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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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Snatch by Dave Forrest
Snatch

Impossibly produce a card the spectator is thinking of from a cased deck, bound with a rubber band!

Your spectator shuffles the deck and hands it back to you. You make no moves. They think of a card from inside the deck. You make no moves. They are

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Dave Forrest26 Aug 2014$9.91

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The Butterfly Effect: an impossible triple prediction by Dave Forrest
The Butterfly Effect: an impossible triple prediction

SELF WORKING - SELF CONTAINED - INSTANT RESET - WORKS EVERY TIME

(This is Dave's treatment of Cameron Francis' effect 18: A Powerhouse Prediction Effect.)

EFFECT: You display a deck of cards and begin by telling your spectator two pieces

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Dave Forrest8 Jan 2013$12.00

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Boxflip by Dave Forrest
Boxflip

'Card to Box' meets 'Deck to Pocket' in this insanely visual transpostion.

The Effect: You remove the deck from its case and have a spectator freely choose any card - no force - and sign it across the face. You then place the card case into your pocket

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Dave Forrest5 Nov 2011$12.00

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Star: torn and restored card by Dave Forrest
Star: torn and restored card

The Torn and Restored card that breaks the mould. Dave has kept it a secret for more than eight years.

Effect: Fold a selected and signed card into quarters and then fairly rip it up. Now, slowly and visually you start to fuse the pieces back together

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Colour Burn: color changing deck by Dave Forrest
Colour Burn: color changing deck

A blue backed deck is removed from its case. The deck is spread and your spectators are asked to call out the names of some cards that they see. You then take the named cards and, one by one, begin to magically change their back colour from blue to red.
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Staple: a stunning transposition by Dave Forrest
Staple: a stunning transposition

Imagine this: You show your lucky Joker - it's folded and stapled firmly to the card case. A card is selected, let's say it's the Jack of Clubs. It is placed face up in the centre of the pack. With just a wave of your magic wand (Sharpie marker!) A face
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Idiom by Dave Forrest
Idiom

Effect: You show a deck of playing cards - they're blank on the back and on the face you have written all the letters of the alphabet, one letter on each card. The spectator shuffles the deck and selects any four cards. He is then asked to form a word
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ACAAN Again by Dave Forrest
ACAAN Again

Dave just can't leave this plot alone. Here, on this 12 minute video download you'll learn perhaps his boldest method to date. A regular deck is thoroughly examined and shuffled by a spectator. A freely chosen number between 1 and 52 is written on a business
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Pretext: make impossible predictions by Dave Forrest
Pretext: make impossible predictions

PRETEXT is a multi-layered deception that will allow you to easily make the most incredible predictions. In the effect included in this 18 minute instant video download you produce a folded billet from inside your wallet that accurately predicts a persons
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Forecast: a prediction deck by Dave Forrest
Forecast: a prediction deck

With the 'FORECAST' deck you'll be performing the most unbelievable prediction effects with the greatest of ease. In the first effect included on this 15 minute instant download, you accurately predict a card that will be freely cut to and then, unbelieavbly,
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Reform: a self-working torn and restored card by Dave Forrest
Reform: a self-working torn and restored card

This may well be the easiest Torn and Restored card ever created. With absolutely no sleight of hand what so ever you cause a torn card to reform inside your spectators very own hand! After watching this 17 minute download, describing everything in great
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The Forrest Triumph by Dave Forrest
The Forrest Triumph

Effect: You announce that you will give a demonstration of shuffle tracking but that you will go even further than normal and actually track cards in a deck which is mixed face up and face down. The deck is very fairly mixed this way a number of times
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Positive Thinking by Dave Forrest
Positive Thinking

Inspired by an effect by Max Maven. If you like these type of effects also make sure to check out Assertive Positive Negative by Scott F. Guinn.

Effect: You place a folded business card - a prediction - on the table in full view. Your spectator

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AIR Almost Impromptu Riser (flash video version) by Dave Forrest
AIR Almost Impromptu Riser (flash video version)

Being a huge fan of the classic 'rising card' effect, Dave asked himself the following question: "Is it possible to cause a freely selected and signed card to rise from the centre of a regular deck of cards that is locked inside the card case?"

The

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Dave Forrest15 Oct 2010$15.00

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DeLorian: signed card under cellophane by Dave Forrest
DeLorian: signed card under cellophane

DeLorian is a show stopping ‘Signed Card to Impossible Location’ effect that can be performed at any time during your act with any freely selected card! And, it’s just as easy to do as it is absolutely stunning!
"I must say, pulling that card out
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Tunnel Vision by Dave Forrest
Tunnel Vision

The Tunnel Vision gimmicks will allow you to push a face up playing card through the deck - as it emerges from the other side it is seen to change into a completely different card.
"This looks great. The final phase - with gimmick - is the real
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Smoke Rings by Dave Forrest
Smoke Rings

A one card link. Singled out by the legendary Paul Harris for inclusion on his 'True Astonishment' DVD set, Smoke Rings is a truly incredible impromptu miracle!
"If I only had one playing card with which to do magic, this is the routine that I'd
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Trap-ease by Dave Forrest
Trap-ease

The ultra visual, highly impossible yet super easy sandwich effect!

Effect: A pair of cards are removed from the deck, let's say the two Jokers for example. A card is freely selected and signed across the face before being lost back into the deck.
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Route 1 by Dave Forrest
Route 1

Any card at any number.

At the beginning of your card set you display a blue backed deck and place it into your pocket for later. You then remove a red deck and blow everyone away with all your hottest stuff. Just before you end you suggest an experiment,
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Quickfire by Dave Forrest
Quickfire

Five 'Hit and Run' effects for the close up performer! Four quick, visual and impromptu card effects with an ordinary deck plus a 'Signed Bill to Marker Cap' effect that is as easy as it is practical. These are effects that you will use.
  • Sandwich
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Dave Forrest10 Mar 2008$9.00

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Ripped & Repaired by Dave Forrest
Ripped & Repaired

The Ripped & Repaired ebook contains 30 professionally designed pages of material. Every effect is described in great detail including in depth descriptions of any moves or sleights that may be required and over 60 photographs illustrating the text where
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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