Limitless by Peter Nardi

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Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby kevmundo » Aug 12th, '16, 13:29



The Effect

See it here: http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-Limit ... ition.html





Cost £24.99 or £37.98 for the combo at Alakazam.co.uk



Difficulty
Very easy to do.



Review

Basically, you get a deck of cards, riffle it in front of some unsuspecting person prior to asking them the choose a card, and hey presto, they pick the card you wanted them to pick. I seem to remember David Blaine doing something similar in an advert at the cinema many years ago (I assumed he used a sxxxt cxxd???) Anyway, this uses a different method albeit similar in principle.The deck is nicely presented and although gimmicked, you can show the deck as genuine, but it may be unwise to hand it out for inspection.

I was concerned that this effect wouldn't be 100% once I saw the method, however, thus far, touch wood, it hasn't missed. Although, I do have an outer just in case. You can buy the basic version with one force card or you can buy the combo with multiple. I bought the combo, which personally, was a waste of money. I really can't be bothered to change the force card and have no reason to do so. But everybody is different so you might want the option?

It's ok for the price and pretty much does what it says on the tin. I have a gig in a few weeks and I'm using this as a very fast opener. My only reservation is the title. Apparently, the things you can do with this deck are 'Limitless.' They really aren't. No. Really, they aren't. You can force a card. That's it. Now I don't consider myself the dumbest creature on earth, nor do I consider myself the brightest, but even I can see the applications are not 'limitless.' Maybe I'm just being willfully blind???



Overall

Easy to do. Not bank breaking. Possibly 99% effective. It looks clean and at least you can ask your spectator "did you see lots of different cards go by" to which he will reply "yes" so it's more deceptive than a simple force, albeit, that's precisely what it is.

And if you're interested - my backup is that I just have the force card on the top of the deck. If they don't pick my card out during the 'free choice' I just riffle force the top card on them anyway, making some God awful joke about their initial choice of card! :D

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Re: Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby Mandrake » Aug 12th, '16, 18:47

Thanks for the review, £25 to force one card seems a bit pricey to me but, there again, I'm a well known cheapskate. I'm not much of a cardie but I do know at least three other ways of forcing and they cost zilch!!

We've discussed many times to excessive use of hyperbole in bigging up a trick, sounds like this is continuing the trend?

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Re: Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby mr invisible » Aug 20th, '16, 09:27

Saw this performed last week, and must say its a nice effect, but as mentioned by Mandrake, not a card man myself, but do love watching card magic done nicely.. 8)

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Re: Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby Johnny Bravo » Jan 12th, '17, 15:57

Too add to this I do like the way you can spread out the deck to show that the thought of card has disappeared & then you can have it turn up wherever you like :-)

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Re: Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby Mobius Klein » Aug 7th, '17, 04:28

I think the ^limitless" aspect is that you can have the named card turn up anywhere after it is shown to have vanished from the deck. BUT you can do the same thing with a r**** & s***** f**** d***.

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Re: Limitless by Peter Nardi

Postby Johnny Bravo » Aug 7th, '17, 12:26

kevmundo

And if you're interested - my backup is that I just have the force card on the top of the deck. If they don't pick my card out during the 'free choice' I just riffle force the top card on them anyway,


Would you mind elaborating on this, I obviously get how you can force the card if needed but how do you know they haven't picked up on the correct card until the end of the effect, by which time it's too late to force??

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