that Mernation is still above and beyond other companies when it comes to customer service. My monofin in my fabric tail had some hardware pop out and they sent me replacements free of charge. so fast too!

What other companies have you dealt with? Just curious.

Sherielle
06-16-2015, 11:31 AM
I"ve talked with the Mertailor and have a personal friend deal with them as well. That experience was typical of his other interactions....abrupt and borderline rude. I haven't dealt with other tail makers, but I have dealt with other crafts and artist businesses. It's the whole 'they make a product and stand behind it'.

SeaVixen
06-19-2015, 04:09 PM
Tomorrow they start painting! :fallover:

And they gave me permission to share the sketch so here it is!

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Saw your tail on facebook! Mernation posted progress of the paint on there :D looking awesome

Raayvhen
06-19-2015, 07:52 PM
I can't wait for it to be finished! Supposedly either today or tomorrow!

SeaVixen
06-19-2015, 08:38 PM
I can't wait for it to be finished! Supposedly either today or tomorrow!
Oh I know they're fast! Mine was done in like 10 days and I had no wait time :D

Raayvhen
06-20-2015, 12:19 PM
I had a slight wait time because they had a big project, but my tail legitimately took like 6 days.

Also, it's shipping today! Now I just need to come up with a spare $50 to pay the rest of my shipping.

Elodea the Mermaid
07-06-2015, 11:38 PM
Has anyone seen this (https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11215515_1190381704321348_1272123271161790201_n.jp g?oh=3d1b6e6d16b70a47f5faf56bc95830a9&oe=560E9BD4)? So jealous of the summer mers-to-be!

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-07-2015, 08:52 AM
Omg if I had the money

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SeaGlass Siren
07-07-2015, 09:14 AM
WHAT?? ONLY 6?

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-07-2015, 10:20 AM
WHAT?? ONLY 6?
What's only 6?

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SeaGlass Siren
07-07-2015, 10:32 AM
aw crap it didnt get raayven's comment

i was exclaiming at rayven's tail only being 6 days

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-07-2015, 10:52 AM
6 days?! Holy carp

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SeaGlass Siren
07-07-2015, 11:02 AM
THATS WHAT I'M SAYING O-O

SeaVixen
07-07-2015, 05:58 PM
Mine was like 10 because it was the week of Christmas

Mermaid Neri Elvina
07-08-2015, 08:57 AM
SO FAST OMG

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Raayvhen
07-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Yeah. I'm talking about production time. It was like a month since I put in the order and nailed down all the details.

Elodea the Mermaid
07-20-2015, 04:07 PM
Another tale of MerNation’s top notch customer service-

I’ve been working with the team to create a scale top to go with my tail. I wanted something that didn’t exactly match my tail (which is super-bright), but would “go” with my tail and looked more natural and flesh-like. They are doing a beautiful design of yellows, neutral golds for blending and my own skintone. It took me a while to find a bra that would fit and a good color swatch, and they kept in touch with me the whole time.

Unfortunately, a small financial emergency came up, so I will not be able to send the bra in or pay the invoice until the beginning of September. I actually forgot to communicate this to MerNation, but I figured that they are so busy anyway that they’d just wait to receive the bra whenever I sent it in. It’s just a little accessory order, right? Wrong. Erin emailed me this morning to make sure the bra hadn’t gotten lost in the mail. Guys. She emailed me about my teeny tiny top order, just to make sure everything was okay. How they have time to keep this up with all the orders they have rolling in I will never know, but I am so grateful!

introverting
10-04-2015, 10:56 PM
Janele's Silicone MerNation Tail Review!

(I didn't know how to post this on the Tailmaker Reviews thread so I'll post it here. Photos of me in the tail are hopefully coming soon)

PURPOSE: Besides fulfilling a childhood dream, I'm starting to train for freediving, and I've been practicing with a monofin. I wanted to take the next step by going with a tail. Hopefully I will be ready by the time summer comes!

WHY I CHOSE MERNATION: As some of you may know, I've had a bad experience with Amanda Avery, AKA FinspoMermaidTails, AKA Merberry. This time I decided to do some research on tailmakers, and found that MerNation had stunning reviews—tails were made quickly, customer service was perfect, and craftsmanship was beautiful. I was originally gonna go with Merbellas or Finfolk, but there were no slots open, and I couldn't wait a year for a tail. Plus, I've also heard that MerNation tails were very durable. Since this is my first silicone tail, I knew it would be taking somewhat of a beating from me via putting it on/taking it off, accidentally scratching against concrete, etc.

DESIGN PROCESS:

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/a44f919c4bebdd95137469e119ec74fe.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/04/c06bf9f12ec08434e3416a8a5d412d92.jpg

I had originally wanted very metallic and iridescent, color-shifting tones. As realistic as possible. Erin had explained to me that their metallic paints didn't blend as much as I wanted them to, and for the iridescence/color-shifting, all the colors wouldn't show up. I decided to go without the metallic/color-shifting/iridescent hues, but Erin reassured me that there would still be a metallic sheen.
Unfortunately, adding spots was an extra $100, and my dad decided to go without it since we were trying to save money.

I didn't get so many progress pictures as I had hoped, but once I did, I was surprised that Michael had thrown in the spots for free! It was so sweet of them, the spots were a very important part of the design. I just made one color change—from an orange to a peachy coral—and that was it! Michael even added some rose gold pigments and it was beautiful!

CUSTOMER SERVICE:
Communications were kept the entire way, very kind and caring staff, honestly in my opinion THE BEST costumer service you'll ever receive from any tailmaker ever. Perfect.

RECEIVING THE PACKAGE: Everything was intact, lots of plastic bags, came with a thank you letter. Only bad thing was that the box came with a hole as big as my hand, but I'm sure it wasn't their fault, probably just delivery handling.

APPEARANCE:
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The colors come to life in the sunshine, especially the glitter! Of course, like everyone says, the pictures do no justice!

QUALITY: There's a Finis Wave in the fluke. It swims like heaven—very fast, and no drag at all. I love how flowy the fluke is. The fluke drainage holes are very efficient, and the seams are covered so well and are very reinforced, which I love! My first swim with it, and the tail got pretty beaten up, I was certain that I had scratched up some parts, but when I checked, there were none at all! The silicone is really thick, no kidding when you guys said these were durable!

THINGS I WOULD CHANGE:
I was pretty upset that it wasn't as metallic as I had hoped it for, but I'm still totally in love with my tail! Because of this, I will give Mernation 4.5 out of 5 stars.

CONCLUSION: If you want a good quality tail, customer service, and fast production, MerNation is definitely the way to go! I believe that having all these aspects makes MerNation one of the best tailmakers out there—honestly I TOTALLY underestimated you guys. Thank you so much!!

OceanWhisper
10-05-2015, 04:52 AM
Woww!! :swoon:

Ashe
10-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Ahh! So glad you finally got your tail :D Looks gorgeous!

lynsea
10-06-2015, 12:56 AM
I love the cut you chose for your tail. I honestly wasn't a fan of their original shape but good to see it can be adapted!

OceanWhisper
10-06-2015, 12:59 AM
These tails always seem very well built- and they're improving with the paint jobs ^.^ good to see progression

Merenneito Nerissa
10-15-2015, 02:30 AM
Wow, I didn't know it either, that they could modify those flukes like that O.O Absolutely stunning! Did it cost extra?

Mermaid Wesley
10-15-2015, 02:31 AM
I asked them about it before and no it doesnt cost extra :)
edit: oh just kidding

introverting
10-15-2015, 02:31 AM
Wow, I didn't know it either, that they could modify those flukes like that O.O Absolutely stunning! Did it cost extra?

Yes, it was $200 :~)

introverting
10-15-2015, 02:31 AM
Well I guess now they charge for it :/

Mermaid Wesley
10-15-2015, 02:34 AM
Well I guess now they charge for it :/

i actually dont remember asking them if it cost extra, but i think they suggested it when i asked about custom flukes :)

Princess Pearl
11-17-2015, 03:23 PM
Oh my god the new fluke!!!!!

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12249803_1281678295191688_463081974552059802_n.jpg ?oh=52c740b83fe2376c503d021f98c74e92&oe=56F287F2

Starfrit
11-17-2015, 04:32 PM
That new fluke, oh my cod. I saw the pictures on my newsfeed, went "Holy crap that's a cool shape," then I saw it was by MerNation and my jaw hit the floor.

Like, I find their paint jobs are kind of hit-and-miss for me (The body on this one looks fantastic, but I feel like the fluke colors got all muddied together) but overall I'm always floored by how much they improve with every single tail they make. I remember seeing them when they first started and being kind of put off by just how basic and amateur they looked; now, and especially with the debut of their new fluke, I'm starting to actually want one of my own!

They put so much amazing work into their tails, and they really care about getting better and better. And it shows. I can only imagine what amazing designs they'll be pumping out with this new fluke. :swoon:

Mernation
11-17-2015, 05:11 PM
:D thanks for the kind words. Over the last 3 years of making hundreds of tails we definitely feel like we have improved, as any good company should.

We feel it's very important to keep moving forward with new designs, skills and products but still maintain the superior customer service you all have come to know and appreciate.

That photo does seem to look very dark and muddled :/ sorry about that! When I get back to my computer I will try to post a better one for you guys here. Thanks again for the continued support and love you all!

Vrindavana Starfish
11-17-2015, 07:00 PM
That new fluke, oh my cod. I saw the pictures on my newsfeed, went "Holy crap that's a cool shape," then I saw it was by MerNation and my jaw hit the floor.

Like, I find their paint jobs are kind of hit-and-miss for me (The body on this one looks fantastic, but I feel like the fluke colors got all muddied together) but overall I'm always floored by how much they improve with every single tail they make. I remember seeing them when they first started and being kind of put off by just how basic and amateur they looked; now, and especially with the debut of their new fluke, I'm starting to actually want one of my own!

They put so much amazing work into their tails, and they really care about getting better and better. And it shows. I can only imagine what amazing designs they'll be pumping out with this new fluke. :swoon:

I totally agree. They've stepped it up! As for their paint jobs, I always felt like they looked cartoonish, but in a cute way, like Lisa Frank. And I figured that was their style. It's not my style though, so it's awesome to see them gaining new abilities and improvements! The brightness on that photo is a little low, but I can clearly see that the tail is really amazing, and the blending on the body is the best I've seen them do. Very well done!

Mermaid Saoirse
11-18-2015, 10:21 AM
I was decided on getting a Mernation tail before- but seeing the Khaleesi fluke last night just helped confirm that my dream tail will definitely come to life in due time!
The fluke combines all of my favorite traits I've seen in other flukes and the detail of it blows my mind away! Sharp and siren-like but elegant in it's own right.
Mernation, you either sold your souls or performed a miracle to achieve this. Either way, great job!

If anyone wants a rough tail psd template with the Khaleesi fluke to play around with and color I made one last night. Just let me know ;)

Madison MerFaerie
11-18-2015, 12:45 PM
My jaw dropped when I saw that new tail pop up in my instagram.... DAT FLUKE!!!!

Mermaid Lily_Pad
11-18-2015, 03:26 PM
I have been struggling to decide which maker to go with, but was really leaning toward Mernation because they are local to where I live. I didn't care for either fluke design, but seeing the cut down version Jenele did I am IN LOVE. I am not fancy, I don't need flowy, I wanted pretty, simple. I would love to see a picture of Jeneles on, and in the water to see how big the fluke is.

Mermaid Momo
11-18-2015, 03:28 PM
Mernation tails, while beautiful, just weren't my cup of tea before because they seemed so cartoonish to me and I didn't really like their paint job but this new fluke is amazing! Though like said above, the fluke paint job is sorta "meh" (it reminds me of when you attempt to mix together paint to make brown and you get that odd green brown color on accident) the body paint is just amazing though!

I love watching Mernation grow with each tail they make

Elodea the Mermaid
11-18-2015, 03:54 PM
Well, I guess they're not for everyone, but I for one love my "basic", "amateur", "cartoonish" Mernation tail to the ends of the seven seas and back, haha. I am a busy working mermaid and it has taken everything I've thrown at it, from kids' parties to me army crawling almost a quarter mile upstream for a photo shoot because of a sudden change of location. Children love the vibrant colors and I love the simple, graphic shape. Anyway, I'll be doing an 8 month review video this weekend.

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Vrindavana Starfish
11-18-2015, 05:43 PM
Well, I guess they're not for everyone, but I for one love my "basic", "amateur", "cartoonish" Mernation tail to the ends of the seven seas and back, haha. I am a busy working mermaid and it has taken everything I've thrown at it, from kids' parties to me army crawling almost a quarter mile upstream for a photo shoot because of a sudden change of location. Children love the vibrant colors and I love the simple, graphic shape. Anyway, I'll be doing an 8 month review video this weekend.

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I hope you didn't think my cartoonish comment was a bash, because it wasn't. It's purely a taste thing, and I think the cartoonish paint job would really go over well with kids. When I get a tail, it's not going to be for working with kids. I've heard nothing but awesomeness from Mernation tail owners, and having talked with them before, I can attest to their awesome customer service. But, seeing that they're becoming capable of something a bit more realistic-looking puts them back into the list of tailmakers to actually consider, vs. just one to just admire.

Mermaid Momo
11-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Yeah the cartoonish comment wasn't a bash, it was a way of explaining the way the paint looked to us, since mernation when they started out, usually painted their tails in color blocks, and didn't really blend the colors together like they do now. And that reminded me (I can't speak for Starfish) of the way cartoons are colored because they don't include lots of middle values.

Mermaid Alea
11-18-2015, 11:08 PM
I like this paint job and I think it is a really unique color scheme. I like the fluke too. I am excited to see more photos of this tail!

Vrindavana Starfish
11-19-2015, 02:30 PM
Yeah the cartoonish comment wasn't a bash, it was a way of explaining the way the paint looked to us, since mernation when they started out, usually painted their tails in color blocks, and didn't really blend the colors together like they do now. And that reminded me (I can't speak for Starfish) of the way cartoons are colored because they don't include lots of middle values.
^^ That's exactly it.

Mermaid Strega
12-14-2015, 05:29 PM
My first silicone tail will be from Mernation. I'd been deadest on Merbellas until I saw their khaleesi fluke, and combined with their excellent rep and continued improvement plus fair wait times they're the ones for me. Now, the khaleesi fluke seems to only come with a competitor. Does that seem a bit too advanced for someone who's pretty much only used a finis Aquarius? I'm a strong swimmer with strong legs and abs if that makes a difference.

Spindrift
12-14-2015, 07:30 PM
My first silicone tail will be from Mernation. I'd been deadest on Merbellas until I saw their khaleesi fluke, and combined with their excellent rep and continued improvement plus fair wait times they're the ones for me. Now, the khaleesi fluke seems to only come with a competitor. Does that seem a bit too advanced for someone who's pretty much only used a finis Aquarius? I'm a strong swimmer with strong legs and abs if that makes a difference.

If you're a strong swimmer with strong legs and abs then you should be able to handle the competitor no problem. I don't have those things and the competitor slices through the water for me like it's nothing.

Mermaid Strega
12-14-2015, 11:31 PM
That's excellent to know! Thank you. :) the idea of a competitor is kind of intimidating for some reason.

Mer-Crazy
12-15-2015, 03:44 AM
The competitors are hella fun. I've only swam in them for a short amount but ohhhhh boy I felt like I was gonna fly right out of the water with that sukka

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Spindrift
12-15-2015, 06:17 AM
That's excellent to know! Thank you. :) the idea of a competitor is kind of intimidating for some reason.

Haha they're supposed to help you swim and are designed to help get you further, not hinder. :)

Mermaid Strega
12-15-2015, 02:37 PM
XD this is true! It's an odd concept to get your head around in some ways I think, like how some people can't see how having your legs bound can be an efficient swimming method with a fin in general.

Mermaid Lily_Pad
12-15-2015, 03:42 PM
I just got fitted with my leg mold by one of Mernations employees today. He was wonderful, and patient. He answered all of my million questions and took down all of my measurements. I asked what monofin works best and they said they usually put a finis rapid in. I saw one of the tails and the fluke is nice and stiff with the rapid. Very excited!!!

introverting
12-15-2015, 04:03 PM
Honestly, what would bring Mernation to one of the top best tailmakers would be if they worked on making their paints more metallic/pearlescent/shiny. And maybe more work on blending colors to be less muddied, like what Tieri said. I noticed this in my top, the transition color between purple and orange should have been pink instead of brown, in my opinion. Idk, what do you guys think? Imagine, amazing workmanship combined with fast service and great communication... This company is definitely going places. Unless Mernation's signature look is going for the cartoonish esque, I'd consider these to work on :) But nonetheless—Michael, Erin, and Lauren, keep doing what you're doing! You have so much potential and I love seeing you guys improve.

Mermaid Lily_Pad
12-15-2015, 04:19 PM
They have just started doing more pearl and metallic colors. I saw a whole bag of their pigments today! So pretty! I also saw the New Khaleesi fluke in person. Their sculpts are getting much more complicated which is nice to see. This company just keeps improving and I am excited to see what they have in store for the future. My order is in! It's December 15th and they made the duct tape mold and are finalizing the colors today. Count down to my first tail starts now! Woot!

introverting
01-08-2016, 12:55 AM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/07/4e1b6c6f55b375394d09e172dafb8c5f.jpg

TMW MERNATION HITS PUBERTY [emoji136][emoji136][emoji136][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91][emoji91] LIKE DAAAAAAMN

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Luna Dreamtide
01-08-2016, 06:34 AM
Those fins are certainly an improvement of past ones. I've always been a bit iffy about MerNation's fins...

Mermaid Lily_Pad
01-08-2016, 11:41 AM
It turned out so gorgeous! Their work is impeccable. I was trying to build a rack for mine and accidentally opened up a tiny hole in the edge of a heel fin. I asked them how to fix it and they told me to swing by and they would patch it up for me for free! they were so nice, and we ended up talking for two hours! I ordered a gap wrap from them (though truthfully the tail fits like a glove and I don't really need it) but I like the way they look.

Anyway, they have been awesome!

oh and I found a new use for an ab lounger! It makes a great tail rack!

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u439/MermaidLilyPad/image_zpswpucrwmp.jpeg (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/MermaidLilyPad/media/image_zpswpucrwmp.jpeg.html)

introverting
01-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Hehe. Even the pool noodles match your tail.

Mermaid Kelda
01-08-2016, 12:50 PM
Their blending is getting better in leaps and bounds

Mermaid Wesley
01-08-2016, 07:28 PM
Very proud of them


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Mermaid Lily_Pad
01-09-2016, 12:08 AM
I don't think it's so much their blending as their customers are asking for different things. I have seen a lot of their older tails and the paint jobs,like on Dotties, and they are are nicely done and very much like the picture the customer wanted. For mine, I was very specific and we went back and forth quite a bit to make sure it was exactly what I wanted. In other words, it may not be that they are proving, as they are simply attracting different clients.

AmbrGlows
01-13-2016, 11:07 PM
Anyone know what happened with their Silicone Lite tail idea? I'm not finding anywhere.

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Mermaid Lily_Pad
01-14-2016, 08:50 AM
Shoot them an FB message, they respond usually same day.

Mermaid Neri Elvina
01-14-2016, 01:46 PM
Silicone Lite? What's that?

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Vrindavana Starfish
01-14-2016, 04:47 PM
I'd asked them about that I think a year ago when it first came up as a thing. It seemed like a really great idea, but the cost was about the same as a full silicone - maybe a little less - if I remember correctly.

Just found the email. Here are some of the questions I asked and their answers at the time (Dec 2014)

1) What kind of fabric do you use? Is it neoprene or something less buoyant? We just use a thick spandex, so it's definitely not buoyant. It's actually a little bit negative once it gets wet, just like regular bathing suit fabric. We also cover the mono fin in a thick felt like fabric, our "flipper slipper" (haha) which softens the edges of the foot pockets and harsh edges of the mono fin and makes the fluke thicker overall.


2) What is the mono-fin made of? Is it able to fold into the bag in the picture? If so, does it retain its shape or will it bend over time. Also, would it have any kind of propulsion? The mono fin is made of Lexan, a type of polycarbonate. It's what we make our fabric tail mono fins from. It does roll up on it self and fit into a bag. We haven't had any issues with it losing shape, nor have any of our fabric tail customers mentioned that it has warped. It can't be folded totally flat, but it is much more portable than a regular silicone fluke. I've personally used this tail quite a few times and found it has GREAT propulsion actually. It does feel a little different than the silicone fluke, but I would say very comparable to the finis wave or rapid.


3) If the mono fin is removable, would there be different options for that? I would like to be able to wear this in the ocean, and would need at least some power, although I don't expect to put a competitor on this fin. Yes it is removable, and we are thinking of offering different shapes. The fabric "shell" is permanently attached to the silicone body, but the inner mono fin is removable. The overall shape would have to be pretty simple, as we hand cut them out and need the fabric to fit over it like a sleeve (so it can't have a ton of little projections and sharp angles), but if you had a fluke design idea we would love to see it!


4) What would be the cost of custom fins and colors? My tail design has hip, ankle, and double dorsal fins, and lots of gradients. The body of the tail is able to be fully customized, just like our other silicone tails. This is why we are pretty sure we will be charging the same as other tails, $2500. The fluke actually takes more time and materials to make than a regular silicone fluke, so the cost and time for us is the same. With that in mind, custom colors/gradients are included in the price. Additional sets of fins are $100 and a dorsal is $250. If you send us a design idea we can give you an accurate quote for all the additional fins :) I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Their turnaround time from when I sent the email with my questions was practically instant - they are on top of their customer service! So if you send them an email, you'll hear back quickly.

Mermaid Neri Elvina
02-06-2016, 08:02 PM
Mernation just posted these on Facebook

They are getting better and better! :fallover: :drool:

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Mermaid Mystery
02-06-2016, 10:23 PM
I saw these while I was at work and my jaw dropped. I had to explain myself lmao

Mermaid Julianne
02-07-2016, 12:48 AM
Dang you go Mernation!

Mermaid Lily_Pad
02-07-2016, 10:39 AM
Their Instagrame has video of the glitter finish in that tail. It's Gorgeous.

Heebee66furry
02-07-2016, 03:51 PM
Is blue opal considered one color or more than one color?

Mer-Crazy
02-07-2016, 05:05 PM
I suppose we'd need a picture. If it's a shade of blue then one colour. If it's like opals where they have many colours than its many colours. For example:
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu20/Midna-Phobia/Untitled_zpsvwmluwpb.png

Mermaid Dottie
03-17-2016, 05:38 PM
Hi guys! So, MerNation posted their new "scale-tipping" option. It looks like FinFolk's stuff, and while I think it looks beautiful, I don't know how I feel about them actually adding this as an option. What do you think?

Mer-Crazy
03-17-2016, 05:42 PM
No one seemed to care too much when Finfolk and MerNation started offering scale bracers so I feel like no one should mind too much about the scale tipping :)

SeaGlass Siren
03-17-2016, 05:51 PM
The more bracers the better I think.

Elodea the Mermaid
03-17-2016, 05:59 PM
I honestly don't think that painting the tips of the scales is such rocket science that it can be considered a trade secret, you know?

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Mermaid Wesley
03-17-2016, 06:17 PM
No I don't think it's crossing a line. "We are the only tailmakers to offer scale tipping" would be crossing a line, but since the two makers are so vastly different in style I don't think it makes such a big difference.


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PearlieMae
03-17-2016, 09:16 PM
I wonder what Finfolk thinks/feels about it, and what Mernation considered before they decided to offer it as an option. Who knows, perhaps they've already discussed it with each other.

But yeah, it's not rocket science, coloring the edges of scales...hardly a trade secret.

Lately, though, I do think EVERYONE needs a big cup of perspective.

Mermaid Marius
03-17-2016, 10:05 PM
DID PEOPLE SEE THIS PREVIEW OF THEIR NEW FLUKE THOUGH?
I'M. HERE. FOR IT. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160318/c801c646e5a8a9ef3de1914c29f9adc5.jpg

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Madison MerFaerie
03-17-2016, 10:18 PM
DID PEOPLE SEE THIS PREVIEW OF THEIR NEW FLUKE THOUGH?

I've been noticing your posts about being interested in Mernation, but not too thrilled with their current fluke options. The timing on this is incredible! I hope this fluke will be something you really love!!! :D

Mermaid Marius
03-17-2016, 11:09 PM
I've been noticing your posts about being interested in Mernation, but not too thrilled with their current fluke options. The timing on this is incredible! I hope this fluke will be something you really love!!! :D
Thanks, Madison! Me toooo! I saw this photo and was like, Yemoja? Are you shining your godly mermaid light on me? 😂

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Mermaid Lily_Pad
03-17-2016, 11:21 PM
Copying flukes is one thing, trying to "trademark" paint options or even scale options, is pushing it. Some people don't want to wait years for a tail just so they can get the paint job they love. If I'm paying $3,000 for a tail, and I want scale tipping, the designer would be shooting themselves in the foot if they don't do it. In the end tail makers need to actually sell tails to make money to live. Scald tipping, stripes, tattoo sides, spots, swirls, etc etc etc, there are only so many interesting ways to do things. The more tails people sell, the more those ways are being used up.

Mermaid Lily_Pad
03-17-2016, 11:22 PM
Oh and the new fluke is Gorgeous. Can't wait for everyone to see the completed project. So exciting!

Gravity Falls
04-06-2016, 06:43 PM
I see that the silicone tails were taken off as on option on Etsy a couple days ago ! Is MerNation currently not taking commissions ?
By the way, I can't wait to see the new fluke design ^-^

Mermaid Lily_Pad
04-09-2016, 11:45 PM
I know they are traveling for a few months. They should be back in May, that may be why they were taken off. They still check their FB, your best bet would be to send them an FB message.

MermaidCelesteFL
04-25-2016, 09:08 AM
Can I just say how excited I am that someone else has ordered finned bracers from MerNation? I might have squeed a little bit when I saw the pictures of the sturgeon tail/top/bracers combo.

Elodea the Mermaid
04-25-2016, 10:41 AM
I posted my one year tail review. ^.^ https://youtu.be/j693TmwAvrc

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Mermaid Clara
04-27-2016, 07:06 PM
What is the measurements of the "original" fluke? What monofin goes better with that fluke, the competitor or the trainer?

Mermaid Marius
05-16-2016, 03:25 PM
*screeches* SHOW ME THE F*CKING FLUKE SO I CAN ORDER THIS SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/2657143d24c5e2fd3c5c7e3385d09ba3.jpg

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Mermaid Freyja
05-16-2016, 05:37 PM
Mermaid Marius, I feel the same way about this new fluke design, haha! The wait is torture!
I already placed my order with Finfolk, but have a feeling that if I ever order a second silicone tail, it will be a Mernation...possibly with this fluke.

Mermaid Marius
05-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Soon *devilish laughter* http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160520/e78b6b13078f8ad25035356023527a19.jpg

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Mermaid Aria
05-20-2016, 04:14 PM
The suspense is killing me! I really wanna see!

Luna Dreamtide
05-21-2016, 10:33 PM
Ditto! It looks great but I so want to see the whole thing!

Mermaid Freyja
05-23-2016, 06:06 PM
Not gonna lie; I may start swearing like a sailor soon if they don't show us this new fluke, LOL!
Not here of course, but....darn it all to heck!

Mermaid Arabella
05-23-2016, 06:32 PM
darn it all to heck!

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Luna Dreamtide
05-23-2016, 11:03 PM
It's been revealed! https://www.facebook.com/TheMerNation/posts/1442717785754404

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160524/db57ed9e10bc91b3675fc3c33ea1c876.jpg

Mermaid Marius
05-23-2016, 11:32 PM
OH SWEET JESUS SAVE ME 😍😍😍😍😍💖😍💖😍💖

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Kait
05-23-2016, 11:47 PM
So colourful!!!!

Mermaid Alea
05-24-2016, 02:28 AM
If I was drinking something I would have sprayed it! That is beautiful!

Mermaid Freyja
05-24-2016, 03:25 PM
Saw it on the Mernation Facebook page, and I love it!!!
Not sure how I feel about the fin tips and their angle, but it's amazing. It may grow on me, I'm really looking forward to seeing video of it in action.

MermaidCelesteFL
05-24-2016, 04:03 PM
Ugh, I feel like I ordered my tail too early... That fluke is magnificent!

Vrindavana Starfish
05-24-2016, 05:42 PM
Wow it's beautiful! Their color blending has gotten so much better! I love seeing how the constantly push to improve their already awesome work!

introverting
05-24-2016, 06:04 PM
I AM IN LOVE with that colorful tail! And the fluke! The colors are blended so well! Y'all peeps at Mernation gotta stop me from wanting more tails from you guys!


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Mermaid Julianne
05-25-2016, 08:17 PM
OH MY LORD I'VE BEEN SLAIN!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍

Coral Corey
06-05-2016, 01:51 PM
New video of the fluke in water is up! It looks gorgeous in motion!

KateyMermaid
06-06-2016, 09:00 AM
When MerNation first came about I wasn't the biggest fan of their first fluke (the circular ish one. Cant remember the name of it.) but the new fluke sculpts they've been releasing are incredible! The most recent fluke is GORGEOUS! And that rainbow/Lisa frank color scheme? [emoji178]


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Mermaid Aria
06-06-2016, 11:27 AM
When MerNation first came about I wasn't the biggest fan of their first fluke (the circular ish one. Cant remember the name of it.) but the new fluke sculpts they've been releasing are incredible! The most recent fluke is GORGEOUS! And that rainbow/Lisa frank color scheme? [emoji178]


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I agree with this 100%. The MerNatiom classic fluke (the round one is my favorite). But I still love the others especially the Khalessi and the new Athena one, the give the tail such an etherreal fantasy look.

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introverting
06-13-2016, 07:07 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/35545bf94b0f35cb584cf3843c6b79ea.jpg Hmmmm... but what does this seem to be? Filigree accents to a top? :DDDD I've daydreamed of ordering another top from them, specifically one sculpted like the ones from Mako/h2o.


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Luna Dreamtide
06-13-2016, 07:57 PM
I love the tips from Mako/H2O too. That would be awesome if you got one like that.

LouLouBelle
07-07-2016, 06:57 PM
Just saw this on Instagram and had to share...

https://instagram.com/p/BHkh37TDKeg/

❤️


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introverting
07-26-2016, 10:17 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/17df17b27a36bead1521ecc71a5f7ac4.png

What could this possibly be? My theory is a Silicone Lite tail.


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KateyMermaid
07-27-2016, 10:45 PM
By silicone lite, do you mean like a neoprene/silicone option?

introverting
07-27-2016, 11:55 PM
I'd asked them about that I think a year ago when it first came up as a thing. It seemed like a really great idea, but the cost was about the same as a full silicone - maybe a little less - if I remember correctly.

Just found the email. Here are some of the questions I asked and their answers at the time (Dec 2014)

1) What kind of fabric do you use? Is it neoprene or something less buoyant? We just use a thick spandex, so it's definitely not buoyant. It's actually a little bit negative once it gets wet, just like regular bathing suit fabric. We also cover the mono fin in a thick felt like fabric, our "flipper slipper" (haha) which softens the edges of the foot pockets and harsh edges of the mono fin and makes the fluke thicker overall.


2) What is the mono-fin made of? Is it able to fold into the bag in the picture? If so, does it retain its shape or will it bend over time. Also, would it have any kind of propulsion? The mono fin is made of Lexan, a type of polycarbonate. It's what we make our fabric tail mono fins from. It does roll up on it self and fit into a bag. We haven't had any issues with it losing shape, nor have any of our fabric tail customers mentioned that it has warped. It can't be folded totally flat, but it is much more portable than a regular silicone fluke. I've personally used this tail quite a few times and found it has GREAT propulsion actually. It does feel a little different than the silicone fluke, but I would say very comparable to the finis wave or rapid.


3) If the mono fin is removable, would there be different options for that? I would like to be able to wear this in the ocean, and would need at least some power, although I don't expect to put a competitor on this fin. Yes it is removable, and we are thinking of offering different shapes. The fabric "shell" is permanently attached to the silicone body, but the inner mono fin is removable. The overall shape would have to be pretty simple, as we hand cut them out and need the fabric to fit over it like a sleeve (so it can't have a ton of little projections and sharp angles), but if you had a fluke design idea we would love to see it!


4) What would be the cost of custom fins and colors? My tail design has hip, ankle, and double dorsal fins, and lots of gradients. The body of the tail is able to be fully customized, just like our other silicone tails. This is why we are pretty sure we will be charging the same as other tails, $2500. The fluke actually takes more time and materials to make than a regular silicone fluke, so the cost and time for us is the same. With that in mind, custom colors/gradients are included in the price. Additional sets of fins are $100 and a dorsal is $250. If you send us a design idea we can give you an accurate quote for all the additional fins :) I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Their turnaround time from when I sent the email with my questions was practically instant - they are on top of their customer service! So if you send them an email, you'll hear back quickly.

Here it is Katey!


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introverting
07-28-2016, 12:00 AM
By silicone lite, do you mean like a neoprene/silicone option?

Not sure if my post got to you, but according the past posts on this thread, it would be a thick spandex and silicone.


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Mermaid Saoirse
08-12-2016, 02:44 PM
Returning from lurking in the coralwork to say that about a week ago I ordered my scale bra as an early gift while I save up for my tail.

I decided rather than my first concept for a top to have them re-create my handmade bra no matter the price tag. I have been getting progress photos and they're absolutely blowing me out of the water!

Here's my concept art I sent them:
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I'll be doing an unboxing video when it finally arrives at my door. I'm just so overwhelmed because this is such a surreal experience. I can't wait to post photos here when it's finally done <3

Mermaid_Salacia
12-18-2016, 07:41 PM
Has anyone purchased a MerNation tail from overseas? I'm an Australian mer, and I love their stuff but am concerned about how the best way to get it made would be. Shipping a duct tape mold over would be expensive and could possibly be damaged, thus ruining the fit. But sending myself over there for the time isn't the most feasible option either.

Any ideas? Any one had an experience buying internationally?

PearlieMae
12-18-2016, 07:52 PM
A packing tape dummy travels flat just fine, and is very lightweight, so it wouldn't be much to mail it. Don't use duck tape, it's a sticky mess. I have my clients make cling film and clear packing tape mannequins.

My concern would be how much it's going to cost to ship you the finished tail!

Mermaid_Salacia
12-18-2016, 09:29 PM
That's good to know about the tape dummys! Glad they're not problematic.

Unfortunately shipping silicone tails to Australia is pricey, no matter where it comes from. It's something us aussie mers have to auto add to our tail cost. There is no way around it sadly.

Mer-Crazy
12-18-2016, 09:31 PM
My friend Ally has a mernation tail I could ask her for you if you'd like :)

That being said with my most recent Merbella tail I sent over a dummy and it only cost me like $20-30 and was fine

Mermaid_Salacia
12-18-2016, 09:34 PM
My friend Ally has a mernation tail I could ask her for you if you'd like :)

That being said with my most recent Merbella tail I sent over a dummy and it only cost me like $20-30 and was fine

Oh thank Neptune. I was thinking it was going to be more in the $200 - $300 to ship the dummy. How long has Ally had hers and does she love it? Hahah

Mer-Crazy
12-18-2016, 09:37 PM
Nah you send just the tape after you've cut it off and they fix it all up for you. I know she's had it for less than a year but she loves it, it super sturdy and holds up to a lot of roughness.

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Mernation
12-20-2016, 07:59 PM
Hi there! Just wanted to chime in really quick to ease your minds with shipping. Mer-Crazy is right, shipping the duct tape dummy should definitely not be "that" expensive! Feel free to roll/fold/stuff/cram or otherwise make it as small as possible to get it over to us. We compare the dummy to measurements so don't worry about deforming it or anything. Also, standard international shipping for us is $200 USD. However, depending on the weight of your tail it maaaaaaay be a tad more if it's got all the bells and whistles and is a bit heavier.

Hope this helps! Feel free to email us anytime with questions! TheMerNation@gmail.com

Mermaid_Salacia
12-25-2016, 06:17 AM
Does the same form of measuring apply for mermaid tops? I'm an Australian 12G/12H so have small frame and large bust. Could I send you a slightly flattened bust dummy with my tail dummy to ensure it fits?

Mernation
12-25-2016, 10:09 PM
We have not found that bust dummies work very well. In that case we just ask for very specific measurements regarding your bust and cup size to ensure the top will fit :)

Mermaid Saoirse
02-27-2017, 03:08 PM
I just sent in my ready to order email. A year of doing nothing but saving, and I'm so excited!!
The Mernation team, Erin especially, has been nothing short of patient and sweet! I've been in contact with them far longer than I have been working at my current job, so they've seen me raise money only to lose it due to emergencies. This time though, nothing held me back.
I purchased the matching top from them late last year and my gosh did they go above and beyond! I'm so happy that I chose Mernation to make my tail. The team's come such a long way and their work has been doing nothing but improving in leaps and bounds.
When production begins on my tail I'm going to be working towards getting a functional video editing software. My plans to edit the unboxing video for my top were unsuccessful so I have raw footage but no way to work with it. I definitely want to have an unboxing video for when my tail comes in.

Khaleesi Daenerys
03-24-2017, 09:56 PM
So, this is what happens when tail makers are waiting for paint to dry between coats and have extra scales lying around....haha

I think I'm in love!

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If I order a tail from you can I get a dress too? Lol

Khaleesi Daenerys
03-26-2017, 12:06 AM
Uh do we have a pricing on custom arm bracers with fins?:confused:

The_MermaidBrianna
03-26-2017, 05:38 PM
Hey guys! I'm in need of quick help! I've been using conditioner as a lubricant for putting my tail on, and it's terrible for dry gigs! Does anyone know of any Mernation tail safe lubricant that won't dry on your legs??

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Mer-Crazy
03-26-2017, 08:41 PM
Hey guys! I'm in need of quick help! I've been using conditioner as a lubricant for putting my tail on, and it's terrible for dry gigs! Does anyone know of any Mernation tail safe lubricant that won't dry on your legs??

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Coconut oil is always a great option, just make sure you rinse out your tail throughly afterwards. Water based sex-lube is also an option since you can get it from most grocery stores (at least in my country) just make sure it's not silicone based. Another option my friends and I are fond of is sunscreen and then bring a spray bottle of just tap water and squirt it over the sunscreen.

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Mermaid Saoirse
03-28-2017, 02:36 PM
Production on my tail has begun! It's been about two years of me changing my mind as my design and budget adjusted. Before I was going to get a single-color until I pursued the thought of a custom color. Since Kelpie's already being made I figure it's safe for me to show her design on here~
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I'm so glad I was able to get that dorsal fin in the end! The gold in it really helps tie in with the gold on the underside of the fluke.

The_MermaidBrianna
03-28-2017, 08:04 PM
Production on my tail has begun! It's been about two years of me changing my mind as my design and budget adjusted. Before I was going to get a single-color until I pursued the thought of a custom color. Since Kelpie's already being made I figure it's safe for me to show her design on here~
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I'm so glad I was able to get that dorsal fin in the end! The gold in it really helps tie in with the gold on the underside of the fluke.
Omg its beautiful! I can't wait to see it when it's complete! Make sure you post it here once you get it!

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