Due to the fact that petanque is a rapidly growing sport and many new players have never seen experienced players play the game we have made a few short videos of pointing and shooting techniques available online. Among the videos we have a series of pointing , both sitting and standing, a couple of shots, and a perfect carreau.
The videos were taken during the International North Sea Petanque Tournament in 1999, and all participants are players on the national teams of either the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway , Denmark or Sweden.
This should give some guaratee that they know what they are doing. The clips are very short, typically under 10 seconds, and they are without sound to keep the filesize down to a minimum.
They are all presented in Quicktime .
And if you wonder where they are, go to the video section
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