Friday, May 04, 2007

Bronze is Back Baby! Italy has many new bronze boule manufacturers

Pavel Kral of the Fenyx Petanque Club pointed out these new Futura bronze boules to me.

Could it be that bronze is back, and better than ever? It was for the longest time that only Integrale manufactured bronze boules, but checking the Boules Homologuees for the Federation of Petanque and Jeu Provencal's listing, there's CAST and UNIBLOC and Futura (depicted here).

Perhaps petanquers are realizing some of the benefits of using bronze as a boule material.

What I also enjoy, is seeing the many different striation markings on these new boules - much like those you'd find on Boules Lyonnaise.

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