Commons Begleri - Titanium/Delrin Edition
Commons Begleri - Titanium/ Delrin Edition
Our Commons beads are AO2's take on the classic barrel shape. The titanium/ delrin is presented as an extra light setup in this design, for players wanting something resembling the classic Greek style setups. This set will work fine on a thin cord for long game play, but where it excels is in the short game space. Lighter sets are very well suited for short game begleri because they carry less momentum, making them easier to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction during rebounds. The low weight, coupled with the multi-bead arrangement makes them much less punishing on the knuckles as well.
- Featuring: 2x titanium Commons beads + 2x Delrin Commons
- Set weight: ~10.9g all in, depending on cord choice
- Available in six colour options, and a multi-pack including one Delrin bead of each colour
General Info on the Commons Design
The Commons get their name from the ubiquity of their shape in traditional Greek begleri and komboloi. These barrel-shaped beads are timeless in their simplicity, and very similar beads can be found in a wide range of materials ranging from inexpensive plastics through to semi-precious stones. The Commons design is our take on this classic shape, and the result is both fresh and familiar. Although they have commonalities with our Standards series, they nonetheless stand out in Aroundsquare's lineup. The stacked bead design has a distinctly traditional vibe, but the choice of lightly polished titanium gives them a clean, minimalist look that fits squarely in our range.
The individual Common beads have a 1:1 aspect ratio, meaning the two-stack setup is longer feeling than most of our sets, much like our Micro Bosses. However, the cylindrical shape of the beads provides a nice element of control when manipulating the beads during play. The beads feature a 3.5mm "Goldilocks" bore, making them suitable for play with either 275 or 550 paracord, and the generously rounded bore makes it relatively easy to thread 550. However, where these beads really thrive is on thinner cord, much like the common Greek beads on which they are based. They will ship with two strands of our new 2mm high density kevlar cord, as well as a selection of 550 paracord.
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.