Patagonia Presents: Foothills

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Patagonia Presents: Foothills - The Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding"

In Turkey the people of Petran, a small logging community in the foothills of the Kaçkar Mountains, have been snowboarding for roughly 400 years. It’s not snowboarding as we know it. In fact the design is as primitive as it gets, but they work pretty well. The longevity of this isolated tradition is something of a cultural phenomenon. The only threat to this ancient sideways glide is the appeal of pop culture to Petran’s youth. If the kids decide not to carry on the tradition of their ancestors, this fascinating morsel of boardsport history could dry up sooner than you can say Uzmetatasi (Turkish Black Sea dialect for “a plank that slides and floats.”) In this film by WRKSHRT you’ll follow Alex Yoder and Nick Russell into Turkey’s Kaçkar Mountains on their quest to unearth the unlinked heritage of snowboarding and have some fun in the process.
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By: evo Seattle

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