Types of steel

The ten or so different grades of steel used by Obut all belong to one of two distinct main categories:
• Solid stainless steel
• Coated carbon steel

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Solid stainless steel:

•  the soft touch of stainless steel
•  top range product
•  allows longer life
•  requires only occasional maintenance


Boule acier carboneCoated carbon steel:

•    for the player who prefers a "rougher" feel
•    black coating, which wears off with use due to
      friction with the ground
•    allows longer life
•    requires a little regular oiling to avoid rust


Different types of steel

To meet the needs of all kinds of petanque players, Obut uses steels belonging to two main categories:

Stainless steel:

As the mass of the metal is stainless steel, it is not liable to rust and will stay "cleaner" and shinier over time. It requires only occasional maintenance.

Coated carbon steel:

It requires the application of an anti-corrosion coating at the end of the manufacturing process, which will wear with use and requires regular oiling to avoid it rusting.

 Find out more about the different types of steel

FFPJPfederation internationale de petanque et jeu provençal


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.)

The boules must be hollow, contain no ballast and be made of steel.

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