The basic effect of Frost is that you can show a deck, front and back, apparently normal on both
sides. In an instant, you make the entire deck turn blank, again showing both sides of the cards.
In both cases you show all the cards. But that's just the beginning, because as a tool you can
incorporate this with other elements, such as having a spectator's signed selection become the only
printed card in a deck that has gone entirely blank.
Frost relies on a clever method that
is different from other blank deck tricks, yet is very easy to use, and offers good possibilities
for presentation and performance. The ad copy is quite accurate in saying there's no
rough-and-smooth or flaps or anything like that. The cards are normal poker-sized cards with an
embossed air cushion finish, and are printed by USPCC so the quality is excellent. As you'd expect,
they are heavily gaffed, in most cases on both sides, and all the trickery lies in the printing, so
the deck handles and performs completely normally.
Along with the deck you get access to a
35 minute video tutorial online, which covers everything you need to learn. In terms of difficulty,
Frost is basically self-working because the deck does all the work for you, and it's very easy to
perform. As long as you can fan and spread cards relatively evenly, there's little to worry about.
You can optionally add in sleights like an Erdnase Colour Change if you wish, to enhance aspects of
the routine, and that is covered in the video tutorial. But no real sleight of hand is required,
and the couple of moves you do need to do (e.g. displacing a card) are well motivated and can be
Due to how the deck is gaffed, you can when showing the faces to be blank you
can spread the cards quite wide, which really adds to the illusion that all the printing is
completely gone. And unlike some similar blank deck effects, the fact that you can show both sides
to be printed, and then both sides to be blank, is a real strength of Frost. It's worth
highlighting that you genuinely can show virtually all the cards, because it's not as if the deck
simply consists only of a bank of regular cards and a bank of bank cards, limiting you to just
showing half of the deck. So there are several elements that Frost offers in presentation that just
aren't possible with some other blank deck tricks.
Frost relies on a clever method that is
different from other blank deck tricks, yet is very easy to use, and offers good possibilities for
presentation and performance. I'm impressed!