Pétanque equipment is very simple ! This is one more point that makes Pétanque very affordable and open to all ! It is the sport of the Family!
BOULES SET – boule is french for “Small Ball”
A standard “boule set” is composed of 3 boules. Boules are hollow and made of metal. Boules sets come in various characteristic of design, material, quality and performances to please all type of players for leisure or competition.
For competition, the boules used are only the one approved by the F.I.P.J.P.
Diameter may varies between 7.05 to 8.00 centimeters and weight between 650 to 800 grams.
Main manufacturer are French but also Italian and Thai.
In Indonesia BOULES are called “BOSI”.
It is the small ball target of the game. Originally they are made of boxwood and today also in synthetic material.They can be colorfull for better viewing.
Recognize diameter should be of 30 mm. (+/- 1 mm)
Common French names for the Jack are “BUT” (goal), “PETIT” (small) “COCHONET” (“piglet”).
In Indonesia the jack is called “BOKA”.
Nothing compulsary there but in order of necessity you generally have:
– Boule Set Bag (easier to carry arround)
– A Wiping clothe (for swet and dirt)
– A tape mesurer (for difficult jugements)
– Cleaning products
– Magnetic pick up (for back problems)
– Rigid starting circle
– Score marker