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Not the same guy.  My Japanese is rusty but Sato's last name is probably spelled


If you look at the first two characters of the in the lower right of the video (once the skier is in frame) you'll see they are different (last name is first in Japan; Sato Hisaya).  I think his name (in your video) is something like ??da.  Second character means rice field and usually has a ta or da sound.  I think the first character for bamboo.

I left Japan in '96 so it's been a while. 

He does rip though

If you search the archives here, you'll find that that video's narration has been translated by Samurai.