I was recently skiing at Rusutsu, Hokkaido, Japan (/Claim) and I spotted this dude in a flashy 70s yellow onesie with a crazy red/white samuri patch on his back with his poles wrapped in xmas garland. Naturally, I approached him and took a peak at his setup and his bindings were mounted backward on a pair of straight skis. I rode the gondola with him and he gave me his business card. Asatorah Akiba (AKA Backward Ski Man) New Generation Ski Pioneer. Evidently, he has been riding backwards everyday, every season around Hokkaido since the 70s. legend!!
Who else has met backward ski man????
some more intel on Backward Ski Man:
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