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Rider Profile Section
Name: Michael Ratti
Where are you from: McDonough GA
IJSBA Member(years): 1st year
Racing Number for the 2004 Season: 180
How many years have you been Racing Watercraft: 1 Year (officially)
What Watercraft do you own (past/present): (2) 2002 Yamaha Super Jets modified enough to pass for stock class inspections (I freestyle and race with the same ski). (1) Kawasaki 400 (ghetto-fied ski)
What Classes do you Race: Novice (racing) and Amateur Freestyle
National/World Championship finishes (past/present): Erm yea well….1st place at the Lake Havasu World Finals….someday…
Regional finishes (past/present): 1st place in round 4 of the Georgia Championships
What has been your biggest thrill in Watercraft Racing: Meeting new riders, making new friends, seeing the sport grow, performing in front of crowds, and pulling off sick moves and tricks!
What has been your biggest disappointment in Racing: My first freestyle run was trashed because my ski had been setup for racing, so I had practically no idle. Every time I tried to perform a trick that involved sliding to the hood or turning around it would stall out!! It was horrible but I still managed to place well with aerial tricks :)
What are your Racing Goals: To be one of the many riders of tomorrow who will be responsible for the promoting of the sport, especially freestyle, win a world title, publish several books on racing and freestyle.
What past sports have you participated in: BMX, Karate, Track, Soccer
What do you like to do with your free time (Hobbies): Jetski Training, Riding my go-ped, Skating, Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, Surfing, Paintball, Cars, and hangin’ out with my friends, drawing, graphic arts, making movies,
Sponsors/People you would like to thank: Well my only official sponsor as of right now would have to be my parents. Thanks mom and dad! Also I would like to especially thank, Shannon O’Neal, Harrison, Andrew Frechetti, and Jason Stoyer for all of their help and encouragement. I wouldn’t have such a drive for the sport if it wasn’t for them!!!
Wife or Girlfriend’s Name: Single baby!! No time for chicks who cant keep up on the ski…but
I'm sure I could work something out.
Pets: 2 K-Mart Cats, Cleo and C.C.
1 Dog (rescued from crazy neighbors), Scooter, and a Gerbil monster
Team Name for 2004Season: well I don’t have a team a.t.m. but if I did it would be called: The Surf Rat Krew
Email address (optional): Mraty770@yahoo.com