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    So I hope this works! I've been trying to update this for a while but can't find the right cropping app for my pic size.
    Extended tail is nearest to complete then ever! I WILL swim in it this summer!
    Extension and fluke are connected, working on the thickness at the moment.
    Below are links to Pinterest board that I use to collect all my fishy inspiration, I posted the pictures of the tail on there because I can't post them directly here.
    Thanks guys for all the advice over the years this place is like an Emerald Tablet


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    https://pin.it/4kudj0Z

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    Whoa!! That's awesome! I believe in your ability to finish this and swim this summer!! You've got this :P

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    looks great so far
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    If you look close u can see the shape of my feet in the foot pocket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinus Mortimer View Post
    If you look close u can see the shape of my feet in the foot pocket.


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    Yaaass!! I canít wait for you to finish this! It looks awesome!!


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    Itís happening guys!
    Iím almost done!
    First test swim tomorrow before I add the scales and fins, at this stage I can still do editing if I need to so taking her out to the river tomorrow and seeing how it swims. Here are some progress pics of the tail and of the tail while I have it on, to show the ďĒĒheel-lessĒ effect i achieved.


    Tail by itself

    Tail has no heels


    Ps the excess neoprene is not intended to be es raro fins itís the tail is just unfinished but we all know that lol.


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    I hope it works for you. Looks like you've put a lot of time into it.

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    Awesome! I can't wait to see it in the water!

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    Not sure if I can up load video here but I will try.

    Point is the tail works PERFECTLY as seen in the video now to add the finishing touches....
    This ďSLOW EXTENDED TAIL MAKIMG JOURNEYĒ is almost at a close. These last few years have thought me a great deal and I hope that of us here from the beginning learned just as much as I by reading my updates!


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    Canít upload the video so Iíll upload it to my YouTube channel and then share link here in my next post.





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    If you ever make extended tails and sell them, I'd probably be your first customer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Water Phoenix View Post
    If you ever make extended tails and sell them, I'd probably be your first customer!
    i would be honored to make it


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    looks awesome. Can't wait to see the video.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX69...&feature=share hopefully I did it right and this link works


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    Looks like it works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Swim View Post
    Looks like it works well.

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    Doesnít just look like it it WORKS PERFECT.
    Itís the best extended tail Iíve seen since H2O and Mako tails. And not just because I made it well maby a little. But it will be proven once itís finished and it surpasses even the mako tails. And that is the ultimate truth.


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    Wow!!! It's swimmable and works great! I can't wait to see more footage of it--looks like it moves rather smoothly. Do you feel fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MerEmma View Post
    Wow!!! It's swimmable and works great! I can't wait to see more footage of it--looks like it moves rather smoothly. Do you feel fast?
    At the end of the test video I did a little sprint towards the cŠmara and acted like I ate it . Thatís fast Iím not sure if u can tell the distance between my starting point and the rocks but if you watch the footage again you can see the speed and that wasnít me going all out I was just testing how I can turn and how it feels.

    It swims great and I found that after 3 kicks in a straight line I gain lots of speed. I also noticed it shortened my breath hold just a bit but I can attribute that to the fact that I had to hike to get to the river with this really heavy tail

    The extension does most of the work then Iím kicking downwards because the angle I made it is counter so the silicone always wants to go back to its resting place thus pushing the water while Iím kicking so the tail helps me swim two but that bounce back I just mentioned i noticed when doing strong kicks that cause the tail to bent then it bounced back to original shape to bend and bounce back. Idk if this explanation makes sense but itís how I visualized it.

    I am now in the process of finishing 2 commission tails and tops. But I work on my tail in between, soon Iíll have underwater videos and pictures for everyone with the finished tail cause itís just neoprene for now lol .


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