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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"+
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Here is my video:
Motiv Lethal Paranoia
Hexion Hybrid Reactive
Ball Specs: Symmetric Core
Layout 55 X 4-1/4 X 35
Right Hand. PAP 4-3/4 Over 1/2 up
Rev Rate 250. Tilt 20. Rotation 50.
Speed off hand 18
The New Lethal Paranoia by Motiv has already created a ton of excitement and it hasn’t even been released yet! The Lethal Paranoia is a beautiful looking black/grey ball with fantastic logo colors. This ball uses the Dual Density Oblivion core from the Paranoia line but wraps it in the new Hexion cover for length and increased angle of entry. The Original Purple Paranoia was strong and angular but the Lethal takes this motion to another level. The Lethal is super clean through the front part of the lane and when it hits friction it snaps hard. The continuation on this ball is outstanding. There is even a louder “smack” sound when it hits the pins. Even with my low rev rate I saw most of my shots with this ball splitting the 8 and 9 pin. As in the case with most Motiv balls I throw, the Lethal hooked more than I expected. If you find some dry area to the right (for right handers) this ball will recover. The Lethal will be great on a house shot or when you need to move deep any still create angle. The Lethal Paranoia is also a great ball to ball down to when your Quest is too strong. The Lethal fits right between my Quest and Carbon in hook. I used the Lethal Paranoia mostly with the box surface but it sands nicely as well. I used a 1500 pad and a 3000 pad and felt a very high wet sad like 3000 or 4000 still maintains the intent of the ball and may even out the break point somewhat. This is one of the nicest combinations of core and cover I have seen. I have not had the chance to pass this one around much yet, but I am sure it will not disappoint. The early reviews I have seen are very, very good. The Lethal Paranoia will be a good league or tournament ball.
The Lethal Paranoia is super clean then
finishes with a nice flip in the back.
The color is eye catching and looks great.
The entry angle provides a great carry percent.