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Miscellaneous questions

  • Q :
    What are the weight and diameter of Sport & Leisure boules?
    R :

    Only competition boules approved by the F.I.P.J.P. can be available in a complete range of diameters and weights.

    Therefore Sport & Leisure boules cannot be sold with an indication of diameter and weight.

    However, Obut guarantees the consumer regularity of diameter and weight between the 3 boules of one same triplette set.

    Obut Sport & Leisure boules have a single diameter and a standard weight, making them suitable for the whole family.

     

     If you are less than 12 years old: choose the Junior Initiation triplette set.

     

    If you are more than 12 years old:


    • and you want to have boules personalised by engraving (with your family name, first name, etc.), you can choose from 4 themes in our TATOU collection

     

    • and if you do not want engraved boules, you can choose from 3 types of carrying cases in our CLASSIQUE collection:

     

    Obut Sport & Leisure boules are not authorized for use in competitions. They comply with French Standard NF S 52-200.

     

    French Standard NF S 52-200 guarantees users a genuine traditional product defined by 6 essential criteria of quality and safety:

    • - Type of material: 100 % steel
    • - Hollow boule, with no foreign body inside
    • - Heat-hardened (“quenched”) steel = long-lasting boules
    • - Adherence and corrosion resistance of surface protection
    • - Regularity of weight between the boules of one same set
    • - Sphericity and balance.
  • Q :
    Can I buy one single boule?
    R :

    At Obut, throughout the entire process for production of your triplette set, from the initial piece cut out of the steel bar until the final inspection, the 3 boules making up your triplette set always stay together. Therefore they are strictly identical, including in terms of hardness, quality of steel, balance, diameter and weight. Therefore it is not possible to obtain one single boule.

  • Q :
    Is it still possible to have my boules engraved after originally buying them without engraving?
    R :

    At Obut, boules are engraved in a special workshop by people who engrave only petanque boules, using sophisticated machines specially developed to take account of the specific constraints related to engraving petanque boules.

    Engraving on petanque boules is a delicate operation that requires experience, knowledge of steel and specific knowledge of the petanque boule.

    Contrary to what many people may believe, it is not just a matter of adding a pretty decoration or a mark to identify your set of boules on the pitch.

    If this operation is done with the wrong tools it can seriously damage the hardness (bounce), sphericity and balance of the boule.

    This is why you can read in our paper and online documentation:

    "Only engraving done in the Obut personalisation workshop in St-Bonnet-le-Château, can guarantee that your boules retain their sphericity, balance and warranty."

     

     Engraving can only be done on new sets of boules before they leave the Obut factory.

  • Q :
    Can I get my boules engraved in a shop that engraves on keys, metal plaques etc.?
    R :

    At Obut, boules are engraved in a special workshop by people who engrave only petanque boules, using sophisticated machines specially developed to take account of the specific constraints related to engraving petanque boules.

    Engraving on petanque boules is a delicate operation that requires experience, knowledge of steel and specific knowledge of the petanque boule.

    Contrary to what many people may believe, it is not just a matter of adding a pretty decoration or a mark to identify your set of boules on the pitch.

    If this operation is done with the wrong tools it can seriously damage the hardness (bounce), sphericity and balance of the boule.

     This is why you can read in our paper and online documentation:

    "Only engraving done in the Obut personalisation workshop in St-Bonnet-le-Château, can guarantee that your boules retain their sphericity, balance and warranty."

     

     Engraving can only be done on new sets of boules before they leave the Obut factory.

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