I don't have the stripe kit, but I mow in that pattern. The stripes aren't as dark as they are in that picture, but still very noticeable. I use to get better stripes than those pictures with my old Simplicity and it's full length deck rollers.
I try to mow that way...even with my humble push mower. Once I became conscience of the ability to stripe the lawn, I use it to help pass the time and foster my creative side. It is amazing how much "memory" your grass can get if you always mow it the same way and direction.
The deck design of the Walker-brand mower that we have at work is very easy to use to stripe. No additional kit is needed.
We do this everytime we mow as we have a Simplicity Broodmoor with full deck rollers. As Erik stated before, the Simplicity makes some beautiful stripes. I would say that every 3rd or 4th mowing I go the opposite to cut the grass from the other direction.
True, with just normal mowing you can get a pattern, I guess I just can't see the expense of the kit as Brian stated. Not to mention something else to maintain. Now, the real trick is keeping the rows straight. :tongue: I do tend to pattern mow though. :fed:
Sorry it took so long to post but with our lack of abundant rainfall, mowing has been limited around here. These are a few pics I took this evening after mowing with our Simplicity Broadmoor. The rollers are standard on the deck with the Broadmoor. I follow the same "pattern" except on about the 4th mow, I go just the opposite to 'attack' the grass from the other direction.