Name: Jackson Ratima
Height: 6′ 2″
Sponsors: Cardinal, Quintin, ODI, Lotek
Frame: Cardinal Ambassador v2
Fork: Primo Kamakazi
Bars: Primo Sam Lowe
Stem: Cardinal LG
Grips: ODI longneck
Barends: Cardinal Polyurethane
Seat: Animal Nigel
Cranks: Cardinal Prototype
Sprocket: Animal Vinnie
Chain: KMC 510
Front Tire: Animal Tom White Wall
Front Wheel: Primo n4 with Primo rim
Rear Tire: Animal Tom White Wall
Rear Wheel: Primo Mix Cassette hub with Primo rim
Hub Guard: Neal Wood special from when he was at S&M.
Cut the flanges off my grips.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Wheels and tubes, for sure.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like it to feel tall and it has to sound like a tennis ball when you drop it.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Handlebars and pedals have to feel right.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
My mom bought me a Haro Backtrail x2 for my 12th birthday. It was black and chrome with that weird bent top tube.
Do you normally build up a whole new bike from the ground up, or do you just replace parts as needed?
I try to build a new bike at first, then replace stuff as needed.
Are you particular about how much PSI you run in your tires?
Not really. I try and keep them filled though.