I am looking for a laser measurer that will measure the distance between two
balls in the game of Petanque (French boules). The balls are about 3ins in
diameter and made of steel - so quite heavy. The maximum distance would be
about 5 or 6ft but the minimum is down to an inch or two, the smaller the
All the laser measurers I have looked at seem to have a minimum measure of
around two or three feet. Also, a roller type will not do because of the
softness of the terrain.
Obviously, it needs to be economically priced and pretty accurate.
Does anyone know of one that might fill the bill?
Good grief that's one serious game of boules!! Whats wrong with the tried
and trusted mefhod of a magnet on a piece of string or even a tape measure?
If a laser device does (cost effectively for this purpose) exsist, what's to
stop the measurer either putting a finger in the way or a finger between
device and jack to make the distance shorter?
That's a very speedy reply and a very credible question but what you perhaps
don't realise is that most of our team (and many of those we play) are all
getting a bit ancient and very creaky in the joints! Constantly bending down
taking measurements is not our favourite part of the game, particularly if
you have arthritis in your back!
The less fit amongst us can use a magnet to pick up the boules but,
unfortunately, not to measure them!
=================================I don't know about a laser but I would be inclined to make up a few sets
of giant calipers to do the measuring. Something like this *design* but
made from wood and much longer (about 3') so that they could be used
without bending down:
Maybe such a thing already exists for other sports such as curling?
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