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Re(2): Jai Alai Ancestor Game--Joko Garbi FULL MATCH VIDEO---and a note to Sixto

Thank you for your interest, Gananja. Pala, as it is played in the South Basque, is actually played with a "bat" and the ball is hit rather than caught and thrown. For a video example of Professional Pala see my blogpost at:


and scroll to "Full match video (EITB)"

There are several variants played in both the South and North Basque Countries. The size, width, and thickness of the hitting surface of the bat, as well as the ball (hollow rubber, solid rubber, or hard pelota) determine the variants. On the right side of my blog, under "Latest results" there are two examples of Pala. They are both (Pelota Goma and Pelote Gomme Creuse) played with a hollow rubber ball and a bat (paddle actually) with a very wide surface.They are not "crash helmet" sports. Click on the results and you will be taken to match videos.

If you scroll down the right side of the blog page to "FFPB CDF 2016-2017 National A and B match videos" and click on that, you will be taken to links to all sorts of hard ball (pelota cuir) and rubber ball (pelota gomme pleine--solid and pelota gomme creuse--rubber) variants. All of these games are in the "Pala" family, which developed along a separate line from the cesta family of BP sports.


Professional Pala Example


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