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Double Ramasse

Picks up your boules as well as ANY kind of but/jack

Questions and Answers

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Questions:

1. What does the name Double Ramasse mean?

2. Who can benefit from the Double Ramasse?

3. Do I need to buy expensive magnetic jacks to use the Double Ramasse?

4. Do my jacks need to be of a minimal size to be picked up?

5. Is the Double Ramasse strong enough to pick up my boule?

6. What is the length / weight of the Double Ramasse?

7. What is petanque?



Answers:


1. What does the name Double Ramasse mean?

Double Ramasse comes from the French language and means Double Pick Up, so two functions with one item: with the Double Ramasse you can pick up your boules as well as your jack (but)


2. Who can benefit from the Double Ramasse?

Anybody who plays petanque or any other game of the Jeu de Boules range can use the Double Ramasse. But especially those people who have difficulty picking up their boules (and jack/but) themselves because they have physical or other limitations are very much helped with the Double Ramasse. It makes them less reliant of others and therefore more self-reliant.


3. Do I need to buy expensive magnetized buts/jacks to use the Double Ramasse?

The Double Ramasse makes use of a very simple but smart ring-mechanisme, with which ANY but/jack (cheap wooden ones, rubber jacks as well as magnatized ones), can be picked up by using the leverage of the ring.

So, because it is possible to pick up these magnetized but/jack with the Double Ramasse, both with the ring and because the Double Ramasse has already a very strong magnet for the boules, it is not necessary to buy the expensive magnetized but/jack. On top of that you can keep using all the buts/jacks you already have.


4. Do my buts/jacks need to be of a minimal size to be picked up?

Because the ring at the end of the Double Ramasse is round (3,5 cm / 1,38 inch) enough to get under each jack, the leverage of the mechanisme will press your but/jack to the black end of the Double Ramasse. And so it does not matter how small the but/jack is (within the international rules), because it will always come underneath the but/jack and lift the but/jack the moment you will lift the Double Ramasse.


5. Is the Double Ramasse strong enough to pick up my boule?

The Double Ramasse is consists of a firm telescope, which is made of an iron alloy that is certainly strong enough to pick up your boules one by one. Terms of Use: The telescope should be pulled out carefully and calmly and the boule is considered to be lifted straight on, which means that the boule hangs straight below the magnet and to the magnet and will be lifted in that position.


6. What is the length / weight of the Double Ramasse?

The length of the Double Ramasse is 77 cm / 30 inches;
the Double Ramasse weighs 75 grams / 0.165 pounds


7. What is petanque?

Petanque is the boule game which is also known as Jeu de Boules. But in fact, Jeu de Boules is the collective name of a number of French boule games, of which Petanque is the most popular one. The purpose of the game Petanque is to get as many boules of your team closer to the jack (little wooden boule) than the best (and closest) boule of the opponent. The number of these best boules make up for the number of points your team scores in that throwing round. At the end, the winner is the team that reaches 13 points first. The game is played at a distance of 6-10 metres, at which length the jack will be tossed. Games are played in groups of one against one (called Tête à tête), two against two (Doublettes) and three players against three other players (Triplettes).


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