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    What to do with a junky monofin

    So I'm cleaning out my closet and I just found my first monofin... It was literally the cheapest one I could find on eBay so as you can imagine, it's pretty junky. It's pretty much just a chunk of hard plastic that vaguely resembles a fin shape and is covered by a neoprene-ish fabric. I wouldn't give this thing to my worst enemy because honestly, it's probably dangerous... But it feels wrong to just throw it away.
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to upcycle it and make it into something useful? Or should I just throw it in the trash where it belongs

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    do you have a picture of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Spirit View Post
    do you have a picture of it?
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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Mermaid Jaffa's Avatar
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    Remove cover. Drill a hole and attach a hook or hanger, then glue a mirror in the centre and cover the rest of the area in shells, pretty pebbles, marbles, fishing lures, netting etc.

    Once done, hang it up on your wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepySiren View Post
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    Hmm I wish i could help but i dont know sorry

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    I would chuck the plastic and use the cover as a back up for a Finfun if their insert fits. Or sell to someone on here who wants to use it for something. You could even donate to goodwill or somewhere if it is usable. Otherwise I would pitch it.



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    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    Earl-lie in th' mornin?

    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Earl-ie in the mornin'!


    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises
    Earl-lie in th' mornin'!


    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    Earl-lie in th' mornin?

    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Earl-lie in the mornin'!

    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises
    Earl-lie in th' mornin'!

    Ahem.
    I look at the ocean and the ocean waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwilena View Post
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    Earl-lie in th' mornin?

    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Glam it all up and hang it as a mirror
    Earl-ie in the mornin'!


    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises
    Earl-lie in th' mornin'!


    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    What should she do with a junky merfin?
    Earl-lie in th' mornin?

    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Chuck out the plastic and use the cover
    Earl-lie in the mornin'!

    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises!
    Way-hey we're full of surprises
    Earl-lie in th' mornin'!

    Ahem.
    Omfg this has me dying laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Remove cover. Drill a hole and attach a hook or hanger, then glue a mirror in the centre and cover the rest of the area in shells, pretty pebbles, marbles, fishing lures, netting etc.

    Once done, hang it up on your wall.
    That's a fun idea the shape is pretty wonky though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade Winds View Post
    I would chuck the plastic and use the cover as a back up for a Finfun if their insert fits. Or sell to someone on here who wants to use it for something. You could even donate to goodwill or somewhere if it is usable. Otherwise I would pitch it.
    Definitely won't me donating it.. I don't want to be responsible for some child getting hurt or just having a crappy time trying to swim in the darn thing. Not gonna sell it either since it's only like $10 on eBay anyway. Don't think I'll save the lining either since I've got a fantasea fin and I don't think I'll ever get another stiff monofin. Might save it if I can think of something to make out of the material though...


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    I have been doing a little bit of aerial (rope, so far, hoping to try trapeze) in a tail and for that, lighter is better. If you like how it looks you could use it for dry events, it would be easier on your abs.

    I kind of just subsume things into my latest project, so I would use the plastic part to mix paints and the tips of the cover to line footpockets or booties and the middle of the cover to clean my brushes. The trash I make is the worst mix of materials- resin, silicone that never cured...

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    Kwilena, I love it!

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