The last couple of weeks I have taken an hour out of my daily splitting regimen to use the maul rather than hydro and love it! Using the maul I can split larger rounds (24"+) faster, keep the cardio up, and create a strong burn in my arms, shoulders, and back. This same burn could be had by lifting weights or rowing but this is much more satisfying! For those of you who haven't used a maul in a while, try you may really like it. Need to keep the scatter gun near by. Had two geese fly just over the woodpile this morning. I could've had supper in the bag. Fresh goose roasted over an open pit hmmm. Man I love this time of year.