Hey Goldpro, stripes look good. I was curious what you didnt like about the Cheeta that you said you demoed? What made you choose the Lazer? I would like to have a Velocity Plus for the wet days. My Lazer was down for a week due to a blown engine and I had to use another mower and it made me realize how much I love my exmark. It's just awesome at just about everything except the really wet, thick stuff. The handling is far superior to anything I've used. Im surprised you blew that belt. Mine has 740 hrs on it.