Interesting...it was dry as a bone when mowing. Down here in the south, that's about as close as I get to "striping" on bermuda lawns. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but until a customer complains, I don't have much reason to stop. At my previous house, when I actually had a yard to speak of, I would do as much as I could to get that type of look.
To each his own, I'm glad to get all sorts of opinions.
I'm a Stihl handheld guy, with Toro push mowers, no brand loyalty on bigger mowers. You couldn't pay me to own a Ford or Dodge.
My business provides quality lawn care, but more than that, we offer even higher customer service.