MKUltras - Delrin Edition
MKUltras - Delrin Edition
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 expedience 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 "Micro 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 Micro 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 Micro 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 are still a solid range of moves you can link together, and lots of ways of working with them.
The MKUltras Delrin Edition consists of 17 of our new barrel-shaped Delrin beads, measuring approximately 11x11mm each, with a 15mm stainless steel Lil' Boss bead to close/ adjust the loop. The Delrin beads have a unique look and feel on the wrist, and are very comfortable to wear due to their light weight and rounding. In terms of features, the sets are suitable to any play style. They are light and nimble, and work great with the heavier SS boss bead. The shape is very comfortable to manipulate for bead counting and breath work, and the clack of the delrin is crisp and warm when performing "raindrops", making this an extremely well rounded set. The material has the added advantage of being very robust, and easy to care for. Click here to see the Ultras in action on our Instagram feed.
- 17x 11x11mm cylindrical Delrin beads + 1x 15mm stainless steel Micro Boss (bead dimensions may vary slightly due to polishing and chamfering)
- Set weight: ~35.6g (delrin beads at ~1.2g each)
- Available in single colour sets: black, white, blue, green, yellow, and red, as well as custom colour combinations
Strung on AO2's new custom 12-strand, high density, 2mm Kevlar cord
- All beads drilled with 3.5mm bore
NOTE: For "Custom" colour combinations, select "custom" in the dropdown, and be sure to use traditional click through checkout so you can include a note about your colour choices for the 17 delrin beads.
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.