The post Burton global team fallout seems to be all but sorted out for the ex riders. Volcom shred Gigi Rüf is officially strapped with Union Binding Company.
Check the specs from the press release:
Union Binding Company is proud to announce the addition of TWS and Snowboarder Magazine Rider Of The Year top pick and all-around Austrian wild man Gigi Rüf.
Explosive execution and an undeniable eccentricity mark the riding of this Arlberg-born talent, not to mention prolific output. During the 2008 season, Rüf managed to film three video parts (Absinthe, Burton, and The Pirates) while many riders were hard-pressed to lay down one, in addition to scoring numerous magazine covers at publications worldwide. Gigi brings rare talent and originality to the Union Binding Family.
Says Rüf about the deal, "As soon as I strapped into the Contact binding, I knew Union was something special. Comfortable, reliable, super lightweight, and amazing performance, Union is the perfect binding for me!"