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To use a cloth when playing petanque. Yes or no

I always use a cloth when playing petanque. In fact I have some spares just in case I lose my favourite one! Beer towels were always common sights on the piste years ago and they do have their uses. Mainly making Pub landlords angry! So why do some petanque boule players use a cloth.

You have been playing petanque for a while and wonder why players use cloths. In the UK the weather can be chilly and holding cold steel boule can drain the heat from your hands. When holding your boule when you are not in the circle a cloth can provide a barrier between your fingers and frozen boule. Dust can be an issue from dry pistes in the summer and a cloth can help keep the dust level of your boule down. The grip of a petanque boule is so critical to the throw that a clean boule can be essential to a good throw. In the UK however we have a lot of rain so most of the time we are trying to keep the boule dry and cloths and towels are standard equipment when the weather turns wet. It pays to keep some spares so you always have dry cloth handy.

Pack of 3 Cloths and 3 Coloured jacks Ref 3CH3BBOC

The set includes 3 compact wear resistant wiping cloths 20cm x 20cm in washable polyester and 3 coloured jacks engraved with Obut. £10.00

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