I have always used regular blades in my mowers. Ive tried various blade wing designs and have been pretty happy with all of them. My only beef with them is I still get a lot of clippings that set on the top of the lawn after I cut. I run side discharge only. I bought a stander and it came with high lifts on it. I used it and it absolutely sprayed grass everywhere. Not to mention I went over the grass 3-4 times trying to get rid of the extra clippings and all it did was rearrange them . I thought it was the mower. Well I put some high lifts on the viking just to try em out and it cut exactly the same as the stander with high lifts. Grass everywhere, went over the lawn many times with the same result. Not to mention the high lifts pulled every piece of dead grass out of the lawn and made a nice yellow layer over the lawn. So ive come to the conclusion I hate high lifts. So I am back to regular blades and could still be happier. I mean i usually have to double cut to be happy with the cut because of the excess clippings that are left behind from the discharge. I've always done this so its nothing uncommon, but I was wondering is there a better style blade for side discharge so when I make a pass it doesnt leave clippings on my previous pass forcing me to double cut? Ex: gators, meg-mos, mulching blades. I dont want a mulch kit for the walk behinds so im looking at side discharge set up. It it works well I might set the stander up the same, or try a mulch kit for it. Thanks for the help in advance.