The next event in the Farma Valley will be on Sunday, July 2, 2017 . If you are a tough MTB rider, you can compete for the 7° Farma Valley MTB trophy, or if you are in for a casual stroll, you can opt for the non-competitive ride which is attached to the race. (see articolo dedicato). Last, but not least, we will may see some updates for the Farma Valley Community Map.
Thanks again to Ilo Ferrandi, our tutor.
…meanwhile, the training for the July-August tournaments is progressing…
The course will be held in the music room (first floor) of the Torniella Philarmonic Society centre in Torniella, from 3PM to 6PM of Saturday, June 17, 2017. The tutor will be Ilo Ferrandi, one of the few active ball makers today.
To participate you must register by sendin an e-mail email@example.com. Admission to the course is free, but it will be possible (and appreciated) if you will contribute with a donation to support the calendar of events and initiatives by pibinko.org/Attivarti.org, dedicated to the promotion and protection of lesser known assets in the fields of culture, environment, and open innovation.
The course will have some theory, concerning the history of the ball, and a review of materials, tools and procedures to build it. A hands-on part will then follow, with Ilo Ferrandi helping the participants to create their own ball. At the end of the course an “aperitivo” will be in the air, and if the weather is nice you may actually try to play, possibly getting some tutoring by one of the palla a 21 players, who are just starting their training, with the traditional palla a 21/palla eh! tournaments coming up from mid-July.
The ball used in the game of “palla a 21” (or “palla eh!” (see some photo coverage of the 2016 tournaments), is made by hand, following the process illustrated by Ilo Ferrandi in this video.
To date we know of four “palla makers”: Massimo Signori “the Boss” from Tirli, Eraldo Panti aka Calimero from Ciciano, Fabio Massellucci aka Fabione from Scalvaia (who had to reduce his production) and, Ilo Ferrandi from Torniella.
Each of them has his own variants, and his research on construction techniques and materials. If you know more palla makers, let us know.
For more information on the game of palla a 21/palla eh!…check out this page.