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Holiday Sports Gifts 2011 - Holiday Sports Gift Guide

By Alyssa Ramos

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Zaskar 100 9R Carbon Expert From GT

World Cup Capable. Real-World Rideable

Description: The only X/C racing hardtail durable enough to have won a World Championship in downhill, the Zaskar has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the most trusted X/C race bikes on the planet. The all new Zaskar carbon line-up, featuring both hardtails and 100mm travel frames in 26” and 29” variants, proudly continues this legacy. With numerous improvements to the bikes suspension design, carbon layup, and fabrication techniques, the new line-up is both lighter and stiffer than the bikes it replaces.

Price: $4,400.00 Visit the Website

Pro Ball Baseball Clinic

Pro Ball Baseball Clinic

Description: An instructional baseball clinic once designed specifically for the adult player has evolved into something even more special. Over the past decade, this three day camp has grown to teach high school and college-aged sons and fathers how to better improve their baseball skills. The father-son aspect brought a whole new dimension to the clinic. The Pro Ball baseball Clinic is now for anyone over the age of 14 who wants to become a better baseball player or baseball coach; and that is exactly what they get as they learn from some of the best baseball coaches in the world, including Kevin Long (Hitting coach, NY Yankees), Eric Owens (Hitting Coordinator, Los Angeles Dodgers), Mike Butcher (Pitching Coach, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) etc…

Price: $2,295.00 to $2,795.00 Visit the Website

HEAD GP 84 Skis

HEAD GP 84 Skis

Description: In the pipe you need lightning-fast skis, that’s where HEAD GP 84 comes in, proving speed isn’t just for racers. Designed by Jon Olsson, who showed the Swedish alpine GS team how it’s done, these skis were made to go big and fast, just how you need them. These skis can handle any park abuse. Shred the pipes without fear, transition to and from rails effortlessly with extra durable ABS side walls, grab some big air, and be the envy of the park with this ultra-unique design. Lengths: 171 / 176 / 181 Radius: 20.2 @ 181 Sidecut: 121/84/110 @ 181

Price: $549.00 Visit the Website

HEAD Evil KERS Flamba Snowboard

Top of HEAD Evil KERS Flamba

Description: There’s a new Flamba board in town and it’s sure to make you king of the mountain with its speed, pop and stability. With the tip to tail Carbon and Kevlar jacket, the Evil combines the perfect mixture of Carbon for pop and Kevlar for a smooth ride. This board is superior from the inside out with KERS technology, straight out of Formula One R&D, KERS captures energy from vibrations during edge to edge transfer and boosts it back to you, helping you speed up at the end of any turn or increase your Ollie after any transition. Designed by George Bates, the HEAD Evil KERS Flamba board is truly something to look at…that is of course if anyone can catch a glimpse when you speed by down the mountain.

Price: $449.00 Visit the Website

Speedline F11 Driver By Adams Golf

Speedline F11 Driver by Adams Golf

Description: Swing faster and drive longer with the latest offering from Adams Golf: the Speedline F11 Driver. Using the company's patent-pending Velocity Slot Technology, three visible channels located on the sole and crown create a larger footprint and keep airflow attached throughout the swing. The fifth generation aerodynamic club reduces drag by 35 percent while increasing swing speed. More forgiving than previous Speedline models, the F11's sleek design allows golfers to gain as many as 12 yards per drive.

Price: $299.00 Visit the Website

HEAD YouTek Speed Series Racquet

HEAD YouTek Speed Series Racquet

Description: HEAD proudly presents the second generation of YouTekTM Speed racquets, which again has been developed with and for world No. 3 player Novak Djokovic. The new YouTek™ IG Speed Series combines the best feature of the well-accepted YouTekTM, d3o™, with HEAD's new Innegra™ fiber technology. Innegra™ promises to bring racquet innovation to another level. Extremely tough and light, Innegra™ has the lowest density of any existing fiber and, combined with carbon fiber, forms an ultra-tough hybrid-composite structure. The result: improved stability and increased shock absorption. Racquet vibration from ball impact is reduced by up to 17 percent, yielding unmatched control and precision.

Price: $210.00 to $225.00 Visit the Website

HEAD YouTek IG Instinct

HEAD Instinct Racquet

Description: The latest addition to the HEAD tour racquets features a slim, aerodynamic frame geometry in the racquet head, making the racquet more maneuverable and allowing for fast swing speeds. The newly designed racquet shaft has a robust and stable cross-section, which provides maximum stiffness in the area with the highest bending moment. Behind all of the science and technology is a simple result: through better maneuverability and less energy loss during impact, Power can be created much easier; or, in other words, effortlessly!

Price: $180.00 to $190.00 Visit the Website

Discover Scuba Diving

Dive with Ocean Adventures!

Description: You always wanted to try it, but never had the time or were unsure about a full certification course? When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program with Ocean Adventures, you will discover excitement, adventure, freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows that feeling! You will start your experience at Ocean Adventures with your equipment fitting. You will then be briefed on basic safety precautions. The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in a pool or pool-like conditions first. During your adventure, you'll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure. During our journey to the beautiful island of Catalina you will learn about the different types of the marine life that you may encounter when we take our dive at California’s famous Casino Point. Your instructor will guide you through the practice of a few simple skills, and then accompany you on an amazing journey. As you enter the beautiful kelp forests, you will see the State of California marine fish the Garibaldi. You could encounter many other creatures such as bat rays, horn sharks, Pacific lobster and much, much more. Pool Experience Only: Includes all equipment and an instructor supervised dive in the pool. $149 Catalina Ocean Dive Option: Includes all equipment, transportation, and 3 instructor supervised dives at Catalina Park. $499

Price: $149.00 to $499.00 Visit the Website

Ektio Wraptor Basketball Shoes

Stay in the game with the Ektio Wraptor.

Description: Sprained ankles account for more than 30% of injuries seen in sports medicine clinics and are the most common injury in the game of basketball. Ektio is the first physician-designed basketball shoe that provides rock solid ankle support without inhibiting mobility. New technology developed by orthopedic radiologist Dr. Barry Katz allows the shoe and ankle to move together under stress, preventing inversion and protecting lateral ligaments. Ektio has been shown in studies at both Drexel University and the Hospital for Special Surgery to help minimize ankle injuries. Former NBA greats John Starks and Ricky Barry are avid supporters of the technology behind Ektio basketball shoes. Spend less time in the ice bucket and more time on the court with Ektio.

Price: $119.99 to $149.95 Visit the Website

SOG PowerAssist

The SOG PowerAssist has 15 tools combined.

Description: The SOG PowerAssist takes multi-tools to a whole new level. Not only does the SOG PowerAssist include 15 different tools, it is the first in the world to house not just one but two SOG Assisted Technology™ blades. Start to open the main blades, which are available when the main tool is closed, and S.A.T. takes over to complete opening. When not in use, these blades lock closed using our patent pending side release. Flip open the tool and experience the precision of the heavy-duty plier capability and large wire cutters. Smooth handle surfaces promote comfort on even the toughest jobs. Some of the tools featured in the PowerAssist include a straight blade, serrated blade, 3-sided file, large screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, wire cutter, a ruler and more. The SOG PowerAssist is a versatile tool and makes a great gift for those who enjoy outdoor recreation and handy work.

Price: $119.25 Visit the Website

SOG Trident Mini-Black TiNi

SOG Trident Mini-Black TiNi

Description: As you may know, interest in the outdoors and adventure activities is booming, and with it a growing demand for authentic, high quality knives and tools that can be depended upon. Since its introduction in 1986, SOG has become the favored brand for specialty knives and tools by the military, law enforcement personnel, industrial tradesmen and outdoorsmen worldwide and is now being embraced by a broader consumer audience as interest in the category grows. Now using our patent pending Arc-Actuator™, the Trident Mini locks stronger and releases easier. There is also a built-in safety to lock the blade closed. When it shows red, you are ready to go. The handle includes a Digi-Grip™ variable pattern for a coarser grip in areas that require it. Our bayonet style clip is easily switched for right/left hand carry or removed for pouch storage. An ideal gift for the outdoorsman of the family.

Price: $95.00 Visit the Website

Wenger EvoWood Knife

Wenger EvoWood Knife

Description: EvoWood is the latest in the growing Evolution series created by Wenger in 2005, more than 100 years after the original Swiss Army Knife design. Wenger is commited to protecting the environment and these products, which are “grown” in Switzerland, demonstrate the innovative ways in which we can approach production to help conservation. The handles for each of these pocketknives are constructed from sustainable top quality walnut using what would otherwise be waste material from other production processes. The natural walnut, which is durable for light outdoor use, is colored in a rich dark stain to create individual shades and grain patterns in each knife, making every product a one-off.

Price: $79.95 to $159.95 Visit the Website

Gibbon Slackline Kit

Gibbon's Funline for beginners

Description: Gibbon makes easy to use 2 piece slackline kits for the whole family to enjoy in the backyard, over a pool, or in a park. Slacklines are strips of dynamic webbing that are hung low to the ground between 2 trees or other anchor points. They are a balance challenge, sport trainer, backyard game and all around fun piece of equipment. Gibbon specializes in 2" wide webbing kits with ratchet tensioning systems, making it very easy to set up. Within this style is the FUNLINE made for beginners with thick, more static webbing and a sticky grip to help while learning. For the more advanced or adventurous types there is the JIBLINE made of trampoline material providing extra bounce and more of a challenge. Slacklining began as a cross trainer and has progressed to a fun backyard activity and sport all of its own. It's the perfect gift the whole family can enjoy. Give it a try!

Price: $74.99 to $139.99 Visit the Website

HEAD Cloe Snowboard Helmet

HEAD Cloe Helmet

Description: HEAD’s Cloe Pink helmet couples feminine design with groundbreaking technology to provide women with superior protection and a comfortable fit. Wrapped in a beautiful, sleek design, the interior of the helmet has been created to maximize temperature regulation. Snowboard in true style and comfort this season with the equally functionable and fashionable Cloe helmet. This ultra-chic helmet is also available in white and black.

Price: $70.00 Visit the Website

NEW ERA BY YOU

The New Era BY You Gift Card

Description: NEW ERA BY YOU is a customizable cap studio, where you will be able to personalize your cap for the very first time. With more than 150 logos (including 30 Major League Baseball teams), more than 60 fabric colors and 150 colors of thread, consumers are in control to create a true one-of-a-kind cap. In a few simple steps, shoppers can customize all panels of the cap, the logo and even thread color. Caps will be delivered in 45 days beginning on November 18th. This is a great stocking stuffer and perfect for the person “who has everything”.

Price: $59.00 to $59.95 Visit the Website

Performance Mouth Gear By Power Balance

Power Balance

Description: Power Balance presents its revolutionary NEW product, Performance Mouth Gear. Unlike traditional mouthguards designed only to provide oral protection, the premise behind Performance Mouth Gear is to deliver multiple physiological performance benefits by incorporating innovative technology to properly align the jaw and the spine through optimal positioning of the bite. This special product is already showing up in the mouths of NFL stars like Clay Matthews and Darren Sproles, and comes at a cost exponentially cheaper than its competitors.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

Black Hologram Series Wristband By Power Balance

Power Balance

Description: Created at the suggestion of elite athletes and at high consumer demand, Power Balance has released a new line of wristbands featuring black holograms. This durable, 100% surgical grade silicone wristband can go anywhere, on and off the field. Seen on the wrists of athletes from all sports, fans are finally able to purchase the black series bands, beloved by Drew Brees, online and at all Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide.

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

Legendary Golfer Tom Watson's New Book, THE TIMELESS SWING

Author Tom Watson, 6 Time PGA Player of the Year

Description: From one of golf’s greatest players—a lifetime’s worth of brilliant play distilled into one definitive guide, with essential lessons on how to be a better golfer at any age. In The Timeless Swing, Tom Watson draws on all the knowledge and expertise accumulated over the course of his astonishing forty-year career, creating lessons that will help golfers of any age play better and enjoy the game more. From grip, to taking aim, to stance, to follow through, Watson breaks down the swing into all of its basic parts and explains with his trademark straightforward voice the best ways for learning each of them. And he offers his insights on specialty shots, exercise and fitness, and other topics for advanced golfers. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus and stunning photographs by award-winning Golf Digest photographer Dom Furore, this is an indispensable guide from a consummate teacher and one of the most iconic players in the game.

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Wool Evo Beanie With Dri-Release Lining From Chaos Thermal Regulation.

Evo Bean - Olive

Description: From Chaos Thermal Regulation, this hat was designed to meet the needs of today's active lifestyle and exercise enthusiast. This warm yet sleek hat will keep you toasty on the slopes or while on a brisk run on a chilly day - the DriRelease lining combined with the wool outer layer provides the perfect amount of warmth without the weight or itch. This hat will never feel clammy against your skin; it's ideal for layering underneath another hat or on its own. Available in black, dark grey, turquoise, and olive.

Price: $27.99 Visit the Website

Good Gear Activewear

Good Gear Men's T-shirt

Description: Bamboo is a highly sustainable and organic fabric source that is ideal for active people everywhere. Good Gear bamboo activewear is committed to making smart, driven athletes feel good about their gear through highly functional, yet affordable sports apparel. Bamboo fiber has unparalleled advantages, including strength, versatility, and luxurious softness. Good Gear’s bamboo clothing line is dedicated to spreading awareness about eco-friendly manufacturing processes and educating consumers about natural solutions for activewear. With Good Gear, feel good about your gear!

Price: $22.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

Ladies Links Fore Golf Magazine

Ladies Links Fore Golf Magazine

Description: Ladies Links Fore Golf Magazine is the only national women's golf magazine written by women golfers for women golfers. Features interviews with the top stars of women's golf, such as Paula Creamer, Cristi Kerr and Stacy Lewis, as well as golf tips from top teaching professionals. LL4G Magazine also features stories on women-friendly golf courses, top women's golf products,golf travel and more. Subscribers recieve Ladies LInks Fore Golf Magazine delivered to your door four times a year, as well as access to our digital online version of the magazine and access to all back issues. Annual Subscription Rate: $14.99

Price: $14.99 Visit the Website

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express is available exclusively at Toys R Us

Description: Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express is an entry-level, “Super Easy Play” version of the famous Strat-O-Matic Baseball board game. With simplified rules and smaller playing charts, Baseball Express is the ideal game to introduce kids (ages 8+) or new players to Strat-O-Matic. While quick and easy to play, like all Strat-O-Matic products, it is rich in baseball statistics and educates players on the intricacies of managing a baseball game. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Express includes 42 All-Star player cards, three dice, the famous Strat-O 20-sided die, small playing charts, game markers and a playing board tray. As an added bonus, consumers can receive a free Personalized Batter Card by submitting their stats online. Once the card arrives, gamers can insert themselves into the lineup and play alongside their favorite All-Stars. It is availabe for an SRP of $10.99 at Toys R Us and www.toysrus.com.

Price: $10.99 Visit the Website

Lunkerhunt

Swin N Jerk Lure

Description: Fishing season is right around the corner and this year there are some new tools that are helping fishing experts catch big fish. Lunkerhunt has created a whole line of high quality fishing products that are helping prize winning fishermen catch big fish. All products are designed attract all the fishes senses from sight, smell, and feel. The innovative products include the new swim n jerk bait, spicy bites scented capsules, river worm bait and much more. Please let us know if you are interested in more information about Lunkerhunt products

Price: $9.99 Visit the Website

Published on Dec 19, 2011

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