It is much better with the baffles out but the blades still don't generate enough flow to perform as well as the old deck. With the baffles in the lower position there seems to be an increase in discharge velocity with the stock blades since the sail is centered within the channel created by the baffles. It's a good design but gravely needs to source a better blade for the 72's ASAP. Stock scag and exmark blades don't seem to have a high lift sail on them but definitely generate more airflow out the chute on our other machines due to the notched sail so hopefully they will be the ticket here. For anyone new to the comparison notched sail blades generate more horizontal airflow and don't plaster the top of the deck as much with clippings because they don't have the transitional section of blade between the flat part and the sail that directs airflow straight up or up and in.