MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition
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MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition

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MKUltras - Glow Common Short Form Edition

The Glow POM Commons are made from what is essentially the same material as our popular Delrin Commons, but packing a huge glow into every bead. We’re launching these in three colours, a great looking blue, a striking red, and a fresh looking off-white that has a bright greenish glow. The white has a substantially stronger glow than the red and blue, but all three are pretty terrific. All feature a soft-feeling machine finish.

The MKUltras Glow Edition consists of 17 of our new barrel-shaped Glow Pom beads, measuring approximately 11x11mm each. The 15mm titanium lock bead provides good grip and counterweight to help keep the beads from flying out of the hand. The glow 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. While small beads can feel a bit small during bead counting, these larger beads are a treat to cycle through, and have a solid, substantial feel in the hand. 

Details

  • 17x common + 1x 15mm Titanium Etched Ao2 bead
  • Colours
    • Red
    • Blue
    • White
  • Weight: ~33g all in
  • Strung on AO2's new custom 12-strand, high density, 2mm Kevlar cord

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 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.

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. 

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Aldrin

The Glow on these is amazing. The beads themselves have a nice texture and are a good light set to sling.