If anyone is interested I have come up with a baffle that virtually eliminates leaf blowout. There will still be blowout when going over hard surfaces but it works very well on grass. I was going to patent it and sell it but here it is for free. Enjoy. P.S. It leaves incredible stripes. 1: You will need access to a sheet metal brake to make a nice one or you can bend it in a door frame. 2: You will need a roll of coil stock (flashing). This can be purchased anywhere building supplies are sold. The heavier the better. 3: Measure the distance between the front caster mounts on your mower deck. 4: Subtract 1" from this measurement (for play). 5: Cut a piece of coil stock to this length. 6: Now you need to bend your coil stock. Click here to download a drawing of the bends. http://users.aol.com/rmartin631/baffle/ 7: The distance the baffle extends under the deck should be to the tips of the blades. 8: You can either bolt the baffle to the deck or you can use Velcro. Tape does not hold long. The baffle mounts between the caster mounts (duh).