Hey exracer, I was back in Calgary over the weekend visiting friends/family and picked up a travel roller at Fitter First as well. I'd been using one at Talisman Centre and love it. My gym here in PG doesn't even have the normal foam rollers, so for the past 2 months I've only been doing static/dynamic stretching with bands.
Man last night was PAINFUL using the thing, lots of swearing and crying, but I feel great now. Haven't had a chance to review the included DVD yet but here's a few quick vids that could be helpful:http://www.againfaster.com/the-micd-instructor/
Highly recommend a travelroller, it's a bit expensvie given it's just PVC tube with a yoga mat glued on and some plastic balls, if you were inclined you could build one yourself pretty easily. It's small enough to travel with unlike the big foam ones, which I also found too soft after a few weeks of rolling. And yeah, they are a MUST for IT band stretching (solved my running pain). Going to be bringing mine on ski trips for sure.