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The Ultimate What’s Next (#19) by Clift Mitchell(c. 2016,2022) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Magic dealers and creators often like to use the word Ultimate and Definitive when describing their shiny new version of a classic effect. Sadly, quite frequently these versions still leave a lot to be desired. But with Clift Mitchell’s Ultimate What’s Next that is not the case – Clift has addressed every issue I could think of and then some and really produced the Ultimate version of Tenyo’s popular effect What’s Next from 1965.
Clift created his first version in 2016 and made a run of 10 in 2017. In 2022 he made some changes to the design and as of October 2022 he has created 22 units in total (though the numbers go up to #23 as he skipped #11 when he started the second build at #12).
What I particularly like about Clift’s version is how the dots align pretty much automatically without having to watch them at all. I just did it while I was writing this description with my eyes closed and I nailed each change perfectly – try doing that with Tenyo’s or the others.
The Ultimate What’s Next is hand made by Clift and he spends about 20 hours on each unit. The board is made from wood and has a special aluminum flashing surface which is smooth and hard wearing. Embedded in the board and spots are 14 neodymium magnets and no expense has been spared on the production.
I like this version so much that I’m going to be placing it behind the bar in The Porcupine for use as a sobriety test for those local trouble makers.
Great job Clift and I hope to feature more of your exclusive treasures on my site in the future 🙂
Effect: A jumbo card is shown to the audience. It has one spot on one side and four on the other. It is shown again to have three spots on one side and six on the reverse. The magician proceeds to explain to the audience how the trick is done and everyone thinks they understand – that is until they find out that they have been fooled.
The next surprise is when eight spots appear on the reverse side. And the final real kicker will even fool magicians 🙂
- The classic effect made performer friendly and sure-fire.
- Perfect Alignment every time.
- Easy ‘No Look’ Handling.
- Bonus Kicker Ending.
Approx. Price: $200.00 (2022) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagic.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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