Just found some old pictures of where I tested the Exmark Lazer side by side against the XR7. The XR7 didn't do bad on this lawn but the Ultra cut was noticeably smoother and more uniform. The Hustler cut is on the left half and the Lazer cut is on the right half of the picture. I'm one of the few that has tested them side by side for 2 months strait. This is not a bashing post just a test I conducted. Day after day with camera in hand. Height adjusted with a tape measure to assure same height.