The first time Vans BMX’s Dakota Roche had the opportunity to ride Philly was 13 years ago and since then, it’s held a special place in his heart. Although Dak grew up on the west coast, he has always had a love and fascination with the style of spots on the east coast. The grittiness, character and architecture just speaks to BMXers differently then anywhere else in the world… After 8 years since Dakota’s last visit(and being cooped up for most of 2020), finally being free to rip around The City of Brotherly Love once again felt better than he could have imagined, and having the first ever Slip On BMX was the icing on the cake. Hope you enjoy the visual representation of Dak’s time spent in Philadelphia, seeking liberty.
For more on Dak’s collection go to Vans.com/BMX
Directed by Calvin Kosovich
Filmed by Calvin Kosovich & Dan Foley
Song 1 – Intro by Calvin Kosovich
Song 2 – St. James & The Apostles
“Not Above, Not Below”
From the album “Black Psalms”
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BMX Team Members:
Dennis Enarson, Angie Marino, Dakota Roche, Scotty Cranmer, Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Gary Young, Ty Morrow, Cory “Nasty” Nastazio, Dennis “DMC” Mccoy, Alex Hiam, Jason Watts, Matthias Dandois, Trey Jones, Bruno Hoffman, Larry Edgar, Sean Ricany, Travis Hughes.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.
Vans Top Athletes:
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Vans BMX Presents: Dakota Roche’s Seeking Liberty | BMX | VANS