April 22nd, 2012
Am very happy and grateful to be calling it a season right here, right now. Thanks to everyone I met and who shares the ..
April 22nd, 2012
Am very happy and grateful to be calling it a season right here, right now. Thanks to everyone I met and who shares the love and passion it takes for the best snowboarding experience.

Good-bye Alaska!
April 20th, 2012


Not really, but the run in the middle there we got dropped off on was called Goose and if you combine that with getting three heli..
April 19th, 2012

April 18th, 2012

Target set

Scott Newsome is a renowned alpine guide who dropped by our hotel a few days ago to show us some photos of the area that his Eagle..
April 18th, 2012

Revelstoke, Canada

Friday 13 and our snowmobile caught fire, the weather here is warm and wet! So we are hiking around aimlessly. The lunch we had pr..
April 17th, 2012

Lower 48

Juneau Airport, Alaska. Headed to Seattle with Manuel Diaz to meet up with Absinthe films own Justin Hostynek and Blair Habenicht ..
April 16th, 2012


April 15th, 2012

Just did it..

April 15th, 2012

Manuel Diaz

A ripper from Chile that spends all year with snowboarding. This guy is self explanatory when it comes to riding the gnar.
April 14th, 2012

Ohh boy, that’s steep..

Arthur Longo is approaching a big cornice from the back to find a way into the steep. Guide "Beanzy" explains us to be cautious in..
April 13th, 2012

Droppin’ in

April 12th, 2012


Baldeagle view Chilkat Valley, Alaska
April 10th, 2012


After a week of pin-balling from Mt. Baker, WA to Silverton, CO I am back on track for the real mission. Arthur Longo and Flo Eckh..
April 3rd, 2012

Arrived in Silverton, Colorado

Meeting up with my sponsor Dragon for a Trip into the San Juan Mountains/South of Rockies. We're staying at the APX cabin on 4000m..
March 31st, 2012

Arrived @ Mt.Baker

After a 30 hours travel from Europe to the US, Heiko and me made it to Mt.Baker.
March 26th, 2012

Spring Time with the Pirates Crew

Springtime with PirateCrew: And all of a sudden season changes.. to spring. Today the daylight hours were accurately the same as t..
March 17th, 2012

X Games Silver

At the Burn European X Games in Tignes (FRA) I could pick up a Silver Medal for our Real Snow Video entry. Watch the video via the..
March 16th, 2012

Japan with Pirate-movie-production and Ripzinger

A weeklong trip to Japan's north Island Hokkaido should extend our Powder season for a little longer while in Europe the temperatu..
March 9th, 2012

Arlberg with Absinthe-films

Filmmaker Justin Hostynek travelled with Transworld Photographer Andy Wright to Europe and turned up on my doorstep. The rumors of..
February 16th, 2012


Still can't believe I did good in a competition. Last week I could ride home the 2nd place of the inaugural Red Bull Supernatural ..
February 9th, 2012


From early on in my pro career I have always had an interest and fortunately an opportunity to design the boards I rode. From the ..
January 24th, 2012

Pirates TV Website

Start zapping through the channels of the new Pirates TV website. It's all original new content and holds plenty other treasures. ..
January 22nd, 2012


Actually I was quite nervous with Jake Price and Curtis Ciscek. Not only did we have a short window of 10 days to get a solid 1 an..
January 19th, 2012


Nico was also busy at work with Absinthe Films to film his Real Snow clip. Photographer Frode Sandbech was with him but a special ..
January 12th, 2012

Start shooting

Still considering January as the beginning of the season the Austrian alps got hit with the second big storm already. High avalanc..
January 9th, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

January 1st, 2012

Roundtrip at home

Was a windy cold day today and I traversed ways out from the resort to descend to my home village. Stoked there is so much snow th..
December 27th, 2011

Art of Skateboarding

Bregenz. My friend and Shopowner Alex Kramer of Yama skateboards (http://www..
July 24th, 2011

Oskar Lee

Hi, I am new to this world! My name is Oskar Lee. I am 51cm and 3222grams.
July 4th, 2011

Eared Sealion

Photo: http://www.helipro.ru / badass sealion!
May 29th, 2011

Nike Teamtrip 2011

Our Teamtrip/season ender we celebrated in Oslo during Norway day. What a great trip it has been. Big thank you to our Teammanager..
May 15th, 2011

Riksgränsen qp session with Bjorn Lindgren

After the Bbq we quickly finished off the Quaterpipe maintenance work and it was on, like our host Bjorn Lindgren shows in my impr..
May 13th, 2011

Riksgränsen qp/bbq session

The mist cleared and gave way for a typically beautiful evening light. Hence the sun never sets above the polar circle we were in ..
May 13th, 2011

Riksgränsen qp session

We rounded up everyone to catch the last chair to the summit. From there it was a short hike to the border house (pictured). This ..
May 13th, 2011

Pirates x Grenade Stikker

Grenade Gloves own Danny Kass hooked up the Pirate Stickers!!! He turned up in Riks with many many of these Stickers amongst oth..
May 13th, 2011

no Riks, no fun

Another Nico built feature. Switch fs air on a hip. Picture by Justin Hare.
May 12th, 2011

no Riks, no fun

Nico Mueller initiated this quaterpipe build. Turned out to be quite challenging but really fun anyway. Me doing a lean crippler. ..
May 12th, 2011

Nike Vapen Session Day2

The weather turned epic, the kickers are finished and here you see pictures from Pirate filmer Justin Hare during a little warm up..
May 11th, 2011

Nike Teamtrip Norway

liking vikings country.. springtime contrast.
May 10th, 2011

Nike Vapen Session Day1

We arrived at Stranda resort! Shaper Lars and his crew were heavily pushing snow up for a kicker double line. Mr. Slush, Me and Ju..
May 10th, 2011

Start of Nike Teamtrip

All aboard - off to Stranda, where the Nike Vapen session will take place.. 4 hours by boat.
May 9th, 2011

Meeting up with Niketeam in Alesund, Nor.

from l to r is Andy Wright (Photographer), Bobby Meeks (TM) and Joe Carlino (Video)
May 9th, 2011

Roadtrip Norway

Mountains with snowcaps!
May 9th, 2011

Roadtrippin’ Norway

Jostedal Glacier
May 8th, 2011

Roadtrip Norway

bare feet, mossy paths and cold water are a spring delight
May 8th, 2011

Hitting the Road to Folgefonna

Roadtrips are fun! Never having been to the west of Norway's much talked about National parks with its pass roads that are due to ..
May 8th, 2011


hip-huggers (also hiphuggers) pants hanging from the hips rather than from the waist. Tack (takk) means thank you in scandinavi..
May 7th, 2011

Röldal Hip Sesh

Today everything was going as planned. Justin and I could collect our lost luggage at the airport. We picked up a nice rental car,..
May 6th, 2011

Bergen, Norway

I landed in Bergen late in the afternoon and met up with Justin Hare (filmer) and Arthur Longo (rider). Unfortunately one of my ba..
May 5th, 2011

Higher and higher

direction NOrth..
May 5th, 2011

Home awaits

Home is gonna taste goooooooood...
April 21st, 2011


I wanted to bring this one home for my boy Jona.
April 21st, 2011

hitting the road

The only rails I saw Nico ever hit... We chose to take a different route back to Whitehorse leaving Alaska by ferry to Skagway an..
April 21st, 2011


Leaving the field as the day ends. Alaska, without any doubt the most amazing destination where snowboarding has brought me.
April 16th, 2011

Mountain Market

That's where the crew gets their fill.. Nico, Jake, Rich and Oli.
April 14th, 2011

Finally – first day

First day, second assault.. Blair checking his air.
April 13th, 2011

First day – first run

No joke for a warm up run. Securing all angles of the terrain with my camera to not be lost once the heli dropped me on top. In th..
April 13th, 2011

Tallest building

Staying in the tallest building in Haines has it's brightsides. This sunset promises that it will be go time tomorrow. Sweet dream..
April 12th, 2011

Downday#1 activities

After getting my new picknick table set up in our room I found this picture frame here on the right. I honestly rarely paint, exce..
April 12th, 2011

Thriftstore score

We spent a serious amount of time in Haines thriftstores and even visited the hardware store to get kitchen supplies such as a bri..
April 12th, 2011

Road to Ak 2011

From Whitehorse, Canada driving the Klondike Highway down towards Haines, USA and Nicolas Mueller is my co-pilot.
April 11th, 2011

Castlegar to Whitehorse

Traveling with Nicolas to Alaska with a rather unusual and new approach over Canada and through Haines Junction. We are anticipati..
April 11th, 2011


This is the lower shelf where Nico and me saw a line.. only Blair stepped up to some real picky hairball lines on the main section..
April 10th, 2011


lets go!
April 10th, 2011


Nico Mueller enjoying the world from above.
April 10th, 2011

my first time heliboarding in Canada

Jake Price (maker of the 9191 movie) arrived all-set with the Volcom Crew. Our goal was to wait for the right timing to finally go..
April 10th, 2011

Touch down and meeting Nicolas Mueller

When I landed at castlegar I still had the window to get ready and gear up for Whitewater resort and extend my boarding time. The..
April 8th, 2011

the jump over the big pond!

With Europe being in withdraw of snowfall it only made sense to travel abroad. Canada as for alternative got the fluffy stuff time..
April 5th, 2011

Charity Auction for Japan – amazing stuff!

Hey Cats, a whole load of pro snowboarders, surfers, skaters and artists have donated some amazing gear and the auction proceed..
April 3rd, 2011

Kickersession with Arthur Longo

during my stay at the Volcom Teamhouse at Arlberg I got to ride with my team buddy Arthur Longo for a couple days. One week of sun..
March 31st, 2011


video grab.. tease!
March 31st, 2011

And the winner is..

Phillipe Grant takes on the 9191 sweepstakes and got put on an airplane with volcoms own Sam Oshin to visit me in Austria. This ki..
March 30th, 2011

The Volcom Teamhouse at Arlberg

checked into the Volcom Teamhouse @Gnarlberg..
March 30th, 2011

Marco Feichtner for PMP

Keep your eyes peeled for homeslice Marco Feichtner killing this and that, here and there for the upcoming movie of PMP. Marco ini..
March 29th, 2011

Day II of setting up the “pure valley jump”

Credits to Marco Feichtner, Ludschi (Photographer), Flo (Filmer) for leaning into this big build. You think it was finished? We st..
March 29th, 2011

Setup day with Marco Feichtner and PMP

Marco Feichtner proofed his progressive outlook on his riding by finding this spot. There was a lot of work ahead of us. But would..
March 29th, 2011

Hooked up with PMP

It was a longtime coming since our last filming trip to Japan to build on my videopart. In January I slammed my nose and tweaked..
March 28th, 2011

Ride with Gigi and Friends 2011

@Diedamspark. Thanks to all the friends attending especially Bjorn Hartweger and Marco Feichtner! Gotta check the podcast availabl..
March 19th, 2011

* J O N A *

A little collage of returning home. Austria didn't seem to have had any winter anymore after December.
March 16th, 2011

boardingtime ^=%=>home

March 15th, 2011

daily turnout

Nelson, BC. Wake up to the sound of a chim.. getting up to the clink of the toaster.. putting on my snowboard socks then my first ..
March 14th, 2011

baldface and out

Thanks to everyone that was there for this great snowboarding experience.. that was my first time catboarding and my excitement st..
March 14th, 2011

leaving >>baldface lodge

pick up is here )-:
March 14th, 2011

baldface lodge>>

Back from the best day snowboarding ever.. meet l>r.. Ryan, Wolly, Guch, Billy, Boyes, Dutch, Minibike, Curtis, Jamie, Alex and..
March 14th, 2011

baldface>> action

Me dropping with a mute grab before Jamie Lynn. Photo by Ryan Boyes
March 14th, 2011

baldface >oLcoM

The group at the bottom of our run. See the stoke on the prime snow conditions and look at their tuques (canadian for beanies) all..
March 14th, 2011

baldface action>>

Yodel-ey! Photo taken by Ryan Boyes. Surrounded by ghosty looking trees the snow was prime!
March 14th, 2011

baldface >oLcOm

First group on top of the drop in. Shot by Ryan Boyes.
March 14th, 2011

baldface >>lodge

Taxi is waiting outside..
March 14th, 2011

baldface lodge>>

All of the others arriving from California didn't make it in-time over the border for the Helicopter shuttle to the lodge.. They w..
March 14th, 2011

>>baldface lodge

Nelson, BC. Volcom gathered for their annual Family shred at Baldface lodge. Employees along with longtime associates and all of t..
March 14th, 2011

Downday in Nelson

Staying at Kate and Justin's place the only time to make it to town is when running errands with Justin Hostynek. He mostly had to..
February 20th, 2011

tool of the trade

Nothing goes without these "jesus sandals" nowadays. They are a fix component when steering into the backcountry. Walking on water..
February 16th, 2011

press >ON<

..then its on. Arrived in Nelson after Nicolas Mueller and Justin Hostynek had already scoped new areas.. this one they named SHAN..
February 15th, 2011

tap the phoenix

another find.. on the way to collect a videopart.
February 14th, 2011

New bOarDs

February 14th, 2011

meet the cast 1

cast 1 |kast|verb ( past cast |kast|)1 [ trans. ] throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction : lemmings cas..
February 13th, 2011


Traveling through hubs, connecting planes and then when I got there my bags didn't show up for two days.
February 12th, 2011


Off to Canada with the final destination Nelson (bottom right corner) to film with Justin Hostynek of Absinthe films.
February 12th, 2011

Freeride Festival

Hochjoch, Monafon. Eric Themel brought back the freeride contest two years after the freeride world series was held here. It was e..
February 9th, 2011

* J O N A *

& this baby went for a ride..
February 4th, 2011


Innsbruck, Aut. What a welcome at the Trainstation! After spending four days at the hospital to have my nose put back into place ..
February 4th, 2011

look abused..
February 1st, 2011

.. flying from far east to west let's one witness a hourlong merge of sunset to sunrise. Here somewhere near Kursk over Russia.
January 19th, 2011


January 19th, 2011


January 18th, 2011

nasal bone fracture

..is what the doctor of the japanese hospital wrote on a piece of paper which he handed over to me.
January 16th, 2011


The pictures I drew for you here are pretty self-explanatory: bushwhack to faceplant!
January 15th, 2011

Konichiwa Asahidake

Mount Asahi is the tallest mountain in Hokkaido, Japan. Part of the Daisetsuzan volcanic group it is located in the northern pa..
January 14th, 2011

roadside wonder

Now having been to Japan around ten times in my life it still does feel like I've landed on a different planet. Enjoying every bit..
January 13th, 2011

Meet the Pirates

My first snowboarding trip of the season! Meet my crew Flo Eckhard (filmer), Carlos Blanchard (photographer) and Werni Stock (ride..
January 12th, 2011

An Odyssey starts

Winter left out the alps with the splendor of snowwhite toppings. With no snow in sight, I and the Pirates must flee to farther a..
January 10th, 2011


Not new but somehow my old Nizo had a fatal in it's electrical circuit. So this new but old Super8 is what I recently spent my mo..
January 9th, 2011


With snow all the way down to the lower regions of my province, there were some resorts opened that weren't usually. Like Albersch..
January 4th, 2011

Picture added

I ordered myself a picture of JLA through http://www.asymbolgallery.com which decorate..
January 2nd, 2011

HOME watches&more

Sponsoring news>>I am leaving my longtime affiliates at Nixon to join the newly found HOME watch company. One journey ends, ..
December 28th, 2010

cable cam set

On the final day of shooting it was Staale Sandbech's turn. For his section in the film we used a so-called cable cam, which my tw..
December 18th, 2010


Arthur and me, with the helping hands of my boy Jona, are preparing the cross beam for tonights film shot. When night rolled aroun..
December 17th, 2010

ignite the night

Behind the scenes of the first ever Burn Units film ALIVE - shooting at their secret powder stash, deep in the heart of Vorarlberg..
December 17th, 2010


Just arriving home from one shoot, the next shooting was already knocking at my home door. Jason Horton from Burn came up with the..
December 16th, 2010

wET drEam

Today I opened all windows of my Xmas calendar. Still in Portland I had the idea to commute up to Seattle before leaving home. On..
December 8th, 2010

@Nike Photo shoot

left to right: Nike Skatepark near Burnside, Dinner menue, Teamshot, Skatebowl, Nico & DK, Benee art class, Bobby, DK and EJac..
December 7th, 2010

Portland, Oregon

Nico and me heading to the post office to mail out some of his fresh Atreebute garments.
December 6th, 2010

ZRH^-%-> PDX

Flying to Portland, Oregon. Not that bad as it sounds since I am traveling with Nico and we sit or optional stretch out on busines..
December 5th, 2010

Opening Day

Winter was already in full swing once the resorts opened for the craving powder hunger. Damüls providing me with some of it's fin..
December 4th, 2010

November rain

Sometimes I need some time...on my own Sometimes I need some time...all alone Everybody needs some time...on their own Don't yo..
November 26th, 2010

gOt snOw

yippie, high five..
November 24th, 2010

* J 0 N A *

His 2nd birthday!
November 22nd, 2010

We are the Champions!

The FC Rüf with Jon Weaver, Brian Craighill, Nicolas Mueller, Austin Smith and myself brought the cup win home.
November 16th, 2010

Gigi Rüf Cup

Nike Snowboarding has joined forces with the X Double store from Innsbruck to create a five-a-side football tournament in front o..
November 16th, 2010

Meine Kaiju Stiefel

http://www.nikesnowboarding.com - You gotta check the commercial for my boot! Direct..
November 15th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: brought the Rüf FC Cup home! Thanks to my Team Austin, Nörgi, Florent, Jon and our Sponsor Nike. OLE http://yfrog.com/jjh2fj

Gigi shouts out: got this in my mail.. Scott Sullivan's shot of my fakie fs1/2cabtucknee on the cover of TWSJapan9191 http://yfrog.com/634v6xj

* J O N A *

& Mr. Snowman is here..
October 27th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: get rad on this suckers.. urethane for days! http://yfrog.com/n09vxuj


taking in colors..
October 16th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: Now/here - Absinthe Films snowboarding movie arrived.. http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=393764619&s=143441

Gigi shouts out: watching leafs fall.. Autumness!! http://yfrog.com/mgji6vj

Gigi shouts out: http://www.playboard.de/component/content/article/7-win/972-leser-fragen-pros-antworten-teil-3.html

Pirate City – workshop

The Hooked Kidspremier & screenprint session was held on sunday at the Graf Hugo in Feldkirch. My family turned up and got our..
October 11th, 2010

hmmm  want a piece.. oops too late! Thanks to Matteo Dürr for this deliciousness.
October 10th, 2010

Pir8 City – HOoked premier

Every Pirate Premier it's about partytime and the big liveact of Ishine really rocks the party. So the new Pirate snowboard video ..
October 10th, 2010

9191 birthday special

Not that many people showed up for this gig of loudness. First was to play Volcom's 9191 film with it's original Soundtrack. This ..
October 9th, 2010

Pirate City callin’

The Pirates and Volcom collaborate on this weekend of snowboardvideo fury. Why should this be special? - because it's gonna be my ..
October 7th, 2010

Nike viral video shoot/Day4

The shooting gets wrapped up with the soccerballs gathering to do what? Wait for the commercial to drop on nikesnowboarding.com on..
October 6th, 2010

Nike viral video shoot/Day3

Today it was time to shoot the intro to this Nike commercial with my Daddy's cousine Johann Rüf. He is a traditional musician als..
October 5th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: 3rd day filming my Nike snowboarding boot commercial. I am sore, bruised and tired!

Nike viral video shoot/Day2

Sore from the day before I kept running and plugging away the shotlist for this Nike viral video ad. This day was an early morning..
October 4th, 2010

Nike viral video shoot/day1

Due to a bomb threat at Victoria station in London I was forced to stay another night in London since the interruption of train tr..
October 3rd, 2010


Please submit your name below if I forgot anyone! Don't forget to peep the Premier video @9191movie.com/premieres!!! With Londo..
September 28th, 2010

London, England

Last tour stop - strawberry fields forever - thank you people, thank you - feeling like a rolling stone.. pictured with filmer an..
September 28th, 2010

Zürich, Switzerland

With this Tourstop at the annually held Freestyle.ch in-city snowboarding spectacle, we concluded 19 major Cities in 21 days on ou..
September 24th, 2010

Wien, Österreich

Today's special: Wienerschnitzel - the so called breaded carpet got unrolled for 9191 premiering in the capital of Austria. As an ..
September 24th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: 9191 in Vienna.. see you Schnitzel! (http://9191movie.com/premieres.html)

Munich, Germany

All I can sum up is - we were there! After a fun day at the worlds biggest Beer fest which is the Oktoberfest in Munich, I was alr..
September 23rd, 2010

Gigi shouts out: 9191 Fest in München!!!

Lyon, France

Thanks to Namaste Skateshop Lyon for hosting our autograph signing! After that one we proceeded to the party location which was on..
September 22nd, 2010

Gigi shouts out: 9191 Oslo was firing!! Today we show the movie in Lyon, France.

Oslo off the hinges

Best premier of the 9191 tour.. we even made the newspapers! Some guy did a burn out with his musclecar, leaving a cloud of smoke ..
September 21st, 2010

Oslo, Norway

These kids got fully kitted!
September 21st, 2010

Gigi shouts out: boarding the 9191 plane from Tokyo to Norway.. old country here we come! (www.9191movie.com)

Tokyo, Japan

Arriving with the bullett train from Osaka in Japan's new capital. Jake and I got to sit first class, duh, in one of the fastest t..
September 19th, 2010

Keep Osaka stoned!

The Regulator crew held it down for 9191 in Osaka!
September 18th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: on the Shinkansen to Tokyo==oo--oo-oo--oo>= 9191 (say hi to your grandma, godzilla)

Osaka, Japan

Big up to Atsushi from the Regulator store that gave us the BEST tour around Osaka. We even learned a thing or two! This pictured ..
September 17th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: 9191 in Osaka, Japan.

Party with Mr. 9191

It was my first time in Seoul, Korea. A lot of snowboarding enthusiasts came to the autograph signing and the following Premier pa..
September 15th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: The Auction of a Volcom board painted by Guch, Parillo and me at the 9191 Premier in Seoul brought $1000 to a good cause. Shredd on!

Seoul, Korea

Before the 9191 premier Jake and me would sign everything possible - bring it on!
September 14th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: Montreal->Vancouver->Seoul.. what happened?

Montreal, Canada

Montreal was crazy and our last tourstop in Northamerica before we headed to far away lands. Thanks Jean Philippe and his Volcom c..
September 10th, 2010

#2 on Itunes hitlist

Two weeks since our movie 9191 released on Itunes and we claim the second spot on Itunes hitlist. Thanks to everyone's help to mak..
September 9th, 2010

Burlington, VT

9191 cast out
September 9th, 2010

.. arriving to basementjamz

We arrived in Burlington - home of my old sponsor Burton and many other friends from that time. First place I would visit was the ..
September 9th, 2010


Billy stated not to leave him.
September 8th, 2010


The crowed lined up around the block for our 9191 show! You know what's up!? - If you made it in New York.. haha.
September 8th, 2010

New York City, NY

September 8th, 2010

Minneapolis, Mn

Heard a lot about this area from my Minnesotian snowboarding friends: Bjorn Leines and Zac Marben, but I never have visited them b..
September 8th, 2010

Denver, Co

Denver went totally off. Nearly a thousand kids showed up and the autograph signing was totally bananas. After the movie show some..
September 7th, 2010

Jackson Hole, Wy

With Jackson Hole we reached a day off on our tourschedule. This we used to get out into the nature and straighten out a bit. Pict..
September 7th, 2010

Reno, NV

This was by far the best stop into this tour. The Grand Sierra Hotel Casino welcomed us for the 9191 tour. At 7pm we had a meet an..
September 6th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/blog/_/post/5525019/gigi-rüf-9191

Gigi shouts out: going back to Jackson, Wy.

Vancouver, BC

Lots of people showed up to the Hot Dog and Poster signing in front of the Showcase Store in Vancouver. Afterwards we rushed to th..
September 5th, 2010


.. on the way to Canada, ey. We had to endure a three hour long second screening at customs. We're lucky we made it in amongst oth..
September 5th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: Reno 9191, Grand Sierra Casino Resort - join the 9191movie.com tour

Seattle, WA

Armed with 12 printed pages of detailed tour ordeal we could premeditate on what was coming. A daily routine of flightschedule, sh..
September 4th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: Vancouver, Ridge Theatre - join the 9191movie.com tour


The world premier continued.. Baron the Soundproducer of Volcom's 9191 movie, Jake Price the Director and Filmer (both pictured) p..
September 2nd, 2010


Newport Beach, California. Lots of friends (also ones buried in the memorybank), press and kids showed up to party for the start o..
September 1st, 2010

Pucón, Chile

On the way to Pucón to ride Volcano Villarrica which is amongst the 10 most active ones in the world. Pictured here is Bjorn Lein..
August 16th, 2010

Bjorn Leines and I are heliboarding in Chile together, riding fresh pow runs and hitting airtime to collect shots for the soon t..
August 15th, 2010

El Colorado

What a fun day at ElColorado resort! Just up a real windy road from Santiago. I met new shredbuddies that showed me where the good..
August 5th, 2010

Santiago de Chile

Chile, the countries capital Santiago with it's nearby Andes mountain range were amongst the places I've not yet snowboarded at. I..
August 3rd, 2010

Drop in 9.. 1. 9.1 site launches

for TOUR UPDATES, mini edits and extras click -> http://www.9191movie.com
August 2nd, 2010

Isolation Camp 2010

Ludschi, art director of Pirate movie production and organizer of the 5day Isolation camp invited many creative heads who either d..
July 31st, 2010


Here a photo from the Introshoot we had going on at a castle in Kaprun. This was for the NEW pirate movie called HOOKED . Go to th..
July 11th, 2010

Showroom article

Pleasure Magazine #88
July 3rd, 2010

Summer hike

My little boy and I spent the last two days by my parents in the mountenous landscape of my home. This is the view which we woke ..
June 26th, 2010

How to make Snowboards

1)get wood 2)cut a core 3)use epoxy to glue on edges and sidewalls to basematerial, place woodcore, add fiberglass or carbon for s..
June 23rd, 2010

time flies - no kidding
June 22nd, 2010

Bye, bye..

After three weeks family vacation, snorkling, paddeling in the ocean and enjoying every sunset on Oahu island, leaving felt hard. ..
June 17th, 2010

June 15th, 2010

Tai VanDyke

Tai is surfer and caretaker of the Volcom Teamhouses at Pipeline. Here he's gonna spoil us with another one of his bbq antics. Mah..
June 11th, 2010


June 11th, 2010

June 11th, 2010


Our view from the Volcom Team house at Pipeline. 
June 11th, 2010


Oahu, HI. Hawaiian Stylie - presented with a Lei upon arrival in Honolulu. Headed for the beaches of the famous surf turf - the No..
June 8th, 2010

I leave New York

June 8th, 2010


All the time it was... we finally really did it. In the far the Statue appeared, seeing it my first time.
June 7th, 2010

Maloof Money Cup

Arrived in New York and took a morningwalk through Central Park before we hopped on the subway #7 to the new Skatepark in Queens. ..
June 6th, 2010

biG appLe

June 6th, 2010

Binding in the making

June 3rd, 2010

and the winners..

Following to the Dragon Mystery Tour I got 150 Goggles to send out to the final participants of the DMT online game. Be on the loo..
May 22nd, 2010

No Riks – no fun

After a 18hours train journey from Stockholm to Riksgränsen in the north of sweden, me and filmer Maurino encountered lots of sno..
May 15th, 2010

Riksgränsen, Sweden

Situated in the the very north of Sweden, 200 km above the Arctic Circle boardering Norway. Around this time of the year the so-..
May 12th, 2010

* J O N A *

May 10th, 2010


We were bound for a Grease bus journey organized by Nike. Starting in Reno we headed straight for Lake Tahoe. The following week w..
May 1st, 2010

Twist n’ sh0ut

The ender to the ender of my monthlong trip. After I twisted my ankle badly, landing off a selfshaped hip at Alpine Resort in Taho..
April 28th, 2010

Land camera

This Polaroid of Eric Jackson on water was shot during the "FEED ME!" Grease bus tour by Nike Snowboarding. No envy on Eric 'cause..
April 26th, 2010

Dragon Mystery Tour

Whistler/ The Dragon Mystery Tour winners arrived from all corners of the World to come hang during the Grenade Games. All expense..
April 24th, 2010

whEn alL cOmeS dOwN

Clockwise_ eagle on a stick, Blair thrilled, helibird, Minibike sets up a cesar station, beachfire with Curtis Cicek, me and Mini ..
April 21st, 2010

First Descent

A beautiful day, plenty of snowboarding and evening approaching. The perfect time to just put another run down. Before we settled ..
April 13th, 2010


Talking Eagles - shot through a spyglass while we enjoyed a "welcome to Haines" Ceaser at a Hotelbar.
April 8th, 2010

en route

April 8th, 2010

Crystal Mountain

Arrived at Seatac airport and got picked up by Blair Habenicht. We all crashed at his parents place. He told us about the snowstor..
April 7th, 2010


Now having flown this route many times it deserved to be special..see! Well everytime is kinda special I guess, since not knowing..
April 5th, 2010

Up to date

Thanks to photographer Vernon Deck for contributing most photos to the latest updates. The picture here shows that the snow down i..
April 1st, 2010


5x5 = 25 years of Snowboard Photography Exhibition is a new initiative by Method Magazine to bring some of the the best photo's fr..
March 22nd, 2010

Method’s method contest

Everyone knows it's all about the method air in this game. This season Method Mag and Volcom teamed up for a contest that would g..
March 21st, 2010

Pirate 1/4 Session

Damuels, Aut. With the snow starting to melt and spring on it's way, the feeling of a quaterpipe bbq session was in the air. In th..
March 21st, 2010

My sister’s wedding

My sister Dette got married to Stefan on the 19th of March in Au. Love isn't love until you give it away.
March 19th, 2010


Drop In
March 13th, 2010


Flying with Absinthe films own pilot Al Holzman.. Jake, Minibike, me and Jah
March 13th, 2010

KHNS 102.3

Haines, AK. The local radiostation KHNS had the Absinthe Crew host an afternoon radio show. We picked out of a enormous record col..
March 10th, 2010


March 3rd, 2010

Hello Moose!!

March 1st, 2010


MountAins - rip it
March 1st, 2010

Jake Blauvelt

Jake hails from the East Coast state of Vermont and lives now in Bellingham. He underwent a recent sponsorchange now riding for Oa..
March 1st, 2010


Birds eye-view. Landed in Haines, Ak and took off again to go riding on our first day here.
March 1st, 2010

March 1st, 2010

March 1st, 2010

Road to Alaska

We left Jackson Hole early in the morning since we had to catch a flight out of Salt Lake. The navigation didn't quite pick the fa..
March 1st, 2010


March 1st, 2010

Wille’s Birthday Jump

Wille mentioned this gap and that he wants to build it. We helped him since it was his birthday today. He also went first and land..
February 27th, 2010


Our Guide here, the snowboarding veteran Bryan Iguchi on his way to turn the powder over in his shredd-turf for the upcoming Volco..
February 27th, 2010

Broken Trail

Me and the old lady pictured went separate ways and the result was a bent trailing arm. On this occasion I want to leave a big Tha..
February 27th, 2010

Hello MOose!

February 27th, 2010

breaking trail

Sledteam Iguchi, Wille, Luke, Vernon, Jake..
February 26th, 2010

Jackson Hole, Wy

February 26th, 2010

Blizzard Bizarre Tour update4

After the Salt Lake stoppover where we went night-riding at Brighton with Seth Huot showing us around the following day shredding ..
February 24th, 2010

Blizzard Bizarre Tour update3

An excerpt from life on the road.. keepin' on truckin'!
February 14th, 2010

Blizzard Bizarre Tour update2

The Show with Asg, the headlining "headbangin" band on this Tour set the tone for whats lies ahead. Openingband Kandi Coded from S..
February 14th, 2010

Blizzard Bizarre Tour update1

Beaver Creek - We set out from Denver west to Vail on the first leg of the tour. Also are Scott Stevens, Seth Huot and Dylan Alito..
February 10th, 2010

Volcom’s 2nd annual Blizzard Bizarre

Volcom Tour 2010 presents the 2nd Annual Blizzard Bizarre Tour, a FREE "Rock and Ride" tour that travels across the mountains and ..
February 10th, 2010

11th Transworld Riders Poll Awards

The Riders' Poll is voted on by over 100 pro riders. The big show took place at The Fillmore Auditorium in downtown Denver. Nomin..
February 10th, 2010

Tradeshow in Denver

This is snowboardings product show of 2011 and I met a lot of "businesspeople" there.
February 7th, 2010

Ride with Gigi and Friends at Diedamskopf

24 motivated kids from the region showed up to go shredding with Sani, Jake and me. The idea behind this day was simply to spend t..
February 6th, 2010

*J O N A*

My boy choosing his own program.
February 6th, 2010

Castle Müller

My thoughts by night are often filled With visions false as fair: For in the past alone I build My castles in the air. I dwe..
February 6th, 2010

Transworld Interview

My feature Interview in Transworld Snowboarding has dropped into the newstands.
February 1st, 2010

G.T. Race

This race is all about Gregg Todds (rip) the founder of the Noboard. A lot of enthusiasts gather to celebrate this scene of no bin..
January 27th, 2010

Noboardin’ time

Here we are at the finish area of the Gregg Todds memorial race in Trout lake..
January 27th, 2010

Trout Lake

We arrived at Trout lake where the annual Gregg Todds memorial race takes place.. Jake Price drove his rig there and we made sure ..
January 27th, 2010

The Kootenays

"The Kootenays" which comprise the southeastern portion of British Columbia. Here we are looking out from the middle of Shandyland..
January 17th, 2010


Happy New Decade everyone!!! Despite only a couple snowflurries I still enjoyed riding at home over the holidays. But it was time ..
January 16th, 2010

Work by Ludschi

Something that has been missing and something that has been really enjoyable to witness unfold - the artdisplay in the Chybulsky A..
January 11th, 2010

Pirate Artshow

Displaying artwork and random contributions that are also seen in the 100page book which comes with the newest Pirate movie releas..
January 11th, 2010

Gigi shouts out: Merry Xmas!!

‘Stoked’ for Xbox 360

Following to the post of 29thJanuary09 is the final product. Destineer hooked it up and sent me a Xbox 360 and two games. Pretty n..
December 22nd, 2009


The first snow arrived in the austrian alps. My friend Sani took this photo when we were doing some Powlaps in Stubai. Let the sea..
December 21st, 2009

Air & Style 09

The Air and Style returned home to Innsbruck in it's original format as Straight Jump. The invitation was hard to pass but towards..
December 14th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: @ AIR&STYLE Contest in Innsbruck - back to Straight jump.

iTunes Release

Travis Rice, Dan Brisse, Bode Merrill, Nicolas Müller, Sylvain Bourbousson, JP Solberg, Romain deMarchi, DCP, Marc Frank Montoya,..
December 1st, 2009


Jeff Anderson (JLA) is snowboarding. This art show created by his brother is a loving remembrance for Jeff's 30th birthday. Featur..
November 29th, 2009


Landed on a beach in dinosaur valley - not much going on here. We are pretty sure that the weather will not leave us until we leav..
November 26th, 2009


Just arrived in Puerto Montt in the south of Chile. Jake Price and me are embarking on a expedition on this boat which is our home..
November 8th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: Boarding a plane from New York to Santiago de Chile.

Ridin’ H i ntertux

The last days of October we made an excursion to the Hintertux glacier. Friend, photographer and pirates own artsy-fartsy Ludschi ..
November 4th, 2009

Greetings from California

Left to right: Zac, Guch, mmhee, Ryan and Seth holding it down for goodtimes.
October 30th, 2009


sunsets, surfing with Guch, DamnAm skatecontest, traffic, hollywood weirdos, early man, moshpit, new outerwear, tacos, the beasty ..
October 27th, 2009

Costa Mesa, CA

Flew to California to tick off sponsoring obligations. But really it sounds like work and it is. So one have to get up early to en..
October 23rd, 2009

Royal white

It snowed another half a meter! Can't hold back from such a day in October. This time the road up the pass was closed. It was mid ..
October 21st, 2009


Actually I just wanted to drive over Furka pass and encountered a solid snowcovering which made for a excited feeling that put a s..
October 20th, 2009

Meeting Chris Haslam

While in Berlin I had the chance to visit the NikeSB Shop Opening at Torstrasse 73. Besides the gallery ambiente with the B&w ..
October 13th, 2009

Loss in Berlin

Not really.. but it's a fact that no one could beat my score because I placed last with no trick landed. When I tried to hit the..
October 12th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: This weekend I will be starting at the Incity freestyle - ramp Showdown in Berlin. Check in www.freestyle.ch

Rampcontest in Berlin

Follow the event online => http://berlin.freestyle.ch/
October 10th, 2009

Hotzone Park Opening

Well we tried to find snow and we found it at Hintertux. I have not been here for two years - sad to see the glaciers decreasing o..
September 30th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: Riding at Hintertux glacier and living XXL at Bergfried-Tux. Thanks Family Stock for your hospitality!

JOlly goOdtimE!

The pirates hoisted the "Jolly Roger" which is their newest movie. Again the pirates assembled their whole strength to live up to ..
September 15th, 2009

New Absinthe film – WORLDPREMIER!!!

Finally the day arrived on which the new Movie "Neverland" from Absinthe films hits the screen. The movie and it's soundtrack is s..
September 10th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: Driving w/ Steff to Neverland premier in Zürich.. Very much Psyched!

Yes, we did it..

arrived in Cali. That is me, Steff, Jona, Sarah, Spencer and Billy. Now where is the beach?
September 5th, 2009

International departure

This is how we roll.. to catch our flight. But first we need to check those 12 bags?!
September 4th, 2009

Auckland visit

So we visited the City Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand. We spent three days strolling through the shopping streets, m..
September 3rd, 2009


The trip is almost ending but the moist weather is lingering. We only bagged one sunny day to go Heliboarding for the two weeks he..
August 29th, 2009

* J 0 N A *

Stickers  check, Bindings are set - here is my little helping friend at work. 
August 14th, 2009

Kiwi Alps

The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. The Southern Alps con..
August 13th, 2009

Volcom in your Pants

Summer, huh!? Not down under - hah!
August 12th, 2009

MX3 in Schwedt

This weekend started in getting up really early to drive eight hours to Schwedt in Northern Germany for the MX3 World Championship..
August 10th, 2009

August 6th, 2009

wAy tO NeVErLaND

With a newly updated website http://www.absinthe-films.com released the pilot for thei..
August 3rd, 2009

Jolly Roger The New Movie

The Pirates dropped their new movie name with a trailer. So get yourself psyched for the upcoming Pirate Movie Premier tour - brin..
July 29th, 2009


This photo was taken when returning home over the big pond. As for our second family voyage this visit to Oregon was quite a po..
July 10th, 2009

High Cascade – Snowboard Camp

This year I returned to Mt. HOod in summer to be a guest Coach at the High Cascade Camp. It was during the www.wearefrends.com sig..
July 6th, 2009

Mt. Hood, Oregon

Riding at the widely know Summercamps at Mt. Hood.
June 29th, 2009

Colico, Italy

Just got back from a weekend in Colico in the Lombardy Region. We followed up on a invitation from Martino, the mastermind behind ..
June 15th, 2009

New! Absinthe Office

We did a family trip to Zuerich visiting the new Absinthe Office. Besides checking the footage from my trip to Alaska, we got c..
May 27th, 2009

SESSION à la pmq

Back in Bregenz from our Kaunertal Glacier Camp while the snow is melting and flowing into the lakes. Here an extract of what is ..
May 10th, 2009

Kaunertaler Glacier

We couldn't have chosen a better campsite after a day of  warm temperatures and shoveling snow on the Kaunertaler Glacier. Fin..
May 9th, 2009

The Meaning of the Shovel

POEM: Martin Espada, “The Meaning of the Shovel” from Imagine the Angels of Bread. Nicaragua 1982 Here I dig latrines. I di..
May 8th, 2009

* J 0 N A *

{Home Sweet Home}
May 5th, 2009


This photo was taken on my last run in the Coast Mountain Range.
April 28th, 2009

Greetings from Alaska!

Hello, Finally arrived in Alaska - the final frontier. This late in the season Absinthe films was based out of Juneau, the capital..
April 24th, 2009


Approaching landing on Mt. McGinnis. (top window)
April 13th, 2009

with Union

Landed in Seattle and got picked up at the airport by design veteran Aaron Draplin from Wilderness¹ with him Italian Binding mas..
April 10th, 2009

Back on track

Same green cab - same place, exactly one month later I am on my way to Alaska again. My mindset changed and it feels it has change..
April 9th, 2009

* J 0 N A *

April 9th, 2009

Gigi shouts out: Got me a half prize subscription card to roll out with the train!

Gigi shouts out: Blasting through the deeps of the Alps.

Gigi shouts out: Pir8 Artshow@Reflex Gallery in Paris(JJRousseau 62) Open till 26 Oct.

Gigi shouts out: Got my planeride booked to the following Tourstops in October - 2nd Toronto, 3rd Montreal and 4th in Seattle.. C'ya.

Gigi shouts out: When sitting in a glas house dont throw stones - unless you want fresh air..

Gigi shouts out: Summer boardom requires face-protection!

Gigi shouts out: Boardingtime!?