Exotic Sigma Begleri
Exotic Sigma Begleri
Since their initial launch, our Sigma begleri have become one of our most popular models, and a solid favourite of many players at all levels. The design is supremely comfortable, nimble, and playable. Naturally, the exotic versions of this popular bead have been prized and coveted by players around the world. See below for more information on the materials, and the Sigma bead design.
The elegant Mokuti material is forged from folded layers of different titanium grades, then precision machined, polished, and torched to create eye-popping colour patterns, reminiscent of wood grain. When machined to our specifications, the grains of the material become exposed in a way that accentuates the appearance of the curves, creating a beautiful topographic relief. Each piece is quite unique, with its own grain patterns and slight colour differences. All pieces range from dark purple to blue to grey, and include lighter orange/ gold striping. The pieces shown in the photos are representative of the range.
This is the stunning Zircuti Edition, or our very popular Sigma begleri. The material consists of folded and twisted layers of titanium, with an additional layer of zirc, which are forged into a solid billet of metal. The billets are then precision machined to spec, polished, and then torched to bring out the stunning grain patterns. The resulting colours in the titanium range from light blue, to deep purple, to golden yellow, and include a deep grey layer of zirconium. The current batch of zircuti Sigmas hit hard in the silvery blue range and feature an intricate fine grain.
- Mokuti: ~4.3g per bead, 18g all in with cord
- Zircuti: ~4.5g per bead, 19.5g all in with cord
- 4mm bore
- Ships with one strand of our new (production sample) 4mm 100% silk cord, and also includes conventional paracord spares
Sigma Begleri - General Information
The Sigmas represent the continued evolution of Aroundsquare's begleri range, and the design underscores just how much subtle differences and refinements can affect the feel and play of a set. The Sigmas feature a generously rounded edges, which makes them extremely comfortable to play, and somewhat springy like the Micro Boss, while retaining enough of a "shelf" at the top of the bead stack to make them easy to manipulate. They are very light, and suitable for extended use, but because of the oblong shape, they carry momentum like a heavier set, and feel heavier than the weight would suggest.
The Sigmas started off with a simple question.. was there space between the much much loved cult favourite titanium Micro Bosses and our all-time best selling Mini Hydras for a set that combined the best features of both. Those two sets were my own personal favourites, and I approached our friend and longtime community member Mitch @musclebones to see what he thought, knowing that he also favoured those two designs. He was as enthusiastic as I was about the idea, and I was fortunate to benefit from his input and feedback as I nailed down the design specs, and ran through prototype testing. The initial question that launched this project will ultimately be decided by the community, but they've got a permanent place in my own daily gear check.
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.