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    Is there a link to the site where they are sold?
    About the floppiness and propulsion: I have a spellbound, and it has a rather floppy tail. I thought the propulsion would be poor. But it's not! Its better than a Mahina, better than a FinFun, even better than my modified FinFun (stiffer, angled). So, don't judge until you have tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    I have a spellbound, and it has a rather floppy tail. I thought the propulsion would be poor. But it's not! Its better than a Mahina, better than a FinFun, even better than my modified FinFun (stiffer, angled)
    that's interesting. Did you do a timed comparison?


    and while I've not tried this new fin yet, my comment was based on the video which shows the girl swimming in it.
    You can tell that she is quite slow, and from the way she is moving it very much looks like she is getting no push from the fin.

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    Nope, just subjective feel for how hard I work vs feel of the water flowing over me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    that's interesting. Did you do a timed comparison?


    and while I've not tried this new fin yet, my comment was based on the video which shows the girl swimming in it.
    You can tell that she is quite slow, and from the way she is moving it very much looks like she is getting no push from the fin.
    The girl in the video, is just learning how to dolphin kick. In her other swimming videos, she quite slow too.

    @Storm, no. The new monofins are designed by a guy in China. The maker of the monofin does not want to be on Mernetwork due to some other people calling it a "bootleg Mahina". Can you imagine the number of drama queens that will come out of the woodwork to rain death and despair?

    It does not look like a Mahina in any shape or form. The only exception is, how the fin is cast. It has the same type of ridge on the back like the Mahina merfins. I guess maybe they are made in the same factory, but that's just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post

    The new monofins are designed by a guy in China
    does he have a website from which I could order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    does he have a website from which I could order?
    Yes, but its in Chinese. I suppose you can use google to translate. I've asked the other mermaid if I can have the details and then I'll private msg you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Well, I'm going to keep an open mind about it. I like to give things a chance before I dismiss it.

    I'll keep digging on the internet and see if I can find out more info about this monofin.
    I wasnt dissing it or anything, I love the shape of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    Yes, but its in Chinese. I suppose you can use google to translate. I've asked the other mermaid if I can have the details and then I'll private msg you.
    thank you!

    ps. I'm fluent in chinese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    thank you!

    ps. I'm fluent in chinese
    Cool! Then you'd have no problems then.
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    With Jaffa's help, I found the fin. Due to the issues mentioned above, I'll not post the link. But:
    It's definitely not just a copy of the Mahina. Its a different shape. For example, the Mahina tip sweeps out to the sides, while this fin has the tip extending to the rear. Also, the foot pockets look like they are better shaped.
    Here is a comparison:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kf3hc7vq8u...rison.png?dl=0

    It comes in four colors: the pink seen in the OP video, black, orange, and translucent white.
    It comes in three sizes, listed as 32-37, 38-42, 43-46.
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    I really love the white one.

    They mentioned that the bad chafing western fins produce is not present in their product.
    (personally, I still don't understand how some fins, especially the Mahina, can possibly be that horrible to wear. It's more a torture instrument than a fin^^)

    sadly, you can only order/register if you have a mobile phone.
    by the rate this is going, soon one won't be allowed to breathe without having one...

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    Yeah, I'm also interested in knowing more about the fin! I LOVE the Mahina's push but hate the footpockets and really like the style/shape/push of this fin too. It doesn't look like a bootleg Mahina at all, only looks similar in the ridges and material.

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    New monofin!

    Looks kinda like a bootleg fantasea or the distant cousin of one ... looks kinda like the mahinat too .. like if mahina and fantasea had a baby


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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaRose View Post
    Looks kinda like a bootleg fantasea or the distant cousin of one ... looks kinda like the mahinat too .. like if mahina and fantasea had a baby


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    Quit with the bootleg name calling already! It is nothing like the Fantasea in shape or form. This guy has been making his fins long before Mertailor started his.
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    while looking around aliexpress, I found this other new monofin with quite an interesting shape:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32907033416.html

    it's for a tail which comes in a few great colours.
    I really love that leafy shape! If only I didn't have too many tails already xD

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    I saw that one too, I'm only afraid it will break over the center line of the fin, unless they rounded and reinforced it there, which is kinda hard to see on the photo's. I like the original look of the fin though
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