Mulching w/ hi lift blade on taller grass?

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I mulch, use #3 or #4 height setting on a thick, tall fescue. As my lawn became more healthy, the worse the performance from the factory blade. I overlap my tire tracks probably 6-10 inches but I still get some noticeable strips of grass that aren't cut (as well as leaving some clumps here and there). I admit I'm a bit particular, but I've resulted to mowing twice in my front yard; doing perpendicular passes after I finish the first cut. This is technically dry grass, but it's thick, very green, healthy.

I considered sharpening the factory mulching bade, but now I want to try the high lift blade based on the reviews of people successfully mulching with this, but not many reports of how high they mow with this blade. Those that are having luck mulching with the lift blade seem to be cutting low from what little info I can gather. Any experience mulching with the high lift blade while the blade is set to a 3 or 4?

Still love my mower, pretty loyal to Ego to be honest, and would never go to gas because of this. Would rather hack my way into better performance so specific info is really appreciated.
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You will get the same results with high lift blade. I switched back to normal blade. I have same grass and issues. I use the blower on the grass after I but it. This is faster than cutting it twice. Mix the grass, one pass, then walk same pattern with blower and disperse the clippings. Works for me. Highlift blade clippings are even larger than normal blade. I cut on #3
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Aww Trout.  I was really hoping for better results from the high lift blade, but EGO did say it was not for mulching.  Bet it's nice for bagging.