Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Not Skiing!

When the weather is terrible, which it has been, I try and get to the gym as much as I can! Try and keep as fit as I can and strong during the season. It keeps me busy and out of trouble.






At the gym there is also a swimming pool. It tends to keep us occupied for a small amount of time! I try and spend a lot of time in the Hot tubs and on the kids slides to relax etc. Also jump into the pool. It's not the same as Ayia Napa. 

The Coffin isn't up to the same standard as the one on holiday. I'll get a better one soon.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Breckenridge Dew Tour

So the past week the Dew Tour has been on in Breckenridge. It has been killing all here as we weren't competing we had nothing to ski. I took a couple of days to rest up and hit the gym a little bit! Just took the opportunity to relax! When we did go skiing some people went to Keystone which is a resort close by, and others stayed in Breckenridge and just skied there! We realised that the people standing at the top of the lift were there to take photo's for tourists etc. And since we are tourists we thought it would be rude not to!
Me, Tomo and Andy

Today was the first day they managed to open the whole of Park Lane, well, the jumps at least. So it was a good days riding! Since it is the lead up to christmas it has started to get really really busy which means it takes longer to queue so to get around that problem we just stay up a lot later! 
Late Day
As you know, just before I came away to the States I did a photo shoot for Syndicate for The MBSC Hoody. It was really good fun until some idiot started clowning around! But a professional always gets the job done!







You can check out my Pro Model Hoody online by clicking HERE.







Friday, 9 December 2011

Grand Prix

On Wednesday the 7th December, Rob Taylor and I did a FIS World Cup Grand Prix in Copper Mountain resort. It was the first one of the year and it went surprisingly well! 
Standing At The Top

I was 4th in the running order, which was unfortunate as I only managed to get two training runs in the designated time. As frustrating as that was I managed to cope with it and do my runs in the actual competition. They weren't as clean as I had like but at least I landed which was better than some!



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There was three heats throughout the day and luckily I was in the third heat which meant I got a bit of a lie in. Not much though as it takes about an hour and a half to travel from Breckenridge to Copper. There was a lot of big names in my heat such as Torin-Yater Wallace and Peter Olenick. I didn't manage to qualify but       I came 26th over all. Which I am reasonably happy with!


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Big names such as Gus Kenworthy and Matt Margetts didn't even manage to qualify! It was such a strong field. A lot of unknown skiers that were amazing. So coming 26th kept me happy and the toys stayed in the pram. You can see the full results of the qualifiers by clicking Here.

I haven't managed to get a hold of a video of my run in the competition yet but I will do my best to get it. In the mean time here is one from the second days practise.



I have been trying to make a short edit of my first couple of weeks here but I have never done anything like that before so I am finding it difficult. Hopefully it turns out ok and once I have finished it I will put it straight up!






Sunday, 27 November 2011

America/MBSC

I just arrived in Breckenridge for the Winter to train with the British Team, I was really excited about coming out but it all got swiftly ruined by British Airways as they lost my bags! I think it was on purpose after an argument at the airport regarding weight of my bag..... Three days later they arrived. Thankfully! Since I was first in the house I had first pick of the rooms





This was the Kingsize I was stuck with...... Sometimes you have got to rough it! That room has an en-suite and a balcony. I guess it isn't too bad. I get a nice view of some tree's and another house from it. I can't wait for the other guys to come out as I am stuck in the house by myself trying to find things to do!
View From Balcony

I am going riding at Copper Mountain with Dom Harrington tomorrow. So hopefully there will be some more pictures and maybe video to follow!

Syndicate



Just before I came to the States I met up with Sketch and Hasta from  http://www.syndicateclothing.co.uk/ to take some photo's of a ProModel Hoody that we have been talking about! I wasn't sure if the guys were actually serious about it! But apparently they were! So we went down to a friend of ours who is a photographer to take some photo's of it! It was all a bit more serious than I expected! There was a green screen and everything! We managed to get some cool shots so everyone was happy!
Blue Steel
So Mike(The photographer) player around with it a bit and made some humorous backgrounds! This one has to be my favourite!

Strip Joint

Here is a link to the hoody on the Syndicate Website:                  http://syndicateclothing.bigcartel.com/product/murray-buchan-pro-model-hood-charcoal 
If you use the code 'MurrayRocks' then it gets you a 25%discount! Stocks come in next week so place the order now to be sure to get one!


Hopefully soon I will have some footage for you guys!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

BUDS

I spent last weekend at Hillend in Edinburgh at BUDS. It is the British University DrySlope championships. I am not a student but two of my sponsors were sponsoring the event. http://www.syndicateclothing.co.uk/ and http://www.freezeproshop.com/. They put on a Pro Am event for the students and sponsored athletes so I managed to ride in that on the Saturday evening. 
360 Japan
Since so many skiers and snowboarders were trying to hit the jump the queue was HUGE so to save time we would drop one after the other. The only photo I managed to get of this was of me and Cameron Nicol. We both ride for Freeze Pro Shop and are both from Edinburgh. We ride a lot together so we trust each other to land and make sure that you don't land on the person in front.

Murray And Cameron



At the end of every BUDS all the riders tend to do a massive train. So much similar to what Cammie and I are doing there would be a lot more people involved. This is always organised by the famous man Sketch. 
I have managed to attached a little video of this train. It was the biggest one that we have ever done at Hillend so it was pretty pleasing to be in it. Watch out for me. I am the one doing the switch backflip. I am the second skier in!



Luckily I managed to win the Pro Am event. Overall it was a great weekend and I had a lot of fun. It was good to see everyone up at Hillend again and hopefully it's the same again next year!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Syndicate Clothing

Last week I managed to hook up with the guys from Syndicate in Edinburgh to film an interview for Syndicate TV. We ended up filming it in Candy bar! It was pretty cool. We chatted and Sketch showed me some magic tricks to pick up so woman! Doubt it will work! We managed to discuss a pro-model hoody as well. Some designs have been thrown together(see pic)
Really happy to be even discussing a hoody! So I hope it works out like the designs! Also make sure to check out   http://www.syndicatepenthouse.com/    If you like it on Facebook you can get £200 off a weeks accommodation! 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Syndicate-Penthouse/238167786243131



Bawbags Underwear

Yesterday I managed to hook up with Bawbags Underwear to get some of my new stuff. It all looks amazing. You can get them at www.Bawbags.com or even www.freezeproshop.com.
Thanks BawBags!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

London Ride

Here is a short video from the London ride! It was a really good contest and I think it's safe to say everyone had a lot of fun! Now that a couple of contests are done I am starting to focus on the upcoming winter! So stay tuned for some more bits a pieces! 

Couple of Photo's



I found a couple of photo's from the London Ride 2011. So I thought I would chuck them on here!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Ski Show 2.

Luckily I managed to win the London Ride 2011 yesterday which I am really happy about! It's been a good week down here so far! It's a shame that it's the last day today! Once a few of the videos and photo's are online I will post them up!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Short Video From First Day!

Here is a short video from the first day. It has been difficult to find decent internet so I was struggling to load the video!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Ski Show 1.

This is what we arrived to at the ski show this year! It is completely different from last year but just as good! There is an awful lot of stairs!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011