You have decided to buy yourself a threesome (Please notice that the bowls only can be bought three at a time and never a couple!). Right, but this is not an impulse purchase... So, pay attention to the following steps and have a nice game of la Boule Bleue !
Oh yes, we need to know which you prefer, because this will have a major impact on the characteristics of your bowls.To decide whether you are a pointer or a shooter, check out the pétanque rules and our advice to pointers and shooters.You can also decide to play just for fun (leisure play), that is, point and shoot.
You should choose rather soft bowls in order to absorb impacts and to avoid bounces. We recommend the 120 half-soft one or the very-soft Prestige 110 one. The Prestige bowl is made of fine steel, a quenching for each unit, bowl after bowl, followed by a strong tempering to arrive at precisely the ideal figure of 110 Kg/mm2, the greatest possible softness ratified in competition. This is the "Rolls" of the shooter.
You should choose rather hard bowls. We recommend you the 140 one (but they are only available in carbon steel and require some maintenance) or the 120 half-soft.
To play comfortably in every area of the game, you should rather choose the half-soft 120 bowl.
A bowl's hardness is measured in kg/mm2.Hard bowls are used mostly by pointers because they are durable and can be used on any type of ground. Shooters prefer soft bowls because they bounce less during the impact, which is particularly important on hard ground.
Now it's time to choose the size of your bowl. The correct size is essential if you want to play well and to feel your bowl. Generally, pointers choose smaller bowls than shooters.Do you already know the size ? Good, you are a professional !Please make your choice and go to the next step
You don't know the size of your bowls and you want to become a real player ?Use a ruler to measure the distance between your thumb and your middle finger. Be careful when you will measure your hand, choose the right one ! You could be surprised otherwise !!
My hand measures :
Now it's time to choose the weight of your bowl, this is essential in this game.
Do you already know the weight ? Good, please make your choice here :
You don't know the weight of your bowl ?This is not a problem, please fill in the informations below so we can advise you.
We recommend smooth bowls.They allow a smoother release. Howerver, if you want grooved bowls, choose one of the striation below.
La Boule Bleue exclusive ROF striation is made for you !But you can also choose another striation below.
NOTE: the more grooves on your bowls, the less space there will be for personalization.
Striation improves your grip on the bowl, the grooves grab the ground on impact and when the bowl rolls. It also helps you to increase the spin on the bowl. So, striation is an important characteristic for pointers.
Your bowls weight and the brand (or model) are engraved on the surface. We can also add your name or initials for your own personal touch... or for a unique gift idea ! Engraving costs 12,00€ for up to three letters, and 18,00€ for more than three letters.The number of letters we can engrave depends on the space left on the bowl after striation. You have chosen 0 striation, so we can engrave up to 12 letters on your bowl (number or capitals).
Enter your initials, your name or any other message :
For your regional series select the punch you want : (supplement of 15€) They are shipped in their personalized money-bag
A threesome "La Boule Bleue" must be carried in a dignified box.Choose the bag you prefer below :