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Gigi Ruf

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. Gigi also has a comprehensive competition record, with podiums in X Games Real Snow, Super- and Ultranatural and featuring in the 2023 Natural Selection Duels.


Gigi’s expertise aren’t just limited to his talent on the board. He has long-term experience working with brands to curate and fine tune the equipment that makes it to the stores. Since 2012, he has been the founder and brand owner of Slash snowboards, creating an award-winning line of snowboards which celebrate the highest-production standards, progression and individuality.