KyleATheir US distribution is a bit weird, but the boots are solid. I picked up a pair of Cliff Note 120's last year as an alternative to the Lupo TI because they are a bit longer and slightly wider. The only downsides to the boot is the liner and the walk mode lever. The liner is useable for a season but pretty meh. It has a plastic tongue that extends to the top of your foot that created a pressure point for me if it wasn't laced up tight. I don't mind lacing the liners up for touring because they definitely help prevent blisters, but it's annoying and time consuming in the powder panic of a resort day. The X-Face seems like it has a better power wrap. But I'm sure it's a FT style, bullshit Intuition liner and not on par with the Lupo liner. The walk mode cam lever is pretty cheap and plastic. I've never had a problem skiing with it, but have lost one throwing my boots in the back of my truck. Roxa sent me a bunch of replacements for free though, so it's worth asking for some preemptively and throwing one in your touring pack. If it falls out, it's stuck in ski mode, so it's not a real day wrecker. Just a bit annoying that they would make something small and critical out of plastic and not aluminum. The power strap is also not up to a booster strap level. It's way better than a typical velcro strap because you can still crank down on it. But there is no elasticity to it.
I feel like to get a hold of them for levers last season, I couldn't find any contact info in the US. I had to email 4frnt to get some info. I ended up getting a hold of Matt Titus.
VP Roxa Sports Inc.
501 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH 03054
He was helpful and quick to respond, so he can probably help you out with anything you need.
Overall, they are solid boots and definitely stand up to the Lupo TI and Cochise in the alpine/tech segment of the market and offer a slightly different fit. I have no regrets about picking them up over the Lupo.
lol ill tell him you said he was helpful....
Im not necessarily sure why there arent many Canadian retailers, likely because theyre still surfacing in the US and just opened up their warehouse as of last year but there look to be a decent amount of Canadian retailers, although theyre pretty spread out. Even though I wore Dalbellos my whole life til last season I still love my Roxas. I can really only speak from a park boot experience but theyre still great, on my second season in the Freebird 120 and are still holding up great! A couple of my buddies have them and say theyre the comfiest boots theyve had.
But yeah, FT is made by Roxa but Roxa has a wider range of boots as do most other companies compared to FT. Give them a shot though if you can find a pair. The closest place I see near youre location is Kamloops, I have no clue how far that is but maybe try where ever that is if you can.
I should probably know more but just hit up the contact above, youll most likely get a quick response and maybe ask for pictures of the boots up close and for info on others similar to it.