Hmmm. Welp, I can't lie, that's frustrating. But, I guess this calls for more experiments. I'll try it out and see what happens. MysteryMeat gave the impression that it could be done w/o changing the tail itself, so we'll see.
If I get nothing I guess I'll probably go sour grapes and leave it unrealistic since I do like the bounciness...Pbbbtt.
Thank you for taking your time with this!