I talked to my redmax dealer yesterday and ask him if he new any thing about the new eb8000. According to my dealer its gonna be more powerful. When they list air volume on the Eb7000 series they rate it at where the air enters the nozzle, on the eb8000 its rated at the end of the nozzle. Which means instead of 730cfm at the top, your gonna get a full 730cfm at the tip. And its gonna be strato charged too. He said the air speed should be around the same. According to him he expects to have them in with in 30 days. So keep your fingers crossed redmax fans and hope they deliver to our expectations.