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Topic: Part Of Your Everyday Carry
Message: Posted by: Peter Nardi (Dec 3, 2020 07:55AM)
Hi All,

Super proud to release my first effect with my son Harry. We choose a premise that we both love and have created a modern effect that we carry with us everywhere.

Here are just a few of comments from people who own it.

"This is one of most organic version of this method that I have ever seen! Trust me, you will never leave home without it!Ē
Luca Volpe

"Contactless is a direct and versatile effect. Versatile enough to be used as a straightforward prediction, influence or my favourite, in conjunction with a psychic reading, yes itís possible.

A great opener casual performance piece thatís so small and dare I say Ďnatural/organicí you have no excuse not to carry it with you at all times"

Mick Wilson


"Contactless is a great modern twist on a classic piece of Mentalism. I will carry this with me all the time, always ready to get great reactions with a first class piece of psychological magic"

Michael J Fitch

You can find out more here https://www.alakazam.co.uk/contactless-by-peter-and-harry-nardi.html

Regards

Peter
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 3, 2020 08:17AM)
Not a very catchy name -"Part Of Your Everyday Carry".
Message: Posted by: dman11 (Dec 3, 2020 08:24AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, Martin Pulman wrote:
Not a very catchy name -"Part Of Your Everyday Carry". [/quote]

The whole add needs work! What is it??? If you catch me with some interesting detail (besides friend appraisals) about it, I'll go watch the demo...if it sounds interesting to me. To much competition out there with new effects, gotta do better than this.
Message: Posted by: Peter Nardi (Dec 3, 2020 09:24AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, Martin Pulman wrote:
Not a very catchy name -"Part Of Your Everyday Carry". [/quote]

The actual name is Contactless Martin but I suspect you knew that you cheeky chap! :rotf:

Peter
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 3, 2020 10:22AM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, Peter Nardi wrote:
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, Martin Pulman wrote:
Not a very catchy name -"Part Of Your Everyday Carry". [/quote]

The actual name is Contactless Martin but I suspect you knew that you cheeky chap! :rotf:

Peter [/quote]
Hi Peter,

Hope you're good. You should write a book about the method underpinning this. It could be the definitive tome on the subject!
Message: Posted by: MagicBrent (Dec 3, 2020 10:29AM)
I would call it Harry Carry. Unless, it sucked, then Hairy Carry.
Message: Posted by: warren (Dec 3, 2020 12:41PM)
Interesting as long as it's not multiple outs
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Dec 3, 2020 01:02PM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, warren wrote:
Interesting as long as it's not multiple outs [/quote]

Of course it is. But that shouldn't diminish interest. Multiple outs is one of the best methods ever created.
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Dec 3, 2020 03:04PM)
Well I still get fantastic reactions from 'Andy Nymans' Killer elite so why not,not for all but for some yes,quick sharp and too the point.
Message: Posted by: ScarneAce (Dec 3, 2020 06:04PM)
[quote]On Dec 3, 2020, warren wrote:
Interesting as long as it's not multiple outs [/quote]

It's pretty obvious its multiple outs, I guess that the wallet and the bill can't be inspected/opened/turned over...

Good idea but don't think its worthy of a £30 effect, this would have been better as a cheap download since you can buy those wallets on ebay for $5
Message: Posted by: Joe Roberts (Dec 3, 2020 08:58PM)
Yeah, I don't get it. You could do the same thing with the wallet you have now, a bill, and three cards. What does this offer?
Message: Posted by: Fire Starter (Dec 4, 2020 02:08AM)
The wallet possibly on the same lines as 'Killer Elite' might be the reason for an out ,so buying one and having to do something?.
Message: Posted by: music (Dec 4, 2020 07:04AM)
Reminds me of an old but very good trick I believe was called "Mind Control", it was 3 cards with a different color on each card, instead of a wallet there was a pay envelope.
Message: Posted by: ScarneAce (Dec 4, 2020 07:33AM)
It's also just not that strong an effect. if you're always going to carry something, do digital force bag, or carry b'wave in your wallet, crazy mans handcuffs, even color monte is stronger than this.
Message: Posted by: dj (Dec 4, 2020 10:22AM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2020, music wrote:
Reminds me of an old but very good trick I believe was called "Mind Control", it was 3 cards with a different color on each card, instead of a wallet there was a pay envelope.

https://www.magictricks.com/mind-control.html
Message: Posted by: stp (Dec 4, 2020 01:04PM)
Received mine yesterday. It indeed passed the 'smell test', and great quality. The wallet can be examined if you like. I only have to check which cards I can use or that I need to use different/smaller stickers. The cards I want to use (cards I actually use) aren't suitable to stick the supplied stickers on. They will cover up parts on the back which may cause problems (e.g. cant stick it my driving license since it will cover important info no matter were I stick it). I will continue the search for suitable cards. Great trick and simple to follow. I like it.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Dec 4, 2020 02:51PM)
I applaud the attempt to make this more "organic", but what are the stickers supposed to be? Are they seen as ordinary everyday items among the young 'uns?
Message: Posted by: stp (Dec 4, 2020 03:15PM)
I was just thinking, also to solve my sticker problem without stickers, maybe a prop could be added to the wallet, like a (car)key (not that if a carkey but a keycard, maybe I can find an older carkey) If you make the reveal, you open the wallet and let the key fall out (or another prop which makes it plausible to store in a wallet). You can show the wallet to be emtpy after the reveal. Maybe there is also another combination prop vs card.

Or maybe even better: I make sure I use only one card with a photo of myself and add a small photo (maybe the same if you have one) in the wallet and on the back I write in text the cards they didn't choose. Then you can fist tell them they choose the only card which has your picture and as a kicker you can proof it by showing the back
Message: Posted by: Joe Roberts (Dec 4, 2020 03:42PM)
I'd still like someone to explain what is being offered here.

Why not just put down a business card, a library card, and a credit card on the table, and then use multiple outs:

If they pick the Credit Card, you turn over all the cards and on the back of the credit card, in the signature line it says, "You will choose the credit card."

If they select the business card, then you open your wallet and remove your prediction, A duplicate business card with, "You will pick the business card," written on the back. Nothing else is in the wallet.

If they pick the library card you open up the bill you wagered and it says, "You will choose the library card."

You can do this trick with normal objects and a normal wallet, so what does the version being sold allow you to do that the version I just shared doesn't?
Message: Posted by: stp (Dec 4, 2020 04:18PM)
I might be overthinking a bit indeed. Writing on the back of one of the cards could also be solution instead of using the stickers. The wallet offers, beside just being a nice leather wallet) a way to only carry 3 cards with you (and 1 bill) if that makes sense.
Message: Posted by: Joe Roberts (Dec 4, 2020 04:23PM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2020, stp wrote:
I might be overthinking a bit indeed. Writing on the back of one of the cards could also be solution instead of using the stickers. The wallet offers, beside just being a nice leather wallet) a way to only carry 3 cards with you (and 1 bill) if that makes sense. [/quote]

Okay thanks. I'd rather just do it with my normal wallet.
Message: Posted by: Doric (Dec 4, 2020 06:22PM)
It's like Harry just discovered multiple outs and then released the first trick he thought up using the principle. Alakazam has been hitting them out of the park recently but this is a strike.
Message: Posted by: ScarneAce (Dec 5, 2020 09:34AM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2020, Doric wrote:
It's like Harry just discovered multiple outs and then released the first trick he thought up using the principle. Alakazam has been hitting them out of the park recently but this is a strike. [/quote]

Yup, like his effect Pocket Daydream which was just a copy of an effect from Tarbell.

Looking forward to their next effect involving 21 cards and 3 piles
Message: Posted by: IanB (Dec 5, 2020 12:12PM)
Once again I find it hard to believe that "named" magicians are giving this positive reviews. It's an awful release.

If you like multiple outs try this. A great product well thought out and entertaining for lay people.

https://billabbottmagic.com/products/pick-your-poison-by-erick-olson

Much better value for money and workable unlike this release.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Dec 6, 2020 10:05PM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2020, IanB wrote:
Once again I find it hard to believe that "named" magicians are giving this positive reviews. It's an awful release.

If you like multiple outs try this. A great product well thought out and entertaining for lay people.

https://billabbottmagic.com/products/pick-your-poison-by-erick-olson

Much better value for money and workable unlike this release. [/quote]

Agreed on this release but I'm also not interested in carrying around coasters in a special made case. Maybe just a home made version using business cards would be more organic? Don't know but I am a fan of MO's so I'll keep my eyes peeled for a superior version I guess.
Message: Posted by: wanderwizard (Dec 9, 2020 07:11AM)
Alakazam are a great online magic shop I purchase most of my effects from them,BUT this is way overpriced like a previous pÚst said you can pick up a leather card holder for less than a fiver from EBay or Amazon and stickers for 99p it's pretty obvious what's going on and using the premise you can have this £20 note if I cannot predict which card you are going to choose makes it a strong effect but come on £30 guys !!!!!! in truth only the newish hobbyists are going to purchase it most of us who like it will make our own up
Message: Posted by: westo (Jan 12, 2021 12:43PM)
After some thought I've upped this to six cards at the start....seems much stronger to me now.
Message: Posted by: Kenco (Jan 12, 2021 01:01PM)
[quote]On Dec 9, 2020, wanderwizard wrote:
Alakazam are a great online magic shop I purchase most of my effects from them,BUT this is way overpriced like a previous pÚst said you can pick up a leather card holder for less than a fiver from EBay or Amazon and stickers for 99p it's pretty obvious what's going on and using the premise you can have this £20 note if I cannot predict which card you are going to choose makes it a strong effect but come on £30 guys !!!!!! in truth only the newish hobbyists are going to purchase it most of us who like it will make our own up [/quote]

I also use to be a Alakazam fan and would buy most of their products but lately they screwed up my order and were so cold with apology that I decided to just stick with US Dealers. The only UK dealers worth buying from would be Propdog they make things right whenever they make a mistake. RIP Alakazam!!!
Message: Posted by: UnbiasedMagicReviews (Jan 14, 2021 06:37AM)
[quote]On Dec 4, 2020, Joe Roberts wrote:
I'd still like someone to explain what is being offered here.

Why not just put down a business card, a library card, and a credit card on the table, and then use multiple outs:

If they pick the Credit Card, you turn over all the cards and on the back of the credit card, in the signature line it says, "You will choose the credit card."

If they select the business card, then you open your wallet and remove your prediction, A duplicate business card with, "You will pick the business card," written on the back. Nothing else is in the wallet.

If they pick the library card you open up the bill you wagered and it says, "You will choose the library card."

You can do this trick with normal objects and a normal wallet, so what does the version being sold allow you to do that the version I just shared doesn't? [/quote]

Obviously to take your money! It would be great to see some new products that embrace original thinking/methods instead of seeing the market flooded with the same old thing over and over again. What a disappointment.
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Jan 14, 2021 12:19PM)
A three-way multiple-out for thirty quid? They are taking the proverbial.

This isn't even all that magical. I've never done B'Wave because it's just a choice of four. Now we are hoping for amazement for guessing right out of three. Who ARE the people in the reviews giving this five stars? I feel sorry for their audiences.
Message: Posted by: CardGuyMike (Jan 14, 2021 01:20PM)
They nearly lost their minds praising Swindle which is a choice of 2.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jan 15, 2021 02:51PM)
Bwave is a classic of close up magic and you are missing a trick if you donít perform that . It may be a 1 in 4 but itís perceived so much stronger with the 2 kickers it has . Itís a great little opener and letís face it people rave about which hand effects which are a 50/50 chance . Layer that correctly though and it absolutely kills too but I agree this effect advertised here looks very lame Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: CardGuyMike (Jan 15, 2021 07:31PM)
I agree that Bwave and many of its variations is a truly classic, magical effect. And yeah the kickers really elevate it. John Bannon's B'rainiac is one of my all time favorites.

I have never understood the appeal of 50/50 effects like Swindle or "which hand". And I guess it must just be me given the huge number of sometimes pricey gimmicks that let you do "which hand".

Anyhow, this release is very underwhelming to me as well.
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Jan 16, 2021 08:06AM)
I get the arguments in favour of B'wave. It's probably just me.

Which Hand? effects are only impressive with multiple repeats.

(And Swindle? Words fail me: why would ANYONE do this?)
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jan 16, 2021 08:58AM)
Yes I agree Ross you do need repeats with which hand effects and a kicker premonition reveal imho . I agree swindle doesnít do that either but sometimes the slow building of the chances from luck , coincidence to the dam right impossible is a good way to frame a little set of routines imo Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Jan 16, 2021 11:51AM)
[quote]On Jan 16, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Yes I agree Ross you do need repeats with which hand effects and a kicker premonition reveal imho . I agree swindle doesnít do that either but sometimes the slow building of the chances from luck , coincidence to the dam right impossible is a good way to frame a little set of routines imo Gaz 😊 [/quote]

Well - it always depends on the performer, of course. On its own, though, I can't imagine Swindle being impressive. Nor, indeed - to steer this smoothly back on topic - Contactless.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Jan 16, 2021 12:13PM)
[quote]On Jan 15, 2021, CardGuyMike wrote:
I have never understood the appeal of 50/50 effects like Swindle or "which hand". And I guess it must just be me given the huge number of sometimes pricey gimmicks that let you do "which hand'[/quote]
'Which Hand' isn't 50/50 though? Each succeeding phase -in any halfway decent 'which hand' routine- increases the odds, until it's clear deep powers of influence/psychic powers etc must be in play.
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jan 16, 2021 02:07PM)
Correct Martin in the routine I do which is 3 phases the odds of being correct in succession is 7/1 or 14.28 % .
So the risk of failure hence then is 86% or as near dam it . Then with an added kicker makes it seem impossible to the audience imo Gaz 😊 .
Anyway back on topic for this effect 😉
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Jan 16, 2021 02:53PM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2020, IanB wrote:
Once again I find it hard to believe that "named" magicians are giving this positive reviews. It's an awful release.

. [/quote]

This is known as the old pals act they give Alakazam a good write up and Peter returns the favour when they have something
To sell, this happens all the time !

I normally take mates reviews with a pinch of salt
Message: Posted by: Gaz Lawrence (Jan 16, 2021 04:04PM)
I have the upmost respect for IanB in magic , so if he says itís rubbish then itís rubbish itís as pure and simple as that Gaz 😊
Message: Posted by: IanB (Jan 17, 2021 06:49PM)
Thanks for the kind words Gaz.
Message: Posted by: IanB (Jan 17, 2021 06:54PM)
I think it's great that people are thinking beyond the initial trick and making it better. A friend of mine had made it a 4 way out which is nice.

That still doesn't excuse the fact that this is a poor release and the trick as published is simply not worth the money.
Message: Posted by: a brown 1968 (Jan 19, 2021 02:54AM)
It seems a lot of money given you can replicate the effect with just your credit card , a key and smart phone . Where the credit card and key have no ou** on them and the phone is not using a magic app or mul** ou** in the sense of various media options , whatís app , messenger , Twitter etc .

No wallet , NW etc

Andrew