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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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Autobahn

Autobahn by Dave ForrestAn 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 the classic ACAN effect while you were strolling or hopping tables and succeed every single time without fail? What if the method was simple, surefire and took up no more pocket space than a single deck of cards? What if this powerhouse effect could be performed with no memory work, no maths and no sleight of hand? What if the spectator could genuinely name...
Dave Forrest4 Aug 2007$14.00

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Fandango Part 1

Fandango Part 1 by Dave ForrestPart 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 contained within has been carefully selected to be both entertaining and practical. This is not a 'read it once' release. It is filled with effects that you will actually use in the real world for real people. Fandango Part 1 - all killer, no filler!

Contents:

  • Missing the Aces - An attempt to cut directly to a selected card goes awry...
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Second Guest

Second Guest by Dave ForrestA 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 them again. Drawing attention to the card case, the performer fairly shows it on all sides pointing out that there are clearly no slits or holes to be found anywhere. You turn your back and instruct the spectator to spread the cards face down, push any card from the spread and without looking at it, seal it in the card case. The rest of...
Dave Forrest7 Feb 2008$10.00

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Fandango Part 2

Fandango Part 2 by Dave ForrestPart 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 within has been carefully selected to ensure that the ‘Fandango’ ethos remains true. This is not a 'read it once' release. These are effects that you will actually use in the real world for real people.

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  • Four Found Fast - An extremely visual yet relatively easy production of four of a kind. While it looks very flashy...
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AIR Almost Impromptu Riser

AIR Almost Impromptu Riser by Dave Forrest
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 (no force) from a freely shuffled, completely regular deck of cards. The card may be signed if so desired. The card is then lost back into the deck. The magician places the entire deck inside the card case and, holding the deck with one hand, begins to concentrate. Very slowly, one card begins to emerge from the center of the cased deck. Little...
Dave Forrest24 Feb 2008$7.00

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Double Decker

Double Decker by Dave ForrestTwo 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 cards from a single card box! As always, the instructions are very clear and concise with each step of the process illustrated with cutting edge, stylized diagrams, the likes of which have never been seen before in magic literature. Making the deck is easy, requiring nothing more than a deck of cards, a few household items and an hour of your time.

The possibilities...

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Holes

Holes by Dave ForrestFollowing 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 into the center of the deck suddenly appears between two blank cards, one of which has a hole in it, as they are waved over the deck. The spectator actually sees their card arrive through the hole! Extremely visual. Easy to do. Resets automatically. Special cards included.
  • Hole’d the phone - A card is freely selected from a genuinely shuffled pack and signed across the...
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Ripped & Repaired

Ripped & Repaired by Dave ForrestThe 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 required.

A corner is cleanly and fairly torn off a selected card. (It really is!) The magician claims that he can restore this card to its former glory with the aid of a very special and ancient and magic-endowed instrument of necromancy. The spectators clutch their handbags to their faces and peek through the gaps in their fingers. The...

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Quickfire

Quickfire by Dave ForrestFive '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 for Four - The red Aces vanish and trap a selected card in the middle off the deck. Immediately, they vanish again trapping the three mates of the selection.
  • One Wild Animal - Three Jokers visually change into three selections one after the other.
  • Pip Trip - A pip is removed from one card and dropped onto another in order to change it into the...
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Route 1

Route 1 by Dave ForrestAny 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, a long shot if you will. Something that, should it work will guarantee many a sleepless night. You ask a spectator to just think of any card. Then you ask them to just think of any number between 1 and 52. The choices are written on the back of a Joker and left in plain view for all to see. You propose that you will, through shuffling and...
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Trap-ease

Trap-ease by Dave ForrestThe 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. The two Jokers are shown front and back, there are only two cards and they do not go near the deck. With a little flick, a face down card appears in between them. The card is removed and shown to be the signed selection. It really is as straight forward as that!
  • no palming
  • two handlings included
  • gimmick is easy to construct - takes roughly...
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Smoke Rings

Smoke Rings by Dave ForrestA 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 do, bar none." - David Forrest (from the introduction of this manuscript)
Smoke Rings is a completely impromptu, 100% examinable linking card effect which requires no preparation whatsoever. Only one card is used, nothing else. No additional gimmicks are required, your hands are clearly empty. This is anywhere, anytime magic with nothing more than...
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Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision by Dave ForrestThe 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 killer. The construction of the gimmick is devious!" - Peter Duffie

"Dave, it looks uber-cool, nice one!!" - Liam Montier

The main Tunnel Vision routine is a professional performance piece where four Jokers change one by one into Aces as they are pushed through the deck. This engaging routine builds to an impossible climax whereby the spectators actually witness the...
Dave Forrest15 Oct 2010$15.00

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DeLorian: signed card under cellophane

DeLorian: signed card under cellophane by Dave ForrestDeLorian 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 of the cellophane looks fu**in' great!" - Cameron Francis

"A fun trick with a novel presentation and an intriguing method. You've proved that a good trick is all in the details!" - Andi Gladwin

The DeLorian gimmick allows you to apparently remove a folded card from under the cellophane of the card case in a natural and completely deceptive way. There’s...
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AIR Almost Impromptu Riser (flash video version)

AIR Almost Impromptu Riser (flash video version) by Dave ForrestBeing 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 answer is YES! The answer is AIR!

Any card is freely selected from the deck. The card is signed before being lost back into the pack. The pack is placed into the box and you focus your attention on the top of the cased deck. Slowly and eerily, a card is seen to rise from the center for well over half its length. That card is the signed card....

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Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking by Dave ForrestInspired 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 is asked to imagine three coins. They are then asked to select one of the coins, toss it in the air and catch it, calling heads or tails. Let's imagine they call tails! You open your prediction - inside you have accurately predicted both the denomination of the coin they imagined and whether it would land heads or tails!

Inspired by Max Maven's effect 'Positive/Negative', this is the ultimate...

Dave Forrest4 Dec 2010$7.00

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The Forrest Triumph

The Forrest Triumph by Dave ForrestEffect: 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 then you decide to take it even further and have the spectator remember one of the cards from within the chaotic mess you've made of the deck. With this done you FAIRLY FAN THE DECK TOWARDS THE SPECTATORS - IT IS SEEN TO BE GENUINELY MIXED FACE UP INTO FACE DOWN. You even give it one final weave - just to be sure. Now, with no corrective manouvers...
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Reform: a self-working torn and restored card

Reform: a self-working torn and restored card by Dave ForrestThis 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 detail, from the deviously simple gimmick to the 'self contained' set up, you will be carrying this pocket sized miracle with you everywhere. Get Reform today. By tonight, you'll be blowing people away - it's honestly that easy!

runtime 17 minutes

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Forecast: a prediction deck

Forecast: a prediction deck by Dave ForrestWith 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, a second card that was just named.

In the second effect a spectator chooses any card - a completely FREE choice yet you produce an odd backed duplicate of that card from your pocket. The download will tell you everything you need to know including details on how to construct your own 'FORECAST ' deck - don't worry - it's cheap and easy...

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Pretext: make impossible predictions

Pretext: make impossible predictions by Dave ForrestPRETEXT 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 name and a card that they freely named. You'll soon realise the depth of the PRETEXT system as it allows you to accurately predict practically anything during the course of a simple card trick in a way that appears so fair you won't believe it. This is the type of prediction that simply cannot be backtracked - your audiences will be left stunned...
Dave Forrest4 Dec 2010$7.00

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