If folks want to swing a heavy-ass maul, more power to ya. I bust most rounds first shot with the Super pro. I've never compared it to anything so I can't say it works better or not, just that mine works (I'm 6-2, 240). But I didn't post to rile up the Trads against the Fisks. I just have a suggestion for safe splitting. I use an oak chopping block with a tire fitted on the top. The round stays up there while I split it and the rubber bounces any mishits. No bending to pick up the splits. Easy on my aching back and knees.