Wow, I am so, so excited!!
Three weeks ago I went to take a look at the Magictail website, to see if they have something new that I could fancy. Well, apart from the fabulous Marina Pro that will be mine someday, I was so surprised to find that they offer now tails with add-on fins!
I was hooked. The good thing about this feature is you can send them your previously owned Magictail and they will incorporate your chosen fins - this option is certainly cheaper. But I was worried that my fabrics would not match, and that it would be a kerffufle to send my tail and get it back - it can always get lost in transit. Besides, it was a good moment to get a new Marina skin, which was my first and most beloved tail.
And so, I ordered a Marina with hip and dorsal fins. You can also add lower fins, but I chose to omit those. Why? Because the Magictail monofin is very bulky at the ankles, and I wanted to draw attention from it using the other two sets of fins. You can get just one set of fins, or any combination of the three.
It took a little more than a week to ship, but I already knew that as it was specified at the time of purchase. It arrived today in the mail, and I am over the Moon with it:
|Front view; hip fins. Monofin was inserted
|Detail of the dorsal fin
The colors are absolutely out of this world. It has changed a lot from my last Marina Magictail. The fabric is not shimmery anymore, and the black/grey hues are totally gone. Now we have vibrant blue and purple hues everywhere. The scale design is also different - the scales are less rounded and more elongated:
|Fluke detail. Notice the difference in colors. The fluke still has the extra fin tips that look gorgeous while swimming
The fins are not just a piece of fabric attached to the tail. It actually has some kind of thick fabric insde - you can squeeze them, and they are mushy. The fins have consistency and they keep their form. However, they are not rigid; they are bendable and will not cause harm or inconvenience while sitting. I cannot wait to see how the dorsal fin looks while swimming!
I have tried it on for the size - I got an L. It fits me perfectly. Another thing that they have modified is that the waist now has a pull cord to adjust the tail to your waist, so it won't slip down while swimming. I have never had that problem, but I guess some people did when the tails got stretched after a lot of use, and they took that into consideration:
This time the tail did not come with matching bikini top and bottom - if you want those you have to get them separately now.
In any case, I am eager to try it out. Hopefully I will be able to get some pics and maybe video next week. I'll keep you posted!