AroundSquare Begleri Beads
The Titan begleri from Aroundsquare are precision machined from grade five titanium. They feature an innovative "gumdrop" bead design unlike else on the market, with a domed top for very smooth play, and a straight, knurled barrel for superior control. They are extremely durable and very well weighted, and the bead design plays, feels, and looks amazing. The Titans are 19mm by 19mm, and weigh in at 17g per bead. They come with several extra strings, a fist full of stickers, a canvas carry bag, an info card, and a slick little gift box.
Aroundsquare's Hydra Begleri are a fun yet highly capable modern adaptation of the traditional Greek multi-bead begleri. All of the Hydra sets have multiple interchangeable beads, allowing for interesting colour combinations, and some customization of weight.
The titanium version comes with four beads, precision-machined from grade 5 titanium, weighing in at around 7g per bead, for a total of around 28g per set. The beads themselves are 16mm in diameter and 8mm thick, making for a 16x16mm stack at either end. While this dimension sounds small compared to the 19/20mm Titans, and the 22mm Wukongs, the more angular shape of the Hydras makes them feel and play larger than their measurement would suggest.
The Hydras are extremely playable, and despite their cylindrical shape, are surprisingly adept - particularly in the four bead configuration. The shape of the beads make them particularly well-suited for two handed tricks and transfers. They are less solid and somewhat quieter than heavier single-bead designs, and the multiple beads add a nice "fiddle factor" to each set. The slight rounding of all edges on the beads adds the overall feel.
The titanium Hydras come with several extra strings, a fist full of stickers, a canvas carry bag, an info card, and a slick little gift box.
The Everyman series, is Aroundsquare's most refined begleri design to date. The design of the beads is simple, intentionally "average".. hence the Everyman name. It borrows some of the best elements of both the Titans and the Hydras, and integrates them in a fresh shape. It's bigger than one, and smaller than the other. It's nothing bizarre. It's just normal. It's average. It's the Everyman.
The Everyman bead design updates the shape of the conventional "Standard Issue" Greek begleri for modern technical begleri play. The sloping top of the beads helps prevent the string from jamming up during rolls, like the rounded tops of the Titans. Like the Hydras, it features straight angles which help with grip and bead control, as well as a compact size which makes the beads nimble during play. While the beads are relatively small, at 17mm by 17mm, they feel substantial in the hand due to the angles, and carry good weight.
The Everyman Heavy Metal series includes Copper, Brass, and Stainless Steel models. All three are Hardcore Compatible, meaning they have a sufficient internal space to house the beads of the Hardcore Gut System. This allows players to customize the weight of their setup. It is worth noting, however, that the Heavy Metal beads are all sufficiently heavy to play very well on their own (freeing up the four included Micro Hydras for other purposes).
Everyman includes extra strings, sticker pack, carrying bag and Around Square patch