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The_MermaidBrianna
03-28-2017, 08:07 PM
Ok i wanna see everyone's Mernation tails! Is this the place to do it? Why not? :D I will start! This is the first day I got my tail!
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MermaidCelesteFL
03-30-2017, 02:53 AM
My baby. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170330/3f6246d36e25f2086f10ecab77a671d4.jpg


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Mermaid Saoirse
04-03-2017, 03:04 PM
My tail's finished!!!!! :cheerleader:
I'm going to give Mernation the honor of showing photos of her off on their IG and Facebook first so they can add their watermark- but she's absolutely gorgeous! Far exceeded my own concept and really brought Kelpie to life! Now to finish tracking down a good video editing software-

Mermaid Aerial Princess
04-03-2017, 04:51 PM
My tail's finished!!!!! :cheerleader:
I'm going to give Mernation the honor of showing photos of her off on their IG and Facebook first so they can add their watermark- but she's absolutely gorgeous! Far exceeded my own concept and really brought Kelpie to life! Now to finish tracking down a good video editing software-

I'm excited to see your new tail! I must have been next up in the cue because they are working on my tail now. Erin has been sending me updates almost every day. When they started pouring it (last wed) asking my input for the heel fins. They have sent pics of it once it has been put together and now they just sent pics of it starting to be painted. I'm so glad I decided to go with them! Its looking amazing! I was tempted to post some of the pictures but I kind of like keeping them to myself so it's a surprise when I finally can show everyone (plus it's respectful of MerNation to let them posts pics of their process).


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Mermaid Aerial Princess
04-07-2017, 11:34 AM
I have my MerNation tail!! I picked it up yesterday. It is even more amazing than I expected. I'll write a review after I've put it on and swam in it a few times. Quick timeline because I'm blown away by some of the posts on other tailmakers threads that they have wait times of several years... I understand that everyone's wait is going to be different based on so many variables but my experience with MerNation was phenomenal! March 1st: I sent MerNation an email saying I was ready to order a tail but had a zillion questions and asked if I could meet them in person. March 6th: Met with them in person and they answered my zillion questions. I confirmed I wanted them to make my tail & they did all the things to start the order. March 8th: Sent cashier's check in the mail. March 11: Erin confirmed they received the check. ....then I waited. I knew they were going out of town for at least a week and that they were working on other orders (amazing correspondence). March 29: Received a text that they were pouring my tail. March 30: Confirmed heel fin shape. April 1: Received pics of tail assembly. April 2: Pics of base color painted. April 3: Pics of color blending. I confirmed color of skin tone for blended waist wrap. I had some last minute changes... April 4: Erin had a last minute suggestion that I instantly agreed on. April 5: The tail, top, & waist wrap were ready for pick up. I got there as quick as I could to get them! Once the tail making began they kept in constant contact with updates and discussion. I received over 40 pics and several videos of the tail while it was being made but once I saw it in person it was a million times more beautiful!! I'm slowly posting better pics on my IG "mermaidaerialprincess" but this is me trying it on for the first time last night [emoji38] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170407/51ac93380333b8218d1b120911d71ad1.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170407/3df08bfeffd1cb70abb9980dff1e57e1.jpg


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WaterDragon
04-12-2017, 03:12 PM
My tail's finished!!!!! :cheerleader:
I'm going to give Mernation the honor of showing photos of her off on their IG and Facebook first so they can add their watermark- but she's absolutely gorgeous! Far exceeded my own concept and really brought Kelpie to life! Now to finish tracking down a good video editing software-

Is it Kelpies fluke they just posted to instagram?

Mermaid Saoirse
04-12-2017, 03:39 PM
Is it Kelpies fluke they just posted to instagram?

Yep! I'm so happy with her eyespots. Erin wanted to break up the shape and make it more organic. She absolutely blew my mind with it.

WaterDragon
04-12-2017, 03:54 PM
My tail's finished!!!!! :cheerleader:
I'm going to give Mernation the honor of showing photos of her off on their IG and Facebook first so they can add their watermark- but she's absolutely gorgeous! Far exceeded my own concept and really brought Kelpie to life! Now to finish tracking down a good video editing software-



Yep! I'm so happy with her eyespots. Erin wanted to break up the shape and make it more organic. She absolutely blew my mind with it.

If the body looks half as awesome as the fluke your tail is going to be jaw dropping.

Mermaid Saoirse
04-16-2017, 12:33 AM
I'm enjoying the suspense that's building as everyone waits to see full photos of my tail on Mernation's instagram ahahaha.
Still considering how to handle editing my tail unboxing since I'd been sick/had just gotten home from work and forgot to mention the reinforced waist and a few other things. It's not too much of a concern but I still feel silly. I'd even written notes to keep in mind while doing the unboxing ahaha. Totally went off script and look a little emotionally dead. Sinus infections are no one's friend.

EDIT: I finished it last night so here we go!


https://youtu.be/Mfo0hMHqbEM

Neerai
04-16-2017, 05:28 PM
I'm enjoying the suspense that's building as everyone waits to see full photos of my tail on Mernation's instagram ahahaha.
Still considering how to handle editing my tail unboxing since I'd been sick/had just gotten home from work and forgot to mention the reinforced waist and a few other things. It's not too much of a concern but I still feel silly. I'd even written notes to keep in mind while doing the unboxing ahaha. Totally went off script and look a little emptionally dead. Sinus infections are no one's friend.

EDIT: I finished it last night so here we go!


https://youtu.be/Mfo0hMHqbEM


Oh my God this tail is yours??? WOW!! I saw it this morning in Instagram and even my BF said it's just STUNNING!!

Mermaid Saoirse
04-17-2017, 03:54 AM
Oh my God this tail is yours??? WOW!! I saw it this morning in Instagram and even my BF said it's just STUNNING!!

Thank you!! Yep, this is my girl. Kelpie's been on my mind for a long time now- so I just knew when the Khaleesi fluke was revealed that Mernation was the perfect tailmaker for me. They don't often get a chance to flex their skills and show just how talented they can be in terms of intricate designs.
I'm happy that everyone else seems to love Kelpie, too! It took a lot of different ideas for color schemes and marking layouts before I arrived at this one. A simplified version of it can be seen on my neoprene tail(Merrow) on my Instagram :D

WaterDragon
04-17-2017, 08:30 PM
Right, Now I really really want to see a photo shoot of you in Kelpie. your tail is just a dream!

Mermaid_Salacia
11-10-2017, 04:38 AM
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You've probably all already seen this on instagram and facebook, but the fish is out of the net now so time to reveal that yes this baby is mine. Mernation did an amazing job turning my concept art into reality. I'll be doing an unboxing when I get her, but I am very happy with the photos I have received so far. I also want to thank Mernation for their communication. Our time zones are VERY DIFFERENT and they were so kind to work around it as much as they could to ensure I was happy with each step of the process.

Ransom
11-10-2017, 05:02 AM
You've probably all already seen this on instagram and facebook, but the fish is out of the net now so time to reveal that yes this baby is mine. Mernation did an amazing job turning my concept art into reality. I'll be doing an unboxing when I get her, but I am very happy with the photos I have received so far. I also want to thank Mernation for their communication. Our time zones are VERY DIFFERENT and they were so kind to work around it as much as they could to ensure I was happy with each step of the process.

She's incredibly beautiful, Salacia! May you have many and happy swims together :)

Mermaid Alea
11-10-2017, 08:40 PM
Wow sweeeet paint job!

Lexicious
11-10-2017, 09:16 PM
You've probably all already seen this on instagram and facebook, but the fish is out of the net now so time to reveal that yes this baby is mine. Mernation did an amazing job turning my concept art into reality. I'll be doing an unboxing when I get her, but I am very happy with the photos I have received so far. I also want to thank Mernation for their communication. Our time zones are VERY DIFFERENT and they were so kind to work around it as much as they could to ensure I was happy with each step of the process.

....wow...just...wow <3

Mermaid_Salacia
11-11-2017, 03:34 AM
Wow sweeeet paint job!

....wow...just...wow <3

Thank you both MerNation really brought my dream to life! I can't wait to get it and have a swim. I'll put a full review up once I do, so that everyone can see the design pictures as well, and have a look at what it looks like in the water.

Mermaid_Salacia
12-14-2017, 03:10 AM
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BABY IS FINALLY HERE GUYS

Unboxing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlukBeoXMQA&feature=youtu.be

Mermaid Saoirse
12-14-2017, 09:09 PM
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BABY IS FINALLY HERE GUYS

Unboxing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlukBeoXMQA&feature=youtu.be

Congrats! When I saw images of your tail on Mernation's IG I was blown out of the water! I hope you have a ton of great swims with her!

MidnightMer
01-07-2018, 11:45 AM
The changes to the genesis edition and addition of the genesis plus look like pretty awesome options for people looking for cheaper silicone tails. Anyone else have thoughts on those? I haven't heard much talking about them.

Mermaid Holly
01-07-2018, 12:33 PM
The changes to the genesis edition and addition of the genesis plus look like pretty awesome options for people looking for cheaper silicone tails. Anyone else have thoughts on those? I haven't heard much talking about them.I just saw them, they look so good! Glad to see Mernation is stepping up their game.

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NomadicMermaid
01-08-2018, 08:28 AM
The changes to the genesis edition and addition of the genesis plus look like pretty awesome options for people looking for cheaper silicone tails. Anyone else have thoughts on those? I haven't heard much talking about them.

I’m thrilled! They also allow the more complex markings on their genesis+ which is what I would be looking for in a second tail. I’d love to get a more complex design done on a basic tail and the new fluke style definitely gave me some ideas for designs that mimic natural fish.

Mermaid_Salacia
01-14-2018, 09:25 PM
I'm so excited to see what people create with the new Genesis+ line. Every tail Mernation make they get better and better, I'm keen to see more MerNation mermaids about.

Mermaid_Mari
02-15-2018, 09:43 PM
My tail is here!! And I love him!


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Mermaid Saoirse
02-19-2018, 11:21 PM
My tail is here!! And I love him!


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I'm in absolute love with the pattern on your tail! It reminds me of the bands of light you see when underwater :D
Beautiful color scheme, too!

MermaidRaegan
04-10-2018, 12:17 AM
What are the two fluke shapes for the genesis plus? I could only see one picture on their Etsy, and I havenít seen any labels on their insta. Does anyone know?


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-Mermaid Amber-
04-10-2018, 04:55 AM
What are the two fluke shapes for the genesis plus? I could only see one picture on their Etsy, and I haven’t seen any labels on their insta. Does anyone know?


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these are the two fluke shapes

MermaidRaegan
04-10-2018, 10:01 AM
Awesome, thank you!!


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MermaidUlaStarlight
06-29-2018, 01:31 PM
My tail is here!! And I love him!


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Thatís mermazing!!!!!!!❤️[emoji7]🧜🏻*♀️


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Satine
06-29-2018, 07:53 PM
I love mernation they are absolutely wonder and have been amazeing even thow my tail is paid for. I canít send measurements because I am a little big at the moment so they are have made my drawing but will,start my tail when I send my measurements !!!!! I canít wait to see more of their work in the mean time !!!!!


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Ransom
06-30-2018, 01:00 AM
I love mernation they are absolutely wonder and have been amazeing even thow my tail is paid for. I canít send measurements because I am a little big at the moment so they are have made my drawing but will,start my tail when I send my measurements !!!!! I canít wait to see more of their work in the mean time !!!!!


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Hope you love your tail, Satine!

Siryna mermaid
07-15-2018, 03:24 AM
:O you guys!! here is my unboxing of the mernation genesis silicone tail! i will be putting a video review up in about a month. My first swim video will be up in a few days! hope you enjoy :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbZZJkXrzPo

KTMaggs
08-07-2018, 09:38 AM
How long did it take for everyoneís tail to arrive? Iím ordering the genesis around May so I have time to get the money and Iím worried it wonít arrive in time for summer.


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Mermaid_Mari
08-07-2018, 06:16 PM
How long did it take for everyoneís tail to arrive? Iím ordering the genesis around May so I have time to get the money and Iím worried it wonít arrive in time for summer.


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It took two weeks for mine, but that includes being held in customs for a few days, US to Australia


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Mermaid_Salacia
08-08-2018, 03:59 AM
It took two weeks for mine, but that includes being held in customs for a few days, US to Australia


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Mine was about the same as Mari's except customs held onto mine for like a month.

Mermaid Velos
09-10-2018, 01:52 AM
I think I am going to go with Mernation for my first tail, nothing too extreme since I love the colors on two of their genesis edition tails, plus they seem like they will last a while and I have heard so many great things about them. This would be the tail that truly tells me if I want to fully dive into this as a want and if I will get another tail in the future as an upgrade... I am so excited but I have to wait and save up more money

Mermaid_Mari
09-10-2018, 04:05 AM
I think I am going to go with Mernation for my first tail, nothing too extreme since I love the colors on two of their genesis edition tails, plus they seem like they will last a while and I have heard so many great things about them. This would be the tail that truly tells me if I want to fully dive into this as a want and if I will get another tail in the future as an upgrade... I am so excited but I have to wait and save up more money

Please donít get a silicone tail for your first tail unless you have practised with a monofin or fabric tail before, itís a huge risk


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Mermaid Velos
09-10-2018, 04:17 AM
I have been practicing with a monofin and am quite confident in my swimming with it now, I even carried my little cousins on my back while swimming near the walls just to be safe. I would have went right into silicone, but I knew the risk

Mermaid_Mari
09-10-2018, 04:18 AM
I have been practicing with a monofin and am quite confident in my swimming with it now, I even carried my little cousins on my back while swimming near the walls just to be safe. I would have went right into silicone, but I knew the risk

Alright just please be careful, any incidents reflect on the whole community


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Mermaid Velos
09-10-2018, 04:18 AM
If I am still getting used to a monofin I practice near the sides of the pool, unless I just want to float for a bit... I am very boring* XD

Mermaid Velos
09-10-2018, 04:18 AM
I know, which is why I also never swim alone, one of the key points to staying safe. I have been researching the best monofins and makers, I never found this page till today tbh...

Mermaid Velos
09-10-2018, 10:30 PM
Anyone off handily know how much the base price for one of their finned bracers?

Mermaid_Mari
09-10-2018, 11:42 PM
Anyone off handily know how much the base price for one of their finned bracers?

I believe mine were $200usd with fins and scale tipping. I think their bracer prices depend on each design


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Mermaid Lunette
04-10-2019, 06:19 PM
I feel like I have been searching for the info for daaaays and I am gonna be super embarrassed if it ends up it was staring me in the face the whole time xD but I just gotta ask

Does anyone know if the plated scales are a price upgrade and if so, how much? I have a feeling they might be but I'm just not sure.

I sent a curious email 5 days ago and no word yet (to be fair I'm nowhere near ready to buy just yet so I understand them answering me is low priority and I would like to see if I can find the answer before I bother them again.)

KatieScottArt
04-10-2019, 06:41 PM
Does anyone know if the plated scales are a price upgrade and if so, how much? I have a feeling they might be but I'm just not sure.

They're not a price upgrade, just another fantastic option to choose from :)

Mermaid Octavia
05-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Guess who is saving for another silicone tail? >_> And guess who has Mernation in mind? >_>

Trade Winds
07-25-2019, 09:57 AM
Does anyone have pictures of the black and silver, or the darker blue? I've seen the blue/green irl and know I can't judge these tails based off the site pix (imo the blue/green is great online and hideous in person)

Trade Winds
07-26-2019, 06:36 AM
I got another question, I have seen irl and in videos mers with this tail have a habit of the fluke heading towards the surface while the rest of them is level underwater. So basically swimming at an angle. Is this the nature of the tail or is it due to the swimmer's form?

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Saelyyia
07-26-2019, 04:12 PM
It probably has to do with the buoyancy of the tail and lack of weights. I have a genesis tail arriving at some point today though and I can probably offer an answer in the near future.

Trade Winds
07-26-2019, 05:05 PM
It probably has to do with the buoyancy of the tail and lack of weights. I have a genesis tail arriving at some point today though and I can probably offer an answer in the near future.Shouldn't the silicone make it sink? I have a fantasea fin (all silicone) and it goes straight down.

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Saelyyia
07-26-2019, 08:01 PM
Raina actually had a video up on her channel somewhere that explains the science of this. If I wasn't on break at work I'd try and link it. You may want to see if you can find it.

Ashe
08-31-2019, 12:16 AM
I've been beside myself with excitement this week... I finally ordered my first silicone tail from Mernation! They have my tape dummy and measurements so now we patiently wait. After nearly ten years I can't believe I finally did it! :)

Satine
08-31-2019, 12:51 AM
I've been beside myself with excitement this week... I finally ordered my first silicone tail from Mernation! They have my tape dummy and measurements so now we patiently wait. After nearly ten years I can't believe I finally did it! :)

So happy for you !!!!!! Itís been 2 years for me and still trying to get myself right for it! I can only imagine the 10 year weight! CNt wait to see pics of it! Did you join the unofficial Mernation face book page for customers and people who are fans and or curious about Mernation!


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Ashe
08-31-2019, 12:56 AM
I have not! I don't use Facebook so I haven't been able to check it out. Perhaps if I ever log back in I'll be sure to join!

Saelyyia
09-02-2019, 04:15 PM
I haven't either even though I have a silicone tail from them. I post most of our pod photos to our private pod discord or to my Instagram since Ashe doesn't really social media.

Satine
09-02-2019, 11:28 PM
I haven't either even though I have a silicone tail from them. I post most of our pod photos to our private pod discord or to my Instagram since Ashe doesn't really social media.

Thereís a Mernation discord? How do you get invited? How many memebers are there! Always looking for a way to connect with more Mernation people!


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Mermoviemedic
09-03-2019, 01:07 AM
This is the next tail I want to get. Just having a hard time deciding on a colors.

Saelyyia
09-03-2019, 11:47 AM
Satine, I think you may have misinterpreted my statement. It was not a MerNation discord that is was mentioning. It was the one our local mermaiding group uses.


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Ashe
09-17-2019, 08:35 PM
My tail came! It's so beautiful and I couldn't ask for anything more out of the Genesis line. Erin was awesome to talk to, the tail is very well constructed, and swims like an absolute dream. So happy with my first time experiencing commissioning and swimming in a silicone tail. Here's Saelyyia and I both being proud Mernation mermaids!

https://i.imgur.com/7PD68K5.jpg

MermaidEmber
09-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Congratulations! It looks gorgeous!

Ashe
09-17-2019, 09:08 PM
Thank you! I'm still having trouble believing that it's actually mine haha.