Everyone has partner-in-crime, the person who tolerates your seemingly endless missions with a smile. Gigi Ruf has Elias Elhardt.
Despite being well-known in Europe, Elhardt, a Nitro team rider, was relatively unheard of in the U.S. until last season. The German native is having a standout year in part because of his remarkable efforts in Gigi's Pirate Movie Productions.
Ruf and Elhardt head to Japan for the first trip of their season. In Perceptions: Episode 1, the pair seeks out unique urban and natural features to ride and discovers, among other things, a pillow line on a pyramid and a giant, snow-covered bridge.