To enjoy playing petanque, it is easier to play with a boule that feels comfortable, which means choosing one that is suited to the shape and size of your hand and the length of your fingers.
• Most usual diameters for men: 74 - 75 mm
• Most usual diameters for women: 72 - 73 mm
DEPENDING ON YOUR TYPE OF PLAY, YOU WILL OPT FOR A DIFFERENT DIAMETER
Pointers will prefer a small diameter as it allows more accurate placement of the boule.
Shooters will prefer a larger diameter for easier release from the hand.
ALL THE DIAMETERS MADE BY OBUT ARE APPROVED
To meet the needs of all types of pétanque players, Obut offers them a comprehensive range of boules, in all the approved diameters, a very wide choice suited to all shapes and sizes of players' hands.
MORE ABOUT BOULE DIAMETERS
To be used in official competitions, after meeting all the requirements of their specifications, petanque boules must be approved by the International and French Petanque and Jeu Provençal Federations (F.I.P.J.P. and F.F.P.J.P.).
Diameters vary from: 70.5 mm to 80 mm.