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    Senior Member Pod of Oceania Mermaid Kelda's Avatar
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    Aiera's video was actually one of the first things that made me really get into mermaiding. It's so graceful and fluid, and definitely what I aspire to match when I get a tail!

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    ^ Like! And I agree. XD

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    O.O Wow. Just wow. I definitely need a monofin to train in. Is she using a cut competitor?

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    Hi everyone! I just came across this thread and WOW thank you everyone for your amazing positive feedback <333
    I'm so glad to inspire! I've been thinking of doing another video like this soon since it's been getting such great reception from the mer-community.
    I may also talk about my techniques as well as training styles to help other mers looking to achieve this type of look--it's a long road, but definitely achievable.
    Again, thank you all for the great support and I'll be looking forward to my next MonoFin video

    p.s.--Yes, it is a modified Competitor ^_^ (although for jumping, I wish I hadn't cut it. It loses a lot of it's power! hahaha)

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    Oh man, a techniques video would be so awesome! Even a commentary voice-over of the video you already have. Or both. Haha. Thanks Aiera!

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    Aiera, I would love to know how you train! I consider myself a "throw em in the pond" swimmer, aka, I know how to swim pretty well from years at the lake but don't have any actual training in what to do. I really want to become a better swimmer and would LOVE to hear your techniques!
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    OMG

    this is SICK!! AHhh
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    Cool! Man, I really want to see a mermaid do this! Video challenge anyone?

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    omg omg omg omg i thought this was impossible to do! \(゜◇゜\)


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    Besides the correct technique, you need the right monofin-
    and of course, deep enough water.
    Wish I could try this out, but you just can't do much in a pool >

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    This is really cool! I now have a goal to work towards with my new monofin!

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    I have got 1/2 out of the water but holy crap!!! That's Amazing!!!
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    I feel like this would be muuuch harder to do with a tail, especially a big heavy silicone one; tails aren't built to be particularly streamlined like a plain old monofin is. Only one way to find out, though! As soon as I get my tail and find deep enough water, I'm giving it a shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Melaina View Post
    As soon as I get my tail and find deep enough water, I'm giving it a shot!
    same! this summer I hope.

    Maybe I can even find someone to film it
    so you can all get a laugh at my expense.

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    As soon as its possible. I have no idea when I'll get access to deep enough water, I want to try this so bad in my fabric tail. And as soon as I get/make my silicone I'll try. I'll probably give you all a good laugh. But you never know. Haha
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    I'd love to try this in a tail, but man, I have a feeling between the scales possibly creating more surface area and drag, and the weight of the silicone out of the water, combined with the fact that most tails are made with softer blade monofins, well, I know I'd flop like a fool with all that....

    I think a fabric tail with a really stiff monofin would have the best chance at this. Well, those things on a mer with a great core.... (so, definitely not me, lol)
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    Neat! Anyone tried the jump by building speed at the surface of the water inside of deep below?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireneho View Post
    Neat! Anyone tried the jump by building speed at the surface of the water inside of deep below?
    Do you mean like a dolphin? If so, I have. It turned out pretty well. But nothing like a dolphin can. Maybe like 4in. out of the water. Haha
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    @Caspiana - Even a little jump like yours is cool!

    Would it depend on the type of monofin you have? Like soft or hard monofin? Or the size of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ireneho View Post
    @Caspiana - Even a little jump like yours is cool!

    Would it depend on the type of monofin you have? Like soft or hard monofin? Or the size of it?
    Thanks. Haha
    Um, I'm no expert, but I think it does matter. Different combos mean different speeds and powers. Others can elaborate on this.
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    Another noob question about Monofin Guy.

    He expels all the air from his lungs as he's going up, is that to prevent the bends or to go faster? Can you even get the bends at that depth?

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