Flashback: Codey Levesque by Dakota Roche

Originally posted back in 2012. Good vibes.

We’re proud to finally present you with this Codey Levesque edit, which Dakota Roche graciously put together. Codey and Dak are boys and have been casually working on this for a minute while out having sessions. This is the first edit of its kind that we’ve had for Defgrip, so enjoy!

Photogallery: Dakota Roche by Nick Tellez

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Photographer Nick Tellez is someone I learned about through Dakota Roche’s Instagram a little while back. Seems as though he was always shooting with Dak, but wasn’t your usual everyday BMX photographer. Looking at his site and Instagram, I was right. Nick holds it down with rad surf pics, lifestyle, scenic goodness in addition to BMX and skate.

I reached out to Nick about doing something for Defgrip and he was down. I had originally suggested doing a general photogallery with a mix of photos since he shoots a wide range of stuff, but Nick suggested doing something with a Dakota theme. I was totally down for this and thought it was a great idea. We still plan to do another mix gallery later this year too, so keep your eyes peeled.

With that said, click below to check out a rad Dakota Roche gallery by Nick Tellez.

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Dakota Roche: Recovery Sessions

I'm happy to see Dak back on it after a while recouping from surgery.Dude's a beast.

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By The Numbers: Dakota Roche

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Our next victim, is Huntington Beach’s own Dakota Roche.

Click below to check it out.

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Random Instagram: Dakota Roche

Via – @dakroche

Dakota Roche / Monster Edit

Dakota Roche for Monster. You know what to do.

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Dakota Roche / G-Sport Edit

Dak Don’t Stop! Here he is doing it for G-Sport.

Dakota produced this edit on his own with filming help from his boys.

Dakota Roche: Random iPhone Photos

Click below to check out some random iPhone photos courtesy of Dakota Roche!

I knew there would be some sort of Huntington Beach or sunset shot in the mix, and I was right!

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DAKOTA ROCHE – iPOD SHUFFLE 10

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1. Sonic Youth – ‘total trash’
2. Neil Young – ‘ohio’
3. The Rosewood Thieves – ‘diamond ring’
4. Bob Marley – ‘waiting in vain’
5. The Quarter After – ‘taken’
6. Kanye West – ‘cant tell me nothing’
7. The Rolling Stones – ‘all down the line’
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘still raining, still dreaming’
9. The Beatles – ‘ill follow the sun’
10. The Damned – ‘smash it up (part 1)’

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Dakota / Cinema Edit

Who doesn’t love them some Dakota Roche???

Click below now before I slap you with a palm tree.

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DAKOTA / LEVIS EDIT

Click HERE to check out a Levis/Dakota Roche SoCal mix.

Q&A: VANS WAFFLECUP BMX SOLE

It’s been a long time coming, but riders now have their very own BMX specific sole from Vans. It holds true to the classic waffle pattern, but it’s tweaked to meet the needs of BMX’ers.  Let’s find out more shall we?

Click below for a Q&A with Sean Methven (Global Product Director) and Derek Huenecke (Footwear Designer) about the Wafflecup BMX sole.
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Q&A: Sauce

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If you’re familiar with the Common Crew or any of new generation of BMX kids coming up out of Southern California right now, than Sauce is somebody you’re probably familiar with. If not, I think he can simply be summed up as a young motivated kid from HB who loves filming his friends.

I’m always down to give dudes like Sauce some shine if they land on my radar, so keep reading for a quick Q&A.

Shouts to Eddie Cuellar for the pic.

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CULTIVATE

17 minutes with Dakota Roche, Alex Kennedy, Trey Jones, Andrew Castaneda and more. Get into it.

Opinions: Deciphering Web “edits”, “videos”, “parts” etc…

When our friends at Ride BMX released word about the new NORA CUP for “web video part”, it sparked a discussion within the OTX office regarding the difference between web “videos”, web “edits”, web “video parts”, promos, what should be considered what and if there’s even a difference at all. I’ve seen lots of opinions regarding BMX on the web over the years, so I figured this would be a fun topic to delve into.

With that said, I hit up a handful of riders, videographers and industry folk to ask them the following:

In your opinion…

Is there a difference between a “web video” and a “web edit”? If so, describe how the terminology differs?

Should something labeled “web video part” be part of a full video, or can it be a standalone thing?

If a rider releases a new solo 2 minute (or so) collection of kick ass footage online, you would classify this as a…?

If someone releases a “one night at House park with the homies” thing, you would classify this as a…?

If a full length video that’s been in the works for 2 years, has proper art direction and production value is released FREE online, is it considered a “web video” or just a “video”?
What would you describe Fiend’s “FIENDING” as?

Does a projects method of distribution (physical DVD or online) affect your opinion?

Can product promos that feature great riding mixed with product info and images also be considered web edit/video/parts? Or are they just “promos”?

Click below to see what Ryan Fudger, Will Stroud, Mark Burnett, Darryl Tocco, Dakota Roche, Charlie Crumlish, Ty Morrow, Jake Seeley, Francis Castro, Mike Mastroni and Ryan Navazio had to say. Throughout the peice, new designations pop up, opinions differ and uncertainty lingers among some. Pretty interesting.

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