08/11/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Nike are putting on a football tournament to celebrate the imminent arrival of the Gigster’s new pro boot, so we’re all heading to Innsbruck this Friday to have a kickabout while trying not to break the legs of Nike Snowboarding’s brightest talents with our lazy, late tackling. We’ll let you know how a bunch of old, unfit desk jockey get on against young, fit athletic young shredders in the prime of their lives next week.
Hopefully well be playing in these boots. We might have a slim chance then…
Here’s the chat…
November 2010 will see the release of the Gigi Rüf Nike Zoom Kaiju QS. Gigi’s passion for football and his hometown club SC Bregenz in particular has been the starting point of inspiration for this project. Add Nike’s Mercurial Vapor football boot to the mix and you’ll get one of the most technically advanced snowboard boots out in the market
To celebrate the release Nike Snowboarding has joined forces with the X Double store from Innsbruck to create a five-a-side football tournament: The Rüf FC Cup. On November 5 a real football pitch will arise in front of the X Double store allowing the finest of the European snowboard industry to show their football skills and challenge Gigi, Nicolas Müller, Austin Smith and the rest of the Nike Snowboarding crew to a game. Only one team will be able to take the Rüf FC Cup back home and will be crowned champions.
Rüf FC Cup @ X Double
Friday, November 5, 2010
The boot will be available at selected Nike Snowboarding dealers worldwide from November 19, 2010. X Double will have an early release of the boot on November 5.