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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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AIR Almost Impromptu Riser

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 2 / 24
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Positive Thinking

Dave Forrest

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...

2010 / 12 / 4
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The Forrest Triumph

Dave Forrest

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...
2010 / 12 / 4
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Reform: a self-working torn and restored card

Dave Forrest

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

2010 / 12 / 4
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Forecast: a prediction deck

Dave Forrest

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...

2010 / 12 / 4
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Pretext: make impossible predictions

Dave Forrest

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...
2010 / 12 / 4
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ACAAN Again

Dave Forrest

ACAAN Again by Dave ForrestDave 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 card. A freely chosen card is written on a second business card. Both of these are locked inside the card case. The performer takes the deck and deals until the number is reached. Sure enough, the chosen card is found at the freely chosen number. The best news? There is a very cool gimmick in play which makes this whole thing practically...
2010 / 12 / 4
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Idiom

Dave Forrest

Idiom by Dave ForrestEffect: 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 from the four cards chosen. If it so happens that he can make more than one word - he is allowed a COMPLETELY FREE CHOICE of which word he would like to settle on. A prediction that has been in full view throughout is then shown to accuratley match the freely chosen word!

Idiom truly is an audience pleaser. The organic props are genuinely interesting...

2010 / 12 / 14
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Staple: a stunning transposition

Dave Forrest

Staple: a stunning transposition by Dave ForrestImagine 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 up Joker is discovered in the centre of the pack! On closer inspection it is found to be creased and bears little staple holes. When the card case is turned over we now find that the card firmly stapled to the card case is the Jack of Clubs! And, it can all be examined.

This 13 minute video will explain everything you need to make the very...

2010 / 12 / 14
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Double Decker

Dave Forrest

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...

2008 / 3 / 2
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Holes

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 3 / 2
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Quickfire

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 3 / 10
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Snatch

Dave Forrest

Snatch by Dave ForrestImpossibly 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 then immediately handed the deck to shuffle again. You make no moves. The deck is fairly cased and then bound with a rubber band. Within THREE SECONDS you produce one card from inside the deck yet the deck itself is still cased and bound. The spectator removes the band. The spectator removes the deck and is asked to locate the card they were thinking...

2014 / 8 / 26
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Second Guest

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 2 / 7
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Ripped & Repaired

Dave Forrest

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...

2008 / 3 / 2
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Route 1

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 3 / 10
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Trap-ease

Dave Forrest

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...
2008 / 3 / 10
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Boxflip

Dave Forrest

Boxflip by Dave Forrest'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 before losing the signed card back into the centre of the deck. With a snap of your fingers you claim that you have made the card jump to your pocket and appear inside the card case. Your audience doesn't believe you. But, with a totally empty hand you reach into your pocket and produce...the entire deck. The spectator turns his attention back...

2011 / 11 / 5
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The Butterfly Effect: an impossible triple prediction

Dave Forrest

The Butterfly Effect: an impossible triple prediction by Dave ForrestSELF 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 of information:

  1. One of the cards in the deck has had its back altered.
  2. The deck is in a completely random order but for three cards which you have specifically positioned for the experiment.
The deck is spread face up and the spectator is asked to verify that the deck appears to be in a completely random order. The spectator confirms that it is. You begin to deal through the deck, face up on...
2013 / 1 / 8
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Autobahn

Dave Forrest

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...
2007 / 8 / 4
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