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mumzie

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I had not purchased a storm ball in several years, since they started adding the fragrances to the balls. I had caught a whiff of a few along the way, and always dismissed it as a gimmick.

HOWEVER - I'm starting to rethink that a little. I know that the power of scent is extremely powerful, and interacts with the brain at a very low level. A few days ago, I picked up my deuce (blueberry scented), and when lining up, I caught a bit of the odor, and kinda settled into the shot I needed to make, without having to think a whole lot. I haven't noticed this phenomenon before with my X Factor (chocolate scented), but I don't use the ball very much either.

What do you all think?
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HamPster

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I just think the smells are cool.  Some are a little off, like the X-IT and X-Factor, but the ER, the Blaze, the Deuce and all the other berry or cherry scented ones smell great!  Makes a nice air freshener when you leave them in the car and it gets hot.
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scruffy weasel

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i dont know about that, but i do know if not for my storm balls my car would smell terrible, they make nice air freshners......
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Bjaardker

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I have no doubt that if you have a pre shot routine that the scent of the ball could help you settle into that mental zone just as you describe it Mumzie.

I also liked the fact that my bowling bag didn't smell like an ashtray.

Doc Hollywood

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LOL - Ebay item - Storm blueberry car freshener.  only $200.00
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crankncrash

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i think they would be better if they had a "feminine" odor to them.. then i'd really be concentrating on hitting the POCKET square.. haha..

HamPster

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LOL, the uh, PINK Tour Power should have been scented Summer's Eve Springtime Fresh . . .
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cosmo

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For some of the balls, the scent is ok, however the blueberry scent of the Deuce turned me off so much that I didn't buy the ball. From most accounts, this is a great ball and I'm missing out on it but I'll wait for the III - provided it smells good!



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HamPster

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The Deuce smells good though!
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imjouster

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In my opinion the Deuce is the best smelling ball ever since the first 2 trauma's.  the Trauma with its Cinamon smell. and the ER with the Black Cherry smell.
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TyLytle

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It is aroma theropy..LOL I have an old ENG also and it is still very strong. The Boost is a little weaker. My Xfactor just stinks.. What were they thinking?? But when I throw the ENG it does seem to settle me into the shot.

Ty