Aroundsquare AO2 Natty Hydra Titanium Begleri
AO2HYDRANTINAT: Hydra Begleri, Natural
Aroundsquare's Hydra Begleri are a fun yet highly capable modern adaptation of the traditional Greek multi-bead begleri. All of the Hydra sets have multiple interchangeable beads, allowing for interesting color combinations and some customization of weight.
The Hydras are extremely playable, and despite their cylindrical shape, are surprisingly adept - particularly in the four bead configuration. The shape of the beads makes them particularly well-suited for two-handed tricks and transfers. They are less solid and somewhat 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.
The titanium version comes with four beads, precision-machined from grade five titanium, weighing in at around 0.25 ounces (7 g) per bead, for a total of around one ounce (28 g) per set. The beads themselves are 0.63" (16 mm) in diameter and 0.31" (8 mm) thick, making for a 0.63" x 0.63" (16 mm x 16 mm) stack at either end. While this dimension sounds small compared to the 0.79" (20 mm) Titans, and the 0.87" (22 mm) Wukongs, the more angular shape of the Hydras makes them feel and play larger than their measurement would suggest. The titanium Hydras come with several extra strings, a canvas carry bag, an info card, and a slick little gift box.
- Dimensions: 0.63" x 0.63" (16 mm x 16 mm)
- Material: Titanium
- Finish: Natural
- Weight: 1.0 oz. (28 g)
- Made in Canada
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