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General Info

Name:Lethal Paranoia
Reviewed:November 2017
Coverstock Specs
Name:Hexion Hybrid Reactive
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:5500 Grit LSP
Color:Black / Grey Pearl
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.000

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The Lethal Paranoia is the latest skid/flip release from Motiv. It uses the same Oblivion core from the previous two Paranoia releases and pairs it with the Hexion Hybrid coverstock. This cover clears the front of the lane effortlessly, retaining maximum energy for the breakpoint and back end. The Lethal Paranoia can turn on a dime at the breakpoint, making a sharp move for even our lower rev rate testers. We saw this ball push to the breakpoint easier than even the original Paranoia before making a violent turn off the dry. Bowlers who like to see long and strong from their bowling balls on medium volume patterns will find that the Lethal Paranoia provides exactly that shape.

The most impressive thing we saw from the Lethal Paranoia on our medium oil test pattern was that—even though it provides very easy skid followed by a ferocious move off the breakpoint—it can still dig through the oil on shots tugged inside of target. Where other balls that provide this much length are sometimes prone to

Additional Motiv Lethal Paranoia Resources

Click here to visit Motiv's website to read the manufacturer-supplied information on this ball. Also, see below for the manufacturer-produced promotional video for this ball.

Please remember that our reviews are solely based on our own testing and that you may sometimes find differences between our comments and ratings and the manufacturer's claims. Links to these manufacturer resources are provided here strictly for convenience purposes.

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The BTM Ball Testing Team is led by Eric Martinez. Our team of three testers has thrown and reviewed hundreds of bowling balls for Bowling This Month. When not testing balls for BTM, Eric owns and operates University Pro Shop in San Antonio, TX and he is an avid competitive bowler. Click here to learn more about how we test and review bowling balls.