What height are you cutting at? I'm guessing at least 3.5" or higher? Try cutting at 3". It creates more vacume and less blowout. If you're having that much trouble with the V+ deck, you'll almost assuredly have it with the other two as well. In this weather, I get covered pretty good from my 7 Iron too.
We are finally getting rain here now and then, with a couple hard multi inch rains thrown in, but it takes more than one or two rains to get the grass back to healthy, with strong/stiff blades, and now it's getting late enough in the year (at east here in the northern climes) that the grass isn't going to get as healthy as it should due to lack of sunlight.