We just finished our first full week of cutting in northern Minnesota. During the last week and through our clean up season I have been messing with the baffles on my Gravely ProTurn 460 and think I have finally found the sweet spot! About three weeks ago I adjusted the baffles to just below the blades, this did a great job while I had the bagger attached but last week, when we started cutting and side discharging, I found it was leaving a noticeable line of clipping about 12" from the discharge or the deck (I do not have the chute attached). So on Wednesday, after trying several different settings, I just removed them and the results were amazing. I got the best carpet I have ever cut and the discharge was perfect. Clippings were dispersed over 3-4 rows and the lawns look like they were bagged. I should mention that my 460 is a 2013 with a X-factor deck (not the X-2). I have read a lot of people talking about the X-1 not coming with adjustable baffles but mine did. I purchased the mower last June (2013) so I am not sure when/if they started putting them in the X-1. I also use Gator blades from Oregon. Specifically the G3 blades model 96-335. I have found this to be my favorite blade thus far, but I did just order a notched high lift blade to try after reading some great reviews. Anyway here is a pic of some of the first stripes of the year. Hope everyone has a great season!