At one time I had some red smoke come out of a bag and pulled out three potatoes. I would then start juggling them while saying "Hot potato!" I just wanted a juggling routine that made sense, lol. Some other sketches for other tricks are here too.
I remember listening to interviews of Rodney Mullen and being brought to tears. It was the truthfulness of his words, something that touched your heart - I honestly feel like he changed my outlook on life. One day he was talking about individualizing who you are through your board, and a light bulb went off in my head, to make skateboarding magic! Whenever I feel sad, lost, or uninspired, I turn to Mullen to fill up again. Thanks Rodney!
“I fell in love with skateboarding because it was individual; there were no teams, there were no captains, there was nothing to perfect. No style that had to be measured. It was completely opposite of what I saw in so many sports. It was creative. And to this day, that’s what I love, that’s always kept me back to it because it’s endless creation.” - Rodney Mullen
This might be the worst trick I ever invented, but I would try to sell it as a miracle. It might be the best mistake I ever made because it taught how to be subtle - how to believe in something. It was basically a non-gimmicked coin levitation. I do not like to junk things, so I was thinking it might be awesome to perform it at the Museum of Bad Art and then discuss the importance of failure and the art of being bad! Any help making that happen would awesome, email me: JoeLedouxMagic@gmail.com.