To those guys who like their leaf blowers: More power to you. It can be tough taking snide remarks in stride at times, but by lowering myself to their level, it just detracts from any useful info that can be gleaned here.
I can only speak for myself but if you interpreted my remarks as an attempt to mock you, I'm afraid you completely misunderstood my intention. I was simply agreeing with swalker's experience with his leaf blower in comparison to what we viewed on your video. .....the exact thought popped into my mind as I watched it.
To be quite honest I have always had an interest in that unit and was planning on considering it if my blower ever died on me. I guess I was just a bit surprised initially by this particular demonstration since it didn't appear to move water as effectively as what I'm used with my current set up (never viewed a video of it in use before).
I just went back and viewed the video a couple more times. I also checked out a couple of other reviews and I believe what I thought was lack of effectiveness in the machine might have more to do with your technique in this particular clip. If you watch the video around the :55 to 1:00 mark I believe that part better demonstrates the flow of the air from this machine. What you see there is more what I'm used to when I use my Craftsman.
....just to clarify, my intention is not to slam your technique. I'm just trying to better understand how this machine might work for my scenario (yeah.....I still might consider one of these in the future after I do more research).
btw, I'm curious if you could mount this unit the same way as the it's cousin the Vac 'n Blo (on the wall). I don't believe that unit is as powerful but it includes a 24' hose and mounting hardware. If I could do the same with the MB, that would be a huge selling point for me. It would be much nicer simply maneuvering the hose/nozzle rather than the entire blower (like my Craftsman).
Thanks for posting this review btw.