This semi-soft 39 HRC (124kg/mm²) stainless steel boule is scratch resistant
This untreated stainless steel boule gives you a very good handling grip.
Range of diameters and weights:
- 70.5 mm 670 g smooth
- 72 mm 680 g smooth
- 72 mm 700 g smooth
- 73 mm 680 g smooth
- 73 mm 700 g smooth
- 74 mm 680 g smooth
- 74 mm 700 g smooth
- 75 mm 680 g smooth
- 75 mm 700 g smooth
- 76 mm 700 g smooth
SEMI-SOFT petanque boule
The heat treatment used provides this stainless steel boule with optimal cushioning
MACHINING THE SHELL'S INTERIOR
The interior of the half shells has been machined before assembly to remove all metal residue and to ensure uniform thickness.This process greatly improves the boule's balance during play.
How to choose the right petanque boules
Choose your petanque boule based on:
1. Desired bounce quality (hard, semi-soft, or soft boule)
2. Size of your hand (diameter).
3. Your playing style, which determines the weight of your boule (heavier for pointers and lighter for shooters). 4. The boule's feel in your hand (if you can't decide between two sizes).
What does hardness mean for a petanque boule?
The boule's hardness is expressed in the ROCKWELL HRC unit or in kg/mm². For example, 39 HRC corresponds to 124 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, and vice versa.Regular players who use soft boules should consider frequently changing their boules to avoid undermining their game.
How competition-approved KOODZA petanque boules are made
Our petanque competition boules are hollow. Here is how they are made:
- A lump of steel heated to +/- 1000 C° is flattened and then stamped or forged into a hemisphere - These hemispheres are machined inside, welded together, and rotated until they are spherical. - The boule is then engraved, baked, and dipped into water, which will determine its hardness. - Finally, they are polished or varnished and then inspected.
How to clean your petanque boules?
After each match, wipe off dust with a clean cloth. Once a month, oil your petanque boules to prevent them from rusting. Cleaning regularly lengthens the lifespan of your petanque boules while also ensuring the quality of your match.