Video: Between the Races with Smooth Operator Luca Shaw

Mar 2, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

bigquotesJoin Monster Energy as we delve into the lives of the fastest DH racers on the planet. Over an 8-part series, we follow our elite athletes to their hometowns and find out what goes on outside of the race tape. From Australia to North America and Europe, we travelled the globe to get behind-the-scenes, unfiltered access to the greatest in the game.

We step outside of the pits and into the living rooms, home tracks and private lives of the professional racers to understand what it takes to make it on the World Cup. In a sport where time is everything, we slow it down to understand what makes these racers tick.

Episode 5 takes us to a small town called Pisgah Forest in the USA to visit the smoothest operator, Luca Shaw. Launched straight out of the junior ranks and already posting podiums in the elite class, he has been one to watch for a while now. A strong 2018 showed the needed pace but was frustratingly followed by a tricky 2019. Will 2020 see him back on form and fighting for podiums? Let’s find out…

Episode 6 will feature South African Theo Erlangsen, the fast and loose free racer that’s mixing things up…
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 It would awesome to see Luca winning a world cup this upcoming season!
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 He has been soo close at up to top speed. Really hope he gets at least one this year. Seems like a real genuine dude.
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 SMOOOOOTH OPERATOOORRRRR Carlos Sainz approves this post
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 there is only one smooth operator BIG DADDY KANE
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 That last drop, berm to massive table he did so big. I was there at Bailey Mtn and looked at it. I quickly found the chicken line. Top WC racers make these massive lines look like nothing. It is ridiculous.
  • 2 0
 Get it Luca!! Named my son Luca partially due to Shaw. We watch World Cup and I point out his namesake! Go USA
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 It sucks don't go..
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 "Small town called Pisgah Forest"

That's either super clever or incredibly stupid.
  • 1 0
 First pick ????????
  • 1 0
 Smash it Luca!
  • 1 0
 love that toyota!
  • 12 15
 Such irresponsibility dirt jumping during the offseason...
  • 3 0
 @andreko: LOL, I think a bunch of people need their sarcasm detector adjusted, or I do and you meant that literally.
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 @Augustus-G: Hahaha, I thought it was obvious.
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 Who else just pulled a Zillow search for "Pisgah Forest land and homes"?
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 It truly is a beautiful place and the riding is incredible most of the year. Cats out of bag anyway, everyone already knows how good it is.
  • 9 1
 Great a few months out of the year, the rest is muggy, hot, humid, tick and snake infested. I'd choose Idaho.
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 @honda50r: That's where I'd be looking...

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