For all of us that travel and roll, especially for athletes, this is a major breakthrough! Next big difference beyond the shape is it’s actually not made of foam, and the surface isn’t smooth (although there are some textured foam rollers on the market). This one has hard acupuncture-like-mat surface knobs which work so much deeper. As I rolled switching between a classic foam roller and the Rove Foam Roller 01 the amount of pressure and experience had a clear difference for the better. It weighs about 8 lbs and is currently available for pre-sale at a reduced price of $89 (regularly $129), with an estimated delivery of March 207 on indiegogo.