OK, here is a topic I don't recall us ever discussing much. So here goes... A lot of commercial mower decks have a rolled under 'lip' on the front deck skirt. While I'm certain this makes for nice reinforced deck construction... it is also sort of assumed that it also serves other purposes like helping control blowout and assisting with the cut. However, I'm not sure I'm personally sold on anything more than the construction part. I'm not sure they help performance at all. But I do know they make for a nice 'trap' point under the deck that's good for transporting trapped clippings from one lawn to the next. So I personally always check this area between the baffles and the skirt with lip for anything up in there. I just knock it out onto the trailer floor and throw it away or let it blow away on the way to the next one. With this said, I've considered blocking such areas off more than once to stop anything from getting in, but I've never gotten around to actually doing one. But it has been VERY WET here lately and I'm trying a little something off the wall as a preliminary check to see how it would do. Instead of removing those clippings, I've been packing them in where they can't fall out in order to fill the void area. I know I can't just leave that stuff right in there like that. But I am working on getting the better part of it completely filled just to see if it hurts performance at all before trying to make something to block it off. What are your thoughts on the performance aspect of these lips and trap spaces?