To enjoy playing petanque, you need to play with a boule that feels comfortable, which means choosing one that is suited to your shape and size.
The most usual weights for men: 700 – 730 g
The most usual weights for women: 680 – 710 g
Depending on your type of play, you will opt for a different weight:
• pointers prefer a heavier boule because it stops faster
• conversely, shooters prefer a lighter boule, because less effort is required, and the shot is more precise.
Obut makes all the approved weights
To meet the needs of all types of petanque players, Obut offers them a comprehensive range of boules, in all the approved weights, a very wide choice suited to all shapes and sizes of players' hands.
Find out more about boule weights
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.)
Weights vary between 650 g and 800 g.
A 600 g boule is used by children up to 11 years in their first competitions.