After trying this new rake design out at home, I considered tossing it in the trash. The Groundskeeper was complete overkill on leaves and darned near tore a blank spot in my yard. The following week, after reporting back to my buyer what a joke it was, he forwarded an e-mail from the inventor requesting I test it on clean-up of twigs, bark, or stump grinder chips. “Fair enough,” I said. Several weeks went by before I tried it again, but indeed, this rake moves sticks & twigs, grinder chips, bark & mulch and even gravel like nobody’s business. The round and stiff tines of the Groundskeeper work differently than the flat, flexible tines of other rakes. While flat, flexible tines are great for gathering leaves without disturbing the ground, the Groundskeeper tines sacrifice a little grass to get the job finished and workers in the truck! Even better, I discovered that the Groundskeeper does a killer job of removing leaves from bushes by allowing green stems to pass between tines without harm. This rake must be used to be believed. 21-inch head, 28 steel tines, 55-inch fiberglass handle, 2 pounds.