I recently purchased a trigger point foam roller to help with my IT band syndrome. I have to say that I am very happy with my purchase.
This roller is very different from other rollers that I browsed and read reviews on. This one features a "grid" and it features distrodensity zones which allows for precision massage based on individual needs. The Distrodensity zones allow you to apply varying amounts of pressure to help release tight muscles.
I think all athletes should have one of these. It is totally worth the $40 especially since it isn't supposed to break down due to the way it is built.