Dak x Philly = a treat. Dakota Roche descends on Philadelphia spots with fresh eyes and an updated skillset after an eight year break from riding there. The result is a blast of solid spot use, some classic Dak power and a few quite unexpected moves. The mix of riding footage, super8 clips and some nice stills makes it a joy for the eyeballs… Hit it.
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”