This area was thick and tall with some moisture, had alot of dog droppings in it. Can you do this with single blades? I can't... I used gator over medium lift blades and they worked great. A quick cleanup pass and it looks like a carpet with no clippings visible!! can't wait for leaves!!!!!! With double blades, the competition will never be ready! I saw a LCO yesterday mowing left stragglers and clumps on the lawn they were mowing using a Dixie Chopper. This company is pretty high quality most of the time so I was surprised to see that! I'd never leave it that way!! The grass was higher than it might look here. I'm mowing at 3 1/4" high.