Can you stabilize a bullet without firing


Depending on your tactic, you have two options for scoring points: When laying, you place your own ball as close as possible to the target ball (also called “cochonnet” or “piggy”), while when shooting you aim at an opposing ball to get around theirs To increase the distance to the target ball. Find out more about these two throwing techniques here.

Shooting is more spectacular than laying, but also more difficult. In order to shoot well, you need concentration, precision and strength.

Concentration: It is important that you concentrate and not be distracted by things in the area or opposing players that shouldn't be speaking or walking around. Don't do your throw until you're ready.

Precision:To get really good at shooting, you need training and experience. It's basically about finding the posture and throwing technique that makes you feel most comfortable.

Force: You should move your arm in as controlled a manner as possible to maintain balance and perform the movement evenly.

Shooting is always from the Was standing.

When shooting low (also called "scraping" or "scraping") the ball is thrown so flat that it hits several meters in front of the targeted ball and then rolls towards it. This very simple technique is only suitable for perfectly level surfaces.

When shooting in front of the bullet ("Tir devant") the bullet is shot approx. 30 cm in front of the targeted bullet. The shot ball then rolls on until it hits the opponent's ball. This technique is unsuitable on very hard ground, as the bullet can easily jump over the targeted bullet after hitting the ground. This technique is also not advisable on a gravel floor, as even the smallest stone can distract the bullet.

In the case of a direct shot ("Tir au fer") the targeted bullet is hit exactly without the bullet touching the ground beforehand. This is the most spectacular, but also the most difficult shot. If the bullet then takes exactly the position of the opponent's bullet, it is called a "Carreau" or "Carreau sur place". When exercising, try to throw your ball so that it has a slight back spin so that it stays where it is after the impact.

Laying requires maximum concentration. Whether at a big tournament or a game with friends: don't let anyone or anything bother you with your throw! You should take your time to analyze the ground (hardness, incline, etc.) and above all the game situation. If you know how many balls the opposing team still has, you can adapt your tactics. If other players from the opposing team or your own team have already placed in front of you, you can use the traces of their balls as a guide and use them for your own throw.

The ball should be held in the center of the palm of the hand. When letting go, the back of the hand should point upwards and the arm should be straight.

In this way the ball gets a back twist. The ball is braked by the backward twist and its course is stabilized even in unfavorable ground conditions.

When laying can be played from a standing position or from a crouch position. Decide on the position in which you feel most comfortable and in which you can best keep your balance during your throws.

When rolling (also called "roulette"), the ball is thrown so flat that it hits several meters in front of the target or the target ball and rolls the rest of the way.

Half arch or "demi-portée" is called a type of throw in which the ball is thrown in an arc so that it hits halfway and then rolls on to the target ball. Note that the higher you throw the ball, the shorter the roll it will travel.

With a high bow throw, also called "Haute-Portée" or "Plombée", the ball is thrown in such a high arc that it covers 90% of the way in the air and after touching down remains as close as possible to the target ball. This type of litter is ideal for sandy soils. In other soil conditions, the back twist technique should also be used.

You don't need any more theoretical knowledge at first! You can hardly wait to compete outside in wonderful weather with your family or friends playing boules.