Aurora Begleri - AO2 x Glidr Collab
The Aurora begleri are a collaborative project from Aroundsquare and Glidr - an Australian manufacturer of premium balisong trainers. The distinctive Aurora beads feature an elongated form factor, designed to handle in a way that is familiar and relatable for balisong flippers, while providing a fresh and satisfying experience for seasoned begleri players, and still being nimble enough to perform technical tricks. The cylindrical barrel shape gives the Auroras a substantial surface that helps with controlling the beads during play, while the length helps anchor the beads between the fingers, and provides some additional momentum during rolls and other dynamic tricks.
The beads are precision machined from 6061 aluminum, blasted, and anodized in striking colours. The finished beads have been laser engraved with a distinctive pattern unique to the Auroras, and a subtle word mark at the top of each bead to acknowledge the collaboration. The beads weigh in at ~7.8g each, or around ~17.5g all in with cord. They feature a 3.5mm top bore, which is suitable for either 550 or 275 paracord, as well as Aroundsquare's custom 2mm or 4mm Kevlar. The bottom bore includes a substantial recess that allows the knotted ends of the cord to be countersunk, while also trimming the weight and making the beads slightly top heavy and easy to manipulate. They're packaged with a unique cross-branded carry bag and gift box, and include three strands of 550 paracord and a card that briefly introduces begleri to new players.
- Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum
- Blasted and anodized
- Laser engraved patter
- Bead weight: ~7.8g
- Set weigth: ~17.5g all in with cord
- 3.5mm "Goldilocks" bore, suitable for either 275 or 550 paracord, or our 2mm or 4mm custom Kevlar
- Large bottom bore for countersunk knots
- Top heavy design for easy manipulation
- Includes three strands of 550 paracord, custom carry bag, gift box, and intro card
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.