How long does storm ball scent last?

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How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by Augustblade » April 11th, 2018, 5:42 pm

I got a storm HyRoad ball and it has the smell of blueberry. I really like the scent and I wonder how long it will last?

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by JJakobsen » April 11th, 2018, 7:21 pm

My Virtual Gravity Nano still smells, that ball came out in like 2010 or 2011. And my Gravity Shift which came out in 2008 smelled till it died a year ago. Wasn't drilled till 3 years ago, though. But it kept the smell on the shelf for like 7 years ;)
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Post by krava » April 11th, 2018, 10:02 pm

I bought 2 balls in nationals in 2005 or whenever it was in LA. Hot rod hybrid and banshee both still have smell. I have used the hot rod quite a bit but not the banshee.

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by soupy1957 » April 16th, 2018, 9:56 pm

I realize that the storm company was putting the sand on their balls, but I thought they were done with that now? The storm ball I bought last week doesn’t have a smell to it; at least not as far as I know.
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Post by JohnP » April 17th, 2018, 2:59 pm

Unless they've stopped adding the scent you can look on the box the ball came in and see what the odor is. It's probably on their website also. -- JohnP

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by jazlar » April 17th, 2018, 7:04 pm

soupy1957 wrote:I realize that the storm company was putting the sand on their balls, but I thought they were done with that now? The storm ball I bought last week doesn’t have a smell to it; at least not as far as I know.
The only Storm balls that don't have the scents are urethane and plastic. Pitch Black, Mix, Ice, etc.

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by soupy1957 » April 18th, 2018, 12:48 pm

I don’t believe I’m actually going to go into my bedroom and take my ball out of my bag and smell it?! (lol)

I’ve been a smoker for so long, my nose doesn’t smell much of anything anyway, so I’m probably not going to be able to notice a scent on there. By now I would think that the oil that I’ve got on the ball, from bowling, even though I wiped it off, will smell more prominently than the sent, but who knows!?
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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by kajmk » April 24th, 2018, 6:06 pm

Soupy, not all Storm balls are scented.
Everyone that I've had with a scent retained the scent for years. Never had one lose it.
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Post by 56bird » April 24th, 2018, 10:44 pm

Had a gold IQ Tour I got used that never had much scent. On the other hand I had a couple Vivids that I would wager are stinking up a landfill somewhere (cracked). Yet I have a Reign from what, 09? Still has a fair amount of scent. So, ya never know.

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by bowlingballsus » May 1st, 2018, 6:20 am

Don't worry, these balls don't lose their scented smells easily. You are good for a few years, minimum.

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by boomer » May 3rd, 2018, 3:45 pm

all three of mine (crux, IQTP, Marvel S) have their scent. The Crux fades a bit until I get it cleaned/surfaced and then my Jeep absolutely is FILLED with pomegranate smell. The IQTP doesn't smell much (butterscotch) but it's there. The Marvel S (which is old, now) still has a definite minty smell but when it gets cleaned/surfaced, then it's BIG minty, which combines quite well with the pomegranate.

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Re: How long does storm ball scent last?

Post by skfboiler » May 3rd, 2018, 9:39 pm

The Blackberry smell of my Punch Out is still strong as the day I got it.
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