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Mother's Day Sports Gifts – Sports Gift Guide Roundup 2012

By Lawrence Davis

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HEAD REV 85 Skis

REV 85 Skis

Description: HEAD’s latest all mountain collection is bringing about a new REVolution to skiing. The REV 85 skis not only look great, with designs by American Artist Pete Thomas, but perform even better. Equipped with HEAD’s ERA 3.0 technology, a feature that provides a wider bandwidth of performance in every kind of terrain, the REV 85 is simply Rocker made right. The result is superior steering, tremendous turning and a more stable, comfortable ride. Ensuring maximum performance, the ERA 3.0 technology features a highly targeted amount of rocker in each model making steering easier and enhancing soft snow versatility. Featuring HEAD’s Progressive Radius, up to 50% less angulation is required for full edge contact, providing more edge grip. Intellirise Technology adds an additional element to these versatile skis in the form of intellifibers. Positioned in the tip of the ski, the intellifibers transform vibrations into electrical energy, allowing the ski to become more stable as speed increases. This new feature eliminates the nasty tip vibrations found in regular rockers. With unrivaled versatility and game changing performance, the REV 85 is sure to lead the charge of change in today's ski equipment. The REV 85 is availalbe in lengths of 163/170/177/184

Price: $699.00 Visit the Website

HEAD MYA No.8 Skis

MYA No.8 Skis

Description: HEAD’s cohesive women’s MYA collection returns as a vastly improved series in its second year. Highlighted by the MYA No.8, these sleek skis feature the game changing, ERA 3.0 technology and attention grabbing graphics designed by BMW Group Designworks USA. HEAD’s ERA 3.0 unites carving and freeriding by combining three important elements, Allride Rocker, Radius and Rebound which work together to make skiing more fun at every ability level. The high-end sandwich cap construction of the MYA No. 8 is a testament to HEAD’s tradition of excellence and commitment to engineering durable skis to outlast any condition. The combination of the capped sidewall edge and the bomber construction make for one incredible allcountry ski. Providing the perfect combination of fashion and function, the MYA No. 8 features a highly transparent UHM C Base which allows gorgeous graphic details to shine through. Available in lengths 149/156/163/170 the MYA No. 8 defines beauty and performance.

Price: $549.00 Visit the Website

GolfBuddy Platinum

GolfBuddy Platinum

Description: Set to replace the technological pioneer of the original GolfBuddy Platinum, this new unit includes several exciting new features, but is still as easy to use as its predecessor. The Platinum uses modern day technology to help golfers take charge of their game by offering the most reliable and comprehensive information available to make smart decisions during their round. Enhanced features in the Platinum make it durable, easy to use and versatile. An enhanced TFT-LCD screen boasts brighter colors, crisper images and easier functionality. A pressure active sensitive touch screen makes usability easy and can be navigated while wearing a golf glove, or a golf tee. A long lasting, built-in, rechargeable battery will allow up three rounds of play. Finally, an overall refined design makes the GolfBuddy Platinum II the sleek looking, must have golf accessory of this season. The Platinum can store up to 40,000 courses in its memory, and comes preloaded with over 35,000 courses from all around the globe. As with all GolfBuddy products, there are no annual membership fees, and no hidden costs to download courses. The Platinum is ready to go out of the box.

Price: $399.99 Visit the Website

HEAD She's Good Flocka

She's Good Flocka Snowboard

Description: If you’re a rookie girl looking to up your freestyle skills, HEAD’s She’s Good Flocka is the perfect option for you. Providing the ultimate fun and forgiving platform to experiment with, girls can now experience the unparalleled benefits of Flocka. Freestyling is fun and accessible with the Flocka Twin, a freestyle beast that combines the precision of true camber with the broken-in feel of rocker. Made from handpicked full-length popular stringers, the core of this board is lively and long lasting while an extruded base makes it fast, durable and easy to maintain. Like all other HEAD boards, a glass weave laminate is incorporated into a cruiser jacket that provides a smooth and effortless ride. The She’s Good Flocka boasts a fun and poppy design with bursts of bright colors. The design and technology behind this board will make you a force to be reckoned with on the mountain. The She’s Good Flocka is available in lengths 138/142/146/150/152.

Price: $299.00 Visit the Website

HEAD YouTek IG Prestige S

HEAD Prestige S

Description: For 25 years, one racquet has redefined maximum control and feel on the court and has in the process become a legend itself: the HEAD Prestige. To celebrate a quarter of a century of Prestige racquet excellence, HEAD is launching the revitalized YouTek™ IG Prestige series for 2012 and adding the innovative S-model to the range. In line with HEAD’s YouTek™ philosophy of combining superior technologies to provide each player with the right racquet for his or her individual needs, the new S-Model will enable more tennis players to experience the unique playing characteristics of the legendary Prestige. The special setup and reduced weight of the Prestige S allows for a broader range of players to use it. The racquet features a new 16/19 double grommet string pattern for a more comfortable game and better sound, while a unique new shaft construction yields improved ergonomic and enhanced torsional stiffness.

Price: $210.00 Visit the Website

HEAD YouTek IG Radical S

HEAD Radical S

Description: In line with HEAD’s YouTek™ philosophy of combining superior technologies to provide each player with the right racquet for his or her individual needs, the innovative Radical S is designed to enable more tennis players to experience the unique playing characteristics of HEAD’s tour racquet models. The special setup of the S-model, featuring a bigger headsize and reduced weight, makes it easier for a broader range of players to play with it. All HEAD Radical racquets are marked by a continued dedication to the core values of creativity and a fresh, radical approach to tennis equipment providing versatility on the court. Made for creative players with a wide variety of shots, the Radical line now features further improved technology and includes the S-model next to the well-established Pro, MP and OS versions.

Price: $200.00 Visit the Website

GolfBuddy Voice

GolfBuddy Voice

Description: Speaking accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the green on more than 35,000+ preloaded worldwide golf courses, GolfBuddy Voice represents an exciting new category of GPS rangefinders from the world's leading developer of golf distance measuring solutions, GolfBuddy. As small as a golf ball yet light enough to be clipped comfortably on the brim of a hat, visor, or belt, GolfBuddy Voice is incredibly easy to use. Yardages are provided simply by pressing the button on the face of the unit and the distance to the center of the green is shown numerically and provided verbally, alongside the hole number and par. As with all GolfBuddy GPS products, the Voice is 100% fee-free with no annual subscriptions or course download charges to pay after purchase.

Price: $199.00 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

Cobra Digital HD Action Sports Camera

Fits in the palm of your hand

Description: So many great features! This Action Sports Camera does it all! Take 5MP still images, HD video, or mount to your car windshield for continuous recording. The touch screen display allows you to easily switch modes and zoom in and out. It includes a waterproof case (up to 10ft), car charger, mounting brackets, and so much more! 2" touch screen display HD video 5 mega pixel camera waterproof casing Mounting brackets SD card (32GB max) Internal rechargeable battery USB 2.0 interface Colors: Blue or gold

Price: $124.95 to $134.95 Visit the Website

PUMA Golf Striped Cardigan

Striped Golf Cardigan in Lime Punch

Description: PUMA Golf focuses on bringing top quality performance products to the greens with plenty of style to sport off the course in the season’s most sought-after colors. The Striped Cardigan is a layering must-have on the course. It has a v-neck design with a button down front. The variegated yarn dyed stripe is highlighted by a rib collar, cuffs, and hemline.

Price: $90.00 Visit the Website

PUMA Golf TransDRY(R) Argyle Polo

Golf TransDRY(R) Argyle Polo in Lime Punch

Description: PUMA Golf focuses on bringing top quality performance products to the greens with plenty of style to sport off the course in the season’s most sought-after colors. This polo means business with its built-in moisture management system. TransDRY™ technology’s fast drying superpowers reduce cling and enhance comfort. It also lends durability and lasts the life cycle of the shirt (wear after wear, wash after wash).

Price: $60.00 Visit the Website

Wenger Blackout EvoGrip 10

Wenger's EvoGrip 10

Description: Wenger, Maker of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife, has introduced a new family of highly durable and stylish knives, the Blackout Series. With as many as nine implements and 13 different functions, the Blackout Series incorporates the exceptional functionality and Swiss craftsmanship found in every Wenger Swiss Army Knife. The Blackout EvoGrip 10, equipped with rubber inlays for additional comfort and safety, features nine implements that provide up to 13 functions, including a 2.5" Blade, a patented locking flat screwdriver, corkscrew, wire stripper and nail file, among others. With an MSRP of $89.95, this new tool will become a key in the EvoGrip line of knives. The Blackout EvoGrip 63 is equally impressive, with six implements that provide up to eight functions, including a PVD coated blade, screwdriver with safety lock system, can opener and corkscrew, to name a few.

Price: $59.95 Visit the Website

Wenger Sports Glasses Collection

Sport Glasses

Description: Complete with colorful frames and interchangeable lenses, this new, multi-functional sport eyewear system combines versatility and durability for a long lasting finished product. Wenger’s Sport Glasses Collection is the ideal eyewear system, providing the athlete with optimal vision for a wide range of outdoor activities. Frames: Made of a special high-quality composite, TR90, the Wenger frames are adjustable, lightweight, durable, and built to last. Anatomically shaped adjustable temples ensure a comfortable fit while neoprene inserts at the forehead deliver additional glare and sweat protection, providing the perfect coupling of comfort and performance. A removable and reversible nose pad features an anti-slip ribbed design for an individually deep fit. Available in four colors the frames are offered for $174.95 and come with a protective case, extra rubber tip covers and extra rubber nose pieces. Lenses: Keeping comfort, safety, and function in mind, each lens is made of a shatter-proof polycarbonate and provides all around glare protection, 100% UVA and UVB protection, gradient tinting, and are prismatically balanced to offer the highest quality optics without distortion. Each lens was designed with four sport categories in mind : biking, running, water and winter sports. Wenger’s Sport Glasses Lenses have an MSRP of $54.95.

Price: $54.95 to $174.95 Visit the Website

Black Hologram Series Wristband By Power Balance

Black Hologram Series Wristband

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

StubHub Gift Certificates

StubHub Gift Certificates -- Where Do You Want To Sit?

Description: StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has gift certificates available for gifts. If the mother or father in your life is a sports-lover, avid concertgoer or theater enthusiast, StubHub has got his ticket. If you’re on a budget and want to give Mom or Dad the freedom to choose their favorite event, give them a StubHub gift certificate – you choose the price and they choose the event. You can easily purchase gift certificates online, print a regular hard-copy gift certificate or send a gift announcement letting your parents know you have purchased tickets to their favorite game or concert. And if you’re a last-minute shopper, don’t worry, StubHub reinvented the ticket space and created its FanProtect Guarantee, so tickets are guaranteed and often available until the very last minute before the event. With this in mind, you may want to consider purchasing tickets to a MLB game or take Mom to her favorite concert. StubHub has many events all year-round that make gift-giving easy and fun!

Price: $25.00 to $500.00 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

Published on May 11, 2012

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