I love this shovel. The leverage the grips provide help a lot. Most of the time I can just push the snow to where I want it, and it does this much better than the standard shovel I was using. Last week we got a much heavier amount, and the berm caused by the plow was a real pain. I would grab a big bite, and then just drag it down the road a bit to where the berm wasn't so high, then toss it over. Ihe shovel's light weight helps!