I am just curious to see if anyone ran the older qwikchute compared to the newer ones. The older ones were all metal and now they are making them plastic. I have both and have never had any problems out of the metal. Just seems like the plastic one always has some issues such as the cable stretching or the ball that locks in the adjustment wears out. The plastic just dont seal as well to me and the air from the blades tends to push the chute open. The metal was a perfect design and I now have a another new mower but I dont want to buy another one that is made out of the hard plastic..