Christian 'Gigi' Rüf is an Austrian professional snowboarder known for his unique style and creativity. He is most famous for his film segments, having filmed extensively with Absinthe films, Kingpin productions and The Pirates. He was part of the old Burton UNINC crew, but left Burton after the rest of the team was disbanded, and his outerwear sponsors Volcom offered to provide him with pro model board sponsorship as well. After a long stint with Volcom as his main sponsor, he has now set up his own snowboard brand called Slash and has announced that Nike will be expanding his boot sponsorship to include outerwear as well.
About Gigi Ruf
Snowboarder who has found popularity for his snowboarding films produced with Absinthe Films, Kingpin Productions and The Pirates. He is the creator of the snowboard brand Slash.
He was raised in the Voralberg region of Austria, where he was widely considered a child prodigy.
He has been sponsored by brands like Nike and Volcom.
He has a son.
He appeared with Torstein Horgmo in the snowboarding film Stronger (2016).