Any mom assigned to carpool duty for youth sports practice has an appreciation for the pungent power of damp athletic gear. While the shirts and shorts get immediately cleaned in the washing machine, other equipment like bags, helmets, gloves, shoes are normally relegated to the garage whey they continue to stink and collect potentially dangerous bacteria. But fear not, sensitive noses, a fancy dryer from Shock Doctor promises to freshen the most foul.
According to Shock Doctor Vice President of Product Development Jay Turkbas, the key to the technology is the circulation of ionized air. The negatively charged ions in the air from the blower (also known as ozone) bond with odor-carrying positive ions, rendering them inert. The ozone leaves a fresh scent in the helmet—similar to the way the air smells after a lightning storm.
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