The Titan AL Hardcore begleri from Aroundsquare are a long awaited update to the original aluminum Titans. They are precision machined from 7075 aluminum, and available in a striking range of splash anodized colour combinations.
When the Titan series originally launched, the aluminum version (the AL Sports) were slightly upsized from the titanium range, in order to achieve the desired weight at the time. Now, with the wide range of weights available in AO2's Hardcore Gut System, we are able to offer AL Titans in the same exterior specs as the titanium line, and leaving the weight configuration up to players. The Titan AL Hardcore beads weigh around 8.6g on their own, which is a fairly playable weight, but they ship with two bronze Micro Hydras, which bring the weight up to 13.3g per end. In addition, for those wanting a slightly different feel, each set also includes two 7075 aluminum End Caps, which give a combined weight of 11.8g per end. Use the drop down selection when you add them to your cart to choose the colour of your Titan beads and End Caps.
The Titan AL Hardcore sets feature the same "gumdrop" bead design as their brothers, with a domed top for very smooth play, and a straight barrel for superior control. They are 19mm by 19mm, and feature a Hardcore Compatible recess in the bottom of the beads, to accommodate the weighted beads of the Hardcore Gut System. These currently include the Micro Hydras (2 included), Micro Standards, Herc Cores, and End Caps (2 included).
The beads feature a 3.5mm top bore, which we refer to fondly as the "Goldilocks" bore, because it is suitable for both 275 and 550 paracord. Inserting the 550 paracord requires a cleanly cut/ singed end, and a little bit of effort, but is reasonably easy, and keeps a nice secure cord position during play. The sets ship in a cloth bag, and include a couple of strands of each type of paracord.
Details in summary:
Precision machined from 7075 aluminum
8.6g base weight for the Titan beads
Include 2 bronze Micro Hydras, around 4.7g each, for an end weight of roughly 13.3g
Include 2 7075 aluminum End Caps (natty or turquoise), around 3.2g each, for an end weight of roughly 11.8
3.5mm "Goldilocks" bore, compatible with 275 and 550 paracord (550 takes a little effort). Ships with a couple of strands of each type of cord.