OK, I've used doubles a lot and I've posted some other info about some problems I was having on another thread. I just wanted to type all the info, get some thoughts ect... Well I decided to try the popular Gators and highlift combo for the leaves this season instead of factory wave style mulchers and Gators like I've been using. Reason being is it has been a popular thing and the heavy duty highlifts are a much more durable blade than the wave style mulchers. Everything was fine until the leaves really started falling good and the good big ones were on the ground to catch some air. I had a major blow-out/blow-away problem. Then I realized that it was because these blades were thicker and had a deeper gullwing design that caused them to actually be a hair below the front deck lip. (I will add some pics so you can understand what I mean by gullwing) So, I was stuck out with no extra blades. The Gators were in too ruff of a shape to be doing the main cutting. So, I removed the Gators and installed the highlifts. They were running under the deck now and most of the problem was solved. So I finished the day running just highlifts and did OK. Now I don't know if its the big change in weather and temps, but I sure seem to be getting great stripes out of the highlifts. So is there a big relation between blade lift and striping effect??? So anyways, later I'm off to get some new blades. Something in a flatter highlift, something in a flatter mulching blade and some new Gators. I scored everything but the Gators! They're on backorder So here I sit with 5 different blade styles and some worn out Gators. What I really wanted to try 1st was the flat highlifts and the Gators. But, even though I'd be putting the highlifts on bottom, the Gators still dip down enough to make themselves the main cutting blade. Are these too far gone to salvage? I'd noramlly trash them.