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Dave Forrest

Dave Forrest

Late to discover close-up magic, David first became interested in the art at around 18 years of age. During one of many quests to give up smoking David thought he may have a better chance of kicking the habit if he could occupy his mind and give his hands something to do at the same time. Always having had a passing interest in card tricks, David went to a book shop and purchased Great Card Tricks by Bob Longe. David did manage to stop smoking (briefly!) but also inadvertently gained a far more expensive habit in card magic!

After the inevitable ‘pub gigs’ some real opportunities began to rear their head and soon, in between his real day job as a Graphic Designer, David’s evening’s were mostly spent trying to convince drunks to watch card tricks in return for a miserably poor monetary sum. After being made redundant and staring the prospect of trying to find gainful employment in the face, David boldly announced to his loved ones that he was going to have a go at being a professional magician. It was obvious to David at the time that to the loved ones in question, this was equivalent to announcing that he had decided to become a circus clown! And, unfortunately, they weren’t too far off the mark!

Soon after, David sold the rights to some packet tricks before independently releasing his Card Through Window effect – ‘CTW’. The effect was very well received and its success led to the birth of David’s magic publication business Full 52 Productions. Full 52 continues to thrive to this day and is so far surviving the battle between the written word and DVD! Being something of a neutral in the argument of which is better and seeking to basically hedge his bets, David formed Big Blind Media with Owen Packard late last year after collaboration on David’s acclaimed ‘Trickery’ DVD.

David currently lives in Berkshire with his wife Jo and his cat Buddy.

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Holes by Dave Forrest
Holes

Following on from the success of Ripped & Repaired, Holes is a manuscript from David Forrest featuring three close up miracles with playing cards, each involving holes!
  • On Holemeal - A super visual sandwich! A signed card which was lost
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Dave Forrest 2 Mar 2008 $9.00

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Double Decker by Dave Forrest
Double Decker

Two decks from one case!
"This really is very clever!" - David Regal
Remove two decks of cards from a single case! Double Decker is a manuscript describing the construction of a gimmicked deck that will allow you to produce two decks of
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Dave Forrest 2 Mar 2008 $9.00

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AIR Almost Impromptu Riser by Dave Forrest
AIR Almost Impromptu Riser

Q. Is it possible to perform the classic Rising Card effect without strings, magnets or elastic and without gaffed cards or gimmicked decks of any kind?

A. It is now! With David Forrest's A.I.R!

Effect: A spectator is asked to choose any card
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Dave Forrest 24 Feb 2008 $7.00

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Fandango Part 2 by Dave Forrest
Fandango Part 2

Part 2 in the ‘Fandango’ series continues with yet more innovative close up magic with the focus firmly fixed on practicality and real world performance.

Six more, never before published effects fresh from the mind of Dave Forrest. The material contained
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Dave Forrest 7 Feb 2008 $14.00

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Second Guest by Dave Forrest
Second Guest

A deck of cards is removed from its case and handed to the spectator for shuffling. It is a genuine, unmarked deck – not gimmicked in any way. The spectator shuffles the cards until he is satisfied and then holds on to them – the performer doesn’t touch
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Dave Forrest 7 Feb 2008 $10.00

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Fandango Part 1 by Dave Forrest
Fandango Part 1

Part 1 in a series of releases containing all new material designed with the intent of providing real world close up magicians with fresh, practical material.

Six brand new, never before published effects fresh from the mind of Dave Forrest. The material

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Dave Forrest 4 Aug 2007 $14.00

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Autobahn by Dave Forrest
Autobahn

An ACAN (Any Card at Any Number) effect specifically designed for the close-up artist.
"An excellent solution to the ACAN plot. It's good to see a method that gets away from memorisation and estimation." - Peter Duffie
What if you could perform
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Dave Forrest 4 Aug 2007 $14.00

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