Hydra Begleri - Aluminum
Hydra Begleri - Aluminum
Hydra Begleri - Aluminum
Hydra Begleri - Aluminum
Hydra Begleri - Aluminum

Hydra Begleri - Aluminum

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Hydra Begleri - Aluminum

Aroundsquare’s Hydras are one of the most iconic designs in modern begleri. While the design is very simple, the Hydras are immediately distinguishable from the many other stacked bead designs that have followed since their initial release. Our Hydra AL Sport (2018 onwards) feature the same stacked-bead design as the original release, but with an updated 3.5mm "Goldilocks bore", suitable for either 275 or 550 paracord. 


  • Weights:
    • Around 4g per bead, or 17g per set (with cord) 
  • Finishes:
    • Natty/ Black or Pink/ Turquoise (anodized)
  • Includes extra strings, intro card, and stickers (varying with availability)
  • NOTE: This set does not ship with a canvas carry bag

Aroundsquare's Hydra Begleri are a fun yet highly adept modern adaptation of the traditional Greek multi-bead begleri. All of the Hydra sets have multiple interchangeable beads, allowing for interesting colour combinations, and customization of weight when different sets are recombined into new configurations. 

The Hydra AL Sports are precision machined from aircraft grade (7075) aluminum, and anodized in brilliant colours. This version comes with four beads, weighing in at around 4g per bead, for a total of around 17g per 4 bead setup (with cord). The beads themselves are 16mm in diameter and 8mm thick, making 2-bead stacks of 16x16mm. The four-bead configuration plays very fast and light, and is extremely nimble. The small profile makes this configuration suitable for all tricks, including gap transfers.  

The Hydra AL Sport beads much quieter than heavier single-bead designs, and the multiple beads add a nice "fiddle factor" to each set. The slight rounding of all edges on the beads adds the overall feel.

Because aluminum is a soft metal, the surface of these will get dinged and scratched, and over time, the anodized colours will wear away, and the raw aluminum will begin to show through. This aging process gives them a great texture which helps with grip and bead control.

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.

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