In Meşeköy in Rize, with the snow falling every year, many people from 7 to 77 ski with the boards they call ‘petranboard’ in the region. The villagers, who keep the tradition maintained for years and slide on steep slopes with a speed of more than 80 kilometers per hour, still experience the excitement of skiing on the natural tracks covered with snow in the spring season.
Wooden skis, which have been used as a means of transportation for years in the village of Meşeköy in İkizdere, have become a means of entertainment. The village residents were inspired by the old name of the village, Petran, which is known as the ‘upset board’.petranboard‘he started skiing with the boards they named.
In the village where everyone from 7 to 77 skiers, “petranboard” has become an entertainment tool of the winter months.
The villagers, who keep the tradition alive for years and slide on steep slopes with a speed of more than 80 kilometers per hour, still experience the excitement of skiing on the snow-covered natural tracks in the spring, which comes on the days of restriction.
COST 50 TL
The villagers, who ride on the boards with the ends of which are straightened so that they do not collect snow, slide by holding the rod in one hand and the rope in the other hand that enables the brake by lifting the front in order to stay in balance.
The villagers, who take the woods that cost about 50 TL in their hands, make stones for the snowboard masters. Those who lose their balance and cannot get their speed also fall in the snow, then get up again and continue on their way.
SLIPPING ON SMALL PATCHES THAT CANNOT HIGH THE HILLS
Emine Havuz (61), who cannot afford to climb to the top, displays her talents on the small slope next to her house.
Floating Pool with the youth of the village, “We used to be very crowded, we had a lot of fun skiing with the girls of the village. Now there is nobody left. I also remember the old days by skiing little by little. The attention of the young people makes me happy. Our distress board has become their petranbore. ” said.
“BREAKING BOARD HAS BEEN PETRANBOARD”
Meşeköy Muhtar Ahmet Tığcı, stating that they announced the tradition in their villages everywhere with petranboard festivals, said, “It has been used as a means of transportation for years in our village. Our elders used this ski, which they call the saddle board, to go down to the center under the village in winter, to shop and go up. start. We also to be able to announce this tradition of our Turkey ‘petranboard’ gave the name. petranboard’s fame reached up to foreign athletes. We will continue to ski to transfer to a new generation of this tradition, “he said.
“IT WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE WITH US”
Muhammed Havuz said, “We grew up with a petranboard. We watched our elders while they were sliding, we learned that. We do this for sports, for fun, but our ancestors have used it as a means of transportation for years. Now, our petranboard will continue to live with us.”
Kasım Havuz, on the other hand, “We are doing wonderful things on the snow with two wooden ropes, a wand. We did not know that it was sports. We used it as a means of transportation to make our work easier. “We take our board, which cost 50 TL, in our hands, we climb to the hills, now we slide to have fun,” he said.