I purchased two Snowcasters, one for my kids and one for myself. The shovels arrived the day before the blizzard of 2013. My kids originally poked fun at the “weird looking” shovel and couldn’t see how the thing would work. Then the storm hit. I got a couple of calls from them telling me that the Snowcaster was “awesome” and couldn’t believe how well the shovel worked. I also was EXTREMELY pleased with how well the shovel performed. Once I got the hang of using the Snowcaster to its best use in such heavy snow, I loved the fact that I was now the plow and could let the shovel do its work. I found myself looking forward to going back outside throughout the day just to tidy up the snow. Thanks so much!