Going in high is the only way when the ground is rough. A rolling shot will not work, and you have to make the boule land where you want it to lie. This is not as easy as it sounds, it requires a very high shot with a lot of backspin on the boule.
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If you get it right it is a real pain to play someone with a good high-shot, as they are never hindered by boules placed in front of the area they are going for. Nothing block the way for a high-shot, and it works on all surfaces. Most players prefer to sit down whilst playing this shot.
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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