Very well balanced. If you wanna play soft you can' but along with the Ahead gloves, these sticks POUND! Also great for practicing as they're extremely well ballanced. Ask the salesman to try the sticks lightly on an Evans pad for ex to get used to them. $30.00 is WELL worth it! Also great for practicing if you insist on using wood sticks. It's like swinging a bat on deck with doughnuts then going at bat with light sticks.