Jersey David. Photo by Jason Lecras.
With another log thrown on the “OMG is Mark Suciu #authentic?” fire today (and with no visible start of spring in sight), we would like to momentarily redirect your attention to another Philadelphia-area media institution. Stop Fakin’ 2 came out last summer, and you’ve likely seen some of its sections, as it was released via the “Few parts on YouTube, $10 for the DVD” business model favored by independent skate video directors today. It was the first independent project of 2012 to propel the “Love Park is back” narrative, while also serving as a reminder that Pulaski Park never left.
The entire video is now online in full. While we have fawned over Mark Suciu’s unprecedented footage-gathering capabilities, we have too easily forgotten that Stop Fakin’ 2 boasted one of three parts that Jersey Dave released in 2012. And in the realm of cameos: Sabotage may have had a switch 360 flipping Brian Wenning’s return to Love Park, but it sure as hell didn’t feature an appearance from the far more legendary Mr. Z.
If you’re an old soul and still want the DVD, you can buy it here.