I bought pik stik when back pain made me dread spring and all the garden chores and bending that would inevitably make the pain worse. When the pik stik arrived, I tried it out on twigs that had been blown down in a winter storm and was able to pick up several at a time in a bundle. It picked up old hosta leaves and dahlia stalks that had not completely composted; all of those spring clean-up chores. The non slip jaws will pick up pieces of paper, small rocks and other junk on the lawn. It's light and does not require a lot of hand strength.