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Pete Sampras Tournagrip

Pete Sampras Has Pretty Good April Fool’s Day

Pete Sampras was one of the greatest tennis players to ever live. He was number one in the world between 1993 – 1998, a record setting six years. He won 14 grand slam titles in his career, including the 1994 and 1997 Australian Open and seven Wimbledon championship titles, a record he now shares with Roger [...]

April 2, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0
Brooks running shoes

Brooks Celebrates Their 100th Anniversary with Even More Improvements

Celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, Brooks continues to keep their focus on running. A company doesn’t get to celebrate such a huge milestone without making constant improvements on their lineup and this year is no different. The introduction of Super DNA in a number of Brooks’ shoes, (a material that provides 25% more cushioning [...]

April 1, 2014 Kandice Wilson Running 0
Mizuno Wave Paradox

Mizuno Wave Paradox: Perfect for People Who Seriously Overpronate

Anyone that’s been following the Holabird Sports Blog with any regularity knows by now that I’m a tennis player, not a runner. So why am I writing a blog post about running shoes? Well, I may not be an avid runner, but I do have very flat feet that overpronate severely. I really need a [...]

March 31, 2014 Ryan Woodring Running 2
Saucony Ride 7 running shoes

What Can We Look Forward to with the New Saucony Ride 7?

This June, Saucony will release its latest iteration of their go-to neutral trainer: the Ride 7. When Saucony released the Ride 6 last spring, runners got the best of both worlds: a lightweight ride and a soft feel with each step. In the Ride 6, Saucony incorporated a heel-to-toe insert of Powergrid—the brand’s softest and [...]

March 27, 2014 Holabird Sports Running 0
Mizuno Wave Rider 17 review

Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Running Shoe Review

The Mizuno Wave Rider 17 is one of the lightest neutral-cushioned, traditional trainers that I have ever worn. The Fit of the Shoe Mizuno prides itself on a “nothing there,” slipper-like fit. Using light materials and Smooth Ride Technology, their goal is to give the runner a sensation that there is nothing on their foot—causing [...]

March 27, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 0
Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 running shoes

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 Review: Amazingly Lightweight & Cushioned for a Stability Shoe

If I ever read anything about the new Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 that doesn’t mention how light it is, I will be shocked. It’s surprisingly light, especially for a stability shoe. It’s even more surprising to find a shoe this lightweight that offers stability and an amazing amount of cushioning. The cushioning is ample for [...]

March 26, 2014 Cara Bruce Running 0
Gamma Glide Tennis String

Gamma Glide Tennis String Offers More Spin & Greater Comfort

Tennis players love spin.  The fact is becoming ever more apparent as racquet and string manufacturers scramble to come up with revolutionary, spin-boosting frames and strings.  Gamma has a pretty good track record of introducing excellent, innovative strings and their newest offering looks pretty fascinating on paper, so I strung it up and took it [...]

March 24, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0
Gamma RZR Racquet

Gamma RZR 98M Tennis Racquet Review

Spring finally feels like it’s here in Maryland. Things are finally starting to thaw out and temperatures are getting up into the 50s at last. I know I’ve had enough of winter and I’m more than ready for spring. Gamma is ready too, with several new racquets and some intriguing new strings. I got a [...]

March 21, 2014 Ryan Woodring Tennis 0

Holabird Sports and 10k Across the Bay Launch Official Race Store

Holabird Sports and the 10k Across the Bay have partnered up to launch the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run’s Official Race Store. Visit the store to shop for both apparel and commemorative items that celebrate your victorious run over the Bay Bridge. Take a look at our men’s and women’s short sleeve technical tee. This New [...]

March 20, 2014 Greg Jubb Running 0
Crandon Park

The 2014 Miami Sony Open Promises to Be Big

This year’s Sony Open tournament promises to be big with 19 of the top 20 tennis players in attendance. Last year both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer missed the tournament and attendance dropped 5.5%. However, this year’s Sony Open boasts Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Agnieska Radwanska (although, her knee injury may cause issues) [...]

March 19, 2014 Cara Bruce Tennis 0