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Lethal Paranoia
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »
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The Motiv Lethal Paranoia is a deadly combination of a ultra clean coverstock with an amazingly fast backend response. This bowling ball is ideal for medium oil by pairing the Hexion coverstock technology with the oblivion core. The cover on this ball produces length and great angle. The core in this ball achieves an angular backend motion through its dual density design and higher RG which retains energy to create a hard flipping ball reaction.

Color: Black/Gray Pearl
Core: Oblivion
Coverstock: Hexion Hybrid
Finish: 5000 Grit Laser Scan Polished
RG: 2.53**
Differential: 0.047**
** RG and Diff are based off of 15 lb. balls
Recommended Lane Condition: Medium Oil



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Re: Lethal Paranoia
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:05:05 AM »

Description: The Lethal Paranoia has the Hexion Cover Stock used on the Trident Quest, except this ball has a hybrid version of it. This is the third Paranoia in the series and continues to use the Dual Density Oblivion Core. The Lethal Paranoia will be found in the Medium Oil/Angular category of MOTIV’s Ball Guide: ( Please use this guide to help determine what ball will best suit you or to compare your current MOTIV balls!

Reaction: This ball is the quickest I’ve ever loved a ball directly out of the box. I tend to need some time to determine where the ball will fit in and the strengths and weaknesses of the ball. The Hexion cover stock once again provides easy length, unlike anything else MOTIV has ever developed. With as straight as it is through the front part of the lane it more than makes up for down lane. I don’t want to just tell you this ball goes “long and strong”. I feel like as clean as it is though I can’t throw it through my breakpoint, it always catches the spot down lane and it catches it very hard. My carry percentage has never been so good with a ball that produces this type of shape.

Comparisons: I’d like to start by comparing the Trident Quest. The Trident Quest is the better choice if you start on fresh with higher volume, only because the asymmetrical core gets the ball to start sooner and just isn’t as quick as the Lethal Paranoia, allowing you to control the lane early on. I am not saying the Lethal Paranoia won’t be used on fresh, because I think the Lethal Paranoia will be a perfect choice for league play. The Octane Carbon is quite a bit rounder down lane and is definitely not as strong overall. Once the lanes open up the Lethal Paranoia is going to be my choice on a lot of patterns.

Summary: The Lethal Paranoia has become a benchmark ball for when I need steeper angles. It will also provide you with the most pronounced amount of hook you have seen to date. I have done some surface modifications on the Hexion Cover Stocks and it does get them rolling sooner, but I really feels it defeats the purpose of this cover stock!

Mike Magolan
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« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 10:20:35 AM by MOTIVmags »


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Re: Lethal Paranoia
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 03:15:02 PM »
FINISH 5500 Grit LSP
RG 2.53 (15)   

Bowler Info:
Hand: Right
Weight: 15
PAP: 5 ½ > ¾ ^
Rev Rate: 460
Speed: 17mph
Track: High
Layout – Dual Angle 55x5.5x35

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
Colorado Springs, CO
D.Y.’s Pro Shop
Scott “Scotty” Wiley
D.Y.'s Pro Shop
Colorado Springs & Pueblo, CO