Just demoed a Great dane Scamper today with the loop handles. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 6. first of all it was a bit confusing to control but after about an hour it was ok. Second, the cut was prety good, but the stries absolutley sucked. It says in the book that it is the best striping mower in the industry. Yeah right! Oh well. The thing I like was the fact that it could turn like a zero turn rider. You can turn to the right and the left wheel you can reverse so it was prety cool. It was also a 48" so I wasn't real thrilled abou that either and they don't make them any wider any more. I'll stick to my SCAG!