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Lethal Paranoia

Average Customer Review: 4.91 of 5 stars
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About the Bowler

League Average:
243
PAP:
4 1/2 x 3/4
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you want a medium oil ball that has devastating backend, THIS IS THE ONE! It wowed me the first time I threw it. The angularity in the backend is quite astonishing. The Hybrid Version of the new Hexion coverstock is where it is at! This ball is not only angular but super clean through the front part of the lane. Even the driest of lanes can't handle this lethal paranoia. The ball also takes well to surface change so if you want a little earlier roll, don't be afraid to take the polish off of this. This ball is really clean at any cover surface.

Adam Chase
Motiv Staff

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About the Bowler

League Average:
228
PAP:
4 1/2 - 3/4
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
205
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Motiv’s newest release is here and the Lethal Paranoia will fit perfectly in your lineup. The Lethal Paranoia merges a super clean cover and fast backend response. This deadly combination is created by using the new Hexion hybrid cover on this medium oil ball. Next the Oblivion weight block really compliments the angular backend motion through a higher RG to retain energy and a dual density design that flips hard. This quickly became my go to ball when the fronts start to breakdown but I still need to get the ball to hook back to the pocket. You will love playing steeper angles while not giving anything up with hitting power at the pins. This ball is a must for your tournament or league arsenal.

Motiv Staffer - Steve Haas

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About the Bowler

League Average:
226
PAP:
4 1/4" x 1 3/8"
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
DESCRIPTION

INNER CORE - Oblivion™
COVERSTOCK - Hexion™ Hybrid Reactive
FINISH - 5500 Grit LSP
RG RATING - 2.53 (15 lbs)
RG DIFFERENTIAL - 0.47 (15 lbs)
FLARE POTENTIAL - 5"+

REACTION

Simply put, the Lethal Paranoia is long and angular. Motiv has never produced a ball with this much length and back end reaction. This ball is extremely clean through the heads with an incredibly fast response to friction. The Hexion™ technology that is being used in our new covers has been remarkable in creating shapes we previously didn't have. The Lethal Paranoia gives a look on medium oil we haven't had. With the Lethal, I am able to play steeper angles while maintaining hitting power through the pins.

COMPARISONS

The equipment used in comparison to the Lethal Paranoia were the Trident Quest, Original Paranoia, and the Octane Carbon. I took all the covers to 5500 polished to have a baseline for comparison. As predicted, the Lethal Paranoia is longer than all of the others with the fastest response to friction. In the video you will be able to see Quest, Paranoia, and Octane all read the lane earlier than the Lethal Paranoia. The Quest and original Paranoia have rounder shapes than the Lethal. While the Carbon has somewhat similar length to the Lethal, it is significantly weaker off the spot. If one were bowling in a longer format tournament and were to match up with the Trident Quest on the fresh, progression to the Lethal Paranoia through the transition and down to the Octane Carbon on the burn would be seamless.

SUMMARY

The Lethal Paranoia follows in the footsteps of the Trident Quest when it comes to the shape progression of Motiv. We have made strides in the length and angularity department with the new Hexion™ technology. I am quite pleased with the shim that comes with these covers. The Lethal Paranoia gets to the spot without any early grab before peeling off the spot. In the past, I have struggled with faster response covers. I prefer to keep my angles shallow and play more up the lane. Well, at least I did. Since bowling with these Hexion™ covers I have a 300 (Lethal Paranoia) and a 300/827 (Trident Quest). These new covers have changed my take on faster response covers.

MOTIV STAFF MEMBER

Doug Anderson

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About the Bowler

League Average:
232
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Fast
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
MOTIV LETHAL PARANOIA
INNER CORE OBLIVION™
COVERSTOCK HEXION™ Hybrid Reactive
FINISH 5500 Grit LSP
WEIGHT 15
RG 2.53 (15)
MAX DIFFERENTIAL .047 (15)
FLARE POTENTIAL 5"+

Bowler Info:
Hand: Right
Weight: 15
PAP: 5 ½ > ¾ ^
Rev Rate: 460
Speed: 17mph
Track: High
Layout – Dual Angle 55x5.5x35
Favorite Surface – BOX W/ MOTIV POWER GEL GLOSS

Summary:
The Lethal Paranoia is the second ball using the awesome new Hexion coverstock technology, originally introduced with the Trident Quest. The Hexion Hybrid reactive coverstock provides a clean cover that produces an insane backend reaction towards the pins. Paired with the Oblivion weight block, it compliments the angular backend motion to flip hard at the end of any oil pattern. If you thought the Trident Quest could make a turn on the backend, then the Lethal will absolutely blow your mind. I have not been able to provide this much backend motion with any other recent MOTIV release and it fits perfectly in my bag right under both my Trident Quests. I am able to play almost any area of the lane on various patterns from house to sport and know that this ball will recover and shatter the pins. My Octane Carbon creates a similar motion on the backend but the Lethal is stronger and provides a better read from the front of the lane whereas the Octane responds only on the backend. Adding some MOTIV Power Gel Polish, I was able to create some more shape on the backend and play larger angles without the ball sliding through my breakpoint. The Hexion cover on the Lethal gives me that added edge for more difficult conditions and perfects the Paranoia line. This ball is a must have for any level of bowler from league to tournament play, do yourself a favor and go pick one up today from your Local Pro Shop!

Scott Wiley
MOTIV & VISE Staff
Colorado Springs, CO
D.Y.’s Pro Shop

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This ball is so clean and angular down lane. It is great for the burn or higher friction patterns.
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About the Bowler

League Average:
235
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Left Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Lethal Paranoia provides us with MOTIV’s 3rd installment of the Paranoia line and the continued use of very successful Oblivion core. MOTIV decided to go in a different direction following the Lethal’s predecessor, the Chronic Paranoia, which provided us with a smoother ball roll with the solid cover stock. With the Lethal, MOTIV has taken the cover stock that we have already seen introduced on Trident Quest in the Hexion cover stock. By pairing the Hexion cover with the Oblivion core, we now have a super clean piece with a quick response on the backend.

What I love about this piece is the fact that it allows me to clear the front part of the lane when they are a bit beat up but, potential carry down doesn’t become a concern the more I migrate right. This piece’s strong angularity down lane makes it difficult to throw it past the break point despite how clean it is through the fronts. There have been several occasions that I was able to switch to the Lethal in situations where I would attempt to open up the lane as my Forza GT or Chronic would begin digging in too early on the lane. As I try to open up the lane with these pieces at times, the corners began to be issues depending on the entry angle. With the Lethal’s backend an energy retention, entry angle became much more flexible even as I migrated more right with my target.

Ryan Wyandt
MOTIV Staff Member
West Lawn, PA
rwyandt869@gmail.com
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League Average:
240
PAP:
5 5/8 3/4 Up
Ball Speed:
Extreme
Style:
Cranker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
185
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
The Hexion Hybrid cover and in combination with the Oblivion core allows this ball to push through the heads and creates multiple angles of attack. This ball out of the box creates deeper angles and with the Oblivion Core you know it will come back with a vengeance. My favorite part about this ball is how it revs up quickly yet doesn't GRAB the lane causing it to burn up energy early. The backend motion is being preserved by the higher RG and when it exits the pattern the hitting power is "Lethal". Speed and revs allow me to use this ball with a longer pin to play the track even if it's blown up. Playing inside and on top of the pattern sometimes makes me nervous however the Lethal Paranoia give me confidence!! Don't think twice about it. This ball is a must and should have a home in everyone's MOTIV arsenal.

To sum it up: "This ball has the shape of a hockey stick"

James Lucas Turner
Olympia, WA
MOTIV STAFF

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League Average:
Not set
PAP:
Not set
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)

This ball is the newest introduction into the Paranoia line of bowling balls. The MOTIV Lethal Paranoia features the incredible new Hexion Hybrid Reactive coverstock combined with the Oblivion core. It's very clean through the front of the lane and has a ridiculously fast backend response. Most importantly, it features the continuation through the pins that MOTIV balls are becoming known for.

It will be a great fit in your bag on medium to light oil. The Lethal Paranoia will become that ball you can count on when you need to go away from the pocket and have no fear that it will recovery giving you the angularity and continuation you need to go through the pins.

My Lethal Paranoia is laid out is pin up (above the ring finger), the cg shifted right and no extra hole. This ball has already found a place in my bag and drives through the pins with easy from an insane angle. If you are looking for a ball with crazy backend reaction, continuation and awesome hitting power. Look no further, you've found it.

Craig Auerbach
MOTIV Staff Member
Florida

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League Average:
230
PAP:
5 1/8" right x 7/8" up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
Not set
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Layout:
65 x 5 x 35

Motiv’s second ball sporting Hexion technology is out and all I can say so far is that angularity is back with a vengeance. The Lethal Paranoia combines the new Hexion Hybrid coverstock (5500LSP finish) with the higher RG, dual density Oblivion core (2.53RG, .047Diff) to create a medium oil ball that responds to friction in an impressive manner. Leaving mine at box finish I decided to put my longer, quicker responding layout on it to compliment the skid-snap reaction this was said to have; that is exactly what I got. The Lethal has no issues getting through the fronts with the clean cover/core duo it has. Once friction is found, however, watch out! The response time from projection to hooking back is impressively short, creating quite the sharp angle towards the pocket. I have yet to find a spot where getting too far left is an issue as the motion this ball creates can be beneficial for swinging it as much as fading it from deeper angles. Typically I can start a league night with my similarly-drilled Trident Quest (sanded to 2000) and seamlessly transition to the Lethal once the former starts to labor due to its big block. Several times I have actually had to make an immediate 2-1 to 3-2 left when ‘balling down’ to this Paranoia as that friction response time loves to take advantage of the burn created to the right. This Hexion duo has been quite the one-two punch for me so far. If you want a true skid-snap piece meant to tackle transition and medium oil conditions, once the Quest starts to hook a bit too much, this is hands down the ball you should put in your bag.

Trent Overbey
In the Zone Pro Shop
MOTIV Staff


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About the Bowler

League Average:
231
PAP:
5 1/4 and 3/4 Up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Tweener
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
210
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
Ball Specs and Layout
75x5x70
Ball Weight: 15
Bowler Stats:
Rev Rate – 425
Ball Speed – 17.0 mph (down-lane)
PAP – 5 1/4 over, ¾ up
Right-handed

5500 LSP Polish on Typical House Shot

Skid Flip Ball Reaction:

The Lethal Paranoia creates incredible length matched with a Lethal backend reaction. This is the 3rd time Motiv has used the Oblivion core which has quickly become known for its hitting power and ability to throw pins around. The Hexion hybrid coverstock has an extremely fast response to friction which creates a lot of recovery on shots that I missed to the outside on house shots. When the front part of the lanes begins to dry up or on medium length pattern this is the ball I go to. I can get the ball to clear the front part of the lane without sacrificing hitting power.

Dan Knowlton
Bowlaholics Pro Shop
Motiv Staff
#EARNIT

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League Average:
230 +
PAP:
4 1/4 right, 1 up
Ball Speed:
Medium
Style:
Stroker
Bowling Hand:
Right Handed
Sport Shot Average:
220
Experience:
Advanced (I have bowled in a league)
If you are looking for cutting edge coverstock technology with proven core technology, this is the ball for you. The lethal paranoia comes equipped with the proven oblivion core, wrapped in the new hexion hybrid coverstock. I drilled two, one pin up and one pin down, as you can view in my video. Both of these balls complimented the chronic paranoia well, which is a benchmark ball for me. The pin down lethal is about 2 and 2 right of the chronic (same layout) for me due to the 5500 grit LSP box finish shine, which clears the heads significantly cleaner than the chronic. The pin up lethal is about 4 and 2 left of the chronic. The pin up ball definitely stores more energy than the pin down, and is significantly stronger and more angular at the break point, off the friction and end of the pattern. If you are looking to fill a gap in your bag with a medium strength and angular motion ball, the lethal paranoia is just that.

Steve Dieter
Motiv Staff

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