Well here is a picture of the new XR7 deck in Turf magazine and a picture of the Velocity plus deck from the Scag web site. I am glad to see the triangle back because that was a lot of my cutting problem. There is really a lot of similarity's in the design. But the Scag Velocity still cuts better for me in Northern grasses (weeds). I think the fact that the blades on the Scag Velocity are set back away from the front baffle helps the grass to stand up right before it is cut. I think the dust shields on the XR7 don't help matters. Also the XR7 is braced better but these braces seem to be in the way of letting the grass stand up. Mine stayed clogged with grass. I don't see a turbo baffle but there may be one for the XR7. I'm not sure. Open space in front of the blades seem to be the main difference. Well you have to give it to Huslter on the bracing. If you tear the front of that deck up your probably in a hospital some where. What do you think TLS, Puppypaws, MJB, Mickhippy, etc. I just know that I was never able to get a good cut in our less than perfect turf here with the XR7 while the velocity does much better. I know you would like to get you hands on the new deck TLS. Opinions welcome.