It looks like a twisted with no or little twist. KWIM? So, I dont know how you make your twisted, but I just leave them long on the front instead of trimming. I know that totally doesnt answer your question. If you use the figure 8, (I dont) Im not sure how you would make a tail at all. I use a template or the wrap around, spread apart (terrible at explaining) so I always have a tail in front.
I am SO not making sense. Im sorry.