Do you think if you practiced on a PC you could become better than you are on the iPhone?
I don't think so. I have these thumbs dialed in to perfection [laughs]. Plus the feel of my hands side by side seems very comfortable.
How does it feel to be known as the best Mad Skills Motocross player in the world?
Well, it's pretty crazy. Before the [first] tourney started I didn't even think I was that good. And it's hard to believe I could be the best in the world! It is definitely really cool.
Have you ever tried to pick up any chicks with this skill?
[Laughs] I guess you could say it's a good conversation starter.
How many attempts does it usually take you to get into the lead in any given round, and how easy is it for you to keep the lead? [Ed. note: Each round of an MSM tourney typically has around 18,000 people playing.]
Depending on how quickly I start the next tourney round, I'd say around 200-300 attempts. And usually I just keep going till the time is almost perfect. Sometimes it's pretty hard to stay in the lead. I'll just be hangin’ out somewhere and I'll get a text or something saying I've been beat, so I have to pull it out and lay down a better time!
I feel like I play best while I'm on the toilet. You?
Do you get mad while you’re playing?
There are some times I get very frustrated. If it takes me a while to get a good score, it'll ruin my mood for the rest of the day [laughs]. I haven't broken any phones yet, but I'm pretty sure I’ve skipped a class at college to play!
Do you play any games on the Xbox360 or PS3?
Here and there, yeah. MX vs. ATV Unleashed has to be one of the best classics. My favorite is the Nintendo 64. That's when it gets real.
What are some things you would change about Mad Skills MX?
It's hard to think of anything, 'cause it seems so good already! I was thinking it'd be fun to do a money tournament to where you had to pay a fee to play and top 50 or top 100 gets a little cash prize. That may not be possible though.
Yeah, you would think that! Are you excited for Mad Skills BMX?
Why did you pick the name Master52?
I have no idea! I've wanted to change it a couple times, but people say it's too legendary to change. So I've just stuck with it.
Is there any advice you would like to give all the Mad Skills MX fans reading this?
More attempts. Skill only comes with practice and experience.