The 2019 Roxa Trinity is the fixed-cuff version of the Roxa's R3W boots and was tested this year as Roxa's Soft-Value entry in the All-Mountain medium width group. At $250 less than the releasable cuff R3W 105 T.I. the Trinity is a good value--soft, not so much, testers said.
Our crew generally liked the medium width fit characteristics of the Trinity in the lower boot but felt that the heel and ankles ran looser than average for the category while the toebox felt a little more snug than expected. They suggested that molding the full thermo Intuition liner might even out the fit tension there. Testers agreed that the tongue was firm against the shin, bordering on sharp, and they also found it fit a bit tall against the leg and fairly forward in lean.
Testers did not like the way the Trinity flexed, or rather how it failed to. Even in soft mode, testers said the little 85 flex felt too stout, like a brick wall against the leg. This limited normal skiing movements and negatively affected the Trinity's fore-aft performance scores. Testers did like the way the boot moved side to side to put skis on edge, noting that it is vastly more powerful laterally than an 85 flex would suggest.
The bottom buckle of the Trinity is flipped to close medially to reduce damage in rough terrain—tres avant garde! The Intuition Freeski Wrap liner is highly moldable and insulating
“Here's a lightweight boot with solid side to side edging skills—stronger to the edge than its 85 flex billing would suggest. I liked its warm interior design and the foot is comfortable. It's a bonus that the boot opens all the way up for sliding the foot in and out. ” -- Robin Rife
“Offers a very high instep fit and is generally extra roomy in the lower boot. Surprisingly easy to release edges to begin new turn.” -- Kim Holzer
“A really unassuming boot, visually, almost ninja-like, which is great. Due to the stiffness of the boot, edge transition was powerful and speedy, you could really get a snappy steering response. This boot wanted to rally!” -- Sam Tischendorf