Bowler Ratings


Bowler ratings are from 1 to 10 in order of Stroker (ST), Tweener (TW), Cranker (CR)

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General Info

Reviewed:December 2015
Coverstock Specs
Name:67MH Hybrid
Type:Reactive Hybrid
Box Finish:3000 Grit Pad
Color:Purple and Green Pearl / Grey Solid
Core Specs
Int. Diff:0.013

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The Critical is Roto Grip’s newest entry into their HP3 lineup. This ball brings the Triliptic weight block from the Theory line down into the HP3 price point. This strong asymmetrical core design is wrapped by the 67MH Hybrid coverstock, which we saw in its solid formulation on the Hysteria from last year. This hybrid cover comes out of the box sanded with a 3000 grit pad.

The Critical’s rough cover and strong core was great for our testers on our heavy oil test pattern. Tweener and Stroker both had lots of miss room on shots left of target, as the heavy concentration of oil in the middle of the lane was still not enough to keep the Critical from chewing through it to get back

Additional Roto Grip Critical Resources

Click here to visit Roto Grip'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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