Each piece costs a bit more (but about the same as a piece of PVC and a rebar stake) but they handle snow better, last longer, and no plastic. I think they are a better value in the end if you are doing enough to justify the bender.
"You must be the change you want to see in the world." "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Mahatma Gandhi
"Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words." --Francis of Assisi.
"Family farms work when the whole family works the farm." -- Adam Klaus
Acetylsalicylic acid is aspirin. This could be handy too: