photo: Chris Wellhausen

Snowboarding’s Big News Of The Week

Austrian super-pro Gigi Rüf has been busy. This kid pumped out an amazing amount of cutting-edge film footage last winter—making three (almost four) full video parts. With standout appearances in Absinthe Films’ Ready, and Pirate Productions’ OverSeas, among others, few riders hit it as hard in 2008.Gigi also just signed on with Volcom—he has been on the team and in the Volcom family since he was youngster, running their streetwear, but this week he joined on to front the VOLCOM SNOWBOARDS team. Gigi is one of the most influential and widely respected riders in snowboarding—not to mention, he’s one of the most versatile. Check this clip of some heavy action filmed this past season by Absinthe Films for their new release READY.

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