Hey folks, my buddy and I went to a dealer show Monday and both Stihl and Shindaiwa reps were there with their biggest, baddest blowers. If the physics law that says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction is true then the new Shindy super blower is a turd. We went up to the Shindy rep and asked about the 8510 and he gave the whole walkaround and told us it was the baddest blower on the planet. We asked if we could side by side the Shindy with the BR600 and the Shindy guy kinda winced but agreed to it. So I walked over to the Stihl guy and asked him about a side by side test with the Shindy and he was all about it. I do own a Stihl BR600 so I knew what to expect from it but my buddy doesn't. So my buddy straps on the Shindy and gives it a go. He walks around a little bit blowing this and that at full force and then takes the blower off. Then my buddy strapped on the BR600 and hit the throttle and the thing like to spun him around. He looked and me and said it wasn't even close. He said the Shihl easily outblows the Shindy. I was like "no way" and gave the Shindy a try and my buddy was right. The new Shindy blew more like a BR320 then the big bad blower it was supposed to be. Granted we didn't try them on leaves but unless there is something magical about the air on a Shindy it is in trouble.