AUTHOR: Kristina Lucarelli,

Nicknames are sacred. A good one embodies its owner’s best (or worst) features, rolls off the tongue and is sturdy enough to withstand the test of time. And with that in mind, we think Shain’s friends picked the perfect moniker to describe him. In this exclusive MTV interview, “BUCKWILD“‘s resident handyman and makeshift ride operator told us how tricking out his trade earned him the title of “Redneck MacGyver.”

“I made a mechanical bull! That was pretty awesome,” he casually says about one of his inventions. Pretty awesome? Um, that’s more awesome than the tire roll and homemade water slide combined! Clever and modest, that Shain. He goes on to explain the bull’s inner workings, but rather than have us botch it up trying to talk shop, you better just listen to the man for yourself.

Oh, and if you ever find yourself with a bucket, some plastic sheeting and a potato gun, Shain has an idea or two of how to make use of them. You know, just in case.


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