Mini Standard Begleri - Heavy Metal Series
Modern Standard Begleri
Aroundsquare's "Standards" begleri series is our homage to the ubiquitous “standard issue” Greek barrel shaped begleri. This series is a contemporary adaptation of the original timeless design, with a slightly refined shape, precision machined and polished to perfection. They feature the same 1:1 aspect ratio favoured by most players, and a compact form factor that is small enough to slip easily past the string instead of binding, and sufficiently rounded for comfortable play. The right angles in the design provide excellent bead control without compromising on nimbleness.
The Mini Standard sets are sized at 14mm by 14mm, comparable to two Mini Hydras stacked together. The beads feature a generous top bore to easily accommodate 550 paracord.
Details and Comparison
- Mini Standard - Copper: 14.8g per bead
- Mini Standard - Brass: 13.9g per bead
- Mini Standard - Stainless: 13.0g per bead
- Mini Standard - Bronze: 9.7g per bead (due to a more hollow bottom bore)
Note that, if used correctly, the smooth polished look of these ain't gonna last. Stainless steel is the hardest, followed by brass, then bronze and copper. Copper, bronze, and brass will patina and darken over time.
All sets come with extra cords, stickers, and a carry bag, although colours and quantities may not be as shown in the photos.
New to begleri? Check out Aroundsquare's AO2 Crew demonstrating what this toy's all about, via the talented guys at Kuma Films (below). You may also want to visit our general information page on begleri, or do a deep dive on the history, configurations, or manipulation of this remarkable little toy.