Just a report. I've been using the Turf Tiger with the Velocity plus deck this year and it is the first time I have ever went all year with no clumping no matter what the conditions. I have mowed thick wet spring growth and dry weedy grass and the deck has been a real work horse. In fact the Turf Tiger it's self is a real work horse. I never thought I would say it but its getting used more than the Lazer Ultracut. The Lazer will leave a bit smoother cut in normal conditions but the Scag will give a good cut in any conditons. It will slice right through the thickest damp growth that would be too much for the Ultra cut and is much better in wet grass. I'm not saying this is the best deck made but it's made a believer out of me (an Exmark fan). After owning Grasshopper, Dixie, Exmark, Hustler and Scag my next mower would probably be a Scag. If all my lawns were weekly and well manicured then it would be a toss up between the Scag and Exmark (giving the edge to the Exmark on normal growth). But for an all around mower that gives a very good cut in all conditions and holds hills better than any other ZTR I've been on (Giving the Hustler Super Z a close second) I am sold on Scag. The design looks a bit dated compared to some mowers but I guess if it's not broke then it doesn't need fixing. The big block Briggs has prefomed excellent as well. Those of you that know me know I try to give very unbiased reviews and I have really put the Scag through the test before posting. The Exmark will clump in some of these conditions and has, I think because it recycles the grass into smaller pieces. The Velocity leaves longer clippings but fans them out so well they rarely pose a problem.