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Thread: My First Silicon Tail by Mernation!

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    Beautiful tail and it looks amazing on you!!! Enjoy.

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    I can't get my official review to post in the reviews section so I am putting it here for now cause I have to go to work. LOL



    Cost:
    Cost of the tail - around $2,680.00
    Cost of the top - $180.00
    No delivery charge since we met in person.

    Purpose:
    Does midlife crisis count? LOL. Truthfully, I would love to do birthday parties and visits to hospitals. Anything to make someone smile.

    Appearance/Arrival:
    Because we live close to each other, I got the unique experience of meeting the makers in person. The tail was perfect. No box, just laid in the back of their SUV. It was sparkly, bold, and heavy as heck LOL. They explained and showed how to get it on, how to clean it ect. They also gave me an envelope with a personalized letter thanking me for choosing them and care instructions for the tail.


    Ordering:
    Ordering was the easiest part. I sent an inquiry through FB messenger and they got back to me a few minutes later. I showed them pics, they made suggestions and showed me color swatches. First design was this:


    After speaking to a few people however I sent with darker shades.



    They met me in a parking lot to do the duck tape dummy, which was funny as heck. I told Michael that it must look like the weirdest kidnapping attempt ever.




    They sent me several color and fin idea pics while they made the body and we nailed down colors which she sent me a sketch of.



    and progress pics.






    And finally the finished products!




    I then met them once again in a parking lot and got my tail and top!

    Conclusion:
    I am so glad I picked MerNation! I ordered my tail on the 10th and picked it up on the 22nd! You can't beat 12 days! They were incredibly nice, patient, and they seemed as excited about my tail as I was! They made me feel comfortable, and sent me tons of pics and updates! I could not be happier!

    If their is 1 con about all of this it would be that the Rapid Monofins straps keep slipping, but that is more of the Rapid maker issue then the tail maker. I ordered booties and I think that will help greatly. The tail is about 30-35 pounds, but doesn't feel like it at all in the water. It photographs beautifully! I scrapped it a few times my first attempt at getting it on and swimming. I was so worried I damaged it, but nope! Not a single nick. The silicon is really thick, especially around the waist, but it's to make sure you dont punch your fingers right through it getting it on, which I probably would have LOL.

    All in all, I love my tail, and would totally order from MerNation again.




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    It has to be approved! Which I will do now lol


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    Ohhhh okay! LoL I got worried my iPad was messing it up and I would have to rewrite it.

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    Yeah reviews have to be approved and follow specific guidelines now since there were some really dubious ones on there before. From members with no other posts and stuff.


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    Ahhhhh gotcha.

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    First Swim!

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    I'm so happy for you!Swimming in a tail by mernation for the first time is something magestic,after you spend half an hour trying to roll down the tail and get your feet to stay in nah just kidding,just kidding.But for real,yours is beautiful and you swimming in it makes it ten times more beautiful (not trying to be creepy,lol) I'm glad you had a good experience with Mernation *fin-five*

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    LOL no worries, thank you! I got my booties today. If it's still decent out next time I have off from work I am going to give them a shot and see if they help. My feet were pretty much completely out of the fluke for both of those videos. Hehehe

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    Congratulations on your tail Lily! you look gorgeous in it
    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
    But in ourselves, as we are underlings."

    Julius Caesar
    (Act One Scene Two, 140-141)

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    Slow Moe Tail Flip!


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    The new booties worked perfectly! I had a long swim today without any heel strap slipping!

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    you look great! you might find the good ol H20 trick of holding your arms out in front of you will help you get under for the smoother undulation! Big flukes I find always make it harder and that helps a lot.

    You look so pretty I'm so proud!

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    The first video my feet were in the base of the tail and not the fluke. The second video of the slow moe tail slap I had the booties and it worked perfectly. Now however my whole entire body hurts LOL. Holy pulled muscles I didn't know I even had!

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    This is after the new booties! They made a world of difference.

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    oh yeah I forgot about that sorry. feet slippage makes a huge difference XD

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    It looks absolutely amazing Mermaid Lily_Pad, wow!

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    That is a fantastic shape for a top!
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    Woah, that tail seems like a huge step for them blending and sculpting-wise. Their tails looked really good before but this one is just a BIG step up!
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