3 Alpha Boules 2017

Ref :
8388731
Key feature
Approved for use in competitions
Users reviews
4.54 / 5 100 ratings
£34.99*

User Benefits

Durability
Heat treated carbon steel.Hardness 42HRC(>130 kg/mm²)
Precision
All-round boule providing a good compromise to shooter and pointer.
Traction
Satin finish enables better handling.Available in striation and smooth version

Features

Composition
Main part : 100.0% Steel
Approved by
We trust our users to grade and approve our petanque boules. We carefully consider the opinions and scores given on our products and take the appropriate action if these evaluations are not satisfactory. You can therefore consult the scores given by our customers on the ALPHA boules below. You can even contribute to their improvement by leaving your own review.
Tests
The petanque boules are both tested in our labs and durably on practice pistes by our community of enthusiasts.
Designed to
Playing petanque for fun and competitively.
Warrenty
2 years

Advice

Storage instructions
Store boules away from dampness.
Restrictions for use
Keep away from intense heat, like barbecue grills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SIZES
- 72 mm 690 g striation - 72 mm 690 g smooth - 74 mm 690 g striation - 74 mm 690 g smooth
How to choose the right boules
Boules are first chosen based on the size of your hand (diameter), then on your weight (heavier for pointers and lighter for shooters), desired elasticity (hard, semi-soft or soft boule), and handling feel.
What does hardness mean?
The standard way to express boules hardness is in ROCKWELLHRC or in kg/mm². For example, 39 HRC corresponds to 124 kg/mm², and the higher number and the harder the boule. The harder the boule, the less likely it is to get damaged, and the higher its elasticity, and vice versa.
How are boules manufactured?
Match boules are hollow and made following this manufacturing process: a lump of steel is heated up to 1000°C and flattened, then embossed to make a half sphere. The half spheres are welded, then turned to form perfect cylinder shape, then stamped. The boule is subsequently heated, and then steeped in baths to determine its hardness. It is then polished or varnished, before inspection.
How to clean your petanque boules?
After each match, wipe off dust with a clean cloth. Once a month, oil your petanque boules to prevent them from rusting. Cleaning regularly lengthens the lifespan of your petanque boules while also ensuring the quality of your match.

Users reviews

4.54 / 5 100 ratings
94 users recommended this product

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  • Man
    +60 years old
    07 August 2018
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    Petanque : Geologic competition boules

    Very good competition boules for newcomers to the sport. Several members of my club have purchased a set, all of them very happy with the quality and cost.

  • Man
    +60 years old
    25 May 2018
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    Top service.

    Excellent quality and price can certainly recommend.

  • Woman
    +60 years old
    19 February 2018
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    good balls good value

    Perfect for my little hands

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