MKUltras - Zirc Editions
MKUltras - Zirc Editions
The beautiful zirconium edition of the MKUltras are precision machined from solid zirc, and then polished and torched to a gorgeous finish. The material has a deep grey/ black finish, which has the appearance of some depth.
- Small Size: 29 x 8mm beads + 1x 10mm bead (~42g per set)
- Deca Edition: 21x 10mm beads + 1x 11.8mm Micro Boss bead (~66g per set)
- Original Size: 19x 11.8mm Micro Boss beads + 1x 15mm lil Boss bead
- Zirconium material, heat treated and polished
- All beads drilled with 3.5mm bore
- Ships on AO2's new custom 100% silk cord, and includes a spare strand of our new custom 2mm Kevlar cord
General Info on the Ultras - Mala/ Komboloi Hybrid Beads
The MKUltras are a hybrid design, combining elements of traditional Mala and Komboloi beads. The MKUltra name gives a nod to this lineage, as well as their experience as tools to help us focus our minds and still our thoughts. They can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from quiet bead counting, through to raucous flipping.
The unique setup of the MKUltras allows them to be worn like mala beads, or carried discretely in the pocket. They adjust by means of a simple friction fit through the larger "Boss" bead closure. Although the design is exceedingly simple, we're fairly confident you won't find anything quite like them around. This is a knotless system, and does not require any special lock bead. The cord is simply compressed when threaded through the Boss bead, providing a reliable, secure fastener, that is easy to adjust when needed.
In this way, the Ultras can be worn on the wrist, or loosened and slid up above the elbow to keep them out of the way when needed. Excess cordage can be knotted loosely around the Boss bead when they are worn on the wrist, or left dangling. This modifiable arrangement allows them to be used very quietly, for simple bead counting used in breath work and meditation, to "raindrop" methods marked by the satisfying, rhythmic clacking of the beads, as well as much more physical methods of manipulation which resemble short game begleri play. While they aren't intended as a highly technical skill toy, there is still a solid range of moves you can link together, and lots of ways of working with them.
Click here to see the Ultras in action on our Instagram feed.
New to the Ultras? You can wear em on your wrist, or check out the video below for some other examples of what these beads are capable of.