A Phoenix-based entrepreneur just invented an innovative new way to shovel — for us Phoenicians at least — dirt. For everyone else, though, this next-gen shovel will make your snow-shoveling experience much easier.
Just what exactly makes a shovel "next-gen?" Well, let's think for a second. When you're moving dirt from one thing to another, what's the place where you waste the most energy?
While your dominant hand might help you ram that shovel into the dirt, your other hand doesn't have nearly enough leverage to move the dirt fast enough.
Well, Stephen Walden just figured out exactly the leverage that you'll need to move dirt easier than ever before.
Want a glimpse of this next-gen shovel? Here it is.
This is Walden's snow shovel. It looks like a normal shovel except for the circular grip designed to let your other hand do a little more work. So why release such a game-changing shovel?
I'll let Walden explain:
It shouldn’t be normal to wake up sore every day after using these tools, so why not come up with a way to make them easier to use. I was using other tools as well, with perpendicular handles, like hedge trimmers and weed whackers, when I realized that this handle configuration can be used on a simple shovel.
That's one product that made me ask "Why didn't I think of that!?" Google's next-gen driverless car, on the other hand, isn't something that made me say that.