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Sling Slam 2022

Sling Slam 2022

TLDR

  • Sling Slam 2022 runs August 8th-14th, 2022
  • Submit 20-30s clips online to participate
  • Clips must be continuous, but slow mo/ freeze frames are allowed
  • Main event is begleri, any conventional begleri set can be used, with side events for komboloi/ MKUltras, chetki, knuckle rollers/ kbones, and for the first time, deadeyes/ contact coin/ or straight up coin manipulation
  • Minimal editing effects and short intro/ title screens only
  • Submit clips on Instagram, using #slingslam2022 PLUS the appropriate event tag #ss2022begleri, #ss2022chetki, #ss2022kbone, #ss2022ultras, #ss2022coin, or see below for other submission options
  • Prizes for top three begleri, and best clip in each of the other three categories

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2021 Single Grip Open

2021 Single Grip Open

Event Overview The 2021 Single Grip Open will run December 11th and 12th, 2021. Last year's 2-day format seemed to work well, so this year we're bringing it back with to give a jolt of creative energy to the lead up to the new year. We know this time of year can be a grind so let's liven it up a little and have a bit of fun. This year marks the contest's 6th year running, and as in previous years, it will take place online, with contestants’ continuous clips showing off their best “single grip” begleri flow.  Clips can be...

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Sling Slam 2021

begleri contest events

Sling Slam 2021

TLDR Sling Slam 2021 runs August 22-28th, 2021 Submit 20-30s clips online to participate Clips must be continuous, but slow mo/ freeze frames are allowed Main event is begleri, any conventional begleri set can be used, with side events for komboloi/ MKUltras, chetki, and knuckle rollers/ kbones Minimal editing effects and short intro/ title screens only Submit clips on Instagram, using #slingslam2021 PLUS the appropriate event tag #ss2021begleri, #ss2021chetki, #ss2021kbone, or #ss2021ultras, or see below for other submission options Prizes for top three begleri, and best clip in each of the other three categories Contest Overview Sling Slam 2021, our third annual...

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Introducing Pozvonok

Introducing Pozvonok

Our first entry into this new product category is the "Pozvonok", meaning "spine" in Russian, which is a nod to the roots, as well as descriptor of the form factor. The structure of these beads gives an articulated length which can be flipped in a linear manner, but still has enough flexibility that it doesn't feel rigid along other planes. The simple structure is one that is common in Russian chetki, but our materials give a fresh look and feel to the classic. 

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2020 Single Grip Open

begleri contest events

2020 Single Grip Open

2020 has been real, but it ain't gonna claim the demise of the longest running bead slinging contest in the universe. The 2020 Single Grip Open Begleri Contest will be a short and sweet two-day event, taking place December 19th and 20th. It's last minute, it's crammed and jammed, but it's gonna be fun, and we all know you're not out haunting the malls this year, so get up off yer couch and have a little fun with this great community. This is our 5th annual event, and as in previous years, it will take place online, with contestants’ continuous clips showing off their best “single grip” begleri flow. 

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