This thing is smooth!!!!! My favorite part of the mower is this thing right here, the suspension seat. I would not own one without now. I didn't know if i would like these handles but they are awesome. They make one handed operation a breeze! A view from above the cockpit We'll see how the power goes when this puppy gets broke in. Sorry for the short post but I hurt my right arm and it hurts to type. more to come!