What’s a begleri you ask?
Begleri (Greek: μπεγλέρι) is a small skill toy consisting of one or more beads at either end of a short string. The string length varies as per user. The toy can be spun, twirled and flipped around the fingers and thumb to perform tricks. Begleri originated in Greece, and originally derived from the Greek rosary or komboloi, which serve the function of worry beads, and are often used to pass the time while flipping them. We have all heard the saying idle hands do the devils work. While komboloi have beads forming a closed circle, begleri beads are threaded on an open strand, usually fastened on each enduring equal weight. Begleri come in many forms, consisting of semi-precious stone, plastics, and metal beads.
Private Reserve: a team design introducing a brand new tech called CRT. This gives the player the ability to adjust the weight preference to the exacting gram. You are no longer stuck with the weight of the bead from the factory. It’s time to customize to your perfect weight for maximum performance.
Space Needles: is a collaborative effort between Rain City Skills and MonkeyfingeR Design. We are always pushing the edges of design farther and farther. The idea behind this design was to force players to create new and unique playing techniques. Needless to say, we were successful. Bead manipulation is high on the list when using the Space Needle Design.
The Executive Ape: is here. The perfect blend of materials. High-quality Delrin precision machine and pressed into the lower stainless steel make this in incredibly durable. Speed and casual play the Executives can run through any trick and combo you throw at them. Using stainless steel for the lower section of the bead gives it a super low centre of gravity making the set really stable. Each bead has 2 grooves to house our new Bumperz Mini’s. The Executive comes fully protected AND gives you the player the ability for tons of customization options. If you combine this with our new Bumperz Mini’s SUPER pack (contains 48 bumperz) you will have so many colour combo’s we couldn’t possibly list them all. Be original, make these beads your own.
Welcome to the Executive Level of the belgeri world.
The KOKOnutz: begleri were developed in an endeavor to push the boundaries of design and function. The unique shape puts the essence of gravity low on the bead making them feel heavier than they are. The shape also lends itself to easily slide between your fingers for more complicated tricks and maneuvers. With the release of the KOKOnutz MonkeyfingeR was the first to introduce two new technologies to the sport. The ability to alter the weight of your begleri beads and a protection system that helps prevent damage to your beads through bumpers. Placing the power of play in the hands of the player they can decide both the weight and the look of their beads. Slung by professionals and amateurs alike the comfortable feel, agility and customizability makes this design a must for any begleri collection.
Ape grapes: begleri are all about comfort. Slender on both ends the Ape Grapes look and perform fantastic. Weighing in at 13.2 grams this design is wholly about the speed. You won’t find any sharp edges slowing you down. Performance just got turned up to the max. Speed through any trick you throw at them. Ape Grapes won’t slow down!! Combine this winning design with our unique anodizing techniques you won’t pick up merely one set for your collection
Wukong!! MonkeyfingeRs first begleri. Approached by Matt from aroundsquare to co-design a new more modern begleri. Leaving behind old world designs and ideas MonkeyfingeR Ray decided on using a more modern and durable material 7075 aircraft aluminum. This material gave us the ability to deliver a durable bead that could also be anodized to create crazy colours that we are known for. Utilizing the MonkeyfingeR Yoyo team to thoroughly test this new product. Through the teams hard work we decided on the perfect size and weight. The success of this product led to the following designs and aroundsquare to create their own vision for begleri.