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    Tail sliding down

    Anyone got tips to keep my tails up around my belly button, and not slide down to my hips? My Fin Fun, Suntail, and Mertailor all do this (the Suntail least of all because it has a nice waistband). Is this a natural thing I am doomed to experience? I don't think size is an issue, altho I am borderline xs for Mertailor. They all are the right size and definitely have enough length.



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    sounds like you need to size down to accommodate for stretch. Or you can sew (or have someone else sew) a tighter elastic belt on the inside.

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    This happens to me when i get a new tail from fin fun but cant go a size down because then itd be too small for me. My mom just takes it in on the sides for me to make it so it doesn't slide down anymore.

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    Sew in a tighter elastic waistband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AniaR View Post
    sounds like you need to size down to accommodate for stretch. Or you can sew (or have someone else sew) a tighter elastic belt on the inside.
    I tried sizing down in a Fin Fun before and busted the seams on the first swim lol. Playing around with elastic on one of my hand made tails is a good idea.



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    mertailor is much much stretchier material than finfun you def wouldn't bust a seam

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    As someone who does not actually have a waist, this is a continual issue for me. Ive thought about it quite a bit.
    First, consider what holds a tail in place at all. Something that is stretched wants to contract. The part of your tail extending from your ankles to your hips can contact by sliding down. This is what causes tails to slip down in the first place.
    What stops it? The part of the tail from your hips to your waist. There, slipping down causes additional stretch. That part wants to slip up, to get to your thinner waist. The part of the tail above your waist pulls up, and the part below pulls down. We want the "pull up" part to win.
    The way to do this is to make sure the part above your waist has to stretch farther, or with more force, than the lower part. Take in the tail starting from the hip line and ending at the wait. For the first trial the amount you take in will start at zero at the hip line, increase to half an inch midway between the hip and the waist, then taper back to zero at the waist. Try that, see how it works and adjust as needed.
    Another way to get more force is as suggested above: Add an elastic band. Those are also somewhat rough, giving you some friction to help. That is what I do, as friction is most all I have to work with.
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