Moderate bounce; versatile boule suitable for competition beginners.
Hardness rating of 45 HRC (> 146 kg/mm²) and stands up well to impact.
The satin finish enables better handling. Available in grooved or smooth.
Range of diameters and weights:
- 70.5 mm - 670 g - smooth
- 72 mm - 690 g - smooth and grooved
- 74 mm - 690 g - smooth and grooved
Hard petanque boule
3 petanque boules and 1 jack.
How to choose the right size
Your choice of petanque boules should be based on several factors.
Your playing style (pointer, shooter, all-rounder) will determine:
- the required bounce (hard, semi-soft, soft, or very soft) - the weight of your boule (heavier for pointers and lighter for shooters) The size of your hand will determine the diameter of the boule.
What does hardness mean for a petanque boule?
The boule’s hardness is expressed in HRC units or kg/mm².
For example, 45 HRC corresponds to 146 kg/mm².
The higher the number, the harder the boule. The harder the boule, the less likely it is to get damaged and the higher its elasticity.
How competition-approved Geologic boules are made
Our competition petanque boules are hollow. This is our manufacturing process: - A lump of steel is heated to +/- 1,000°C and flattened, then stamped or forged into a hemisphere. - The hemispheres are machined inside, welded together, and rotated until they form a sphere. - The boule is then engraved, baked, and dipped into water. - Finally, they are polished or varnished and then inspected.
How to clean your petanque boules
After each match, wipe away dust with a clean cloth. Oil your petanque boules once a month to prevent them from rusting. Regular cleaning lengthens the lifespan of your petanque boules while keeping them in shape for competition.