I don't know the outcome. My last cutting I just put up had a lot of Bahia in it and it was the last of the crop so it wasn't very tall. In short I had short grass and not much of it. I rolled it and lost some, but not much considering.
Considering all the trouble of a crimper, I may go ahead next year and plant the crop then I will have 3 options: Drum cut and wait for it to cure; follow with a shredder adjusting for best results; find a crimper.