Break out your EDC ninja moves with this stylish monkey's fist Begleri. Inspired by traditional Greek worry beads, the Begleri is a popular skill toy that's kind of like nunchaku for your fingers. Experts twist, twirl and flip the beads around their hands with the precision and flair of martial arts masters. For a peek at some high level technique, check out this video.
Handmade in the USA exclusively for Art of Play by Joe Flannery. Inlayed with solid steel ball bearings for added weight. Available in three sizes.
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Begleri is a skill toy consisting of two equally weighted ends joined by a MidCord. It originated in Greece as a rosary known as Komboloi and has evolved into a fun skill toy that is slung, wrapped, and flipped in between the fingers. Begleri is perfect to build finger dexterity and strength. It can help those with ADD and ADHD concentrate while keeping their hands busy. Begleri is the perfect toy for musicians, magicians, card manipulators, and anyone who uses their hands or fingers daily. Begleri manipulators are called “Slingers” thus “Slinging” the Begleri in between the fingers.
What size Begleri should I get?
To ensure you have the best size “MidCord” (the length between the weighted ends) measure the palm of your hand - the distance between your pinky finger to index finger.
Take the measurement and add 2 inches. This new number will be an ideal MidCord Length for a beginner. It’s better to have a little longer set than a shorter set. The more you play the more you get a feel for how long or short you prefer. Some Slingers use sets that range from 5” all the way to 7”