i dont mow much , my partner mows and i whip . and he always picks up most the sticks in yards including ones like round as a baby finger and like 6" long . well im always saying that the blades dont even hit most of them and that even the ones that are hit dont dull the blades up fast enough to waste the time picking them up . and thusly its a waste of time picking up sticks say smaller than 3/4" in diameter and a foot long . but i dont run the mowers much so not sure how quickly hitting the sticks dulls up blades . so i was wondering others outlook on it ?