I’ll just put it out there, Dak is one of my favourite riders. The dude is an absolute powerhouse and has bags of talent, everything he does just looks so smooth, dialled and calculated. I think the last ‘full part’ I saw was his section in Above/Below, so having the treat of fresh Dakota Roche footage was awesome. I just managed to clock the full Vans Illustrated DVD the other day and overall it was one hell of a video, so many good parts, but I was looking forward to this part all the way through and expected some bangers. It’s safe to say I wasn’t let down in the slightest… Not much left to say really. Dak is an animal!
Dakota Roche dedicated two years to filming this video part and created a two-song masterpiece filmed all over the world by combining his progressive street riding and dead-man hammers that have made this Huntington Beach local a living legend in BMX.
The Vans BMX Team is a group of creative individuals who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be done on two wheels. In doing so, each rider illustrates their own artistic approach and style on the many canvases of concrete, dirt, and wood. Even after they are done riding their marks can still be seen in what has been left behind; from the tire tracks in the dirt to the marks on the walls, rails and ledges. Team riders: Scotty Cranmer, Pat Casey, Dan Lacey, Kevin Peraza, Jason Watts, Ty Morrow, Calvin Kosovich, Tyler Fernengel, Sean Sexton, Brian Kachinsky, Bruno Hoffmann, Gary Young, Dakota Roche, Cory “Nasty” Nastazio, TJ Ellis, Mike “Hucker” Clark, Dennis McCoy and Tim “Fuzzy” Hall.