I had a hard time driving and trying to get a clear discharge picture. I was forced to lower the cutting height to discharge enough grass for the camera to make a reasonable picture. You can see where I dropped the cutting height in the photo facing the mower on the right side. The fan pattern, as can be seen reasonably well is pretty even across the discharge opening. The pattern is evenly distributed with each blade of grass separated from the ones around it. I made a picture of the hour meter because 56 hrs is the longest I've ever run the same blades without sharpening, and the Fusion blades are still cutting extremely well for my needs. This is one pass in grass that was cut Saturday, we are having so much rain the grass must be cut on a 5 to 6 day schedule. You can see in the hour meter photo it rained again while I was mowing. This mower will cut so much grass so fast I'm not running nearly the hours I normally run, but while cutting 12 acres every 5 to 6 days I'm cutting more grass than in a normal year. This is only an example of why the results we get cutting at fast speeds with the VX4 deck is suitable for our area, while many see difficulties of which I fully understand in other areas.