Born 9th of October 1981 in Au, Austria. He has unique style and creativity and 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. Now he set up his own snowboard brand called Slash. Gigi Rüf is very importand person for Helipro crew. We spent times together in Chile, Patagonia and in Greenland. Maxim Balakhovskii made one of his best shots with Gigi on huge iceberg. That photography has become the cover of the most popular snowboard magazine «Transworld Snowboarding».