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    V-Shaped Flukes/Monofins & Swimming?

    Hello!

    Does anyone have a V-shaped fluke, and if so, does it affect your swimming at all? (By V-shaped fluke I mean more like the "Sirena" monofins, and I think the Pirates of the Caribbean mermaids as well. Basically where there's a large space in the middle.)

    Thanks everyone <3

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    Senior Member Euro Pod Echidna's Avatar
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    If you mean a shape like this
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    this is rarely done on monofins because the stress will lead to tears and breaks with this shape.
    Search for "how to (NOT) cut your monofin" for more info.

    You can make a tail in this shape if it fits over a (differently shaped) monofin.
    There is a chinese mermaid who has a bunch of pretty tails in this shape.
    No idea what kind of monofin she uses with them, though.

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    Yep! Like that one. I know a ton of tails usually have some kind of square shaped monofin at the top, and then just have the tail make the points. (Like you just explained!)

    It just seems strange to have a shape like this, as it seems like it wouldn't be too great for propulsion. It looks nice though!

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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Mermaid Jaffa's Avatar
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    There's a mermaid here that sells custom monofins, she has one style that is the same as pictured.

    I forgot her name though... Victoria somebody? Mermaid Victoria?
    Formerly known as ireneho

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    Mertailor has one of his new spellbound tails that have that shape. It's called the sea whip I think.

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    I use a hydra for my ‘sirena’ stor fluke. As a result my fluke is very long. I get great propulsion in that monofin but I lose quite a bit of it to drag. It looks beautiful in the water though. Very flowy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    If you mean a shape like this
    Name:  vfluke.jpg
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    this is rarely done on monofins because the stress will lead to tears and breaks with this shape.
    Search for "how to (NOT) cut your monofin" for more info.

    You can make a tail in this shape if it fits over a (differently shaped) monofin.
    There is a chinese mermaid who has a bunch of pretty tails in this shape.
    No idea what kind of monofin she uses with them, though.
    I can't remember where I saw it, it was an interview. She said that she uses a Finis Foil and velcro on the Foil. She then makes the fluke extensions also with velcro on it, so that she can use the monofin in all of her tails.
    Formerly known as ireneho

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