Holabird Sports Blog
  • Garmin VivoFit

    Garmin VivoFit Review: Easy-to-use with Enough Motivation to Get Me Moving

    When you unbox your Garmin VivoFit, you’ll notice that it doesn’t come with a pamphlet of instructions, but just the link to the Garmin website where you’ll be directed to download the Garmin Connect™ software.

  • Holabird Sports Running Group

    Holabird Sports Running Group

    Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., Holabird Sports hosts a running group on the campus of CCBC Essex** in Rosedale, MD. Runners/walkers of all ability levels are welcome to the group. Each run will begin at

  • Merrell All Out Rush

    WATCH: Merrell Allout Rush Running Shoes – Perfect for All Terrains

    The Merrell Allout Rush allows the athlete who runs on a variety of surfaces to make an easy transition from road, to grass, to trail. With a 6mm heel-to-toe drop and 16mm of cushioning throughout,

  • Babolat Origin

    Babolat Origin Tennis String: Organic Monofilament

    As the original inventor of tennis strings in 1875, it’s no surprise that Babolat stays near the forefront of tennis string technology.  Babolat’s latest offering, Origin, is a monofilament made from a new, organic material

  • Ashaway Tennis

    Ashaway: The Racquet Sport String Specialists

    Ashaway Line & Twine Manufacturing Co. Vice President of Sales & Marketing Steve Crandall is a knowledgeable tennis player and 6th generation member of this 190-year-old family owned company. Ashaway’s strings are made in the US

Stringing tennis racquets

Ask the Stringer: After Breaking a String Do I Really Need to Cut Them All?

Q:  After breaking a string, is it OK to leave it like that?  Do I really need to cut all the strings? A:  I would absolutely recommend cutting all the strings to release the tension.  This is even more important if the racquet is going to be sitting for any period of time before being [...]

May 16, 2013 Ryan Woodring Tennis 2
Timex Ironman 2 contest

Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway

Enter to win a new Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 GPS Heart Rate Monitor Sport Watch! It’s easy to enter. Each “activity” you complete gives you an extra one, two or even three entries. You are welcome to complete every entry option, for a total of 10 entries. You may also tweet about the giveaway [...]

May 15, 2013 Holabird Sports Holabird Sports 25
Babolat Propulse 4 tennis shoes

Babolat Propulse 4 Tennis Shoe Video Review

Curious about the Babolat Propulse 4 tennis shoe? Two of our product experts test and talk about this all-court shoe. This model was favored by the (now retired) pro player Andy Roddick and known for its stability, support and durability. Shop  Babolat Propulse 4 tennis shoes [...]

May 14, 2013 Holabird Sports Tennis 0
How the brain responds to fast moving tennis balls

How Does Your Brain Respond to a Tennis Ball Moving over 100 MPH?

Have you ever wondered how tennis players hit balls moving over 100 mph with pinpoint accuracy? How does our brain see a tennis ball flying at us and still have time to react? Researchers at the University of California Berkeley know that our brain isn’t as fast as a speeding bullet or a power serve. [...]

May 14, 2013 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
Saucony New Spring 2013 Running Shoes

What’s Next for Saucony? A Preview of Saucony’s New 2013 Running Shoes

Saucony Representative Mark Johnson literally brought a suitcase full of shoes to Holabird Sports to introduce us to all of the great innovations they’ve put into the Fall 2013 line. Fans will be happy to know that Saucony is building on the elements they love about the brand and making them more efficient for runners. [...]

May 13, 2013 Kandice Wilson Holabird Sports, Running 0
ON Running - Swiss High-Performance Running Shoes

ON Running – Swiss High-Performance Running Shoes

Former top Swiss triathlete Olivier Bernhard had a problem. According to an interview on his company website, he had tried every running shoe available to ease the inflammation and pain he was experiencing in his Achilles tendons yet still couldn’t find a model that met his needs. Fueled by the lack of options, Olivier joined [...]

May 10, 2013 Kandice Wilson Holabird Sports, Running 0
Train like a Navy Seal

Train Your Game like a Navy Seal

Most competitive athletes have a team of coaches and other athletes they train with on a consistent basis. They tend to train in one place or environment. Often the training is repetitive and the athlete quickly reaches his or her peak in that environment, then fails to transfer their practice skills in competition. Why is [...]

May 9, 2013 Patrick Alban Running, Squash & Racquetball, Tennis 0
Stringing tennis racquets

Ask the Stringer: Why isn’t my favorite string available in different colors?

Q: I see other people using cool colored strings. Why isn’t my favorite string available in different colors? A: There could be several reasons. The easy explanation is that the manufacturer doesn’t think there would be enough demand for multiple colors, so they simply don’t offer them. The more complex explanation is that coloring a [...]

May 8, 2013 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Running Times Trail Running Shoe Guide - New Balance Minimus 10v2

As Seen In…Running Times Features New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail Shoe

In its June 2013 issue, Running Times tackles the trail running shoe. Their “Trail Shoe Guide” mentions a few different shoes, including the New Balance Minimus 10v2, New Balance Trail Leadville 1210, Brooks PureGrit 2, and the inov-8 Trailroc. I’m going to focus on the New Balance Minimus 10v2. This is a fantastic minimalist trail [...]

May 7, 2013 Cara Bruce Running 0
Skechers GoRUN 2 running shoe video review

Skechers GOrun 2 Running Shoe Video Review

Want more information? Check out our in-depth review of Skechers GOrun 2 running shoes. Shop Skechers GOrun 2 running shoes. [...]

May 6, 2013 Holabird Sports Running 0