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begleri komboloi

Back to the Roots

If you're interested in some gorgeous begleri and kompoloi, in the traditional materials, and in both classic and contemporary styles, have a look at www.tokompoloi52.com They have a beautiful range of options, both minimalist and ornate, using materials like amber, nutmeg, exotic woods, and a full range of semi-precious stones and other options. To Kompoloi 52 is a shop Aroundsquare has good history with, and almost all of the traditional sets in my own collection come from there, so I can attest to their quality. If you use the code AROUNDSQUARE in their shop, you'll get a pleasant 15% off your purchase.

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the b•bank

begleri shop news

the b•bank

Through our B-Bank, Aroundsquare is pleased to offer new (b-grade) and freshly refurbished sets of many of our products at no cost other than shipping. These are legitimate AO2 items, sometimes slightly marked, sometimes factory samples, sometimes slightly off spec, sometimes gently used, occasionally unreleased or unavailable designs, but in all cases, beautiful pieces and absolutely perfect for play.

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Sling Slam 2023

Sling Slam 2023

Sling Slam 2023
  • Sling Slam 2023 runs August 5th-11th, 2023
  • 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 #slingslam2023 PLUS the appropriate event tag #ss2023begleri, #ss2023chetki, #ss2023kbone, #ss2023ultras, #ss2023coin, or see below for other submission options
  • Prizes for top three begleri, and the top two in each of the other three categories

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Single Grip Open 2022

Single Grip Open 2022

The 2022 Single Grip Open will run December 10th and 11th, 2022. 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 7th year running, 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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choosing your first begleri

choosing your first begleri

One of the most common questions we get is about what begleri we recommend for beginners. Not surprising, considering we have something in the order of a couple hundred options to choose from. So, what begleri should you choose? The short answer is to go with your gut preference. Pretty much any set of begleri is capable of pretty much any trick.. there are players doing incredible things with hex nuts tied to either end of an old shoelace. So, don't stress. Pick a set that you love the looks of--one you'll be stoked to carry around and keep coming back to. ...

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