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Chronic Paranoia
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:56:45 PM »
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Cause some Chronic Paranoia on the lanes with this versatile ball from Motiv. The Chronic Paranoia takes the dual density Oblivion core and pairs it with the Agitator Solid Reactive coverstock that is finished with a 4000 grit LSS. This combination gives the bowler the ability to strike from various angles on a range of medium oil patterns. This medium angular bowling ball not only works on a variety of patterns but offers great ball motion for a variety of bowlers.

Color: Violet/Lime Solid
Core: Oblivion
Coverstock: Agitator Solid Reactive
Finish: 4000 Grit Laser Scan Sanded
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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Chronic Paranoia
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 12:48:47 AM »


Length: 41

Type (THS, Sport Pattern etc): THS


Likes: Great benchmark ball, perfect ball to read the lanes to see if you need to ball up or ball down.

Dislikes: none so far, really versatile piece.


Hello guys, this time I had the opportunity to try the new Motiv release, the Chronic Paranoia.

When I'm looking for a benchmark ball, I'm looking for a ball that will help you read the lanes. Well, the Chronic Paranoia is the right ball for the job.

The Chronic Paranoia is not earlier and is not angular either. It provides a great balance of a strong, but controllable backend motion. It is the ball that will tell you whether you need more shape down the lane or if you need a smoother reaction.

For me, this is a versatile piece that it can easily be used as the first ball out of the bag, while it also is a great complement to other balls because this ball works well from different angles.

I used the ball last week in two leagues in two different centers. The first day I shot a 711 and I was able to use it for the whole night. That center has wood lanes and it is a low scoring house.

The second day I started with it again, but I needed a little more shape down the lane, so I switched to the Primal Fear... By the middle of the second game I went back to the Chronic Paranoia and finished with a 221 and a 246. In this center you usually want stronger balls because the backends are dirty and you don't see a lot of shape until the lanes open up.

I definitely see this ball as a must in my bag, since I love having a ball that can tell me what to do. This ball is so easy to read and is a great complement to stronger and weaker balls. For me, is a great benchmark ball.

This ball will be released on December 12th. If you are looking for a medium oil ball or a benchmark ball, I think you'll be pleased with this ball.

Please let me know what you think! Still learning and I have a long way to go, but I hope you enjoyed this video!
Angel Loaeza

I am just an average bowler, I don't work for any company nor I am on staff with any ball company.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 02:45:13 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 03:55:48 PM »

40 ft medium THS


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Chronic Paranoia
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 03:24:11 PM »
   75 x 5 x 40

Are you looking for a benchmark ball that reads the lane for you but still have a strong backend that does not quit through the pins? Go now further than the Chronic Paranoia. The younger sibling to the skid/flip Paranoia shares the Oblivion core (2.53RG, .047Diff) but uses a stronger, solid coverstock (Agitator Solid, finished at 4000LSS) to give it more teeth. This combination provides ease of motion through the heads thanks to the med-high RG core while still creating a midlane read that allows you to read the lane and make the proper transitional moves. I left mine at box finish and have found that it is an amazing compliment to the prior release, the Primal Fear. Where the Fear glides through the fronts and mids effortlessly, the Chronic picks up a little more in the midlane. This earlier motion creates a bit more control and makes it easier for me to read the lane effectively. Once I start making zone moves left then I can switch to the Fear and continue moving left with no worries of a flat 10 showing up. I have been equally impressed with this ball’s motion through the pin deck. Typically one might see the ball lay off just a little bit because of the midlane roll but not the Chronic; when it decides to go left it sees the job all the way through. This piece fits nicely in the middle of my arsenal. At the beginning of the block I can take this ball out, throw it on the pattern, and properly identify how I should attack the lanes; this is the definition of a benchmark ball. If you want to cure yourself of the chronic madness that challenging lanes can create, find the Chronic Paranoia.

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