win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: R.I.P. Critical Theory  (Read 5464 times)

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
R.I.P. Critical Theory
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:40:47 PM »
So my Critical Theory just up and cracked. No extreme temperatures or anything at all to influence damage. I've only had it for about a year.
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

 

milorafferty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10844
  • Seitan Worshipper
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 05:02:02 PM »
Man, that really sucks. And NIB ones don't come cheap. You can probably get close with the Defiant Soul though.
"If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?"

"If you don't stand for our flag, then don't expect me to give a damn about your feelings."

Good Times Good Times

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6462
  • INTJ Personality
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 06:08:27 PM »
RIP Critical....

I know the feeling.....not with that specific ball, but with a couple that could not be replaced easily.

Sorry for your loss.  :(
GTx2

tattoo4139

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 139
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 06:27:53 PM »
Warranty ?
Tattooer from baltimore
Throwing brunswick

tloy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
  • Roto Grip-Own It and Bowl up a Storm
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
Yes, contact Rotogrip . They are great to deal with!!!!!

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 09:02:07 PM »
Do you think they are open to a replacement with something that is currently out?
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

Jesse James

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3530
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 10:31:28 PM »
Let us know how it goes!
Some days you're the bug....some days you're the windshield...that's bowling!

mswitz88

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 146
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 07:19:01 AM »
Hey sorry to hear about your critical man! Hopefully Roto comes through and gives you a new replacement critical but odds are they will try to give you something currently on the market instead. If you want another critical I have a single drill I'd be willing to part with. PM me if you are interested. Good Luck with everything and keep us posted.
"Bowling is simple so don't over complicate it: stand here, throw there."
Currently in the bag: Lock, Critical Theory, Asylum, IQTP Frantic, Buffalo Bills Spare

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2014, 03:20:37 PM »
I talked to the guys at my pro sho today. They said I have to bring it in next week so they can look at it and then inform their distributors. I should be good considering I never plugged it.
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

Metal_rules

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1174
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2014, 06:51:46 PM »
Man, that really sucks. And NIB ones don't come cheap. You can probably get close with the Defiant Soul though.
I agree - I have 2 Souls and that would be choice I would go with, awesome ball!
There's two kinds of music METAL and bullshit!

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 06:26:48 AM »
The Soul is that close? I like the Soul more than the CT ( teammate's soul). I figured I should look for ssomething strong but more in the mid and great continuation. Between the Soul, Disturbed, and Asylum.
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl

Metal_rules

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1174
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 07:39:48 PM »
IMO the C/T goes longer and snaps harder, the Soul starts up a little sooner.
There's two kinds of music METAL and bullshit!

tommyboy74

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1794
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 11:34:27 PM »
If you throw 15, there are some Critical Theory balls on ebay right now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rotogrip-Critical-Theory-Bowling-Ball-15-lbs-/271421659286

Metal_rules is correct about the difference with the Soul and CT.  Soul will definitely be a little sooner, but will be close.  It could be an option to go to in case they try to push you in that direction.

Another option is that you could potentially go with is the Byte.  That pearl is known to flip pretty hard on the back. 

Either way, the CT is easily one of the better pearl balls that has come out IMO.  Good luck with getting that taken care of.
Current Ball Arsenal
Heavy:
MOTIV Jackal Legacy
Roto Grip No Rules Pearl Extreme

Med-Heavy:
MOTIV Forge Fire
MOTIV Covert Revolt

Medium:
MOTIV Sigma Sting

Medium-Light
MOTIV Venom Shock
MOTIV Tribal Fire
Roto Grip Nomad Dagger

Bigmike

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1017
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 05:32:07 PM »
Don't be afraid to pop holes in a Lucid either. Sanded pearl cover that is aggressive in oil. I didn't own a CT, but heard a lot of people compare the Lucid to it in roll and shape.
"Tell me Cup, how does a great ball striker like you shoot an 83? Well I lipped out this putt on 18......"

Mike Craig - Storm Bowling Amateur Staff - Westerville, OH

2handedrook12

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1702
  • Be yourself and keep it simple.
Re: R.I.P. Critical Theory
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 07:13:05 PM »
The Lucid is retired and a storm ball. My replacement would need to be in the Roto Grip family. But thanks for the suggestion. I think the Lucid is fantastic.
League: Pitch Purple, Destiny Magenta
Testing: MVP
Interests: Black Widow, Proof Solid, Idol Pearl