I do not have a skunk hat. Only a racoon cap. I do see a difference in outcome with the racoon cap on. It seems there is a more positive outcome and there is a more lively reaction when the dice hit the felt. I asked the Pit boss to see if he could turn the lights off so i could get a measure on how much static I was using on my toss. He said no. I bet there is something to the skunk hat though. i certainly saw the racoon cap make a change. its very complex. Only a genius could figure it out. if only i owned one of them there suppercomputers.