There is a special blower under design, code name M-I-L. It is a joint effort of Echo, Stihl, Shindiawa, Redmax, and other blower manufacturers. When first marketed, it will be available to commercial operators, but once production is ramped up, the real market will be every husband in the world. This baby is supposed to be so powerful, when you get tired of your mother-in-law's visit, you can grab your M-I-L and blow her out the door into the next county. Really, has anyone been to an outdoor trade event in the last couple of years and seen the idiocy of the blower mfrs? Who uses their blower to blow carts up a ramp, or blow balls up a tube? They seem to think that power is the only function of a backpack blower, and the most powerful is the best. Maybe they should send their designers to work on a landscape crew for a month, so they can create something functional. For example, the newest blowers only have straight tubes. How many of us want to blast something into the ground with a backpack blower? With a curved end, and usually also an extra tube section or two (depending on your height), you can blow parallel to the ground, sweeping lawns and pavements more efficiently than with a downward blast. It is also easier to direct the debris when blowing parallel to the ground, instead of pointing downward and having it go in all directions. But of course if they put curved ends on these beasts, they would soon be getting sued for shoulder damages, from the terrific torque one would have to fight with one arm. So the great quest for power has reduced the functionality of the machines.