I swear I fell like I have just had a case of beer whenever I arrive at this house. This is a pic from a yard I do. They have almost 10 acres just like this. I think there are just 5 grass plants total on their property Every couple acres has a differant kind of week overgrowth. Some real thick & tall others short & made of steel. I hate this weed! My exmark will mow about 60% of them on the first pass. Then about 50% of the leftovers on a second pass. Unless I go over the yard 4 or 5 times there are always some of these little fers left. I have to use some almost shot blades here since there is ALWAYS things laying in the yard to hit. (Branches, boulders that are burried, rope toys for huge dogs, tools etc) I have ruined more sets of blades here so I refuse to use good blades. Yet I know that good blades would do a beter job at cutting these. Stripping here? Not a chance! Dont even worry about it anymore.