JJ: No, we bought it: It is called MinnSNOWta. The porch is too small so I can't stand back. In fact we used only three segments for the handle. The rake has a total of 4 segments. Material is:
The slide is specially treated cloth that is slippery to snow yet stays flexible in the cold.
bl: going after the snow ASAP: Yes, but skiing ASAP is much more fun and provides for enough exhaustion.