I was mowing a property Saturday that I've mowed since 99, the only thing different was I was using my brand new (12 hrs) 27-60 Lazer with the new ROPS in place but folded completely down. I approached the same guide wires that I've passed by 100 times in the past and got as close the them as I usually do and ducked my head as I usually do.............but something strange happened this time as the folks at the intersection were stopped for the light and of course their attention had to be on the guy mowing grass. As I made my pass at a good 7-8 mph all of a sudden I find myself with the front of the mower standing straight up, me at a very sudden stop, the left rear wheel on the ground and the right one 2 feet in the air. The knob on the inside of the ROPS had hung on the guide wire and stopped me cold in my tracks..........for once in my 43 years I was "hung"...........and not the way I would prefer to be! I never looked at the motorists.....I was extremely embarrased at what had just happened and still stuck, working the levers back and forth didn't get me anywhere either. I dug a pretty good hole with the left tire but wasn't getting off the wire. I ripped the black knob off thinking it would give me some relief but when I did I say that the head of the bolt, which is now bent, was what was keeping me suspended. I did have enough sense left to turn the blades off and then try and pull the cable off the bolt head. This didn't work and to be honest with ya I still don't know how it got loose. It finally unhooked itself and the mower came crashing down. I gave a big thumbs up to whoever might have been watching cause I still didn't look at them :blush: and hauled ass back up the hill and finished the job. I've been mowing since 96 and have yet to turn over a mower. The very thing that was supposed to protect me damn near killed me! If that bolt had not have been there I would have been fine. Tomorrow the ROPS might be removed if it doesn't void the warranty. If nothing else those bolts will come out and be tossed in the bucket with all the other useless bolts in my life. Ya'll be careful out there...........them guide wires will get ya good!!!!