MKUltras - Mokuti Long Form Editions
MKUltras - Mokuti Long Form Edition
The distinctive Mokuti editions of the MKUltras in a class of their own. The material is forged from folded layers of titanium, 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.
The Long Form editions of the Ultras are designed with additional length and beads, allowing them to be worn in a double loop around the wrist, and providing extra length for satisfying raindrops and bead counting. The Mokuti Long Forms are available with either 10mm or 8mm beads, each featuring a 15mm Boss bead to close the loop, and 8mm beads on the tassels.
- 8mm Mokuti (forthcoming): 41x 8mm beads + 1x 15mm Lil Boss bead
10mm Mokuti: 37x 10mm beads + 1x 15 Lil Boss bead + 2x 8mm beads
- Weight: ~80g including cord
- Strung on AO2's custom woven 100% silk cord, and includes a spare strand of our new custom 2mm Kevlar cord
- All beads drilled with 3.5mm bore
Note on the current inventory of 10mm beads: As discussed in our January 2023 Drop Preview video on YouTube, these beads have a more generous rounding around the inner bore than our other 10mm beads, making them slightly shorter in length. This makes them very comfortable to manipulate, and to compensate for the length we have added four beads for a total of 37 (compared to the usual 33), making them roughly the same length overall.
General Information on the Long Form MKUltras
The Long Form Editions have been designed primarily for the "raindrop" style of play. The extra beads provide a satisfying sound and feel as they clack together. Because of the length of the sets, they are somewhat cumbersome for flipping around and doing technical tricks, but they still allow for some basic manipulation. The sets are designed to be worn with a double loop around the wrist, but note that the beads themselves will probably fully cover the cord, meaning that exposed cord will complete the wrap (see photo for reference). Click here to see the Ultras in action on our Instagram feed.
General Information on the MKUltras
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 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.
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.